Crab Races, Saturday, November 3- see below for more events

The Manchester Community Schools Foundation will hold its annual Crab Race from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Manchester Sportsman Club. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Crab races provide fun, family-friendly evening entertainment while supporting the education of our community’s most precious resource—our school kids.

These fast-paced races are fun for all ages and admission is free. Hermit crabs in a shell, purchased for $10 each, are released from the center of a large round table; the first one to cross the finish line in each heat is declared the winner. There are five heats and a final round each hour, so there are plenty of opportunities for your crab to win!

Each race is sponsored by a local business in support of the mission of the Manchester Community Schools Foundation.

All money raised from the races will benefit the foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides mini-grants to teachers in grades K-12, to supplement curriculum and programs. With the school district’s ever-tightening budget, it can be hard to find money for special programs that will benefit the students. The foundation considers grants monthly; this year’s grants have included a pilot program for homework support, literacy intervention programs, bullying prevention materials at the elementary and middle school, active learning and mock election materials for Klager pupils, and guitars for the music program, among many others.

All donations to the crab races are tax deductible and help to continue the supportive programs that help encourage student success. Food and beverages will be served as well as 50/50 raffles.

If you’ve been at previous crab races, you know how much fun they are. If you haven’t, come and see what you’ve been missing. This year’s races promise to be even better than in the past.

Don’t be crabby! Come and join the fun!

A FUN NIGHT FOR ALL!  We have concessions - crab cookies, pizza, hamburgers, nachos, soda and water.  This year there is a change - bring your own adult beverage.

  - 20 races and 4 qualifying races

Cash prizes are awarded each race hour:

1st place - $100

2nd place - $50

3rd place  - $25


Save the dates:

May 8 - Celebrity Server Night - look for new date for 2013

September 22 - Fall Trivia Night

November 3 - Crab Races


 SchoolCenter PictureSchoolCenter PictureSchoolCenter Picture