Saturday, February 14, 2009

2009 Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast with SEWE

The 12th Annual East Cooper Chapter Southeastern Wildlife Expostion Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast took place on Friday the 13th at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. Young and old alike gathered together to enjoy the fellowship around the oyster table, and to dream of winning one of the many raffles, silent and live auction items. Everyone participated in other dining as well on barbecue, shrimp and grits, hush puppies, slaw and washed it all down with the huge open bar while listening to the live band. Many dedicated Ducks Unlimited volunteers, wearing red name tags, gave their time to make this event a success, and they deserve a rather large thank you. The pick of the litter raffle drew lots of interest, with one lucky winner picking an item off the live auction before it even began! People sat on chairs and stood close to watch the auctioneer drive his price home, while reminding bidders that all of the money goes to save ducks! This oyster roast may be the biggest DU event in the Southeast and it has helped to place the East Cooper Chapter in the top 1% of DU chapters in the world - Congrats. No doubt thousands of dollars were raised to improve waterfowl habitat, but awareness was also raised for the purpose and mission of Ducks Unlimited. Who can wait for the 13th edition!?
Photos depict the artwork for the 2009 DU Oyster Roast, Life Sponsors Nick Thompson (1984) and Bill Short (2007) chat after an introduction from the DU State Publicity Chairman, The Ducks Unlimited Wheel of Fortune, two puppies for the live auction and their adoring fans, and Shera Brown and B.J. Smoak from the Walterboro DU Chapter.

For past blog entries from SEWE 2009 click here.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff - Looks like everyone is having a great time. I am enjoying your new blog - keep up the good work!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.