The first Buellton Crab Feast Gala was a huge success! It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves while feasting on crab legs at the Zaca Creek Golf Course. Surrounded by beautiful green fairways and twinkling lights, this event had plenty of food, live music and raffle prizes.

All of this would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the many people involved in making this event a great one. I would like to take the time to thank them for their service at the Buellton Crab Feast and to the community at large.

First, a big thank you to all of the staff and officials at the city of Buellton for their support in making it possible to put on a recreational event of this caliber.

Thank you to all of the dedicated members of Jonata-Oak Valley PTSA and their families.

A big thanks to all the business and individuals who donated items to the raffle: Alma Rosa Winery, Ascendant Spirits, Chumash Resort Hotel, Eba Totes, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, Hotel Corque, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Loring Wine Company, Lucky Dogg Winery, Marborg Industries, Martian Ranch Vineyard, Root 246, Santa Ynez Valley Eye Care and Surgery, Sideways Inn, Terravant Trattoria, and Grappolo Restaurant.

And special thanks St. Mark’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Mike Brown and Zaca Creek Golf Course.

Finally, thank you to all of the Buellton citizens, valley residents and visitors who came out to enjoy the Crab Feast and participated in the festivities. Thank you for supporting our schools and Rec Center.

Barbara Knecht

Buellton Recreation