#79 —Who's the Next Mr. Amagansett?

In honor of one community member, men "compete" for a title, a crown and a clam rake.

Does someone you know and love have what it takes to be "Mr. Amagansett 2012"? Remember, you don't have to be from Amagansett to be the next "Managansett."

That's the open call for the third annual , set for Saturday at the at 7 p.m.

The fun-filled evening where men "compete" for the coveted title, not to mention a clam rake, is all in memory of the late Don Sharkey, an Amagansett volunteer firefighter and the Town of East Hampton building inspector, who died suddenly in 2008.

His friends have memorialized him with the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund that supports the local community in various ways. Money raised through events, like Mr. Amagansett, are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project's East End Soldier Ride, the six fire departments serving the township, charities and individuals in need, while also providing scholarship opportunities for local students.

Sharkey's friends Tina Piette, Patty Sales, Christine Gaudy and Britton Bistrian have been out in full force in recent weeks making sure there is a slew of good competition on Saturday night.

The 2010 inaugural winner "Carl the Greek" and defending champion Ken Wessberg are headed back to the stage. And, Nick Kraus and Talkhouse owner Peter Honerkamp are back with their films. Whoever wins this year gets to be the grand marshal in the Am O'Gansett St. Patrick's parade on March 10.

Entrants require a minimum donation of $150 — not to mention they must possess some sort of talent. We hear there's a song or two in someone's repetoire, perhaps "Macho Man"?

And, those who are too bashful to get up on stage will have their picture on the "chicken wall." Piette said she owed a big thanks to photographer Doug Kuntz who made all entries look great for their mug shot.

And, if you just want to watch the fan-fare, a $20 donation is requested at the door.

Category: Benefit
Price: $150 to enter, $20 to watch
Season: Special Event
Be ready for some fun


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