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After the Shells Are Swept Away

What’s left from Annapolis Rotary’s crab feast? $58K for good works

At the opening of crab season, it’s easy to remember how good it is to sit down to a feast of freshly steamed, spiced Maryland blues. The 2,500 hungry people who last August helped the Rotary Club of Annapolis live up to its reputation for throwing the World’s Largest Crab Feast not only had a good time but also did good works. More remained of that feast than a big pile of shells. Profits of $58,500 are funding the good works of 46 Anne Arundel County community groups.
    Grants ranged from a high of $3,500 to $500. Whatever your cause, you’ll likely find it represented on this long list. Court Appointed Special Advocates topped the enrichment list, with homelessness, Hospice, wellness, seniors citizens and immigrants, kids and animals also receiving nice chunks through a host of organizations. Arts and the environment also benefitted, with grants to Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis Green, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Anne Arundel County Public Library and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
    Keep the good works going, and mark your calendar for August 4, the date of the 72nd World’s Largest Crab Feast.