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Pile of shucked oyster shells, Feb. 1999
Pile of shucked oyster shells, February 27, 1999. Photo: Michael F. Miller

Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company's Annual Oyster Dinner

Held every February at the Georgetown Fire Hall, the Oyster Eat offers an auction, 1,000 bushels of oysters, boiled eggs, and beer. Close to 1,000 people, including politicians, firemen, and local residents, attend the 62-year-old event.

Project documentation includes a six-page essay, 10 color slides, 3 color photographs, and photocopies of newspaper and magazines articles.

Originally submitted by: Michael N. Castle, Representative (At Large).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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