Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

G Gathering Crab Fest benefits charities

Crab Fest benefits charities



The South Norfolk Ruritans recently held their 5th Annual Blue Crab Festival at the Khedive Shrine Temple in Chesapeake. Friends, family, volunteers, and Ruritans enjoyed the menu of all you can eat steamed crabs, fried fish, and barbeque. The band Butter provided the entertainment for the afternoon. Proceeds from the event will help various charities.


From left: Ruritan Zone 4 Governor Donna Silbeholz, Cheryl Lee and grandson Austin Lee kept the melted butter flowing

From left: Chelsea Miller, Dave Temple and Mackenzie Gresham

Kathy Temple, left, and Kathy Lamm from ServiceMASTER Clean

Daniel and Kathy Lamm from ServiceMASTER Clean

Barbara and Rick Fortner, left, and Lorretta and Kent Soule

From left: Renee Henry, Kelly Mapp, Sandra Motley, Bruni Orellano, and Jean Montague

Richard Heffernan and Maria Huggard

From left: Ruritans Joe Newman, Zone 4 Governor Donna Silbeholz, John Henry Martin, Chum Springer, Dale and Linda Tiller served plenty of steamed crabs

From left: Ruritans Ray Allen, Steve Tise, Roger Hartman and Charlie Taylor

From left: Hailey Wicker, Ray Wicker and Charlie Taylor. Wicker's Seafood provided all the crabs.

From left: Austin Newman, John Butt, Joe Newman, Harry Tew and Dale Looby served plenty of fried fish and hush puppies

Floyd Cross, left, and Johnny Stallings

From left: Jimmy Hodges, Norman Drake, Amber Hartwick, and Scott Emerson

Front row from left: Woody Dunn, Stan Turner and Sheriff John Newhart. Back row from left: Kevin O'Sullivan, Dillon and Kasey O'Sullivan and their dad Chesapeake's Undersheriff Jim O'Sullivan

Front row from left: Nancy Seitz, Judy Haugen, Larry and Ruth Ann Rummel. Back row from left: Tommy Seitz of BAE, Bill and Michelle Fitzpatrick, Diane and Jack Finnegan

Event Chairman Mike Winterling, Charity Bryant, and Buddy Cummings

From left: Wilbert Pickett, Mike Winterling, Joyce Webb, Irene Smith, and Ralph Walker Front center: Namir Halabi of Colonna Shipyard an event sponsor

Event Chairman Mike Winterling and his lovely wife Pamela

The band Butter from Virginia Beach provided great entertainment

From left: Randy Sickmier, Alfred Basile, Rachel Sickmier, Alfred Basile, Jr., and Barbara Sickmier

Pirates Cove provided the fish for the festival. From left: Dmitri Boone, Patricia Whigham, Roy Carrico, Stephanie Talley, Barbara White, Eddie Talley, and Jimmy Selfridge

Jim Spalenka got his fill of steamed crabs

Carole McCullough and her daughter Paige

Ken McCullough

From left: Ken McCullough, Debbie McFarland, Coni and Jim Spalenka

Cindy Merica and George Carter

Laura Lawrence and Craig Gallifant

From left: Coni Spalenka, Rebecca Colleran, and Laura Williamson of Options Hairstyling

Good friends Tom DiPrima and John Cooper enjoyed the day

Cecil Doughtie and Christina Cumbo

Mark Old of Home Energy Innovations

From left: Beth and Gary Campbell, Carol Merwin, and Ron Spadafora

Milt and Betty Papke celebrated 56 years of marriage