Pirate invasion for a cause

Pirate invasion for a cause

Published October 23. 2019 1:19PM – Chantel M. Bailey, Special to The Times

With swords out, swashbucklers swarmed downtown Mystic as they successfully invaded the locals and conquered the land for their seventh annual Pirate Invasion Oct. 4-6.

Although these maties may have seemed intimidating for taking hostages like savages, it was all for a good cause.

Matt Beaudoin, participating pirate and owner of Mystic Knotwork, said the invasion was a fundraiser for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Every year, we raise hundreds of dollars for breast cancer research,” he said.

“Every time a hostage is taken, our team is devoted to raise more money for the hostage to be released,” Amy Wagner, treasurer of Downtown Mystic Merchants, explained.

There were a number of activities to help raise funds: face paintings, dance performances, talking parrots and much more.

“The pirate invasion is a fabulous and exciting event, especially for the kids,” said Dotty Hoyt.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information on the Terri Brodeur Foundation, visit www.tbbcf.org

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