Concert on the Ocean Off Chebeague Island, Maine to Help Lobstering Families
A unique concert is happening off the shores of Chebeague Island all to benefit Maine's hard-working lobstermen.
Protect Maine’s Fishing Heritage Foundation (PMFHF) is holding the live concert on the ocean on August 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. all to raise money for scholarships for families who make a living in the lobstering and fishing industries.
They definitely have the right band too. Chebeague Island band Turd Pollack will be performing and the great part is they are doing it for free. Their day jobs are as Maine lobstermen and women, so they're happy to donate their time.
Last year, over $50,000 was raised for lobstering families who were hit hard with the drop in lobster sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the focus has turned to the children of the workers in the fishing industry by providing scholarship money as they go on to higher education. An anonymous donor has offered to match funds that are raised up to $25,000.
Here are a few highlights from last year's fundraising concert.
You'll need a boat to see the show, but if don't, you can still make a donation to help out at protectmaine.com. You can use the same link to apply for a scholarship if you are a fishing family. If you can't get out to the show, highlights will be posted on the Protect Maine's Fishing Heritage Foundation Facebook page.
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