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A basket of goodies waits to be bid on at the Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed. (Lucy Sandahl photos)

Auctioneer Dale Sherman puts his velvet voice to good use.

Alita Blouin (left) and Gwen Gustafson grab a quick break from their kitchen duties.

Janie Keilwitz hits the jackpot.

The raffle crew (l to r, Samantha Streitler, Lily Leedy and Gavin Straub) are ready to rock.

Crab Feed committee members Jeannie Sandahl (left) and Jennifer Kellner celebrate a successful fundraiser.

Unlike the Oscars, we don’t play anyone off stage mid-way through their thank-you’s.

With another Crab Feed in the books, the folks who put on the Coupeville Booster Club’s biggest fundraiser are flush with praise for everyone who helped, so we hand off the mic to them:


Thank you, Coupeville, for a successful Crab Feed!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to make an event like this happen?

In addition to the wonderful folks who supported us by purchasing tickets to attend, we’d also like to thank and acknowledge:


Jeremy and Dianna Bodin
Coupeville Schools
Mark Hammer
Kole and Ray Kellison
Randy Payne
Dale and Liz Sherman
Terra Firma Wealth Management
Toby’s Tavern
Brian Vick
Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge
Andreas Wurzrainer


Plus, our silent and live auction donators (listed below by name), our dessert bakers (listed below by name), our bartenders, our kitchen volunteers, National Honor Society volunteers, and student/athletes who helped us set up, serve, park cars, and clean up.

This couldn’t be done without you!


Live Auction Donors:

June Blouin
The Compass Rose
Home Depot
Ken Jubert (Wells Fargo Advisers Business Development)
Mariah Knoblich
Molly McPherson
Sandy and Susan Roberts
Saratoga Charters
Derek Wolfe


Silent Auction and Raffle Donors:

Ace Hardware
Ashley’s Design
Audette Construction
Nicole Bailey
Blue Fox Drive-In
Boatyard Inn
Ivy Breen
Cascade Custom Homes
Central Collision
The Cove
Cynthia Woerner Photography
Dentistry of Bellevue – Dr. Khurana
Domino’s Pizza
Sandy Dubpernell
Ebey Academy
John Fisken
Heather Forest
Frontier Lumber
Front Street Grill
Bruce Grim
The Honey Bear
Jersey Mike’s
Kapaws Iskreme
Michelle Kempees
Kingsman Investments
Clint Knoblich
Lavender Wind
Leann Leavitt
Little Red Hen Bakery
The Bob Martin Family
Mukilteo Coffee
New Image Salon – Joan Payne
The Oystercatcher
Penn Cove Farms
Penn Cove Outfitters Kayak Rentals
Penn Cove Taproom
Penn Cove Vet
The Pizza Factory
Prairie Bottom Farm
Salon Blue – Naomie Welshans
Seabolt’s Smokehouse
Seaside and Sylvan
The Seattle Mariners
Seattle Pacific University
The Simpson Family
Scott Smith
Willie Smith
The Steller Family
Erin Straub and Family
Sunshine Drip
Terra Firma Wealth Management
Toby’s Tavern
Amy and Valen Trujillo
Harriet Vick
Wells Fargo Banking
Wells Fargo Mortgage
Whidbey Health Gift Shop
Whidbey Island Business Group
Whidbey Island Pies
Whidbey Party Store
Winfield Design
Wright Construction

… and our CHS and CMS sports teams and their families.


Dessert Bakers:

Matthew Cook
Nikki Enters
Suzan Georges
Shannon Hamilton
Roberta Madsen
Abbie Martin
Maria Reyes
Deb Smith
Heather Tenore
Toby’s Tavern
Teresa Woods


Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed Committee:

June Blouin
Stephanie Grimm
Fawn Gustafson
Shannon Hamilton
Wendi Hilborn
Jennifer Kellner
Mariah Knoblich
Leann Leavitt
Nate Leavitt
Alysabeth Leedy
Aaron Lucero
Jess Lucero (chair)
Abbie Martin
Bob Martin
Maria Reyes
Jon Roberts
Jeannie Sandahl
Erin Straub

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Wolf super fans Mindy and Tim Grove play all the right cards at Saturday’s Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed. (Photos by Lucy Sandahl)

Scott Stuurmans is pumped to eat some seafood.

Brian Vick knows all the winning numbers.

Tasha and Jarrett Fiedler enjoy a night out.

Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Famer Emma Smith, back home from college for a few days, stops by to sign some autographs.

The guys who make the magic happen.

Coupeville High School basketball coaches Brad Sherman (left) and Scott Fox discuss game strategy while using crab claws to stand in for their players.

The freshmen members of the Crab Crew make an award-worthy debut.

Lucy Sandahl is a woman of many talents.

The Coupeville High School senior, coming off a strong final season on the volleyball court, moved behind the camera Saturday night.

The event was the annual Crab Feed put on by the Coupeville Booster Club, the biggest fundraiser for Wolf sports.

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All the crab-tacular details.

Time to haul out your crab-eating utensils and give them a good polishing.

The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Coupeville Booster Club goes down Saturday, Nov. 9, with a few tickets left on the open market.

The annual crab dinner and auction, which raises money for CHS sports programs, is held at the Nordic Lodge on Jacobs Rd.

Money raised goes to fund grants, scholarships, equipment and more.

Among the items people will be able to bid on are:

*Ten weeks of fresh artisanal bread from The Oystercatcher.

*Beautiful metal art created and donated from the Homecoming King’s dad or a painting party taught by his mom, who is also a talented artist.

*Power tool from Frontier Lumber.

*The (very much requested) Barrow of Beer — a wheelbarrow donated from Ace Hardware that Ron Wright lovingly fills with an amazing selection of brew.

*Condo stay at Lake Chelan.

Plus, raffles to win gift certificates to get good eats at places like Jersey Mike’s, Applebee’s, and Kapaws Iskreme.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To see the whole parade of auction items, you have to be there in person.

To obtain a ticket, pop back up to the photo above and grab your contact info.

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“Wine Racks by Willie, it’s the next Amazon. Just sayin’, get in on the ground floor or weep sweet, salty tears for the rest of your life.” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The crabs will be there, will you?

Coupeville High School’s biggest athletic fundraiser, the annual Crab Feed, is set for Nov. 9, and tickets go on sale today.

The event, which features Dale Sherman (and his velvet voice) as auctioneer, is held at the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge Hall, which is located at 63 Jacobs Road in Coupeville.

Doors open at 4:30, though the crabs will be entering through the back door.

Tickets, which can be purchased from any Coupeville Booster Club board member, are $50 and include two free drinks.

If you don’t cross paths with the ticket holders, you can also reach them by messaging them through the Club’s Facebook page:


Along with the crab and various other tasty food products to be served, the event features an auction.

A couple of highlights include a two-hour boat tour from Saratoga Yacht Charters, a champagne and truffle reception for 12 at the Compass Rose, and a hand-made Madrona wood side table with a built-in wine rack created by CHS Athletic Director Willie Smith.

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Coupeville Booster Club president Wendi Hilborn and her cohorts doled out almost $10,000 Thursday to Wolf sports teams. (Ema Smith photo)

Let the good times roll.

Coming off of a hugely successful Crab Feed, the Coupeville Booster Club let the money rain down on Wolf sports programs this week.

Flush with cash from the year’s biggest fundraiser, the club approved six different requests from CHS and CMS sports programs.

“We had a very productive Booster Club meeting,” said board President Wendi Hilborn.

That was a sentiment echoed by everyone in the room.

“This makes us SO happy!!,” said board member Jess Lucero. “In the past, not all teams took advantage of their team improvement money.”

Requests approved Thursday, to the tune of almost $10,000:

A timing system for CMS/CHS cross country – $1,297.66.

Headsets for CMS/CHS football – $2,430.00.

CMS basketball shooting shirts – $694.00.

CHS boys basketball travel bags – $1,319.21.

LED display timing system for CMS/CHS track – $2,110.11

CHS baseball pitching machine – $1,736.00.

Funding Wolf sports programs is an ongoing business, but membership fees (join today!) and fundraisers help the Booster Club keep chugging along.

“The Crab Feed was a success and this always puts the board at ease, as it lets us know we meet our budgeted obligations,” Lucero said.

“We want to thank those who supported the Crab Feed by donating items, services, or volunteering man hours to make it happen,” she added. “We would have virtually nothing to give teams if it wasn’t for the Crab Feed.”


PS — Want to join the Booster Club, help fund them, and keep the money flowing to Wolf sports?

The club offers four tiers, and a membership is good from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of the next year:

$125 — Business membership (includes a Wolf banner)

$75 — Family membership

$50 — Individual membership

$25 — Wolf Backer

The Individual, Family, and Business levels also include signage acknowledging you in the entrance way to the CHS gym.

Of course, you can also make special monetary gifts and donations, if you’re feeling especially flush with Wolf pride.

For more info, and to sign up today, pop over to:


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