DSC_0965All reports on Sunday, November 9 predicted sun from 2:00-5:00, so the Kingfishers took heart! The weather was absolutely beautiful by 3:00 and the parking lot at the South Carolina Maritime Museum was filled with more than 200 hungry oyster-eaters who showed up early and stayed late. The sweet smell of smoke from the fire pit filled the air and steam rose from the oyster pots and trays as Joe Exum, Jeep Ford and Brad Payne did their magic. All over, volunteer parents and students were getting all sorts of jobs done: making signs for the trash cans, setting up the silent auction, selling drinks, tickets and baked goods, serving hot dogs and BBQ, cleaning up shells and trash, and keeping the trays of steaming oysters coming out to the tables.

DSC_0946John Lammonds showed up to play his music and regaled the crowd with everything from “Ring of Fire” to “Blister in the Sun.” The mood was mellow and relaxed.

This Oyster Roast was a chance for us to work together, to be with friends new and old and to make some money for our scholarship fund.  It was successful on all three counts (including a  great new PTO initiative–the silent auction!). Thanks go to PTO president Lisa Haas, for getting us organized, to John for giving us music, and to all the volunteers for working so hard.DSC_0874 DSC_0952