Friday, December 16, 2011

What's Up this Weekend in Wellfleet?

Above, a shellfisherman collects shellfish for dinner. Not everyone in Wellfleet can put food on the table. Help those in need by contributing to the Food Pantry. There are donation boxes at several locations in town including the library, COA, Wellfleet Marketplace and Grace Chapel Assembly of God. Please make a contribution of any food or non-food item to these collection boxes. If you live off-Cape, please consider sending a check. Money is very useful as the Food Pantry is able to purchase food items from the Greater Boston Food Bank at reasonable rates, as well as buy other items in bulk. No contribution is too small. Consider sharing what you can with others. Checks can be made out to the Wellfleet Food Pantry, PO Box 625, South Wellfleet MA 02663.

This was a record year of giving for Todd LeBart, owner of The Beachcomber. He contributed a total of $100,000 to charity. This sum includes a food donation to the Mustard Seed Kitchen. May his generosity inspire us all. (An annual tradition, The Beachcomber donates food leftover at the end of the season to Mustard Seed’s “Meals on Wheels” program. The value of food donated this year was $500.)

Another way to help fellow Wellfleetians is to attend the final Yule For Fuel at WHAT on Saturday night, a benefit for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Fuel Assistance Program. Performances will feature The Higher Ground String Band singing. Bluegrass gospel, folk, old time and original compositions by band members; The Seaside Brass Quartet playing Celtic-Folk music; The Trees, the local band playing simple vocal melodies and harmonies accompanied by acoustic guitars and rhythmic beats; Bruce Maclean mixing the sounds of California surf, Memphis rockabilly and 60's pop and psychedelia; and Randy & the Oak Trees.

Prior to Yule for Fuel, join Wellfleetians in carol song at 5:30, Preservation Hall. Carolers will walk down Main Street to the harbor.

Got toys your kids no longer use? Drop them off at The Furies.