CCA Oyster Roast Sellout Raises $10,000 for Coastal Conservation

By Doug Painter -
CCA Skidaway

A lip-smacking crowd of more than 250 CCA members, family, and friends gathered at the scenic Landings Harbor Marina's picnic grounds on an unexpectedly warm and sunny Sunday afternoon, December 11, to enjoy a classic Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin’ to help raise funds...just over $10, support of CCA Georgia’s mission to improve our coastal marine habitat.

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

“This is not a catered affair but an all-out CCA volunteer effort, from the cooking and serving to the cleanup,” noted Tom Rood, former CCA Georgia President. "Longtime head volunteer chefs, Joe and Joey Tyson, and Robert Hale told me that in addition to many bushels of oysters, the seafood included 1,200 Little Neck clams and 20 pounds of Snow Crab clusters and took 40 pounds of propane to cook. On the barbeque side, the Boston Butts cooked slowly from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and the whole pig went in at 9 p.m. Saturday and rolled out at 11 a.m. on Sunday. At the end of the afternoon, the only thing left was the oink. The supporting cast for this feast included 25 pounds of coleslaw, 35 pounds of mac and cheese, and five gallons of baked beans.”

 This was all capped-off with the giveaway of numerous door prizes and the winner of the CCA GA statewide raffle of a golf cart.

 Dave Devore, Skidaway CCA Chapter president, added, “Over the years, this cookout has become a “must attend” event on our island. I thank all of our CCA volunteers for pulling together to make this possible.”

  All funds raised at this event go to support CCA Georgia's mission not only to conserve aquatic habitat but also to serve as an advocate for the recreational angler.





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