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CrabFest 2005 benefits SAFE

For the R-C News-Herald

AHOSKIE – For six years, Roanoke Chowan SAFE has hosted a diverse community-wide family activity to raise funds to assist victims of domestic violence.

This year is no different.

CrabFest 2005 will be held during the last weekend in July at the Roanoke Chowan Community College gymnasium.

Events begin with the annual basketball tournament beginning Friday, July 29 from 6-10 p.m. The basketball tournament continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Local and out-of state teams will attempt to &uot;de-throne&uot; tournament champions, The Huskies.

&uot;Our team loves participating in this tournament,&uot; said the Huskies coach T. Kelly.

&uot;The guys look forward to the high level of play, the friendly spectators, the great food and the opportunity to assist SAFE with this worthy cause.&uot;

The cost for the tournament is $3 per person.

Children 8-years-old and younger enter for free.

In addition to the tournament, attendees will be able to purchase a variety of seafood platters from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

There is something for everybody.

&uot;I think the key to the continued success of this event is the people,&uot; said Lorraine Lassister, Executive Director of RC SAFE.

&uot;From our sponsors to our participants and attendees, we have had outstanding support … we thank everyone and look forward to another great activity.&uot;

For more information, call 252-332-1933.