East coast supplies of shrimp and oysters will soon diminish as the time for Gettysburg’s most anticipated feasts approaches.  The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Oyster and Shrimp Feed has been scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 between noon and 3 pm.

This year the popular event moves to the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg located at 516 Baltimore Street, in Gettysburg.  The annual All-U-Can Eat Oyster & Shrimp Feed includes oysters (raw, steamed, stewed, and fried), steamed shrimp, ham, sides, beverage, and dessert for a donation of $30 per person!  This year we welcome a new addition to the menu; All U Can Eat steamed shrimp.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg invites the local community to join us for the afternoon. Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share in the goal to make a difference in the lives of others, especially youth in our region.  The Optimist Oyster & Shrimp Feed is one of several fund raising projects the local club conducts in order to support more than 19 youth related programs throughout the Gettysburg area

“The Oyster & Shrimp Feed is an opportunity for the community to gather and support the youth in our community.  We have been hosting the Oyster & Shrimp Feed for over twenty five years, allowing our organization to further the Optimist’s mission of Bringing out the best in Kids” said Wayne Hill, Oyster & Shrimp Feed Chair, of the Optimist Club of Gettysburg.

This is your opportunity to join the “Friends of Youth” in supporting programs including; Optimist Youth Basketball, Youth Appreciation, Respect for Law, Reading is Fundamental, S.T.A.R.S., GHS Outdoor Education, Adams County School for Musical Theater, Holiday Family Outreach, GHS Musical Ensemble, Dollars for Scholars, Food Kitchen Meals and More, GHS Football, The Gettysburg Arts Council and more.  We need the support of the Gettysburg community to continue a 50 year tradition of providing these programs to our local youth!

For questions or to purchase tickets for the 2013 Oyster & Shrimp Feed, please contact the club at (717) 220-3416, at GettysburgOptimist@gettysburgoptimist.com or visit our website at, www.gettysburgoptimist.com.