FAIRFIELD — Raising money for a good cause is usually a good way to get people to show up.
That was the case at McNaughton Park Saturday night as more than 100 people gathered for the inaugural lobster boil to benefit Fun on the Run.
Put on by the Fairfield Community Services Foundation and sponsored by the Twilight Rotary Club, the event was by all accounts a success.
“This was a very successful event, very fun,” said J.D. Lopez, Twilight Rotary president. “Going for a good, charitable cause.”
Lopez said all the proceeds from the lobster boil were to be donated to Fun on the Run, the city’s after-school activity program that visits different city locations each day with games and activities to keep children active.
“This is the only event I’ve been to that 100 percent of the proceeds go to Fun on the Run, or go to whatever we decided,” Lopez said.
While he didn’t have an exact dollar figure, Lopez said, “I would be surprised if we didn’t break into the thousands of dollars.”
Organizer Nancy Meadows Trigueiro said the idea was a new one.
“Nobody in Fairfield has done a lobster boil fundraiser,” she said.
For being the first one, she said that Saturday’s event was a big success.
Lisa Woods, vice president of the Fairfield Community Services Foundation, was happy to see the turnout.
“It was a great event. The first time for this type of event,” she said. “We’re definitely hoping for more people next year.”
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