Title

Every year for the past 38, the normally staid town of Yarmouth transforms itsel

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2004

Pages

62-66

Abstract

Every year for the past 38, the normally staid town of Yarmouth transforms itself into the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a huge carnival that fills the coffers of churches and civic organizations and creates a sense of community. Judi Clancy and Phil Harriman are codirectors of the event, which is sponsored by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The Yarmouth Ski Club netted $19,000 in their best year. The only operation making more money is the First Parish Congregational Church, which nets close to $25,000 a year. Officials believe that at least a million dollars changes hands during the Clam Festival, on a budget of roughly $230,000. By Monday morning, thanks to the clean-up crew, the festival has been completely dismantled.

Subjects

Festivals, Yarmouth Clam Festival

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