Oyster Roast 2019 - What a Success!
With far warmer weather and even warmer hearts than last year, our 19th Annual Oyster Roast -- held on Saturday, Jan. 19 -- was a fun-filled, roaring success.
Gascoigne Bluff Park was packed with 1,200 attendees, 100+ volunteers, 50+ local restaurants and nearly 20 corporate sponsors, including a Presenting Sponsorship from Parker Companies. Under glistening lights (provided once again by Malone Electric) that were women among the branches of Gascoigne's ancient live oaks, guests enjoyed plenty of fresh seafood and other local delicacies as well as listening to the sounds of one of the coast's favorite musical groups: Jamie Renee & The Walkers.
Photos courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography
This year's newest initiative, the Land Trust Giving Tree, was also a success. With the names of much-needed land management equipment and supplies printed on Giving Tree "foliage", guests plucked the leaves and donated funds for binoculars, picnic tables, power tools, rakes, shovels, and benches - just a few of the items that are needed to help maintain the more than 1,000 acres managed by the Land Trust. Sincerest thanks to those who contributed more than $2,000 via the Giving Trees, helping to assure that our properties will continue to receive the care and management they require for safe and enjoyable visits. If you didn't get a chance to stop by the Giving Trees but would like to make a donation to purcahse items on the staff's wish list, click HERE.
The 19th annual Oyster Roast wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and volunteers. This year's event was also supported by more business sponsorships than ever before including our generous Presenting Sponsor: Parker's.
Lead Sponsors: 102.5 WYNR · Ace Garden Center · Beachview Event Rentals & Design · Bob Thompson & Creative Printing · Bonefish Grill · Certified Burgers & Beverage · Coastal Illustrated · Commnground Creative · Constellation Brands · Crabdaddy's · Edward on St. Simons · Elegant Island Living · Georgia Power Company · Golden Isles Magazine · Harris Teeter · Hasty's Communications · High Tide Carts · Halyards Restaurant Group · iHeartMedia · Keep Golden Isles Beautiful · Malone Electric · Monkeywrench Bicycles · Republic Services · Roger Wood Foods · Sea Island · Sea Island Forge · Southeast Georgia Health System · Southern Eagle Distributors · St. Simons Bank & Trust · Starbucks · Sunbelt Rentals · SunCoast Paper · Target · The Brunswick News · The Westin Jekyll Island · United Distributors Inc.
Supporting Sponsors: Barbara Jean’s · Barberitos · Beachcomber BBQ · Blackwater Grill · Boulevard Café · Brogen’s · Brunswick Country Club · Bubba Garcia’s · Catch 228 · Chick-fil-A St. Simons Island · Chile Peppers · Cilantro’s Grill and Cantina · Coastal Kitchen · Del Sur Artisan Eats · Delaney’s Bistro · Demere Grill · Ember Farm to Fire · Frederica House · Georgia Sea Grill · Gnat’s Landing · Indigo Coastal Shanty · Larry's Giant Subs · Longhorn Steakhouse · Marsh Point Bar & Grill · Mellow Mushroom · Mullet Bay · Nancy · The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge · Palmer’s Village Café · Pizza Inn - Brunswick · Rich Products Corporation · Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria · Sapelo Crow · The Public House at Sea Palms · Southern Soul BBQ · St. Simons Sweets · Sweet Mama’s · Tasteful Temptations · The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort · Thrive · Wee Pub · Zaxby’s
Click HERE to see photos in the March issue of Elegent Island Living!