by Bob Sofaly
Around 75 people attended the first annual Old Fashioned Oyster Roast on Saturday at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1855 on Broad River Road.
The oyster roast was called old fashioned because the oysters were roasted under a burlap covered sheet of metal over an open fire. Now, oysters are typically steamed in deep cookers, which is a lot faster, but the oysters don’t have that outdoor, smoky taste.
Tommy O’Brien, Junior Governor of Lodge No. 1855, said the event was a fundraiser to help offset the cost of a new roof for their Lodge building.
“It was a huge success in that we’d never done an oyster roast before,” O’Brien said. “In fact, many stuck around late and came inside the Lodge for ‘Karaoke Night.”
Above: John Fletcher, left, serves up a few freshly roasted oysters for Anne Mobley and Roland Moore during the first annual Old Fashioned Oyster Roast on Saturday at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1855 on Broad River Road. Photo by Bob Sofaly.