Last chance to walk the Cape Cod Whale Trail before auction

Going once...going twice...gone!

Last time to walk the Whale Trail before they are auctioned off

The Cape and Islands Whale Trail, the summer-long exhibit of 58 whale sculptures on display in Cape Cod, Marthaâ??s Vineyard, and Nantucket is in full swing. Summer is flying by fast. With the whales leaving their summer homes for the beauty parlor after Labor Day weekend to be manicured and in full glam for the â??Allâ??s Well That Ends Whaleâ? Non-Profit Auction and Gala at the Four Points by Sheraton Hyannis Resort on September 23, it leaves just over a month to explore the trail. Thatâ??s 58 whales to visit! Be reassuredâ?¦it can be done!

Whatâ??s the best way to walk the trail? With eyes wide open! Each whale has its own story, some sharing Cape Codâ??s sea-faring history, exploring coastal life, others mystical and enchanting. Some are comical, pure fun. The â??oddballsâ? keep you on your toes. Just when you expect to see another whale, you come upon Front Whale Drive, a souped-up fiery hot-rod or Ruby the Red Baron a camouflaged fighter plane. Donâ??t miss A Whale of a Lobster. Is it a whale or is it a lobster? You decide.

Find your favorite whale! Love him, own him, and take him home with you. Pre-bidding, along with additional info, for the September 23rd auction is taking place online from July 19 to September 20 at www.CapeandIslandsWhaleTrail.com. Ninety percent of the proceeds from each whale will benefit non-profit and charitable organizations. The remaining 10 percent will go back to the talented local artists that created them. Tickets for the live auction will also be sold at the doors, which open at 6:30pm. Interested bidders are encouraged to RSVP to (860) 437-8025.

Live whales flourish in the wild, the great outdoors, as do each 6-foot fiberglass statue. Each whale is designed to withstand outdoor conditions and is also equipped to be plumbed as a fountain. A garden centerpiece or a welcoming friend, a souvenir reminder of A Whale of a Summer. Take home a whale or cherish the memories, but donâ??t forget to Walk the Trail!

Presenting sponsor is the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Mass.; educational sponsor is the International Fund for Animal Welfare, headquartered in Yarmouth Port, MA; and radio/media sponsor is WQRC Ocean 104 FM.The Cape and Islands Whale Trail is produced by K&M Productions, LLC. For general and auction information including a complete listing of the whales with photos and information about non-profit beneficiaries, please visit www.CapeandIslandsWhaleTrail.com or call (860) 437-8025.

Above: two Hyannis whales, left on Main Street, right at Aselton Park. cctoday photos.

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