The 27th Annual Sandy Hook LobsterFest, a fundraiser hosted by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., was held Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, at the fire company’s main station on Riverside Road.
Members of the company, its ladies auxiliary, Junior Corps, and family members and friends all volunteered throughout the two-day event to help serve steak and lobster dinners (or surf and turf for those who went for that option), sides and drinks to ticket-holders. A raw bar and desserts were also available.
Live performances were offered by Midnight Rodeo on Friday and The Hollister Thompson Band on Saturday; John Voket performed opening sets each night.
A total of 1,800 lobsters and more than 600 pounds of steak were served last weekend, according to LobsterFest Committee Chairman Anthony Capozziello.
Guests also had the chance to purchase tickets each night, taking a chance on one of two 10-pound lobsters that were raffled. In addition, the company added a raffle of goods and services this year. Attendees could take their chance on more than 30 items and gift certificates that had been donated by local businesses.
Proceeds from the event benefit the volunteer fire company, one of five that respond to Newtown’s homes, businesses and roadways during emergencies.