Pedro Antonio Lopez, Raul Jule and Joshua Jule, 5, crack into some fresh, steamed blue crabs during the annual crab feast at St. John in Westminster Aug. 10. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)
Westminster Knights spice up fundraising with annual crab feast
August 12, 2013
By Tom McCarthy Jr.
The scent of Old Bay floated in the air mixing with good tunes and a sense of community as St. John in Westminster hosted more than 200 people to its annual crab feast, sponsored by Westminster Council 1393 Knights of Columbus, Aug. 10.
Atlantic Caterers steamed up 19 bushels of crab for feasters in addition to a selection of fare that included pit beef, fried chicken, Italian sausage, Maryland crab soup and cold beer.
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DJ Bill Snyder was spinning records for parishioners to sing and dance to while others placed bids on silent auction items. The event raised $5,100 to put toward funding of various charities in this its fourth year of crustacean cracking.
In addition, the Knights of Columbus picked up two new members and a transfer.
“People saw how much fun we have,” deputy grand knight Bill Adams said. “When they see all the stuff that we do they say, ‘Hey, I need to join this organization.’”
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