Friday, May 24th, 2019

G Gathering Happy Birthday Chesapeake

Happy Birthday Chesapeake



The 30th annual Chesapeake Jubilee was more exciting this year than ever before as the 50th Anniversary of the City of Chesapeake was also celebrated. Friends and family enjoyed music, food, and fun. Zambelli Fireworks have provided fireworks for the past 30 years, and this year's fireworks display was the best yet, thanks to Buddy Bagley's decades of devotion to the fireworks show.


Jordon Morgan holding 2-month-old Brooklyn Morgan of Virginia Beach

From left: Robbie Semonich, Anna Garrett and Meg Garrett of Chesapeake

Anna Garrett of Chesapeake

From left: Liz Tindall, Chesapeake Police Officer Specialist Justin Tindall, Robert and Brenda Ike of Chesapeake

From left: Marie Cowand, TowneBank - Great Bridge Sr. Vice President Sheree Best, and Claire Askew

From left: Buddy Bagley, former Chesapeake Mayor William Ward, John Butt, Keith Butt owner of Keith Butt Heating & Air Conditioning, Dr. Ella Ward, and Gene Waters

Fletcher Harris, left, and Keith Butt, owner of Keith Butt Heating & Air Conditioning

Betty Sue and Fletcher Harris

Ginger Curling and her grandson, Kellan Lessard

Richard Tippin and Kathy Williams

Peggy Bagley and State President of the Fraternal Order of Police Marty Williams

From left: Raphael Gonzales, Brooke Gonzales, Kenny McLendon, Brooke and John Rudis

Louis Tayon, left, and Stephen Best

Herman Ward and his wife Dr. Ella Ward

From left: Michael Richards, Buddy and Peggy Bagley, and George Zambelli Jr., M.D., of Zambelli Fireworks have provided 30 years of fireworks for the Jubilee

From left: Buddy and Peggy Bagley, their daughter Page, and her husband Jim Pierce

Dorothy Kowalsky and 2013 Jubilee Chairman Jerry Ivory

Chesapeake City Council members Lonnie Craig and Dr. Ella Ward

From left: Former Chesapeake Mayor William Ward, Stephen Best, and 2013 Jubilee Chairman Jerry Ivory

2013 Jubilee Chairman Jerry Ivory, left, and 2014 Jubilee Chairman Cliff Hayes

From left: 2013 Jubilee Chairman Jerry Ivory, Rodney Foston, and Buddy Bagley as Buddy was presented with an award for 30 years of service with the Chesapeake Jubilee

From left: Stephen Best, 2013 Jubilee Chairman Jerry Ivory, Buddy and Peggy Bagley, their daughter Page, and her husband Jim Pierce

Brandon Spannagel

From left: Steve Bach, his wife Kym, an Account Executive with The Shopper, and her parents Jaynie and Dave Carlson enjoyed the festivities

The Shopper Assistant Editor Candance Moore and her husband Steve Renigar

From left: Suella and Bobby Jones, their grandson Isaac Woods and daughter Meredith Woods

From left: Showing his many past Jubilee passes, Berkley Gibbs, Stephanie Welke, and Dennis Edwards

Officer Joel Burton, left, and Officer Frank Chappell

The Romantics, one of the headliner acts, entertained the crowd

The start of the fireworks said it all.