Veterans and families learn quahogging at North Kingstown Town Beach

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Vet Center and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management hosted an event to teach Rhode Island veterans and their families how to quahog on Saturday.

The free event for service members, veterans, and their families at North Kingstown Town Beach included a quahogging demonstration as well as a chance to get hands-on experience with quahogging.

Veteran Outreach Program Specialist Justyn Charon said that 40 veterans and their families joined in on the shell fishing event.\

He added that the reason the organization chose quahogging as an activity was because it was something that was quintessentially Rhode Island.

“It a part of our culture, it’s who we are,” Charon said. “You find out a lot of people want to do it, they just don’t know how to do it.”

He said that the ultimate goal of events that the Vet Center puts on is to build a community of veterans.

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