February 17 – 19
Cruise Leaders: Bev & Bob Duff and Rose Ann Hoffman & Paul Steinman
First off, Many thanks to RoseAnn Hoffman and Paul Steinman for all their hard work on the Oyster Fest for EPOL cruise. The cooperation of Legacy Harbor Marina was wonderful. We had 16 boats taking slips at Legacy Marina including: Air Supply, Tanglefoot, Lazy Susan, Trust Me, Kestrel II, Sea Isle, Windy City, Wayward, Areal, Blank Check, Desperado, Win, Old Glory and Escapod. It was a full marina!
There were 47 people in attendance for the Oysters with the “CMCS Shuckers” doing their best to keep up with the demand. The “Shuckers” were Ray Gherardini, Bob Duff, George Uppern, Cecil Hazen, Kim Brown and Don Lawson. For those who preferred their oysters cooked in some fashion, we had gals Carolyn Preston , Dory Branik & Marlene Tracey on the frying pans and Al Eastman manned the grill. Many hands make short work for whatever the chore! The oysters were good and gone in short order!
I have to add, and members please make note of this for future events! Reservations are a must for these food events. Just for your information ~ 25% of the attendees for the oysters had not made reservations by the Thursday evening prior to the event. That was our last opportunity to change our Oyster order. We plan on at least dozen oysters per person.
I understand that the Pot Luck was enjoyed by all and way too much food was available for all those with healthy appetites.
True to our name “. . . Chowder Society”. Thank you to all participants!