Sebastian Clambake Festival: ‘America Runs On Clams’ Slogan

A new slogan has been announced for the 2017 Sebastian Clambake Festival.
A new slogan has been announced for the 2017 Sebastian Clambake Festival. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian Clambake Festival has developed a new slogan “America Runs on Clams.”

The clambake for 2017 will return to Riverview Park on Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 to offer program grants for SOS Cookies, Sebastian River High School’s Chum Bucket program, The Prasad food program, the River Fund; United Methodist Church’s Music Camp, the Ecumenical Food Pantry, and the GFWC Sebastian Jr. Woman’s Club’s Science Camp.

Gina Belli won the slogan contest for the second time since 2006. The catchphrase “America Runs on Clams” will be on this year’s clambake T-shirts designed by Sebastian artist Lisanne Robinson.

This year, the Sebastian Clambake received 87 submissions for its slogan contest.

Last year, the members’ council approved new menu choices at the Sebastian Clambake Festival. One of the new items included crab cakes.

“It is wonderful to work together as a community for our community,” Sebastian Clambake Foundation president Anjani Cirillo told Sebastian Daily. “We are very grateful for our Member Organizations, our sponsors, and all our volunteers. This is a great family event!”

Since 2002, the Sebastian Clambake Festival has raised more than $600,000 for local charities. The festival is a great place for food, drinks, and music performed by popular local bands.


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.