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More Than 100 Attend Mason District Crab Feast Despite Storm

Forty-fourth annual Democratic fundraiser held after storm knocks out power to thousands across Northern Virginia.

The show must go on, as they say, and it did for the Mason District's 44th Annual Crab Feast, a popular fundraiser held by Mason District Democrats. After a , power was knocked out to more than 100,000 in Northern Virginia.

Those in attendance at the fundraiser — about 150 — included Congressman Gerry Connolly, Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, Mason School Board member Sandy Evans, Mason District Chair Rachel Rifkind, state Senate Leader Dick Saslaw, state Sen. Mark Herring, and Delegates David Bulova and Alphonzo Lopez.

The popular event, held in the backyard of retired businessman Adolph "Sonny" Schick, is considered a fall kick-off of sorts to the political season, attracting hundreds of area Democrats. In the past, the event has attracted former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Schick is the retired owner of Al's Motors, which was in business in Arlington for 75 years. 

Connolly, who represents Virginia's 11th District in Congress, is up for reelection Nov. 6, facing Republican and independent  on the ballot.

The annual event is sponsored by the Mason District Committee of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

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