Tradition continues

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, January 5, 2011

JACKSON – Come hungry!

Now in its 17th year, the Northeast Academy “Last Saturday Oyster Roast” has grown into one of the largest social events of winter, attracting seafood lovers from throughout eastern North Carolina and southside Virginia.

Tickets are now on sale for this popular event, to be held on its traditional day – the last Saturday in January (this year’s calendar makes that Jan. 29).

The place is also traditional – Boone’s Farm Supplies located on US 158 in Jackson. Gates open at 2 p.m. With shelter and heat available, the event will be held in spite of the weather.

The menu remains the same – all you can eat steamed oysters and shrimp as well as fried flounder, potatoes, slaw and hushpuppies. Tea or soft drinks are also available. Oyster knife rental is offered.

Music will once again be provided by local D.J. Jay Jenkins of “Shaggin on the Beach”, a Sunday afternoon radio show on WDLZ-FM of Murfreesboro.

Tickets ($30 per person) are only available in advance (Sunday, Jan. 22 is the deadline).

Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting Northeast Academy (539-2461, ext. 21 or 30), Boone’s Farm Supplies (534-5421), Stevie Harrell (534-8911 or 578-1754), Johnny Sykes (536-1249), Barbara Barrett (678-0770), Glenda Morris (539-2408), Mike Johnson (536-9253), Barry Bryant (578-4071 or 534-3581), John Boone (534-8821) or John or Joella Brown (578-4588 or 578-4590).