Friday, January 10, 2014
The Sewee Association announces the best oyster roast of the season... the ninth annual Music and Oysters for Wildlife fundraising event, hosted by the Sewee Outpost and Awendaw Green, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. The Sewee Outpost is located at 4853 Highway 17N in Awendaw, just 15 minutes north of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
It will be an afternoon of great local Bulls Bay oysters (all you can eat. Bring your knife and glove) and fantastic music by great musicians who support this event to give back to the beautiful South Carolina coast they love. The amazing Lincoln Middle/High School Steel Band will open the event again this year followed by Ed Hunnicutt, Red Dog Ramblers, Mark Bryan and Occasional Milkshake, Doug Jones and Danielle Howle and her band Firework Show (bring your chair so you can settle in and enjoy the show.) Plus some old friends return for a special guest appearance; this yearís guest band will be the Blue Dogs.
In addition to Bulls Bay oysters they will be cooking up BBQ, burgers and sweets. A variety of wines will be available along with cold beer from local breweries. All you can eat oysters are included in the ticket price. All proceeds from the sale of other food and beverages benefit the SEWEE Association.
The event also features a silent and live auction. The community has been especially generous with donations this year, and there will be some incredible deals on outdoor adventures, travel getaways, unique local art, outdoor gear, as well as gift certificates for services and dining out.
This is a rain or shine event, but not to worry there will be plenty of heated tent space just in case. If the weather is good they will open up the tents to the beautiful area around the Sewee Outpost. There is plenty of play space for the kids. No pets please.
Advance tickets are $35 ($40 the day of the event). Free admission for children under 12. Tickets are on sale now through the Sewee Associationís web site www.seweeassociation.org at the Sewee Outpost and the Sewee Dental Center.
The Sewee Association is the Friends Group for Cape Romain, Waccamaw and Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges and the Francis Marion National Forest. The association supports critical biological and research projects for their partners, including loggerhead sea turtle recovery efforts, shorebird conservation and invasive species control. The funds raised at this event are the primary source of support for environmental education programs which reach over 14,000 kids along the South Carolina coast each year. The programs connect kids with the incredible resources of our refuges and forest, and provide a rare hands-on learning experience allowing kids to put science and math to work in the real world.
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