100th Annual Oyster Roast

A big birthday for a big event. Hundreds of stalwarts turned out at the Fifth Regiment Armory for The Rotary Club of Baltimore’s annual oyster roast, reputed to be the oldest continuous running oyster roast in the country.

Folks filled the Armory to enjoy good food, good company, a silent auction, and a number of prize wheels, including the roast’s famous bacon wheel, where winners walked away with 9 pounds of the meat as the prize.
Oh…and did we mention the event’s main draw? Oysters. Lots and LOTS of oysters.
Pictured (LtoR) Delores Edwards, Rotary International District 7620 assistant governor; Maria Kolotos, retired program manager; Howard Weisberg, event chair; and Karen R. Blake, Baltimore Rotary Club president
Pictured (LtoR) Rick Phipps, CTP director of compliance; Sharon Waters, Fireline Corporation; Meg Bryant, Anne Arundel County Public Schools executive assistant; and Dennis Bryant, Fireline Corporation sales engineer
Pictured (LtoR) Bill Cunningham, Baltimore Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board member; Fred Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun writer; Kevin Lynch, University of Maryland Medical System ERP IT operations director; Jim Burger, Baltimore-based photographer; Rob Kasper, Baltimore-based author; and Al Barry, AB Associates principal
Pictured (LtoR) Ron Thompson, The Wills Group maintenance manager; Tom Podczaski, Eastern Sales and Engineering operations manager; and Brian Fenwick, The Wills Group construction manager
Pictured (LtoR) Keith Brooks, Catalyte principal agile project manager; and Rita Brooks, SAIC director of small business programs
Pictured (LtoR) Joe Mauldin, Alliance Global Graphics signmaker; Dr. Ryan Makiewicz, Annapolis Comprehensive Dentistry owner/dentist; Ed Mauldin, Bel Air Golf Center consultant; and Jason Baynard, Pivot Physical Therapy area manager
Pictured (LtoR) Trina Palmore, King Financial financial planner; Nathan Chapman, Chapman Company president; Karen Gray, The Modell Lyric box office manager; and Conrad Gray, The Modell Lyric operations specialist
Pictured (LtoR) Fareed Khan, HBW account executive; and Sana Ghaznavi, HBW commercial underwriter
(January 18, 2020 – Fifth Regiment Armory)
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.