Crab Feast 2017

Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who attended our annual Crab Feast last weekend AND to everyone who made this special event happen. We devoured crab, disco danced, and donated lots of money to this worthy cause. In fact, we exceeded our fundraising goals — early estimates indicate we made more than $45,000!  And we still have a few openings in our fantastic parties, so sign up for them at Try your hand at British Pub Trivia, toast the Kentucky Derby, test your skills at the Raging Bullseye Dart Party, or choose one of the many other special events.


The money we earn goes directly to our thriving WGMS and WGHS band, choir, dance and drama programs. PAB has contributed to many exciting happenings this year: an Introduction-to-Music class in the sixth-grade wheel, $24,000 in new band instruments, and a new dance team coach. We are helping our new full-time high school drama teacher, Jodi Disario, build her program. Our dedicated high school band teacher, Kelly Walker, is working on creating a marching band here next year. The PAB continues to advocate and prepare for an improved high school theater, which the district is slated to build next year.


Please visit to see Crab Feast photos!  Also, view the list of Crab Feast donors and be sure to patronize their businesses and thank them for their support.




Loris van Ark
WGPAB President

WGPAB presents


January 21, 2017, 6–10:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Dr., San Jose, 95125
The Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters invite you to our annual Crab Feast Dinner, Dance, and Auction. Ninety percent of the WGPAB’s funds are raised at this fun event to support the 700+ students participating in performing arts at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School. We hope to see you there!

If you don’t like crab, we also have the option of ordering a chicken meal instead.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level Donors—$1000+

BarnDoor Studio (Brad Kupper)
Cassandra & Tony Contreras
Erika & Adam Friedman
Karen Sanguinetti
Kathyrn Kennedy Winery
Linda & Bob Shelby
Starting Arts
Sue & Dave Markham

Gold Level Donors—$500-$999

Camilla & Mark Kalinowsky
Clos LaChance Winery (Cheryl Durzy)
Country Gourmet (Julia & Rene Blom)
Joseph George Fine Wines
Sue & Matt Cadile

Silver Level Donors—$250-$499

Bottle Jack Winery (Katharine Norton)
Edie & Lance Beazley
Emile Highley of Alain Pinel Realtors
Greg & Susan Russi
Janet Berkeley
Keith Gordon
Konica Minolta (Joey Flores)
Liz Landess
Michele Bertolone
Opera San Jose
San Jose Swim & Racquet Club
Sound In Motion Entertainment Group (Raffi Nalvarian)
Suzanne & Jim Carrig
Yuki Sushi (Jennifer Koopman)

Red Level Donors—up to $249

Andrea Wheeler
Ann-Marie & Eric Nelson
Aqui Cal-Mex
Beach Blanket Babylon
BellaJames Women’s Boutique
Belle & Pete Carley
Bertucelli’s La Villa Delicatessen
Bill’s Cafe
Brenda Brown & Eric Day
Classic Car Wash
Daisy Friedman of Daisy’s Delights
Dry Creek Grill
Elisa Koff-Ginsborg
Elise & Craig Meyer
Fed Ex/Kinko’s The Alameda
Gayle & Dave Musolf
Glow Candle Lounge
Golden State Warriors
Great Clips
Heather Giddens
Holly & Scott Schnaars
Jack Holder’s Restaurant & Bar and
Holder’s Country Inn (Dan & Anna Holder)
Katherine Sims
Kelli & Marcus Hodge
Kelly & Tom Crawford
Kerri & Scott Mesa
Kristie Kuechler
Laurel Eby
Leslie & Jeff Chamberlain
Leticia Cowan
LIFT Exercise Studio
Lisa & Ray Solnik
Loris van Ark
Main Street Burgers
Mary Pontier
Monica’s Apartment Salon
Nick the Greek
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ohana Board Shop
Opa! Willow Glen
Orangetheory Fitness Willow Glen
Party Fiesta Balloon
Raging Waters San Jose
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Giants
San Jose Sharks
Stephanie Dueltgen
Sue & Chris Saso
The Fish Market
The Source Wellness Cafe
The Table
Tomato Thyme Restaurant
Willow Glen Athletic Boosters
Willow Glen Foundation
Willow Street Pizza
Zona Rosa