Grangeville crab feed adds family night

The Grangeville Youth Wrestling Crab Feed will be held Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.

GRANGEVILLE – Following a huge success last year, the Grangeville Youth Wrestling Crab Feed is set to make this year’s event even better.

The feed is set for Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge, with doors opening at 6 p.m. each night.

“Last year we had such a huge turnout, we decided to split it into two days this year,” explained Sheila Arnzen of Superior Events Catering. Arnzen is a cook for the event and her partner, Tyler Bransford, is a cook as well as a Grangeville wrestling coach.

Friday will be “Family Friday” of the event and will include a silent auction, live band and several games for children.

“We really want to stress the family night – we’re trying to make this night a fun outing for families with kids of all ages,” Arnzen emphasized.

Saturday will be for those 21 and older only, no exceptions.

“We will have a live band, casino games and live auction,” said Arnzen. Last year, more than 425 people were fed. The youth wrestling program this year has about 70 participants. For the event, Grangeville’s Vintage Youth will share the stage with Payette band The Butchers.

Menu will consist of Dungeness crab, smoked beef kielbasa and kraut, homemade macaroni and cheese, bacon coleslaw, melted butter and lemons and non-alcoholic beverages and water. Tickets are: Friday – adults, $30 and 12 and younger $15; and Saturday – adults, $40 (must be over 21 and older and have valid identification). Tickets are currently for sale at Shiznits food trailer and Final Touch Salon in Grangeville, as well as at Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.

Donations are sought for the silent auction. Basket items for families are encouraged. To donate or for questions, contact Sheila Arnzen at 208-983-8045 or shearnzen@gmail.com.

The event is organized by volunteers including Grangeville Youth wrestling officers: president Lindsey Cooley; vice president Heather Slichter; treasurer Sheila Arnzen; secretary Shiloah Schnider and head coach Jesse Keeler. Clean up will be by the GHS Senior Fun Night committee; Friday night kids games will be organized and led by Idaho County Fair and Border Days royalty; and Grangeville soccer will provide food service.

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