Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Deep Creek Ruritan BeefFest

The Deep Creek Ruritans recently held their 39th Annual BeefFest at Izaak Walton Park in Chesapeake. This annual family favorite offered everything from pony rides to a dunk tank. And of course, succulent beef was the main attraction! Best of all, the proceeds went to local charities.

From left: Danny McDermott of Cavalier Ford, George Dean of Deep Creek Alumni Association and Chris Carney of Cavalier Ford

Volunteers Amy McNabb, left, and Sherrie Newsome

Owners of Jen's Place in South Norfolk, Brian and Jenny Bunting

Ginger Bailey

Frances Adriano and John Cooper were enjoying the festivities

From left: David Jackson, retired Deep Creek Central Elementary teacher JoAnn Collins and her husband Kenny

From left: Deep Creek Ruritans Jeanette Canterbury, Rob Hegedus, and Terri Wiseman served plenty of beef sandwiches

From left: Deep Creek Ruritans Kelly Lenahan, son Devon and husband John

Miss Deep Creek Ruritan 2013 Jennifer Hilton and Rudy Ruritan

From left: Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Miss Deep Creek Ruritan 2013 Jennifer Hilton and Rudy Ruritan

From left: Allan Aughtman, Larry Aughtman and Mark Stern

Kenny and Pam Caton

Rainey and Carl Prevatte

From left: 2009 Deep Creek Ruritan President Eddie Woods, John Hyman and 2001 Deep Creek Ruritan President Dan Grubb

From left: Tammi Murphy, son Kody, Garrett Goldman and T.J. Murphy enjoyed the family oriented event

Paul and Debbie Waters

From left: Carol Bean, sisters Tannyn and Bailey Frugard, their grandmother The Shopper Senior Account Executive Martha Frugard, with daughter Kari Frugard and her son Kameron, and Jim Bean

April Bradbury and Ned Fariss

Chesapeake's finest Deputy Mike Belby, left, and Officer Jim Hamilton

Carina and Michael Deel

From left: Dick Cheliras, Count Riddick and Charlotte Riddick

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff and his lovely wife Phyllis

From left: Michelle and John Hyman, Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan and Deep Creek Ruritan Eddie Woods

Volunteers from CERT (Chesapeake Emergency Response Team) from left: Marie Belkofer, daughter Michaela and Chesapeake Fire Department Chaplin Beth Johanson

From left: Kathy Raymond, John Lenahan and Earl Cheshire

Joshua Hayden, left, and John Heylek

Laura Lawrence, left, and stylist Laura Williamson of Options Hairstyling

Justine Felty, left, and Katie Dezern volunteered for the dunk tank

From left: Macy DiPrima, Taryn Bowman and Amanda Lawrence

The band Exploding Sun entertained the crowd

Admirals Mascot Hat Trick and Glorine Cousins

Deep Creek Ruritan family from left: Adam Carnegie, Karen Robins and attorney Kacey Robins-Carnegie

First Lady of Chesapeake Phyllis Krasnoff, left, and Brenda Hodsdon

From left: Lou Ann Ivory, daughter Lisa Amerson, Jerry Ivory, and the Ivorys' grandchildren Colton and Gabrielle Amerson

Colton and Gabrielle Amerson enjoyed riding Jett, one of the horses provided by Grubb Grove Horse Farm

Owner of Grubb Grove Horse Farm Jacquie Grubb and Molly

Kari Frugard and Michael Spears

From left: Good friends Garrett Goldman, Macy DiPrima and Kody Murphy

Deep Creek Ruritan and past President Joe Noha

Bailey Frugard riding Vern

Tannyn Frugard riding Juliet, led by Gina Franks

Kameron Baker riding Juliet

Kenny Tyson