The Pemaquid Oyster Festival, coming on Sunday, Sept. 29 from noon to dusk, will be dedicated to the memory of Charlie Herrick, who helped found the event in 2001, and dedicated himself to its success every year since then.
Herrick passed away after a short illness on Jan. 2, 2019.
"Charlie was an integral part of the Pemaquid Oyster Festival, and we will miss him this year," said Scott Folsom, Herrick's business partner at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, where the Pemaquid Oyster Festival is held. "He loved the Oyster Festival ... It was tough work, but a fun day, and Charlie's good humor helped lighten the load for everyone around him."
Hosted by Schooner Landing and the Pemaquid Oyster Company, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival has raised over $150,000 since its' inception. The money is donated to the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, which issues grants to a wide range of local groups in support of marine issues and education.
"This fund is intended to continue Edward Myers’ vision of having a sustainable working waterfront as well as protecting our marine environment; implemented through education and research projects with a focus on marine conservation," said Chris Davis of the Pemaquid Oyster Company.
For more information on the Pemaquid Oyster Festival, check online at pemaquidoysterfestival.com