Maine Lobster Festival Donates $1,000 to Local Police Officer’s Family

Courtesy of: Maine Lobster Festival Left to right: Vice President Peter Beal, Fireman Carl Anderson, President Celia Knight, Executive Board member Brian Messing, Executive Board member Jim Brickel.

January 9, 2019 - The Maine Lobster Festival presented a $1,000 donation to Rockland Police Officer Ken Smith and his family. The Smiths’ baby daughter is hospitalized at Boston Children's Hospital with a heart condition. CarlAnderson from the Rockland Fire Department accepted the donation on behalf of the Smith family.

A benefit dinner and raffle for the family will be held at 1 p.m. January 20 in the Rockland Elks Lodge. For more information contact Anderson at (207) 831-9323 or

About the Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, the Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to the Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. In recent years, the festival committee has given more than $500,000 to organizations such as Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and many others. The 2019 festival will be July 31 to August 4. For more information about the Maine Lobster Festival, visit the website at, “like” it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter at @MELobsterFest.

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