Monday, April 12th, 2021


10th Annual South Norfolk Ruritan Blue Crab Festival

The South Norfolk Ruritans recently held their 10th Annual Blue Crab Festival at the Khedive Shrine Temple in Chesapeake. It was a beautiful day to enjoy all you can eat steamed crabs from Wicker's Crab Pot, as well as pork barbeque, and fried fish.  Music by This Time Around Band provided the entertainment for the afternoon. Proceeds from the event will help various charities.

Dalton Epley and Doug Pretlow of Wicker's Crab Pot

Marty White with his sister Patrice White Taylor-Welch

Barry Tiller and Deb Belcher enjoying steamed crabs

Dalton Epley and Doug Pretlow of Wicker's Crab Pot holding a tray of steamed crabs

Tennessee Holbert and Denise Humphries, owner of Jerry's Restaurant and Lounge

From left: Ray Wicker, owner of Wicker's Crab Pot; Dave McManus, co-chairman; Joe Josue; Steve Tise, co-chairman; Mike Winterling; Charlie Taylor

The founders of the South Norfolk Ruritan Blue Crab Festival, Mike Winterling and Dave McManus

From left: Stan Forbes, Scott Davis, DJ Hanson, City Council Member Debbie Ritter, Ron Ritter, President Joe Josue, Commissioner of Revenue Frank King, Les Trotman, and Matt Hamel

From left: Derrick Carpinelli, owner, Executive Chef Stephen Gellas, and Jennifer Carpinelli, owner of Off the Hook Steamer and Raw Bar

Jim Lantry, owner of Big Ugly Brewery

Amanda and Laura Lawrence

Linda Hartman and Sharon Cannon were two of the volunteers serving up crabs

The Ruritan gate crew. From left: Ron Ritter, President Joe Josue, Matt Hamel and DJ Hanson

From left: Kelly Alexander Connelly, Vicki Josue, Melissa Lowery