Lobster Day Looking to Claw For Attention at FCHS

Curran Gilster, Online Editor

Did you know that there’s an annual event that happens at Falls Church High School known as Lobster Day? This event has not always been well-publicized within the school community, but we are hoping to change that this year. Lobster Day will be will be occurring on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the school cafeteria at 7 a.m. But this event actually happens multiple times a year. A group comes down from Maine with fresh lobsters and sells them to students, teachers, and locals.
As many people know Maine has some of the best lobsters in the country because of how fresh they are, making them a big hit here at Falls Church. Lobster Day brings out many people who are interested in getting a taste of the fresh Maine lobsters, but there are a lot of interesting facts about lobsters that many people do not know, such as:

In early New England, eating lobster used to be considered a sign of poverty

Lobsters can also grow up to 40 pounds

Lobsters strangely taste with their legs and chew with their stomachs

Lobsters can also exert pressure with one of their claws up to 100 pounds per square inch

They can regenerate limbs, such as when a claw is pinched off by another lobster

Their shells were once used to make golf balls

Lobsters are not actually red; they turn that color when cooked, but before they can be yellow, or green, or blue
The Athletic Boosters help organize the event and provide the space for Lobster Day to happen. As a result, the boosters earn a portion of the proceeds that are taken in through sales. The Activities Department also helps them out a little.
John Cascella (10) had this to say about one of last year’s Lobster Days: “The environment was nice and energetic, I really enjoyed it.” He also said, “I enjoyed the taste of the lobsters I bought at Lobster day. I would definitely recommend Lobster day to anyone who would want fresh, delicious lobsters