It’s time to celebrate! And the Lincoln County Democratic Committee (LCDC) will be doing just that when they host the public at their Family Fun Day Lobster Bake on Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Cider Hill Farm in Waldoboro. This slice of Americana will feature the Democratic big tent, live music, beer, wine, freshly shucked local oysters, and grassroots politicking at its most personal.
“I was talking to Betsy Wooster, our resident LCDC historian, the other day,” said Geoff Bates, chair of fundraising initiatives for the organization,“and she believes that the first lobster bake was in 1990. With the year of the pandemic subtracted out, it makes this at least our 30th year!”
Invited guests include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (CD 1), Gov. Janet Mills, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, Treasurer Henry Beck, Senate President Troy Jackson (SD 1), and Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau (HD 11), along with elected officials representing Lincoln County towns: Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli (SD 23), Sen. Chloe Maxmin (SD 13), Reps. Lydia Crafts (HD 90), Allison Hepler (HD 53), and Holly Stover (HD 89), District Attorney Natasha Irving (PD 6), Sheriff Todd Brackett, and County Commissioners Mary Trescott (D 3) and Bill Blodgett (D 2).
The afternoon will begin at Noon with a social hour accompanied by live music. Dinner begins when the lobsters (or your choice of grilled hot dogs or a vegan meal) come off the grill at 1 p.m. Short speeches by our representatives in government follow and there will be lots of opportunities to support the LCDC via three separate onsite raffles.
Lobster dinners include steamed mussels and whole potatoes, and all dinners include coleslaw, corn-on-the-cob, sweet summer watermelon, and water. “Our vegan option is new this year,” Bates mentioned. “Folks who choose this will receive grilled veggies, a plant-based protein, corn-on-the-cob, vegan coleslaw, and watermelon.” Catering will be provided by The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to support the LCDC, the details of which can be accessed, along with a link to make reservations, at lincolncountydemocrats.com/lobster. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Aug. 2. For more information about this event, please contact Bates at 207-644-8776.
The LCDC uses the money they raise through this and other fundraising initiatives to support their local efforts in Lincoln County. Its grassroots mission is to organize volunteers and communicate with voters in support of candidates who believe in the Democratic ideals and principles of government by, of, and for all the people.