The Swansboro Rotary Club is gearing up for its 33rd annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out. Set from 5-8pm on Saturday, March 17, at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro, the all-you-can-eat extravaganza has become one of the club’s most popular fundraisers.
Featured this year will be Machine Gun of Wilmington, a well-known cover band. Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hotdogs with chili, coleslaw, hush puppies, condiments and a variety of beverages.
The civic center, which is on West Main Street Extension off Hwy 24, provides a spacious indoor area for diners. The site will be equipped with several large screen televisions tuned to the NCAA basketball tournament so guests can follow the action during dinner.
Tickets are $40 in advance and can be purchased from any club member or Darden Insurance, Mills & Thomas Furniture, Century-21 Waterway Realty and the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro and at Eastern Mortgage in Emerald Isle. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $45 for adults and $20 for children 15 and younger.
Proceeds from the event are used to benefit youth scholarships and projects in Onslow and Carteret counties. For more information, call 910-326-5066.