Rock the Dock honors child killed in August wharf crash, raises $30,000
Port Clyde — When tragedy strikes, communities come together, and that is what happened Oct. 19 at the Rock the Dock benefit at Monhegan Boat Landing.
The Port Clyde community banded together to host the event in honor of 9-year-old Dylan Gold, who was killed in a car crash in the village in August. The event was organized by Monhegan Boat Line with volunteers from all along the coast.
More than $30,000 was raised with a final amount still being tallied. Fishermen donated more than 2,000 pounds of lobster to serve the more than 1,000 people who attended. There also was roast pig, oysters, and salads, side dishes and desserts aplenty.
The proceeds will fund LifeFlight of Maine and St. George Ambulance.
Musical entertainment was provided by Country Choir and Maine Rockets.
Karan Cushman said the event is a way to tell the Gold family the community cares about them. Cushman lives near the village and said her father was one of the first people on the scene following the August crash that injured three people and killed Gold.
The Gold family, who are from Cohasset, Mass., were aware of the event, but unable to attend. A painting of a large heart, which was signed by attendees, will be sent to the family.
Rock the Dock benefits first began to raise funds to build a memorial to honor town fishermen lost at sea. That monument is now located at Marshall Point Lighthouse.
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