Oyster Roast benefits Meals on Wheels


The 9th annual Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil to benefit Meals on Wheels-Anderson will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Anderson County Recycling and Education Center.

This fall tradition offers all-you-can-eat oysters, roasted to perfection on site, a Low Country boil featuring boiled shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn, as well as homemade barbecue will be offered. The event will be held rain or shine.

OmniSource Southeast is title sponsor for the event, which usually draws 400 participants to the outdoor venue located at the corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Woodcrest Road, directly across from the Anderson County Civic Center.

Tickets for this event are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance and include food and beverages. Tickets can be purchased online at www.acmow.org; at the Meals on Wheels Center at 105 S. Fant St.; or by calling 864-225-6800.

All proceeds from the Oyster Roast will support the mission of delivering meals to individuals in need in Anderson County. Funds raised will be used to provide hot, nutritious meals each weekday for approximately 600 homebound elderly and disabled of Anderson County who are participating in the home delivery program. Meals on Wheels-Anderson receives no federal or state funds. It operates solely on donations from individuals, churches and businesses, and through community grants and fundraising.