2016 SF JACL Annual Spaghetti Crab Feed Benefit Dinner
Saturday, December 3, 2016
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Christ United Presbyterian Church
1700 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tickets: $30 advance sale, $15 for children 5-12 years old, $40 at the door
Dine-in and Take Out tickets available
The San Francisco Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League invites you to our Annual Spaghetti Crab Feed Benefit Dinner! Proceeds from this year's dinner will be donated to the Japanese Benevolent Society of California, which manages and maintains the historic Colma Japanese Cemetery.
Join us for a delectable dinner including:
- Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
- Garlic Bread
- Soft Drinks
- Wine available from cash bar.
Advance Tickets are available for $30 per person and $15 for children 5-12 years old until Thursday, December 1. Tickets will be sold at the door for $40 each. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Paper Tree store in SF Japantown at 1743 Buchanan Street. Take-out orders are also available!
About the Japanese Benevolent Society:
The Japanese Benevolent Society of California was established in 1890. The pioneers of the Japanese American community built the Colma Japanese Cemetery in 1901 and received a grant from the Meiji Emperor of Japan in 1906 to provide "for the relief of sick, disabled or destitute persons of the Japanese race" in California and to provide "a suitable burial ground for deceased Japanese."
The Society performed its historic mandate over the years, assisting those in need and acquiring land in Colma, California, for a Japanese cemetery. It also served as a unifying force in the Japanese American community by bringing together the Buddhist, Shinto and Christian religious organizations, and by participating in local historical, cultural, and memorial events that honor the Japanese heritage in the United States.
The Society is currently raising funds for the creation of a new memorial circle on the cemetery grounds as well as for an expansion of the columbarium housing the urns of many community members who have passed.