CRISFIELD -- Under a blazing sun, thousands of people piled through the gate at Somers Cove Marinato get their fill of Crisfield seafood and a chance tohobnob with politicians and old friends from around the state.
While many were wilting in Wednesday's intense heat, it was really nothing unusual for veteran attendees of the J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake.
"This is probably 2 degrees hotter (than usual), and it's always hotter than hell," observed Crisfield Mayor Percy "P.J." Purnell, who was greeting visitors in a tent hosted by the city. Photo Left to Right: Delegate Norm Conway, Wendy Rosen, Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton.
But even temperatures in the upper 90s and humidity around 80 percent didn't seem to deter anyone from attending the 36th annual event.
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