Letter: A great success for TriCity Family Services’ Great Lobster Fly In

By on June 30, 2011

On Saturday, June 18, seafood lovers and land lovers alike attended TriCity Family Services’ Great Lobster Fly In event. TriCity Family Services has been flying in lobsters and holding this unique fundraising event for more than 20 years. All of the proceeds benefit the agency so that they can provide affordable counseling and mental health services.

Supporters came to the Old Kane County Courthouse parking lot between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. Although a forecast of rain was predicted, volunteers and customers soaked in the unexpected sunshine.

Through the professional services of Arthur J. Lootens & Son Inc., guests were able to get their lobsters steamed right on site. Guests had the choice of also ordering their lobsters live. Typically, steamed lobsters are the preference, and this held true again for this year’s event.

In addition to lobsters, there were beef fillets from Josef’s Meats (Geneva), a variety of breads from Great Harvest (Geneva), and cupcake boxes from The Latest Crave (Geneva). Through hundreds of food orders collected from supporters in the Tri-Cities area, over 700 lobsters and 100 beef fillets were sold. Through pre-event sales, TCFS raised over $16,000.

TriCity Family Services would like to recognize and thank Fona International Incorporated as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Additionally, they would like to thank BFC Integrated Print Management for donating their services to provide all printed materials.

TCFS is proud to have achieved another successful year for The Great Lobster Fly-In, and is thankful for the tremendous support received.

Hallie Hudson
Development Associate
TriCity Family Services