June 24, 1958


The first lobster dinner on Prince Edward Island was served as a fundraiser for the New Glasgow  and District Junior Farmers Organization. The building had no kitchen and no on site wash room facilities. All the food was prepared elsewhere and brought on site. The first customers had to wait in their car as temporary steps were constructed for them to enter the building.


Inside, the bare studs of the walls were showing, the tables were plywood doors which were laid flat on saw horses and the seats were long benches. Along with this country atmosphere was the simplicity of the meal, a cold lobster, homemade rolls and potato salad as well as fresh desserts; served by the Junior Farmers. The meal was followed by a dance. Sounds like a wonderful meal at a reasonable price of $1.50 per person with all $260 dollars raised going to the Junior Farmers Group.

Original Lobster Suppers, New Glasgow, PEI