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Howard Training Center Plans Annual Fundraising Crab Fest

Howard Training Center’s (HTC) 25th Annual Crab Fest Fundraiser will be held at1424 Stonum Road in Modesto on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. each evening. All the money raised supports the HTC programs and adults with disabilities.

Dinner will include crab and tri-tip along with sides and a live band to provide entertainment as well as a bar, gift bag raffle, booze barrel raffle, and live auction.

Some of the services provided at HTC include day programs, residential programs, Production Unlimited and Community Employment vocational training programs, Senior Meals Program (Meals on Wheels) serving over 20,000 meals each month, and HTC Traveling Café & Catering Company.

HTC was created in 1950 by a group of eight parents concerned with promoting services for area children with developmental disabilities. In 1953, the company incorporated as a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving adult citizens in Stanislaus County with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of disability.

Now known as Howard Training Center (HTC), the organization works to achieve full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the community through the development of personal and occupational capabilities, the development and delivery of helpful programs and services and community advocacy.

For over 60 years, HTC has worked to create opportunity and support for individuals with disabilities to hold a meaningful place in the community to the fullest extent of their abilities.

HTC Executive Director Carla Strong, shared that the tag line for the clients is “your donation helps me while I learn to help myself.”

All seats are reserved and are available for $50 per person with sponsorships still available. For more information call 209-593-5618 or email or visit the website at