Posted by Susan | Posted in Healthy Eating | Posted on 26-04-2012
Seafood Lovers Unite! The Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 provides a way to both indulge in all manner of seafood and support a worthy local cause. Panoramic Memorial Waterfront Park will play host to live music provided by such bands as Southwood and the East Coast Party Band. Family fun events include a shrimp eating contest, shag dancing contest, and plenty of activities for the kids! Area restaurants will provide plenty of tasty morsels to sample while watching the boat parade.
Let’s not forget the main event –the blessing of the local shrimp fleet by clergymen in hopes of a prosperous and safe 2012 shrimping season. This event started almost 25 years ago to support the local shrimping industry and has grown into one of our most popular, anticipated local events. While the shrimping industry is not as large as it once was, it is still a vital part of this area’s economy that continues to benefit from the support of the local community.
Plenty of shrimp and local seafood will be on hand to feed the hungry throngs of festival goings—come early but don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, an appetite, and plenty of sunscreen to enjoy a day of sun and fun. Event hours are from 11:30 am – 6 pm. This is one spring festival not to be missed!