Lobster Fundraiser for the ELIMINATE Project

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg is bringing in a truckload of fresh live Maine lobsters (out of the water less than 24 hours) to Williamsburg to help raise money to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus around the world. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.

Live Fresh Maine Lobster, directly out of the cold Atlantic waters of Booth Bay Harbor Maine. 1 1/4lb average per lobster. Order your live lobster(s) a the bottom of this page by Tuesday November 7th. Pickup them up Saturday Nov 11th from 1-2:30pm at Walsingham Academy at 1100 Jamestown Road.

Bring a cooler or plastic bag to put your lobsters in for transportation. DO NOT put ice in your cooler, a gel pack is ok. Kiwanis will not be cooking any lobsters. Cooking instructions are listed below.

Customer understands if lobsters are not claimed by 2:30 PM, lobsters and money may be forfeited.

Phone number for Mike Lewis who will be at Walsingham Academy on November 11 is 757-784-5596

Cooking Lobsters:

Here's a YouTube video with instructions on how to cook and break down the lobster to get to the meat http://www.youtube.com/embed/mGULLgmeTlQ


(from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council)

Steaming Lobster - Put 2 inches of salted water or a combination of water and white wine in the bottom of a large kettle. Bring to a boil and add lobsters one at a time. Cover the pot, return to a boil and allow around 12-15 minutes for a 1-1/4 pound lobster. Let lobster drain.

Boiling Lobster - Fill a large kettle no more than ¾ full of salted water. A rule of thumb is 2-1/2 quarts of water for each lobster. Bring the water to a boil, put the lobsters in one at a time and return to a boil. Simmer about 15-18 minutes. Let lobster drain before serving.

Storage of Lobsters - Live lobsters should be stored in open containers in the refrigerator or cooler provided they are kept moist with saltwater dampened towels or newspaper. DO NOT immerse lobster in fresh water or place directly on ice in an airtight container as they will suffocate and die. Live lobster can live up to 48 hours provided they are kept chilled and moist as described above.