Friday, May 24th, 2019

G Gathering Annual Food Fest benefits senior programs

Annual Food Fest benefits senior programs



Sheriff John R. Newhart hosted the annual Food Fest at Chesapeake City Park to raise money for his senior charity programs. Those who came out for the event enjoyed a vast array of food and beverage samplings from local restaurants, music provided by The River Boyz, and some pretty spectacular fireworks.


Milford and Susan Deaver who recently retired to Florida came out to partake in the festivities.

Martha Frugard, left, Senior Account Executive for The Shopper, and her dear friend Sandy enjoyed a chance to hang out together.

In Tai Ryu, left, of Left Brain Systems, and Kent Mack of Evolv were on hand to sell tickets for the Chesapeake Wine Festival.

The Shopper's own Nikki Young paused for a photo op with Congressman J. Randy Forbes and his lovely wife Shirley.

Nikki Young visited with Jerry Harris of Jerry Harris Remodeling.

From left: Chesapeake City Council member Lonnie Craig, Sheriff John R. Newhart, and Chesapeake City Council member Rick West.

Chesapeake Shriner's Club served plenty of clam chowder. From left: Joe Ramsey, Dave Davis, Bill Todd, Ray Gates, Jim McFarland, and Harry Tew. Bill Todd has been serving clam chowder for 32 years.

From left: Rylee Jo, Melanie, and Dylan Staples

Dr. John Fenn, left, and Dr. Tom Vinick of in8 Chiropractic

From left: Sandi Bright, Deb Tew, Debby and John Farland

Giancarlo Costanzo, left, and Thad Riedel enjoyed playing video games.

David Ropp, left, and Barry Mathias

Portsmouth Mayor candidate, Lee Cherry

Macy DiPrima, left, and Mayor Krasnoff

From left: Gilbert Williams, Chase Renshaw, Chandler Harris, Kaytlin McClain, and Brittany Kaup served a variety of delicious wings from Buffalo Wild Wings

Jo Anne Smith, left, and Gerry Williams, members of the South Norfolk Niners, provided ice cold soda.

From left: Curtis Beam, Brett Allen, Sgt. Jack Wilson, Russell Weloman, David Rowe, and John Dispiritl of the USMC

Denise Query, left, and Katie Casas of Hair Kingdom

From left: Sandy Pomeroy; Martha Frugard, Shopper Sr. Account Executive; and Bryan Jones, and Alex Goicochea from U. S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth.

Brothers Randy Hicks, left, and Jack Hicks

From left: Kathy Hasty, Debbie Lacy, Kim Graham, and Julie Kurtz

Tara Perrone, represented Chesapeake Can Do Food Drive

The River Boys provided entertainment

Maureen Smith, left, and Macy DiPrima