Big turnout for beach fundraiser

Evie Solomon and Luceita Mosquite tend the grill.

Bodden Town’s Webster Memorial United Church took to the beach for a fundraiser last week.

Kenrick Webster, an organizer of the May 6 event at Coe Wood Public Beach, said it is one of church’s many initiatives to raise money for summer camps, after-school programs, seniors outings and other activities.

“We had a very good turnout of people to the beach,” said Mr. Webster. “On sale was fry crab, lobster, fried fish barbecue and in addition to that, we had homemade rolls.”

Mr. Webster said even tourists pulled in to support the venture and to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

“It is something very exciting to know that the church can give back to the community by hosting these events,” added Mr. Webster.

Lloyd Charlton, chairman of the fundraising committee, said they try to do something to raise funds for the church every quarter, and noted that the next event will likely have a more youthful focus.

“We are going to try something different next time, and try to get the young people more involved because the older folks that do all the cooking are getting tired,” he said.