July 16, 2013 > Union City hosts "Shrimp Feed Fiesta"
Union City hosts "Shrimp Feed Fiesta"
By Medha Raman
About thirty years ago, a bond was formed between the cities of Union City, California, and Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur. To honor this bond and their sister city, Union City will hold a "Shrimp Feed Fiesta" on July 20. All proceeds will benefit Santa Rosalia's Town Projects including much needed medical supplies, school supplies, and sports equipment, among others.
This is Union City's fourth fundraiser of its kind. Last April, the "Shrimp Feed" was held at the Ruggieri Senior Center with UFO researcher, lecturer, and author Ruben Uriarte as the special guest. Prior to this the event, two other feeds have been held. This year, the location has moved to the Lady of Rosary Church Hall and the special guest will not be revealed until the night itself.
The event will begin at 4 p.m., during which time no host refreshments will be available. Upon entry, guests will also receive tickets for a chance to win prizes. Dinner will last from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and is offered in an all-you-can-eat style. Jaime Jaramillo, Executive Chef of Majestic Food Services LLC, will prepare the gourmet food. The menu for the night includes prawns, pasta, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. To conclude the event, Mr. Extremo DJ Extraordinaire will provide dance music from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Although the "Shrimp Feed" is the main fundraiser to help Santa Rosalia, the City of Union City has donated other necessary items in the past including fire trucks, cars, mini buses, computers, baseball equipment and medical supplies.
In addition to helping Santa Rosalia, funds from the feed will also support two other groups: Our Lady of the Rosary Church, who is hosting the event, is in need of new chairs and Centro de Servicios, a non-profit organization that helps needy Tri-Cities residents.
There is limited seating and no tickets will be sold at the door, so buy tickets today to help support Union City in its generous endeavor. Please make checks payable to Majestic Food Services LLC. For tickets and other information, contact Larry Orozco at (510) 366-2654 or cabolarryO@att.net.
Shrimp Feed Fiesta
Saturday, July 20
4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Our Lady of the Rosary Church Hall
703 "C" St., Union City
Tickets: $40 per person