DSC_0256Sunday, November 8 dawned cold, wet and rainy—everyone’s definition of a perfect oyster-eating day!  With the fabulous music of Cruise out of Johnsonville, S.C. to warm them, scores of oyster-lovers, pileau fans and Low Country boil gourmets gathered under the big tent on serendipitous loan from Taste of the Town and proceeded to dig in.

Jeep Ford and Brad Payne kept the pots boiling in the parking lot of the Maritime MuseumDSC_0244 as students ran the freshly steamed oysters over to the waiting tables.  Other students and parents served drinks, hot dogs and bake sale items.  To the side, curious people checked out the silent auction items so graciously donated by TGS parents and local businesses.

When all was said and done (and consumed!), tired Kingfishers realized the event was a huge success.  Thank you to Lisa HaaDSC_0248s, Liz Attias and Laura Tate for organizing the event and getting the band.  Many thanks to our oyster chefs Jeep Ford and Brad Payne, and to Joe Exum for managing everything.  Thank you Rhonda and Tim Morris for pileau and pressure washing!  We would also like to thank our sponsors and good friends: Better Brands, Taste of the Town, Grand Rentals, the Maritime Museum, the River Room and Hanser House.