Tree Docent: Greet visitors, answer questions about the project, take photos as requested, monitor that artwork is being respected.
Mascots: Sandy Claws and Frosty the Snowman both enjoy making appearances at the Lobster Trap Tree. They are popular with children and end up in many Christmas card photos. Height restriction of 5' 10" for either costume.
Professional Artists: If you are a professional artist from CT or RI and you are interested in being considered to donate your talents to paint a buoy for the 2022 tree display and auction, please email LKonicki@oceanchamber.org and provide links to your art work, name, address and phone.
Buoy Squad: If you would like to join the team that drops off buoys, picks them up from artists 8 weeks later and carefully transports them to the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, please email LKonicki@oceanchamber.org and provide your name and phone. We also rely on this team to help string the buoys.
Tree Team: It takes many hands to help load lobster traps onto trucks, transport them from Westerly to Stonington, and assemble the tree over 2 days. Similarly, it takes a great team to reverse the process on February 1 when the tree comes down. The work is very physical and the traps weigh 30 pounds each. If you’d like to help out, please contact Lisa Konicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-596-7761.
Tree Docents & Photographers:
Janet McClendon Vaskas