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Lobster fest a great success

Dear Editor:Carbondale’s first Music and Lobster Fest was a rousing success, with great live music all day and delicious lobster dinners for nearly 600 people. Close to 1,000 people came out to have a great dinner together in the plaza with their friends and neighbors.We owe a special thanks to Woodsie and the town recreation department for all their work in making the food and drink part of the fourth annual Mountain Music Fair so good. Special thanks to Larry Ballenger and the public works folks for getting the plaza together (and apart) for the music Friday night and the fest on Saturday. We have a great town staff and they know how to put on an excellent party.We had more than 50 local musicians come out and entertain us with their incredible talents. It was a fun celebration of our local musicians, and the addition of great food and drink made the event even better than the past three years.Special appreciation to Bill Flanigan, Louis Giradot, Jimmy Polowchena, Carol and Curt Bruno, Jeff Jackel, Shawn O’Neil and my girls, MM and Shannon.Steve StandifordCarbondale