November 20, 1018, Cape Charles, VA – The Cape Charles Rotary Club is doing something new! It’s offering its 100% crab meat, no filler, crab cakes just in time for your Holiday Season festivities.

The history of the Cape Charles Rotary Club crab cake begins in the 1980’s when a donated pop-up tent trailer was converted into a crab cake sales stand, and the Club began its signature fundraising program. Back then, sandwiches were prepared and sold at Cape Charles’ July 4th and fall festivals.

Selling the sandwiches to the general public was fun, but it was also hard work and sales were limited. Furthermore, the health department began to frown upon the cooking arrangement and the “crank-up” camper became a maintenance issue. Around the turn of the century, the Club skirted these issues by simply selling uncooked crab cakes.

By eliminating the deep-fryer, the Club was able to distribute their gastronomic seafood delights up and down the Eastern Shore. In fact, over three thousand crab cakes have been sold annually for the last three years. The crab cakes are offered in trays of six for $40. Orders are requested by December 7th for December 14th delivery.

Contact Bill Payne at 757-390-7253 or ( if you have questions or wish to secure your order.

The Cape Charles Rotary Club thanks its friends for their continued support of its community projects.