This year’s event chairman, Scott Mutterer, says the annual oyster roast is one of those laid-back Lowcountry traditions. “It’s a way to reconnect with friends after the hustle of the holidays. What could be better than great food, great music and all your friends cozied up by the fire?” Mutterer says.
Guests can shuck and dip all the salty, steamed, freshly picked May River oysters they can handle. For the non-oyster lovers, the event will offer chili to warm the soul; tasty steamed hot dogs and brats; and the famous, homemade Rotary hand-cut fries. Soda, beer and wine will be available for an additional cost. Local favorite Low Country Boil returns to entertain the crowd with their bluegrass sound.
Several Rotarians will also volunteer their time to serve food and drinks to the masses; 600 tickets are available and usually sell out. Bluffton Rotary President Dot Jeger says, “It’s just a good time… a time when the community comes together to enjoy each other and the local favorites Bluffton has to offer.”