Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rip It Ups at Prez. Hall & SPAT Awards

There's still time to apply for an educational grant from Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (SPAT). Past awards have ranged from artists' work to informative brochures, and from the restoration of an original Wellfleet oyster shack to the funding of educational programs. The 2012 deadline is March 30th, two weeks from yesterday. Download an application here.

"People have suggested doing video interviews of working shellfishermen for us to use on our website, creating a collection of shellfishing equipment with descriptions and explanations to display publicly for our summer visitors," reports SPAT Board member, Lisa Brown. "We say, 'Sure! Send it in!' And we mean it. Put your heads together with other folks in town and show us what you can do!"

"The sky is the limit as far as content goes," says Mac Hay, Board President. "We are really looking for creative ways people can enhance our town and all it offers. We are committed to reinvesting the proceeds from the OysterFest right back into our community."

For those of you looking to party, don't miss the St. Patrick's Day celebration at Preservation Hall, with the Rip It Ups. Entry is only $5. The fun starts at 8 and continues until 11.