Looking for Craft Booths and Chowder Entries for this year’s Volcano Chowda Chomp!

Come to Volcano’s Armory Hall on Sunday, November 1st for the Fourth Annual Chowda Chomp. Private and commercial competitors from local homes and restaurants will serve up their favorite chowder for tasting and voting.

The Chomp begins at 11 a.m. and the tasting (and eating) continues until 2 p.m., with awards announced at 3 p.m. Last year, the Chowda Chomp attracted more than 500 people who enjoyed great chowder, good fellowship, great music and an all-around fine afternoon.

This year promises the same: crisp fall weather, incredible chowders of all kinds, local arts and crafts vendors, good fellowship and a delightful day at Armory Hall. The event is sponsored by the Volcano Community Association and the Volcano Union Inn + Pub.  The cost is $5 per person. For questions, please call 209-296-7711.

The weather is predicted to be bright and dry, and this year several tasting stations and local arts and crafts vendors will set up inside the Armory Hall. Chowders of all kinds will be available for tasting: clam chowder of course can be expected, but corn chowder, seafood chowders, and recipes of all kinds will be there for tasting.

Proceeds support the Volcano Community Association Scholarship Fund, which every year provides financial support the Volcano high school graduates who will continue their education at an accredited university, college or trade school, or in military service.

In nearly 20 years of service, more than a dozen young women and men from Volcano have received support for their education beyond high school from the VCA Scholarship Fund. Several yearly community events provide financial support for the fund.

Armory Hall is located in the center of Volcano, on the corner of Consolation and Emigrant streets, just across from the Union Inn + Pub. It is a century-old community hall that was completely renovated four years ago into a 21st-century facility designed to serve hundreds of guests at a time. Armory Hall is fully ADA compliant and ADA parking is provided.

For more information, call the Ed Tracey at Volcano Union Inn + Pub at 209-296-7711.

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Friday, 18 September 2015 17:09

A Special Thank You from the Volcano Union Inn

We want to thank all those who have put their lives in danger this past week to battle the 64,000+ acre fire that is ravaging 

Amador and Calaveras Counties. 
It has been an emotional week for so many families.
Many of our own staff and their families have had to be evacuated, along with countless others. 
This has been a trying week for so many, and yet we seem to stand strong. We band together. We uplift each other. We will make it through this. Together.

We give thanks to all the firefighters, law enforcement, PG&E, all the volunteers, and for everyone's safety. 

Our power is back on here in Volcano as of last night, and we are open. If you need a place to get away, we are here. And there are rooms available for those who have been displaced by this disaster.
Call us if you need a place to stay.

Mark & Tracey Berkner, Ed Tracey and 
the staff at The Union

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