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Church raises almost $9000 for local charities

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:59 am

If the weather was a little cool and damp for the Village Golden Christmas in Heathsville Saturday, it was just about perfect for St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s annual “Oysters and Oldies” party at Roanoke Farm later in the day. It turned out to be the biggest success of all the church’s Oysters and Oldies.
“We sold 360 tickets and all of the ticket holders came,” Bill Kirby, one of the event’s organizers said Sunday. Kirby noted, “I was shocked.” He had expected the weather to deter participants. As it was, the church cleared almost $9000 which will be distributed to area charities.Purcell Seafood supplied 30 bags of oysters or about 30 bushels, and by the end of the party, they were all gone, Kirby said. They had been roasted over hardwood fires and also eaten raw on the half shell. All the hot dogs and chili had been eaten, too. The Montross Brewery, which had brought a truck loaded with its craft beers, had sold out of “Angry SOB,” an IPA, and other brews including a special Christmas Stout. The wine bar was heavily patronized as well.

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Patrons enjoy the oyster roast.