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At last year’s first-ever Paul Drum Fundraiser Breakfast, guest of honor Paul Drum with mermaid Priscilla Kavanagh. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Eat breakfast with a pirate or a mermaid this Sunday at the second annual “Paul Drum Breakfast Fundraiser: A Mermaid and Pirate Experience” in Greenport.

Dubbed a “fun”raiser, the event benefits the Paul Drum Nautical Education Program, an organization that teaches children boating safety via Coast Guard Auxiliary members, as well as ecological theories and practices. It also offers nautical-themed educational lectures.

Drum, 30, is a popular local personality who works at the Greenport restaurant Front Street Station, which is owned by his mother, Sharon Sailor, and grandfather David Sailor.

Drum, who has Down syndrome, teamed up last year with the East End Seaport Foundation Museum and Marine Foundation to create the fund after his family’s restaurant competed in the museum’s chowder competition. The museum was so impressed with his enthusiasm that together they formed the Paul Drum Nautical Education Program.

Nicknamed “Pauly the Man” or “PTM,” Drum is well-known in Greenport Village and has long been considered the unofficial mayor of Greenport. Last year, Greenport Mayor David Nyce actually appointed him “Mayor for the Day” during the 2014 Maritime Festival.

This year, Drum will be appointed “Police Chief for the Day” by Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley at the 2015 Land & Sea Gala on Friday, Sept. 25.

“This is a chance to show all that no matter what your station in life, you have something worthwhile to give and contribute,” Sharon Sailor said in an email. “The funds raised last year supported seven weeks of programs at the East End Seaport Museum for children. They had a touch tank, racing mini sailboats and aquatic exploration.”

“A Mermaid and Pirate Experience” will take place Sunday, Sept. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Front Street Station, located at 212 Front St. in Greenport.

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