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Community shells out for art during Waterworks’ annual Oyster Roast

A sold-out crowd attended the eighth annual Oyster Roast and Pirate’s Treasure Chest Raffle in the F&M Trolley Barn Saturday, Jan. 26.
The evening represented a community that gathered to celebrate and support visual arts.
The oyster roast continues to be Waterworks’ largest fundraiser and all proceeds go toward furthering education and outreach programs in our community.
Dockside Dining included steamed oysters and shrimp from Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman, pork barbecue from College Barbeque, chicken bites, sides and hush puppies.
The Port of Call, tended by Bobby Miller, included beer, wine and other beverages as well as a special signature Oyster Roast drink, “Shipwrecked.”
Koco Java coffee and Curt & Geri’s ice cream were served on The ‘Desserted’ Island.
Deejay Tony Signorino played favorite dance music, friends gathered to have their Pirate Portraits made, and raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win several Pirate’s Treasure Chest Raffle items.
Raffle baskets included “Gallery Grub” by L. A. Murph’s Fine Cooking and Celebrating Home, “Pirate’s Plunder,” a bracelet from Windsor Galleries, “Feather Your Crow’s Nest” donations from Metcalf Chiropractic, “Lasses’ Luxuries” donations from Merle Norman Day Spa and Blair Phillips Photography, and “Land Ho” donations from Thirty-One Gifts.
New this year was the Raffle on the Half Shell, a 50/50 split-the-pot.
Tracy McMillin was presented with the Av

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