2013-08-29 / Mainsheet

Institute’s Lobsterfest Rock-the-Docks

Photos by Jen Carter

Jennifer Booth and Donald Christ The Newport Shipyard was the place to be on Sunday, Aug. 27, as a sell-out crowd of 200 contributed to the seventh annual Rock-the-Docks Lobsterfest, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport. The event benefits the Institute’s Soup-to-Docks program, which provides thousands of free soup meals to fishermen in Newport and Galilee. During the Lobsterfest, the entire board of directors was involved with preparing and serving the hearty feast of steamed lobsters, raw bar, corn on the cob, salads, and homemade desserts. For the second year, the fundraiser featured a phantom auction, which allowed guests to self-select a donation amount and designate the purpose of their choice to support Seamen’s community assistance programs for rent or security deposits, utilities, medications, food cards, holiday gift cards, or emergency basic needs.


Sandra King, Betsy West and Lorill Haynes
Jim Gibson and Lisa Stubbs
Jay Banerjee & Dick Thursby
Earl Stubbs and Wendy Lotz
Tim and Becky Dolman
Donna Elkin, Dick Erwin and Susan McCoy

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