Thousands pack the park for Chesapeake’s Great American Food Fest

food-fest-8What a night! On Wednesday, October 6th, 2016, Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office welcomed thousands of hungry visitors to the Chesapeake City Park for the 37th Annual Great American Food Fest. This year’s festival was bigger and better than ever, with more than 60 vendors.

Sheriff O’Sullivan greeted the crowd with several of the city’s top officials (including Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Commissioner of the Revenue Ray Connor, Senator John Cosgrove, Senator-Elect Lionel Spruill, and City Council members Ella Ward, Debbie Ritter, Roland Davis and Robert Ike).

“The River Boys” kept the crowd dancing with live music; and Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Trena Washington brought spectators to tears as she sang the National Anthem.

All proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Charities fund and Ruritan Community Projects. We would like to thank our partners the South Norfolk Ruritan Club, plus all of the vendors, volunteers, and staff who made the event such a big success!

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