Don’t miss the upcoming Oyster Roast

Tonia Stephenson Chamber chat

October 16, 2013

Oysters, Oysters, Oysters!

Calling all oyster lovers — and shrimp and chicken wing lovers too — it’s time for our Annual Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast!

This event is a fun way to spend time with the great folks of Scotland County by playing some Cornhole and sharing great food at the beautiful St. Andrews Equestrian Center. The event is set for Nov. 9, from 6- 9 p.m.

In addition to great eats, there are great items for a new raffle we will be hosting. We will have a Table Raffle this year. Buy your $1 tickets and then put them into the drawing for a particular item, or choose several items for a chance to win.

As we have had in the past, we again have a beautiful pearl necklace from Bob’s Jewel Shop, pearl earrings from White’s Jewelry & Repair, a gift basket from Belk’s, and custom made Cornhole Boards with the chamber’s logo made by Larry Lanier. In addition, we have a power yard tool from Southeastern Farm Equipment, a Coffee and Tea Basket from Willow Place, a dinner for two and a night stay at Comfort Inn, and more.Some items would make great gifts, others you may want to keep for yourself.

We are still holding a raffle for the event, which gives you a chance to win $1,000. The raffle tickets are $5 each and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or you can ask a member of our Board of Directors or our Oyster Roast Committee, who are all selling tickets. Committee members include Mary Sue Rabon, Al Blades, Megan Carpenter, Clifton Dial, Dee Hammond, Roylin Hammond, Kim Liles, Dian Matthews, Harley Norris, Miller Slaughter, and Angela Taylor. What a great prize to win about seven weeks before Christmas. It would come in handy for the holidays.

For tickets, please see a committee member, stop by the Chamber, or go to Harley’s Tuxedo and Gifts, or Jerry’s Deli. I hope to see you at the Oyster Roast, because it won’t be the same without you! Please be sure to come on out and enjoy your evening with us.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and it is all you can eat. Each ticket also includes your own souvenir oyster knife. We are very grateful to our major sponsors Butler/BlueScope Steel Company, City of Laurinburg, FCC North Carolina, and Scotland County. Without these and many more supporters, this event would not be possible. In addition to the sponsors, we have great volunteers who make this event a success, led by Mary Sue Rabon. If you can give time to volunteer Nov. 9, we would welcome your help. Please call the chamber and tell Kaye when you are available. We would welcome any assistance you can provide.

I look forward to seeing you at the Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast on Nov. 9! Come hungry, not just for oysters, but shrimp and chicken wings too. It will be a great night in Laurinburg.

Tonia Stephenson is president of the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce.