Chenango Republicans gear up for Lobster Fest

NORWICH – This year will mark the 36th anniversary of the fundraiser billed by Chenango County’s Republican Committee Chairman Tom Morrone as the area’s most “non-political” of political events: Lobster Fest.

This year’s version of the annual event, which serves as the sole fundraiser for the committee, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 18 at the Canasawacta Country Club.

According to Morrone, the event is a chance for people to “kibitz” with local and state officials in a social atmosphere. Lobster Fest is known to draw people from across Chenango as well as from neighboring counties, he said – and not all of them Republican.

“We do have people from the other side of the aisle who come every year,” he explained. One of those he mentioned who often attends is Assemblyman Bill Magee, the Madison County Democrat who heads the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

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