Monday, July 11, 2011

Lobsters Help Church Raise Money for Annie's Hope

From St. Louis-

Thanks to hundreds of live lobsters that recently made a trek from Maine, members of Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood were able to raise $1,491 for Annie's Hope.

This is the 10th year the church has held "Lobsters on the Loose," in which buyers place orders in June and pick up the lobsters (live or cooked) at Grace Episcopal.

Church members recently prepared, cooked and wrapped the 328 Maine lobsters. They also sold classic lobster sides, corn-on-cob and new potatoes. The produce was donated by a local distributor, according to a statement from Grace Episcopal.

Originally funds from "Lobsters on the Loose" went to the church's operating fund, but five years ago members turned the sale into an outreach project.

“Over the past five years that we’ve donated to Annie’s Hope, we have raised more than $11,000,” said event co-chair and Grace member Julie Grossman in the statement.

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