St. Matthias Oyster Roast returns to Summerton Jan. 29


SUMMERTON - January in Clarendon County means that it's time to grab those oyster knives, a bottle of your favorite accoutrement and head over to Roger Flowers Farms' Tomato Shed for the St. Matthias Episcopal Church's Annual Oyster Roast that begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of last year's event, but this year the folks are lining up to get their share of steamed oysters and a few other delicious dishes that are included in your ticket price.

If you leave hungry, it's your fault. Attendees will be able to enjoy steamed oysters, catfish stew, chicken bog, barbecue and several hearty soups along with helpings of baked beans, cole slaw, banana pudding, a selection of cookies and brownies and lots of beverages to keep you hydrated.

While you're enjoying a smorgasbord of delectable Southern favorites, a live band will be performing.

Father Denman Isgett said the money from the annual event will "support the ministerial work of St. Matthias which includes its Montessori School."

Isgett said that ticket sales have been great and that only a handful of tickets are still available. Ticket sales will probably end late Friday night or early Saturday morning, he added.

Log onto and get your tickets before they run out.

Roger Flowers Farms' Tomato Shed is located on K.W. Hodge Road off U.S. 301 between Summerton and Manning. Signs will direct you off U.S. 301 (Alex Harvin Highway) to the shed.