ALEXANDRIA , Va.West Virginia University alumni, family and friends will come together once again at the 32nd annual National Capital Area Chapter Crab Feast, which will be held from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, Va.

Hundreds of WVU alumni and friends will enjoy steamed crabs and shrimp, hot dogs, buffalo wings, chips, corn-on-the-cob, cookies and drinks under the Fort Hunt Park pavilion. WVU President James Clements, as well as other WVU administrators are expected to attend the event.

Entertainment will be provided by a live bluegrass band and the event will include an appearance by the Universitys second female Mountaineer mascot, Rebecca Durst.

The Crab Feast is one of our signature events for alumni and friends of WVU ,said Stephen L. Douglas, president and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association.This event attracts alumni from all over the region, as well as other states. It truly is a wonderful opportunity to bring Mountaineers together to celebrate our great university.

The event will also include a silent auction and raffle to benefit the John F. Nicholas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to local high school students attending WVU .

For reservations, contact Paul Farmer at (703) 425-5426, or mail a check made payable to NCAC to Paul Farmer, 4605 Demby Drive, Fairfax, Va., 22032. Attendees can also register online at . Advance reservations are $35 per adult and $15 for children under 12 years old. Children five and under can attend for free. The cost at the door is $40.

For more information about the National Capital Area Chapter, visit . The WVU Alumni Association represents more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. For more information go to .