Georgetown School for Arts and Sciences Oyster Roast raises $2,000 for student scholarships

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Updated Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Photo by Lochlyn Hejl Logan Hejl revels in a delicious local oyster during the event.


Bright sunshine and mild temperatures brought more than 150 people out to the S.C. Maritime Museum on Front Street Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, to enjoy The Georgetown School’s (TGS) first oyster roast.

Pots of steaming oysters were served up by Jeep Ford, Brad Payne and Joe Exum onto large trays which TGS students carried out to the hungry oyster lovers.

“These are absolutely delicious,” said parent Logan Hejl as he slurped down another single.

There was also a grill with barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs plus a student-sponsored bake sale.

Local musician John Lammonds played his music, making the afternoon festive and relaxing, joined by TGS junior Sara Cyr, also on guitar.

The Georgetown School mascot the Mighty Kingfisher even made an appearance, attracting passersby on Front Street.

The event was put on by The Georgetown School’s Parent Teacher Organization, and raised more than $2,000 for the school’s scholarship fund.

PTO spokesperson Laura Lee explained that the scholarship fund will help to provide financial aid to allow as many students in the community as possible who are interested in a college preparatory education to attend The Georgetown School.

Head of School Dr. Gary Gates said that the Oyster Roast was “a huge success.

“We had beautiful weather and everyone had a great time in service of a good cause,” Gates said.

“We’d like to thank our sponsors for helping us put this together and we hope to see everyone again next year.”

Sponsors for the event were Ace Hardware, Dawson Lumber, The Meat Locker, the River Room, the S.C. Maritime Museum and Tupacz Liquors.


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