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House of Ruth's Crabaret( Photo by Karen Jackson, for the Baltimore Sun / July 10, 2014 )
Lisa McCall, left, Cheryl Keeney, Melissa Sharlat, and Zoe Rush
For the 12th year, The Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden provided the perfect setting for quite the garden party: House of Ruth Maryland's Crabaret. Around 500 folks mingled around the fountains and sculptures at the $100-$125-a-ticket event, taking in the gorgeous environs as they sipped cocktails or tried offerings at beer and wine-tasting tables, sampled different crab -- or crab-inspired -- dishes at various food stations, and perused a silent auction. A quick summer shower sent the crowd briefly inside Gertrude's restaurant -- which hosts the annual shindig -- but hardly dampened the party spirit.
The reason was simple, according the organizers.
"I think it just keeps getting better every year," said Sandi Timmins, House of Ruth Maryland executive director.
"It's really all about being able to join all the people who made a difference in the House of Ruth," said Jeff Musgrove, board president.
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