Nurses' crab feast

MARYLAND SCENE

September 05, 1999|By Sloane Brown | Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun

Crabs weren't the only critters featured at the annual crab feast of Chi Eta Phi, a sorority of African-American nurses. Tons of turtles decorated outfits in the crowd of crab lovers gathered at Martin's West.

"The turtle is our mascot!" club historian DeLois Hamilton explained. "Like the turtle, we may go slowly, but we work [club projects] to the end."

Some 300 members and guests certainly worked slowly but steadily through the group's latest project -- a buffet line of steamed crabs, corn, pasta and chicken.

Among those enjoying the fruits of their labor were event chair Ludie Sims; co-chair Earline Ford; Tanya DeShields-Yates, sorority baselius; Lilyan Slater, charter member; George Fuller, Pepsi-Cola chemist; Lt. Terence Wright, correctional officer; Dr. Alfred Blackstone, family therapist; Shirley Herndon Thomas, print service specialist with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education; and Michael Queen, Northop Grumman electronic technician.

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