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Berlin, Md. – On Sunday, October 22nd, local restaurants Crab Alley and Bull on the Beach sponsored the 9th Annual Crab Feast and Bull Roast benefiting Atlantic General Hospital.

The Crab Feast and Bull Roast was open to the public and included all-you-can-eat food and beverages, along with auctions, games, giveaways, and music by DJ Wax with just a $60 donation to Atlantic General Hospital. CEO and President of Atlantic General Hospital, Michael Franklin stated, “The event was a complete success. We are so grateful to both Crab alley and Bull on the Beach for organizing such a fantastic event that benefits the Atlantic General Hospital and its mission to improve individual and community health.”

Make note that the 23rd Annual Penguin Swim is to be held on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018. Once again, the swim will be held at the Princess Royale Hotel, Oceanfront and 91st Street in Ocean City, MD. I hope you have been getting ready to dunk your penguin tail in the icy-cold Atlantic Ocean because it will be here before you know it!

The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation is inviting individuals and teams to join in the fundraising. Sixteen teams have already registered and more are joining every day!

This year, event day registration will begin at 10:00 a.m., ending promptly at 12:30 p.m., with the main event at 1:00 p.m. The time in between will be chock full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy: carnival games, face painting, mermaids and more.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built through the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, Atlantic General’s main facility in Berlin, Md., combines the warmth of personalized attention with the reassurance of medical expertise and advanced technology. The not-for-profit hospital provides quality specialty care in oncology, medical and surgical weight loss, orthopedics, and women’s diagnostics among other services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit


Michael Franklin, CEO and President of Atlantic General Hospital and Toni Keiser, VP of Public Relations join restaurant owner of Bull on the Beach, Phil Houck at the 9th Annual Crab Feast and Bull Roast to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. Photo Credit: Dottie Twohig Simons.