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Soft crabs, barbecue and all the trimmings

It’s May and the blue crab is shedding. This brings forth those delicate and delicious soft shell crabs, which the members of Locust Grove United Methodist Church at Dutton will prepare and serve.

Organizers said they wanted to do something different and that many hands are pitching in.

Serving fried soft crabs to the public is not new for this group of dedicated Methodists. Back in the early days of Mathews Market Days the church had a food booth and its fried soft crab was a huge success. When Lawrence Ambrose Jr., chairman of the Administrative Council, suggested trying it again, everyone jumped onboard and the planning began. “We do know how to clean soft crabs. We all grew up here,” he said.

Chris Pritchett is providing the soft crabs, all jumbos, and Al Smith will be cooking them on the spot along with Keith Callis and Timmy Howlett. They promise that Locust Grove’s “famous French fries” will also be cooking right before your eyes.


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