Satire: Hagerstown councilwoman wins cash at annual charity event

Hagerstown City Councilwoman Emily Keller’s winning streak continues.

The Hagerstown Rotary Club held its annual marquee charity event – the Bull and Oyster Roast – on Sunday at the Hagerstown Community College’s ARCC.

Keller announced on Facebook that she had won $1.00.

Attendees at the annual event say that Keller intends to keep her cash prize earnings.

As expected, the reaction to Keller’s winnings is mixed.

“Can you believe Emily Keller has the audacity to keep her prize earnings,” said one Hagerstown resident.

“I mean, I know she’s a councilwoman and all, but who does she think she is winning that money fair and square and then deciding to keep it?”

Others demanded an investigation.

“Keller’s questionable winning streak is just too coincidental,” one Bull and Roast attendee told A Miner Detail.

“The Herald-Mail should look into this. I  don’t think they cover her as much as they should. They should look into this councilwoman.”

Held traditionally on the last Sunday in February, the event is replete with an all-you-can-eat buffet, fresh shucked and fried oysters, beer, wine, soft drinks, gaming tables, tip jars, and even a raffle to win a big-screen high definition television and an iPad mini.

The Rotary Club’s website says that “a growing crowd of over 1000 people attend the event each and every year. Cost is $50 per person; ticket purchases of 8 or 10 can be reserved as tables to ensure your group can enjoy the event sitting together.”

It’s unclear whether Keller intends to hold a press conference on Monday to announce her prize winnings.

Ryan Miner is the Editor of A Miner Detail and the host of A Miner Detail Podcast. He can be reached at

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