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Yarmouth prepares for annual clam festival

Preparations are well underway for this weekend's Yarmouth Clam Festival, which is about a lot more than clams and carnivals. (WGME)

YARMOUTH (WGME) – Preparations are well underway for this weekend's Yarmouth Clam Festival, which is about a lot more than clams and carnivals.

More than a dozen non-profit groups sell food at booths at the festival, raising money for charity. One of the longest running booths is run by the Yarmouth Lions Club.

They were busy setting things up Tuesday, getting ready to fry and serve thousands of pounds of fried food.

In the past 52 years, this booth has raised enough money for scholarships, seeing-eye dogs, free eyeglass programs, senior housing and an ATV for the local fire and rescue teams.

In addition to the booth's very popular fried food, the Lions Club is also offering an ice cold drink this year.

Inspired by the Downeaster’s signature "Lime Rickey," it's called a "Lemon Lucy," a nod to the "I Love Lucy" show.

The Yarmouth Clam Festival runs July 20-22.

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