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Thanks to community for crab feast help

On Feb. 3, Capstone Missions Inc. hosted its 12th annual Crab Feast fundraiser for orphans of Tijuana, Mexico, at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Jerome.

Capstone is an Idaho non-profit organization dedicated to supporting two orphanages; a home for abused women and their infants; and other poor of Tijuana. This is accomplished by four annual construction trips to Tijuana and through direct financial support. The organization is funded entirely by charitable donations from individuals and businesses. Part of its funding is raised at two annual dinner and auction events — a Crab Feast in Jerome and a Fall Fiesta in Boise.

Approximately 400 people attended the Jerome Crab Feast this year. Enjoying the fantastic cooking of Tony Avelar and his crew from Buhl, the guests feasted on 1,200 pounds of delicious Dungeness crab from Oregon. Tony is known throughout the Magic Valley for supporting crab dinners in Buhl, Gooding and Jerome.

Throughout the evening, guests participated in silent auctions; live auctions; a reverse raffle; several other games; and had a chance at some of the best desserts in Idaho during the dessert auction. Corbett Auctioneers kept the evening moving at a fast pace with their lively and humorous patter.

The Capstone Crab Feast has become an anticipated annual event for many folks in the Valley. Capstone thanks the many local businesses which supported the event with sponsorship and donations. We appreciate the host of volunteers who helped with running the feast, and thanks especially to all the attendees who joined us to support the less fortunate in Tijuana.

If you are interested in finding out more about Capstone or joining us on an upcoming trip — next one is June 9-16, 2018 — contact Capstone at www.capstonemissions.org or email info@capstonemissions.org.

Francis Gideon

Twin Falls

Local foundation thanks community

Wow! With over 200 attending the recent “Medicare 101: Social Security Benefits and Assistance for Seniors” free boot camp, the advisory board would like to say thank you to the media for their support; to the faculty for their willingness to share their expertise; and to the public for their continued support and trust in the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation Inc. — an Idaho-based family foundation.

It is exciting and humbling to be transforming the hassle-factor in the community through education. All class material from previous community boot camps are available on our webpage PFNFInc.com. Share them with your family and friends. The next boot camp will be June 9.

Again, thanks to all.

Day Egusquiza, foundation founder

Twin Falls

St. Nicholas Catholic School thanks supporters

We would like to thank all of the businesses who generously supported our breakfast to earn money for an overnight field trip to Boise. We want to thank: Stokes; Smith’s; Walmart; Ridley’s; McCain’s; and Gossner’s. We would also like to thank the many parishioners of St. Nicholas Catholic Parish and families of the school who attended, supported and donated.

St. Nicholas Catholic School sixth-grade class

Rupert

American Legion Auxiliary thanks moving company

I would like to give a big shout-out to Frontier Moving and Storage of Twin Falls. I have used them twice this year with two unusual requests. They did such a great job helping us that I found it so pleasant to deal with such wonderful professionals. They were on time, even a little bit early, and got the job done. Even when I gave them wrong info about the job ... Thank you so much. Helping with two veterans projects went off without a hitch. The American Legion; DAV; VFW; Marine Core League; Sub Sailors; and the Twin Falls County Veterans Council thank you.

Delores Silcott, president

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7

Twin Falls

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Organizations thanking contributors or supporters.

Individuals thanking public agencies and businesses for extraordinary service.

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