18th Annual Taste of Essex & Deck’s Day for Dubbers

18th Annual Taste of Essex & Deck’s Day for Dubbers

To Benefit One of North Shore’s Largest Student Scholarships

Tickets On Sale Now!

ESSEX, MA’Tickets are now on sale for two of Cape Ann’s most popular spring events’the Taste of Essex and Deck’s Day for Dubbers! All proceeds from the two fundraisers benefit the L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund, which has awarded $401,500 in scholarships to 36 local students over the past 17 years.

Taste of Essex, North Shore’s premier food- and wine- tasting gala, with over 35 food and beverage vendors, will be held on Friday, May 5th, 2006 from 5:00 p.m-11:00 p.m. at The Essex Room, 127R Main Street in Essex. The theme for this year’s Taste of Essex is Las Vegas! Join us, and travel back to the Rat Pack’s playground for an evening of fine dining, gaming, dancing, and romancing in Cape Ann’s own version of The Sands. There will be chances for all to try their luck gambling at any of the tables’which include: black jack, roulette, craps, and a big money wheel. So, whether your ‘bag’ is hangin’ in the casino, or you wanna ‘groove’ with Frank, Sammy and Dean, you’ll have your fill of ‘Glitter Town.’ Tickets go for $60.00 per guest and can be purchased by calling Woodman’s Clambake and Catering office at 978-768-2559 or 800-649-1773, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. ‘ 5:00 p.m. (credit cards accepted).

Deck’s Day for Dubbers, the much anticipated golf tournament, will be held Monday, May 15th, 2006, at Bass Rocks Golf Course in Gloucester. The entry fee is $200 per person, which includes 18 holes, lunch on the course, prizes, as well as a world famous Woodman’s Clambake Dinner. Make your reservations today by calling 978-768-2559 or 800-649-1773. Don Sudbay, from Sudbay Motors, will again be giving away a FREE CAR as a prize for a hole-in-one (on a specific hole). We thank him for his generosity and encourage you to enter the tournament and try your luck!

The L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund originated in 1988 in memory of L. Dexter Woodman, son of the founder of Woodman’s of Essex and longtime owner of the establishment. Throughout his life, Dexter (‘Deck’) took great joy in serving and supporting the people who lived on and visited his beloved Cape Ann. Proceeds from the Taste of Essex and Deck’s Day for Dubbers are awarded to graduates of the Essex Elementary School and of Manchester-Essex Regional High School. The scholarship fund has expanded its generosity and is now giving scholarships through the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and the Essex Lions Club. All scholarships combined total $40,000 to be given out this year!

So, break out those party shoes, dust off those golf clubs, and get yourself ready for two of Cape Ann’s most popular events!