Oysters and Family Fun Start Off the New Year

Mar 4, 2010
Family is a focal point at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Reaching into the community with an open hand, and a generous heart is the goal of every ministry of the church, one of the oldest in the lowcountry community, built by an Irish immigrant, and deeded to the bishop in 1846.
On March 6th, the fifth annual Oyster Roast and Microbrew Festival will be held in Port Royal’s Live Oaks Park (right beside Port Royal Elementary School). The event begins at 1pm and is a neighborhood celebration of local fare in support of education. Prizes, and a live auction that begins at 5:30 pm will be complimented by live music from “Steppin’ Stones.” The festival concludes with a bonfire and activities coming to a close at 8:00pm.
The Festival in an “All-U-Can Eat” affair with oysters and a beer testing, featuring 50 different brews from all over the world. Wine and soft drinks are also available. We Island Gumbo will also be on sale, along with hot dogs, and chili for those who don’t like oysters. Tickets are available for $20 per person at St. Peter’s School and at Bill’s Liquors & Fine Wines located on highway 21 (beside Grayco Hardware). There is a rain date set for March 7th if Saturday’s weather is uncooperative.
There is a “Kid’s Court”- a secure, supervised area for children 14 & under – offering a free menu. The Kids Court will have games, inflatable rides, face painting, and a live DJ. Kids are “tagged”, and a positive I.D. by a responsible adult is required for safe removal of children from the Kid’s Court.
In the past, the Oyster Roast has helped St. Peter’s, raise money for a basketball court, computers, and soccer bleachers, and has helped establish a mini-grant program for students, faculty, parent and school administrators. Last year, the festival committee raised enough money to complete the construction of an athletic field house and concession stand. But to get 2010 started off with another fun lowcountry event, join the volunteers and organizations sponsoring the 5th Annual Oyster Roast in Port Royal. The admission is worth the price of a babysitter alone and you can have some fun, keep the kids entertained, win some prizes, and enjoy great food and fare for a good cause.

Tickets are on sale at St. Peter’s School and at various locations throughout Beaufort county including Bill’s Liquors and Fine Wines on Lady’s Island and in Bluffton. Cost is $20 per person. For more information contact Douglas Massalon at (843) 227-1280.


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