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For more than 50 years, the Frenchboro (Outer Long Island) Congregational Church has hosted a Lobster Dinner to benefit the Church and the island community.  Saturday August 8, 2015 marks the 54th year that the Frenchboro community will welcome hundreds of guests, many of whom attend year-after-year, to enjoy the island, the village and the food.

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Every year on the second Saturday in August, rain or shine, the island community comes together to host this much-anticipated event, volunteering to contribute and cook pounds of lobster, bake scores of pies, donate items for the raffle and art auction and greet and serve the hundreds of guests who attend this Festival.  Over the years, the Dinner has expanded to include live music, a road race, children’s games and other activities, giving the event a true Festival atmosphere.

A lobsterman brings in the lobster.

Proceeds benefit the Frenchboro Congregational Church and its outreach programs to the island community.  Proceeds also benefit island non-profits including the Historical Society, Library, and Solid Waste Committee.