Shrimp feast supports local charities

Kids need Kiwanis. Kiwanians around the world — 600,000 strong — have been working to make a difference and improve their communities for the past 100 years. Kiwanis believes that when you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Every community is unique and has its own set of needs. Kiwanians are creative and work hard to come up with ways to meet those needs. Thirty-eight years ago, the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg decided they could help their community in a tangible, monetary way by holding an all-you-can-eat shrimp fundraiser. The event has grown, and year after year has had a greater impact in our community.

The event’s fundraising efforts support organizations we call “headliners.” The funds raised at last year’s Shrimp Feast, along with a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg’s Foundation, generated $34,300, which enabled our club to distribute $8,575 to four worthy organizations: Avalon, Bacon Street, Dream Catchers and United Way’s Home for Good.

This year’s Shrimp Feast will be held ofrom 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Jamestown 4-H Center. All you can eat shrimp, music by The Billy Joe Trio, face painting, cornhole and more make this a must-attend “fun-raising” event. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. Tickets can be purchased at williamsburgkiwanis.org or at Suter Printing on Ironbound Road.

This year’s proceeds will benefit Avalon, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula and United Way’s Home for Good. Please help us with our mission to improve the world, one child and one community at a time, starting right here in Williamsburg. Buy your Shrimp Feast tickets today so that you, too, can make a difference.

Geoff Suter and Mike Rock, Co-Chairs

Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Shrimp Feast

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