Lloyd Center’s Clambake XXXI – Celebrating Science & Education A Success!


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Dartmouth – Last Friday evening, South Coast residents and guests from all over New England joined together at the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXXI, “Celebrating Science and Education!” to raise funds to meet the growing demand for the Center’s education and research programs.

Supporters dined on a traditional New England boiled lobster dinner and danced the night away to music by the popular “Men in Black”. Bidding-high on an impressive collection of items and services donated for the event’s much anticipated Silent Auction, these celebrating supporters made it clear that they care deeply about backing the Center’s ongoing efforts to protect the fragile nature of the area’s coastal ecosystems.

For many years, the Lloyd Center’s Clambake and Silent Auction has marked the official start of the summer season for South Coast revelers. Despite the air of fun and frivolity, everyone at the Center take the event’s continual success very seriously.

Executive Director Rachel Stronach spoke from the heart when she addressed the Center’s supporters, “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, hosts, Clambake Committee, volunteers, staff and attendees, Clambake XXXI has been a great success! The funds raised this evening will go a long way in helping to provide the critical environmental research, education and outreach programs for which the Lloyd Center is so well known.”

Ms. Stronach thanked Kelly Contois Rebello, Chair of the Clambake Committee, as well as, other members of this year’s hardworking committee including: Tena Coley, Sandra T. Hall, Peter L. Macdonald, Suzanne Means, and Dawn Nickerson.


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The Lloyd Center thanks the long list of volunteers, patrons and corporate sponsors that made this event a success! As a result of all the hard work and support, scientists, educators and naturalists of the Lloyd Center will continue to move ahead, in innovative and effective ways, to challenge our children, and inspire our citizens to make wise environmental choices.

Senior Sponsors: Concordia Company, CV Liquors, studio2sustain, inc., Sylvan Nursery, RPI Printing.

Supporting Sponsors: BayCoast Bank, Carney Family Charitable Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Jack Falvey Associates, Inc., IMTRA Corporation, McGrath Clambakes, Inc., Newport Tent Company, Paul & Dixon Insurance Agency, Prime Engineering, Inc., SouthCoast Internet.

Special Thanks To: Carol Veiga, The Chronicle (Dartmouth/Westport), Dartmouth Week, Geraldine Millham Design, Massachusetts DCR, M & M Auto Service,  Northern Wind, Inc., The Salt Works, Salvador’s Ice Cream, The Standard Times, T. A. Tarrant Construction, and the Town of Dartmouth

Thank you to Sandra Hall, for her wonderful Clambake XXXI artwork! and our dedicated and loyal Lloyd Center volunteers!


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Silent Auction Donors: Adam Graves Photography, Arthur Moniz, Barney’s Joy Family, Barrington Bangles, Battleship Cove, Beverly Carter Handcrafted Pottery, Black Bass Grille, Blisscapes, Body Bliss by Dawn, C. E. Beckman, Cape Quality Seafood, Carol Veiga, Coastal Vineyards, Community Boating Center, Compact Backhoe Services, The Cottage, Creations by Sara, Dartmouth Dermatology, Dartmouth Natural Resource Trust, Divine Yoga & Paddleboard Company, Donna Rae Hirt, Earthworks Lawn & Tree, Edith Lauderdale, Folia, Grainger Pottery, J.C. Wagmore, Janet Egan Design, Jet Blue, Joney Swift Photography, Kenneth Gidley, Little Moss, Marcia & Stephen Rath, Maximum Weather Instruments, MedAesthetic Salon & Day Spa, Moontide Dyers, National Marine Life Center, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Norton Gallery, Osprey Sea Kayak, The Pasta House, Paul & Stella Moreira, Refried Tees, Reservation Golf Club, RMS Mortgage, Robin Nunes, Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Ryan McFee, Salt Marsh Pottery, The Saltworks, The Salty Starfish, Silverbrook Farm, Skott Rebello, Steph White, TowBoatUS, Trinity Repertory Company, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Walt Disney World Community Relations, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Whaling City Sound, and Will Rotch.

Bottle Game Donors: A Kitchen, Acme Liquors, Airport Grille, Antonio’s, Back Eddy, Bayside Restaurant, Black Whale, Boston Red Sox, Brian Higgins, Brick Pizzeria Napoletana, Buzzards Bay Brewery, Carol Veiga, Carter’s Clothing, Colonial Beverage, Courtyard Kitchen, Cruising World, Dartmouth Ace Hardware, Destination Soups, Dorothy Cox, Down to Earth, Euro, Exotic Nails, Fay’s Restaurant, Freestones City Grill, Friendly Pizza, Hope Yoga, Isabele’s, Jamberry, LA Spin, Learning House Preschool, Ma Raffa’s, Melissa’s Pet Depot, Morgan Kate, Naughty Dawgs, No Kidding, No Problemo, On the Go, Pa Raffa’s, Pen & Pendulum, Periwinkles, Pour Farm Tavern, Quahog Republic, Rose Alley, Sail Loft, Sailing World, Salon B, Shipyard Galley, Sisters of Solace, Slainté Irish Pub, Speedwell Tavern, Surroundings, The Landing, Village Toy Shop, Wah May Restaurant, Whalers Tavern, Ying Dynasty (Dartmouth), and Whaling City Sound.

If you’d like to be a part of this exciting, annual event, save the date for Clambake XXXII ~ Friday, July 14, 2017 ~ Celebrating Science and Education!