If you’re like me, you’ve been bundling up in flannel, pulling on your boots, and willing the leaves to crisp up, all while waiting not-so-patiently for fall to reach the Lowcountry. Though it may be 80 degrees here, Charlestonians have another indicator that the season is fast approaching: the oyster roast. 

On Thursday, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center hosted the Bus Shed Bash, complete with oysters, auctions, live music, and games. Proceeds from the event support services DNLCC provides to child abuse victims and their families. Annual fundraisers like the oyster roast enable the organization to assist over 1100 children and their families in the area.

Every detail of the party was autumnal:  pumpkins and hay bales courtesy of Boone Hall Farms, mums provided by Abide-A-While, bluegrass music from Triple Lindy, and those wonderful heaps of steamy oysters. Everyone was dancing and having a good time, glad that summer is fading and cooler weather is on its way.

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