For reservations, please call 508-990-0505 ext. 10
It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s CLAMBAKE XXIX, known locally as “Simply, the best!”.
Festivities will begin at 6 o’clock on the evening of Friday, July 11, by the side of the sea at Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth. Hors d’oeuvres and chowder will be served at 6:30 p.m., and a traditional full lobster dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. With a limited number of seats available, advance reservations are an absolute must.
Those who have attended this event in the past, know it to be the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, with its glorious sea-side setting, complete New England boiled-lobster “clambake” dinner, top-shelf open bar, extraordinary silent auction and dancing to the strains of ‘Men in Black’, a fun, high energy, six piece band with powerhouse male and female vocals.
Kelly Contois Rebello, co-chair of Clambake XXVIII, will chair this year’s event. Kelly is a full-time real estate agent, well known throughout the South Coast region. She’s also co-owner of Hearth Heating, a family business, in partnership with her father. Originally from Fairhaven, she now resides in Dartmouth with her husband, Skott, and their two daughters, and also sports an outstanding record in organizing fundraisers for local causes.
Kelly is enthusiastic about the opportunity to move forward with this event, already a classic in its own right, with a dedicated group of experienced volunteers, assisted by members of the Lloyd Center’s staff and board of directors. Members of Clambake XXIX’s Steering Committee are Kelly Contois Rebello, Chair, Eric A. Braitmayer Sandra T. Hall, Peter L. Macdonald, Robert A. MacGregor, Shari L. McGuire, Suzanne Means, and Ellesse Nunes.
A tradition upon which so much depends, the Clambake helps to underwrite the costs of the Lloyd Center’s critically important environmental research and education programs.
Today, the Lloyd Center is working hard to protect the nature of our beautiful coast and to bring first-rate environmental science classes to thousands of deserving children in our area’s public schools. The Lloyd Center is truly giving back to children that vital connection to nature, which for so many had been lost.
Artwork courtesy of Sandra Hall