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Yarmouth Clam Festival raises money for schools

While the Yarmouth Clam Festival is filled with fun events, the annual tradition also helps raise money for several non-profit groups, including schools. (WGME)

YARMOUTH (WGME) -- While the Yarmouth Clam Festival is filled with fun events, the annual tradition also helps raise money for several non-profit groups, including schools.

Chris Hill is a teacher at Yarmouth High School and coordinator of the sophomore and junior classes at the clam fest.

“Hamburgers and hot dogs, potato chips and soda, and then that's the sophomores,” Hill said. “The juniors have the pancakes breakfast."

It brings in thousands of dollars for the classes and sports teams.

He says for the students, it’s not just about fundraising, it’s an experience they’ll always remember. He certainly does, Hill was on trash duty with his soccer team.

"And I have visions of myself as a little freshman carrying probably 90 pounds of dripping wet lobster juice out of a trash bag and trying to throw it up into a dumpster," Hill said.

He says while who does what has changed over the years, he's happy that after 53 years, the clam fest is still going strong.

"It really is an event that brings the community together and a lot of people do understand how much of a big fundraiser it is for our non-profit groups," Hill said.

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