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Oxford Rotary Club gives back through Crab Feast

The Oxford Rotary Club raised more than $8,000 at its annual Crab Feast on Sunday, Sept. 24. More than 230 people gathered to enjoy delicious food and support the Rotary’s work to strengthen the community.

The fifth annual Crab Feast event was held at The Wellwood Restaurant in Charlestown, Md. Attendees enjoyed a generous buffet and unlimited crabs, as well as raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and a silent auction. All of these activities contributed to the Oxford Rotary Foundation’s funds to support projects that strengthen the Oxford community.

Past proceeds from the event have supported an Inclusive Playground in Oxford Community Park, Boy Scout Troop #13 in Oxford, and scholarships for outstanding Oxford Area High School students. This year, the Rotary Club designated $5,000 of the event proceeds to be donated to Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center (OANSC). The Rotary Club also conducted a holiday food drive for NSC’s Food Pantry.

OANSC executive director Aaron Karpas said, “We are so grateful for the support of the Oxford Rotary Club for these families who lost everything, and really to the entire Oxford community which has been so generous and willing to help out. It has been challenging to help these devastated families regroup and settle safely into new housing, and we could not have done it without help from our neighbors.”

The Rotary Club of Oxford is a local chapter of Rotary International, a nonprofit which pursues “service above self” by supporting projects local, national, and international in scope. Rotary members are people from the community who gather to help make their community a better place. The Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at noon at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. If you are interested in joining or learning more, reach out at [email protected] or message us on Facebook: