July 2, 2020

5th Annual Privateers Bash Nets a Bounty for Connecticut River Museum

Bash guests sample premium rums provided by That’s The Spirit.

Essex, CT  – The fifth annual Privateers’ Bash held at the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, April 2 proved once again to be a swashbuckling evening of music, spirits, tasty bites and treasures that raised over $8,500 to support the Museum’s mission and programs. The rum punch & grog flowed while Steel Accent played the steel drums, Free Men of the Sea performed sea chanteys, and Moonshine Serenade rocked the crowd with Americana/country tunes.  That’s the Spirit Shop hosted premium rum tastings while an impressive array of delectables from Big Daddy’s Texas Style Bar-B-Que, Cloud Nine, Coastal Gourmet, Coffee’s Country Catering, Culinary Concerts, David Alan Catering, Gourmet Galley and Seaflour Foods satisfied the most discriminating palette. 

The crew from Cloud Nine Catering mug it up with Jeni Gray Roberts.

Prizes were awarded to those judged to have the best period costume and the night was capped off with a hidden treasures drawing for donated prizes that included a flat screen television, a book bag from Essex Books, a gift certificate from Scensibles, golf and dinner at Old Lyme Country Club, schooner cruise tickets for four aboard the Mary E, two tickets to Vina Musica & Star Chefs of CT, a tea tasting at Savvy Tea, a gift certificate from Café Allegre, a Pocketful of Posies gift bag, a gourmet fruit basket by David Alan Catering, a Meyer’s Rum basket by Gourmet Galley, Essex Essentials bag, hat & sweatshirt, and an Absolut Martini kit.

Event sponsors were Reynolds’ Garage & Marine, Bogaert Construction Company, Caulfield & Ridgway, All Pro Automotive, BLP Enterprises, Clark Group, Pages, Inc., and Rachel Thomas Associates. 

The Connecticut River Museum is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the natural and cultural heritage of New England’s Great River.  For more information on CRM exhibits, programs, events, and on-water excursions, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call (860)767-8269. 

Russell Buckingham peruses the many valuable raffle treasures donated by area businesses and organizations.