The 25th Annual Lobsterfest took place this weekend beneath alternately grey and sunny skies. Two thousand lobsters and another thousand burgers, hot dogs and soup were served to friends, families, and fire fighters from near and far. They came to meet, greet and eat, and listen to music that kept the feet tapping.
Karin Halstead, who wears many hats at the company, including that of firefighter, said, "It has become such a tradition for us that we now have two trucks with lobster decorations.”
Lobsters are not indigenous to the area, but were introduced as a fund raising idea in 1988, Halstead said.
Over the weekend, 2,000 lobsters, 700 pounds of rib eye steak and hamburgers, and 50 crates of corn were consumed.
Proceeds from the event will go towards training classes for the firefighters and general maintenance of the fire house and gear. Assistant Chief Anthony Capozziello said, "It is also a great time for the town."