Feb 29, 2008

February 29, 2008- Georgetown, DE

I find it extremely backward that this event is still males only...don't they
realize that women love oysters too?

Take me for instance, Oyster Girl, I blog about oyster dinners!

I think I should be invited and crowned as Oyster Queen.

If I want to participate I have to eat shrimp instead (see Ladies Only Shrimp Feast below).

We all know shrimp is good but they are not oysters!

Georgetown Oyster Eat. Between 800 and 1,000 men are expected to gather for the annual eating of steamed and raw oysters at the Georgetown Fire Hall, 100 S. Bedford St. 856-7700. $20 in advance, $22 at the door.

Ladies Only Shrimp Feast 7 p.m. Women gather to eat shrimp, egg salad and ham sandwiches at Lewes Fire Company station, Janice Road, Nassau. $20 in advance. 645-6556

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Feb 23, 2008

February 23, 2008- Craftsbury, VT

Saturday, Feb. 23: Oyster Stew Dinner
5-7 PM, Church on the Common.


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February 23, 2008- Camden-Wyoming, DE

Oyster Dinner
The Camden Wyoming Lions Club Oyster Dinner will be held on

February 23rd from 3-7 p.m. in the Caesar Rodney High School.
Proceeds will benefit the Lions Club Scholarship Fund.

Via http://www.eagle977.com/community.php

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Feb 16, 2008

Elmer, NJ- February 16, 2008

The postcard reminder arrived in the mail today.

This is one of my favorites...they do it well in Elmer!!!

Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company

Oyster and Chicken Salad Dinner

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Adults: $16
Children: $8
Take-outs: $16

Reservations available for 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30

Call 856-359-2948 or 856-358-6130

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February 16, 2008- Stevensville, MD

BULL/OYSTER ROAST, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Kent Island, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. 410-643-2728.

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Feb 5, 2008

Turbotville, PA- February 5, 2008

74th Annual Men's Oyster Dinner (women are welcome)
Zion Lutheran Church
Paradise Street
Turbotville, PA
6:30 PM
Oyster supper 74 and still going strong

By Wayne Laepple
The Daily Item
TURBOTVILLE — Once again, Bill Webb is doing his part to maintain a 74-year tradition at Zion Lutheran Church.

The Milton resident is organizing the 74th annual men's oyster dinner at the Paradise Street church on Tuesday evening.

A Chef Boyardee retiree, born and raised in Turbotville, Mr. Webb has managed the myriad details necessary for a smooth supper for the past 13 years, and he's got it down to a science. In a spiral-bound notebook, he keeps track of everything he needs to know. He's got the recipe for the oyster stew, the list of ingredients required, phone numbers of his helpers and the count of attendees each year.

"I'll be at the church around 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon to get started," he said.

On his shopping list are 21 gallons of oysters, 48 pounds of hard oyster crackers, 55 pound of pepper cabbage, 40 gallons of milk, 40 pounds of cheese, and "25 or 30 pies made by the church ladies."

"We always get 21 gallons of oysters, and no matter how many come, that's always enough," he said.

By 4 p.m., the kitchen crew will be in the church kitchen, heating the milk and other ingredients that make the oyster stew. Another crew will be shucking more oyster, placing the slippery bivalves on plates for those who take their oysters raw. Several Boy Scouts help out setting up chairs and tables.

"We have to have everything ready," said Mr. Webb.

He explained that the men's oyster dinner dates to 1934.

"The year before, the Rev. Russell Flowers started a Men's Brotherhood group at the church," he said. "And the next year they started the oyster supper as a men's fellowship event."

The supper has traditionally been a men's event, he said, but a few women do come with their husbands.

The church secretary sends out invitation letters to churches all over the region, Mr. Webb said, and men come from as far away as Selinsgrove, Mifflinburg, Bloomsburg and Williamsport.

Mr. Webb heads up a team of about 20 people who put the supper on, cooking the stew, serving it, along with plates of raw oysters, pepper cabbage, coffee, tea, water and soda and homemade pie for dessert.

"Some of the follows who come bring their own sauce to put on their raw oysters," he said, laughing. "Some sort of secret concoction, I guess."

"We used to have a roll call, just to see where people came from, but it got too lengthy," he said. "Back in the 70s, we would have men from about 50 churches, not just Lutherans, but Methodists, Baptists and others as well. There aren't that many any more."

Nevertheless, attendance at the supper ranges from 150 to over 200, depending on the weather.

"Last year, we only had about 165 because of the weather, but we still got rid of everything," he said.

According to Mr. Webb, some of those who attend ask as they come in the door to buy leftovers.

"One guy will ask for a pint of oysters, another wants a quart, or they want the leftover pepper cabbage or a pie," he said.

The dinner starts at 6:30, and by 7:45, everyone has eaten. A speaker or a short entertainment follows, and by about 8:30, everyone is on their way home, Mr. Webb said.

"We work in the kitchen to clean up as we go, so we're usually out by 9:30 ourselves," he said.

This year's entertainment is Carl and Opal Schleppy of Muncy, who sing and tell jokes, Mr. Webb said. Mr. Schleppy has attended the supper for a number of years. In past years, Mr. Webb has had a state trooper, a game protector and a number of musicians provide the entertainment.

"I've been going to the supper for about 20 years," Mr. Webb said. "There are others who have been coming for longer than that. It's a ritual for some of them."

In past years, admission to the dinner was by donation, but for the past couple of years, the price has been set at $11. Mr. Webb said the price has been increased as necessary from $7 when he first started managing the dinner.

"We don't do it to make money," he said. "I'm glad to break even. I've never gone over my budget, and most years we make a bit. At least we pay for the electric bill."

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Feb 2, 2008

Oyster Dinner Review: Union Fire Company No. 1 Oxford, PA

Today we ventured out of our normal oystering grounds (South Jersey) to try the Union Fire Company No. 1 oyster and ham dinner in Oxford, PA.

The hall looked as if it has been recently updated and was very clean and roomy.

We were uncertain about the buffet style meal; we prefer homestyle dinners where platter after platter of oysters are brought to your table.

The oysters were also larger than we prefer, but this did not stop us from eating our fair share!

The creamed mushrooms was a dish we had never encountered and seemed appropriate for mushroom country.

And a rousing endorsement for the homemade dessert buffet...I had a slice of Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing, while Basel Fridge and Fizzy Merlot split Angelfood Cake and a Brownie.

All in all the Union Fire Company No. 1 does a good job and their firemen are very chivalrous as one helped Basel Fridge put on her coat!

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February 2, 2008- Oxford, PA

Finally a hit for 2008!!!

Something to look forward to after the holidays! I am going to try to
attend as this is not to far from Wilmo.


OxfordFire Community Events

Ham & Oyster Dinner

Location: Union Fire Company No. 1 Memorial Hall
Start Date: 02/02/2008
Duration 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Union Fire Company No. 1 will host a Ham & Oyster Dinner this
evening (02/02/08) from 4pm-7pm. The Dinner is All-You-Can-Eat and
consists of Baked Ham, Fried Oysters, Green Beans, Creamed Mushrooms,
Parsley Potatos, Applesause, Cole Slaw, and many Desserts.
Take Meals are also Available.

Tickets for this Dinner are only $14 for Adults, $7 for Children and
Children under 6 are FREE.

For Tickets or Additional Information, Please contact Betty Slauch at


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