Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Benefit, hosted by Cook’s Lobster & Ale House on Bailey Island will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. 
The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund is part of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, whose mission is to foster thriving coastal communities and preserve Maine’s lobstering heritage,” according to a news release.
The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund benefits commercial lobstermen, their families and children who have been affected by tragedy or loss. The program offers cash assistance as needed on a case-by-case basis, and also works to connect those in need with resources in their community. Donations to the Fund are accepted year-round. More information is available at www.mlcalliance.org. 

“The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund is there to help the families and children of commercial lobstermen,” said Patrice McCarron, president of the MLCA. “It’s important to have a resource to turn to when tragedy or hardship strike.” 
The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Benefit was created by Jen and Nick Charbonneau, owners of Cook’s Lobster & Ale House, following the 2016 death of lobsterman Jon Popham. 

At the benefit, customers can also participate in the silent auction featuring items donated by local Maine craftsmen as well as gift certificates for jewelry, lobster, coffee, pizza and overnight stays, among other items. 

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