Lobsterfest raises record amount for Philharmonic

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Lobsterfest event raises record funds

The recent Lobsterfest: The Phil’s Maine Event, a fundraiser for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic concert and music education programs, raised a record amount in its third year.

The event genera- ted $50,000, said Katelyn Phillips, marketing director for the orchestra.

The Philharmonic programs reach more than 13,000 people annually in south central Indiana, according to the organization’s figures.

The seafood-oriented event this year attracted 385 people to a tent along Fifth Street in downtown Columbus.

Proceeds have continued to grow. The event raised $44,000 in its 2014 debut and $48,000 last year.

Information: 812-376-2638; thecip.org