We had a lot of events in Crisfield this weekend, and though it will take me some time to post all the photos, here is one photo from each event to tide you over. I will have photos posted on separate posts no later than Wednesday, so stay tuned.
We started off the day on Saturday, with the 3rd annual 5K walk sponsored by Women Supporting/Curves. It was a great day for a walk around Somers Cove Marina. Thanks to electrical contractors Drewer & Sons, Inc. for taking me up in their bucket for this shot. That is one of the things that makes Crisfield unique; people are so friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately, I had planned on traveling light that day, and carried only my wide-angle lens and my telephoto lens, so I was not able to give you the great view of the marina and a hint of the colorful balloons at the same time without making the people look like ants, but you can come and enjoy Somers Cove Marina for yourself.
I went back to Somers Cove marina in the early afternoon to cover a fund-raiser for Delegate Page Elmore, that included "all-you-can-eat" crab, clams, and pork. This happy couple was really enjoying those Crisfield crabs.
The marina is a great place for holding any type of outdoor event. It has a large covered shed and a fantastic view. As a matter of fact, the famous J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam bake is held here each year, and this year, July 21, will mark its 34th year. If I am not mistaken, it is the largest political event in the state. But an appetite for politics is not required to enjoy this political extravaganza; just a huge appetitie for the best seafood from the bay.
Politicians from both sides, their constituents, and people from all over the country come out for this festive event. For $40.00, you get all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, clams, oysters, fresh fried fish, french fries and sweet potato fries - the real kind, corn on the cob, onion rings, watermelon, and all you can drink beer and soda. Contact the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce (see side bar) for tickets.
A note, on politics. For the past three years, I have covered many political events and have enjoyed the company of wonderful politicians from both sides. I am not a political person. Yes, I vote, but I keep my politics to myself. I just record the happenings.
Kudos to all of our Maryland politicians. You have a tough job, and I respect each and everyone of you! Oh, and good luck to everyone in the upcoming elections.
Later in the afternoon, I popped in on the 2nd annual Terrapin Sands Music Festival, held at the Crisfield American Legion Post #15. Boy, is Crisfield blessed with some magnificent views. Nothing better than kicking back, enjoying a little live music, and watching the sun set on the water. Plan now for the 3rd Terrapin festival.
Oh, proceeds from the festival go to the Wounded Warrior program.
This afternoon, I covered Flag Day ceremonies at the city dock. The Crisfield Elks Lodge does a beautiful job in honoring our flags and country.