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Riverkeeper sets annual oyster roast

Ogeechee Riverkeeper recently announced plans for its main fundraising event of the year, the second annual Oyster Roast, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at a new location — the Isle of Hope Marina at 50 W. Bluff Drive, Savannah.  

To celebrate the Oyster Roast and ORK’s 10th anniversary year, Moon River Brewing Company is brewing a unique, specialty beer for this event that incorporates local ingredients and honors the riverkeeper’s work. In addition to this beverage and the popular steamed oysters, guests will be able to pick from a selection of land lover’s food from Barnes Catering.

DJ Jose Ray will spin classic tunes, and attendees will have the chance to bid on silent-auction items such as a vacation rental on Daufuskie Island, furniture created by Southern Pine, a half-day on a custom sailing yacht and local art.

Tickets booked in advance are priced at $45 each, $40 each for groups of two or more. Tickets purchased the day of the event will be an additional $5 each. There is the option to purchase a VIP wristband, available only in advance, for $90 per ticket or $80 each for two or more people. VIP wristbands include prime parking and private seating with your own oyster cooker and server and a full open bar. Corporate and individual sponsorships are still available starting at $500.

Ogeechee Riverkeeper, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is currently celebrating 10 years of advocating and looking out for an important part of coastal Georgia’s most-beloved natural resources.  

“Last year, the Oyster Roast was extremely successful and we are anticipating this year’s event to be even better,” Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said. “We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance because numbers are limited. We want to show our appreciation to our supporters and raise funds to support our educational and environmental protection initiatives. What better way to do it than celebrating with oysters on the Ogeechee?”

For more information, go to  or call 1-866-942-6222. 

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