CCA Oyster Roast Raises Nearly $8,000 for Coastal Conservation

By Doug Painter -

A record crowd of more than 250 CCA members, family, and friends gathered at the scenic Landing’s Harbor Picnic Grounds on December 5 to enjoy a classic Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin’ cookout and help raise funds in support of CCA Georgia’s mission to improve coastal marine habitat. Nearly $8,000 was raised on this warm, sunny day. 

Hosted by CCA’s Skidaway Chapter since 2013, the Oyster Roast has become a much-anticipated annual treat for island residents. 

“This is a true down-home, elbow-to-elbow outdoor cookout, featuring a selection of steamed oysters, mouthwatering steamed clams and crab legs.” noted CCA Georgia Board President Tom Rood, “For barbeque fans there were mounds of pulled pork along with everyone getting a “stab” at pickin’ a beautifully roasted whole pig. Traditional sides, from baked beans to homemade coleslaw, were also on hand. This was all capped off with the giveaway of numerous door prizes and the announcement of the winner of the CCA Georgia statewide raffle; all highlights of this outstanding traditional affair.”           

Skidaway CCA Chapter president, Dave Devore, noted that this particular CCA event has become legendary. 

“We have islanders who have moved to Atlanta but still return, year after year, just for this great cookout. The weather and the harbor view were spectacular, surpassed only by the fantastic food prepared by Robert Hale, Joe and Joey Tyson, and Beau from the Bethesda Academy. I thank all of our hard-working volunteers.”

Proceeds raised at this event support CCA Georgia’s mission to conserve aquatic habitats and serve as an advocate for the recreational angler while promoting a range of educational outreach. 









Photos by Mike Welsh




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