Dorch­ester cel­e­brates the Seafood Feast-I-Val

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

CAM­BRIDGE — Res­cue Fire Com­pany held the 37th an­nual Seafood Feast-I-Val on Satur­day, Aug. 13 at Sail­winds Park.

Fire com­pany mem­ber and County Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Ricky Travers said the event was a suc­cess with about 2,000 peo­ple ser ved.

“We used 109 bushels of crabs, 120 dozens of corn, and 55 gal­lons of crab soup,” Travers said.

There were ten buses of outof-town folks that at­tended, and Travers said lo­cal ticket sales were brisk in the last few weeks.

The ex­treme heat caused a need for an up­scaled EMS pres­ence and mist­ing tents, and there were a few guests treated for heat-re­lated ill­nesses, but no ma­jor prob­lems oc­curred, ac­cord­ing to Travers.

Voted one of the Top 100 Events and Fes­ti­vals in North Amer­ica by the Amer­i­can Bus As­so­ci­a­tion, the Seafood Feast-I-Val is a fundraiser for Cam­bridge’s Res­cue Fire Co., and the menu fea­tured all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, fried fish, crab soup, fried clams, bar­be­cued chicken, sweet po­tato fries, ranch fries, wa­ter­melon, corn-on-the-cob, sliced to­ma­toes, hot dogs, cake and freeze pops. Soft drinks were in­cluded in the price and beer will be sold by the cup.

Band Golden Touch per­formed at the event. The day also in­cluded craft tables, lo­cal busi­ness dis­plays, spe­cial en­ter­tain­ment for chil­dren, tours of his­toric Cam­bridge pre­sented by the West End Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion and the 12th an­nual Seafood Feast-I-Val Car Show.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

The 37th an­nual Seafood Feast-I-Val was cel­e­brated on Satur­day, Aug. 13, at Sail­winds Park and fea­tured many seafood de­lights.

Bus-loads of peo­ple lined up to get all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, bar­be­cue chicken, corn-on-the-cob, and more tra­di­tional area fa­vorites.

The 37th an­nual Seafood Feast-I-Val was cel­e­brated on Satur­day, Au­gust 13 at Sail­winds Park.

PHO­TOS BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

This year brought at least ten buses of vis­i­tors, plus lo­cal folks, to sup­port Res­cue Fire Com­pany’s fundraiser.

The 37th an­nual Seafood Feast-I-Val was cel­e­brated on Satur­day, Au­gust 13 at Sail­winds Park.

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