George Kidder, right, helps his wife, Ann, put on her crab hat before serving food and cracking king crab legs Saturday night at Crabfest 2009 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The event included comedian Troy Baxley, a standup comic from Denver, and both live and silent auctions to benefit the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

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George Kidder, right, helps his wife, Ann, put on her crab hat before serving food and cracking king crab legs Saturday night at Crabfest 2009 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The event included comedian Troy Baxley, a standup comic from Denver, and both live and silent auctions to benefit the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

150 come out for Crabfest 2009

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Tammy Mower, left, and her father, John Reynolds, work for their crabmeat Saturday night at Crabfest 2009.

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Pat Roberts, of R & R Catering, prepares food for Crabfest 2009 on Saturday night at the Craig Boys & Girls Club.

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Cole White serves king crab legs to a table Saturday night during Crabfest 2009. Almost 300 pounds of crab were served to ticket holders and volunteers working for crabmeat.

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Edward Garcia, in front, and Brenda McKey look over items in the silent auction during Crabfest 2009. The event was a fundraiser for the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitor Center.

Nearly 300 pounds of king crab legs made their way into the bellies of more than 150 Craig residents during Crabfest 2009.

The annual Craig Chamber of Commerce fundraiser was Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

The event included stand-up comedian Troy Baxley, of Denver, and DJ Jorin Rudd, of Hyperformance Audio Production, for entertainment. It also featured live and silent auctions to raise funds for the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitor Center.

Christina Currie, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, said officials do not know how much money the auctions and regular ticket sales raised, but they plan to tally a final count this week.

The $50 meal ticket included all you can eat king crab legs, red potatoes, corn on the cob, herb and cheese biscuits and a dessert buffet.

Christina Currie, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, said she considered the event a success at its new host site. The event was previously at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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