Crustacean enthusiasts support Maxwell Fire Department 

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The annual Maxwell Fire Department Crab Feed on Saturday served guests over 2,200 pounds of the famous under the sea delight, Dungeness Crab. 

Over 300 patrons filled the Maxwell Legion Hall for a fresh crab, beans, bread and salad dinner, plus raffle and auction. The night’s festivities started off with the honoring of the Fireman of the Year Award which was presented to Brett Perry. 

Perry has dedicated 30 years of service to the MFD and has served as Lieutenant in prior years. 

Brett Perry, left, accepts his Fireman of the Year award from Maxwell Fire Chief Kenny Cohen at Saturday’s Crab Feed.

After a mic change to this year’s auctioneers, Brian and Travis Moniz, raffle prizes were distributed, followed by auction items such as a Traeger BBQ, gun safe, a Jack Russell puppy, several firearms, and a plethora of homemade baked goods from local Maxwell residents.

“This was my first time attending this event,” said Colusa resident Danielle Sanchez. “Such a fun and friendly atmosphere to be in. The entire event was a hit.” 

One of the top baked good items auctioned off was Jenni Girard’s homemade berry pie, along with Laurie Costa’s homemade sugar cookies. Four lucky bidders took a shot at purchasing a signature series of various beverages with a key attached for the chance to win a firearm.  

Following the conclusion of the auction, leftover crabs were sold for those who desired an at-home feast. The six-hour event went off without a hitch.

“Thank you to all that supported our annual Crab Feed,” said Fire Chief Kenny Cohen. “We hope everyone that attended had a good time. Proceeds from this event will go towards updating equipment necessary to safely complete our daily duties.” ■