Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


Great American Food Fest

The 37th Annual Great American Food Fest was recently held at Chesapeake City Park. Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan and the South Norfolk Ruritan President John Craft welcomed attendees to enjoy and sample the tasty treats from various local vendors. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office Elder & Indigent Victims Assistant Program.

Melissa Peacey and Lockside Bar & Grill owner Dustin Hughes

Joe Ramsey, left, and Craig Shaffer

The Chicho's crew. Front row, from left: Kaylin Glazebrook, Austin Mills, and Hayley Breeden. Back row, from left: Owner Michael Stephenson, Richard Fitzsimmons, Jill Davenport, Eric Barker, Wade Old, Elwood Franklin Perry, and Sydney Hill

From left: Kevin Bubb, Keith Kello, Nate Brake, and Black Pelican general manager Doug Parsons

From left: Dominique Bateman, Jerry's Restaurant owner Denise Humphries, and Kacee Brady

Jessica Artis of the Chesapeake's Sheriff's Office, left, and Wanda Wilson

Candie's Treats Bakery & More manager Heather Thompson, left, and owner Carmen Curry

From left: Kevin and Melissa Beacham, Pat Badary, and J.D. Beacham

Sentry Security Systems owner Brenda Ike with her husband, Chesapeake City Councilmember Robert Ike

From left: Angela Jarrett, Alysha Allen, and her daughter Annabelle

The Scruggs family, from left: Avia, twins James and Johnathan, dad Kentrell, and mom Aleathia

From left: Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue Ray Conner, Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan, Councilmember Roland Davis, and Lt. David Rosado

Chesapeake City Councilmember Dr. Ella Ward with husband Herman

From left: Sentry Security Systems owner Brenda Ike, Senator John Cosgrove, and Chesapeake City Councilmember Debbie Ritter

Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan addresses the crowd

Keller Williams realtor and Keep It Poppin! owner Chuck Beeson served delicious popcorn

Wickers Crab Pot owner Ray Wicker

From left: Erin and Jay Castillo with Deb Tew

2016 Holland District Lt. Governor Ruritan Rusty Barath, left, and South Norfolk Ruritan Matt Greene

Tom DiPrima, left, and David Corak

Hair Kingdom owner Denise Query, left, and Options hair stylist Laura Williamson

Local band River Boyz entertained the crowd

From left: Delegate Lionel Spruill, Sr., State Senator John Cosgrove, and his wife Sue

Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan, left, and Mayor Alan Krasnoff

Third Congressional District Candidate Marty Williams, left, and Chesapeake City Councilmember Robert Ike

Steve Ambrose of

Andrea Mac Donald, left, and Art Mowbray of Liberty Tax Service