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Smith Point Sea Rescue
2014 Oyster Roast
20th Annual Oyster Roast
Another Success Story
Saturday, March 1, 2014 started out cold and dreary but that didn’t stop 275 hardy souls who drove down to Little River Seafood Packing House and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of oysters (steamed and raw), the best bean soup this side of heaven and plenty of wine, beer and soft drinks to wash it down. For those who weren’t oyster lovers, Doug Brogden and his team served 49 pounds of pure beef hot dogs with homemade chili to satisfy even the most discriminating hot dog palate.
To temper the weather, Greg Lewis and his team set up extra tables inside, out of the elements, so oyster lovers could enjoy the feast without freezing. Diners were also treated to Mr. DJ himself, Mr. Russ Bertino who entertained everyone with a wide variety of continuous music.
And the food was the best part; ok, the beer and wine weren’t bad either. Master Chef David Haynie prepared the oysters, and Mariam Crow with Nancy Campbell were responsible for the wonderful bean soup along with the soup makers, Joel Stubbs, Bobby Brogden, Genny Robinson, Margie Rankin and Anne Haynie. Behind the scenes, Marquerite Bertino, Anne Dabney, Susie Warner, Rick Divivi, Ann Haynie and Peggy Williams kept the food and condiments hot and heading to the tables in a timely manner.
The “up front” crew of Sandy and Leigh Doptis, Lonnie Crow, Al Hall, Faith and Andy Kauders, Bob Bannach, Jim Dise and Tony Sica sold tickets, parked cars and provided the beer and wine.
Last but certainly not least were Robbie Robinson and Jim Rankin who were responsible for cleaning up all the shucked oysters.
In closing, special kudos to Buddy and Patsy Sylvia who somehow make this event run smooth as silk every year.
Thanks for coming and we hope to see you next year; and don’t forget to bring a friend!!!
Smith Point Sea Rescue is a totally volunteer rescue unit which serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River and across to the eastern shore of Virginia. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by hailing on VHF radio channel 16 or by calling 911. The organization receives no governmental monetary support and depends solely on donations and the proceeds of the Annual Reedville Fishing Derby to fund operations.
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Smart people stayed home in February due to the weather. No missions run this month.
Smith Point Sea Rescue responded to a variety of calls for assistance which are listed below. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by calling on channel 16 or by calling 911. Rescue I and Rescue II are based on the Great Wicomico River and Rescue III is located on Lodge Creek off of the Yeocomico River.
December 11th at 10:40AM Rescue I was dispatched to assist a 23’ powerboat with 1 aboard aground on the sand bar inside #4 at the mouth of the Great Wicomico River. The operator he was “working with his fish finder” and was distracted. Time on call 1 hour.
December 21st at 1:30 PM Rescue I assisted a 23’ cabin cruiser travel from Barretts Creek to a boat ramp on Glebe Point where it was hauled out. The engine ran intermittently and the bottom had significant barnacle growth. Time on call 1 ¾ hours.
December 30th at 5:10 PM a call was received from the Sheriff’s Office that a 19’ Sea Hunt with 1 aboard was overdue. Rescue I began a search of Dameron Marsh and the mouth of the Great Wicomico River. The missing boater made it home and the search terminated. Time on call 1 hour.
Smith Point Sea Rescue is a totally volunteer rescue unit which serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River and across to the eastern shore. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by calling on channel 16 or by calling 911. The organization receives no governmental monetary support and depends solely on the proceeds of Annual Reedville Fishing Derby and donations to fund their operation for the year.