Sid’s new home

OCES is a sponsor of one of the twenty-nine lobsters that greet visitors along the streets of Plymouth as part of an outdoor arts initiative called “The Plymouth Lobster Crawl”. The OCES lobster, Sid, which stands for “Supporting Independence and Dignity”, was originally showcased at Nelson Park on the Plymouth waterfront. He now has a new “perch”, prompted by a disappointing circumstance – with a happy ending.

Sid is right in front of the Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center – also known as the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, at 25 1/2 Court Street (at the corner of Brewster Street), right in the heart of historic downtown Plymouth. 

One of Sid’s fellow lobsters, Sir Loin, was located not far away from him on the waterfront. Vandals stole Sir Loin, but outpouring of support from the community allowed a replacement lobster to be ordered, redecorated and reinstalled. The decision was made in conjunction with the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce to move Sir Loin and Sid to locations with a little more foot traffic to avoid any future unintended disappearances.

We are delighted to report that Sid is now settled in and ready for your visit – and remember to take a #SelfieWithSid and post it to social media.

The Naming of Sid

OCES held a naming contest amongst their staff and the name SID most accurately reflected the OCES mission statement, which is “to support the independence and dignity of elders and people with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living.”

Nicole Long and Samantha Shields

Nicole Long and Samantha Shields

SID was custom-designed and hand-painted by Samantha Shields, a talented local artist, U.S. Air Force veteran and Plymouth resident.

OCES encourages visitors to take a selfie with SID the OCES Lobster and post your photos on your social media channels using #SelfieWithSid #PlymouthLobsterCrawl.

About Plymouth Lobster Crawl

The Lobster Crawl will feature 29 unique structures measuring five feet tall. The fiberglass structures are sponsored by local businesses and organizations; each is custom designed and hand painted by local artists. This FREE art exhibit is presented by the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce.

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