Wednesday, April 14th, 2021



The Deep Creek Ruritan Club recently held their annual BeefFest at Izaak Walton Park in Chesapeake. Ruritans, family, and friends enjoyed a great afternoon of fun, fellowship and lots and lots of beef. The band Southern Blend entertained the crowd. Funds raised from the event will support the community service objectives of the Deep Creek Ruritan Club.

From left: Dick and Brenda Hodsdon and Carolyn Cummings

Lynn Athey, left, and Heather Lundie

From left: Shawn Polliard, Sheriff John Newhart, Undersheriff Jim O'Sullivan and his wife, Jenny

From left: Laurie Saunders, Miriam Dellinger, Wally Chadwick and Kathy Koch

Helen Mullens, left, and Holly Jernigan

From left: Karen Hill, Rusty Maynard, and Kathy Reed

Joe Ellington from Southern Blend, left, and Tom DiPrima

From left: Rachel and Ricky Byers, and Chesapeake Fireman Kyle Boettner

From left: Michelle Pepple, Brenna Hegedus, Hannah Doran, Avorie Lenahan, and Dakota Erfle dressed up like Zombies to promote the Haunted House put on by the Deep Creek Ruritans

From left: Ricky McCadden with daughters Brianna and Kaitlyn were getting their faces painted by Kathy Rose of Red Barn Studios

Jeanette Sawyer, left, and Terri Wiseman served plenty of beef sandwiches

From left: Ruritans Rob Hegedus, Dick Hodsdon, Eddie Woods, Jerry Lee, and John Hyman

Larry and Cindy Payne with granddaughter Alyssa Harrison

Kari Frugard with son Kameron Baker

From left: Carol and Jim Bean with her sister, The Shopper's senior account executive Martha Frugard

Rylan Gallifant, left, and President of Auto Connection Wayne Clifton with dog Mack Mack

Deep Creek High School Hornets mascot and Craig Gallifant

Kimmy Seals and son Kyle

Front: Laura Lawrence. Back row from left: Laura Williamson, John Cooper, and Tom DiPrima

From left: Ruritan Garret Goldman, Dylan Turner, Kody Murphy, Macy DiPrima, Amanda Lawrence and Grant Goldman

From left: Karen Robins, event chairman

The band Southern Blend entertained the crowd

Macy DiPrima dunked Joey Robins in the dunk tank on her first throw!