CrapFestering does nothing to help any other business in downtown PA.
It actually makes all the other restaurants suffer. It is not a community event, it is an event to line the pockets of a very few, and relies on "volunteers" and hype.
So, work for free and get a t-shirt and half-a-crab dinner, a volunteer drawing. While you sell crab that has a wholesale price of $2.90 a pound, for 10X the amount.
It is NOT benefiting any 501(c)3, it is ONLY a WA nonprofit corporation (and not listed as a "charity" on the WA Secty of State pages).
It is not to help a club or organization. It is not fundraising. It is not a community event. It is a community rip-off.
It is pure and simple profit for a very few. The corporation doesn't have a board of directors, only a president and secty. (Oooh, gee, and aren't THEY RELATED?)
It also has, in the past, violated a number of health codes (using salt water from Hollywood Beach to hold the crabs in. (Nom nom, more sewage, please, we just had a big rain!)
These violations, as well as poor food handling practices, and lack of sanitation (have a smoke, go serve food, without washing hands) are all overlooked.
Food prepared by unpaid volunteers is always questionable in my book.
YUM. More please? No thanks. I wouldn't be caught dead at that rip-off.
First, you take a big ol' dump in my living room.
And now, you want to eat me, too?
You people are sick!
And let's not forget that the same people in charge who think this is a wonderful, tourism-inducing event are the exact same people who will deny that climate change is real - the effects of which are making it ever more difficult for crustaceans to form shells. (Run that one by Cherie Kidd, eh?) Also, as mentioned above, let's not forget all the times that Crab Fest really has been Crap Fest due to the fact that it occurred right after a CSO (combined sewer overflow) event - with said CSOs having been engineered by those very same geniuses in charge.
Yes, that's Port Angeles for you. A place that's flush with good ideas...