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Weather Holds Good for 19 March Oyster Roast

This year's meeting schedule required us to hold our oyster roast on 19 March instead of holding it in January or February, which turned out perfectly for the 133 members of Lake Murray Power Squadron and their guests who were in attendance at this annual event. Without a doubt this is one of the favorite events of the year and 2016 was no exception.

Cook Extraordinaire Lee Ayers steamed 10 bushels of oysters and 100 pounds of shrimp for our hungry crowd, while Executive Officer Janice Ayers and Administrative Officer Kes Crumpler provided our sides and a most wonderful dessert. While some were disappointed that there were no shrimp to peel, others enjoyed not having to peel their shrimp before eating. The shrimp issue became apparent Saturday morning when it was discovered that our seafood supplier had sent us shelled shrimp. It was too late to do anything about the mix up, but P/C Ayers proved flexible and cooked those shrimp perfectly.

The Oyster Roast was combined with the squadron's first Flotilla Friday Cruise & Rendezvous, which attracted seven boats, along with a number of participants who arrived by car to enjoy an evening of grilling and discussions around a bonfire about this year's boating activities. Four boats stayed overnight and were joined by others who arrived by water for Saturday's Oyster Roast. Before getting down to eating Saturday, D/26 Commander Andy Hyman presented P/C Debra Allen her USPS Life Membership as a recipient of 25 merit marks. He also recognized other Life Members in attendance at the meeting. LMPS Commander Jerry Wise then swore in new members who were in attendance.

The weekend weather was beautiful, with the rain holding off until Saturday night following another evening bonfire and a game of giant Jenga. We even helped squadron members Tommy Clawson and John Dingle celebrate their birthdays during the weekend. By Sunday morning, passengers on the four boats that remained for a second night on the docks were greeted by an overcast sky and cold winds! To see the fun that you missed out on, click on the first thumbnail below to open a slide show of Lake Murray Power Squadron's March Oyster Roast.

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Updated 22 March 2017
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