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January 16, 2014

Oyster-shucking fundraiser planned for Feb. 8

NEWBURYPORT — Pennies for Poverty, a local nonprofit working to help alleviate poverty in the Greater Newburyport area, announced the date of its third annual Oyster-Fest Fundraiser.

The event will be held on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Starboard Galley Restaurant, 55 Water St.

As always, the event features oyster selection and shucking by Richard Rush, editor-in-chief of the Oyster Information Newsletter. Rush is known throughout New England for his entertaining and educational shucking events. He personally selects only the finest available oysters to be served at his events. The fundraiser is free and open to the public.

The recommended donation is $10 per person.

This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Newburyport Art Association’s free reception for their Winter Show Part 2 juried award recipients, on the same night from 7-9 p.m., virtually next door to the Starboard Galley Restaurant, at 65 Water St.

Holding these events together allows Newburyport residents to enjoy a great night of socializing on a Saturday evening in the middle of winter, great oysters, great art and financial support for a worthy cause.

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