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Station 77 celebrates 77th Oyster Eat

By Nick Roth | Mar 07, 2014
Photo by: Nick Roth Bob Ricker holds up the 77th Georgetown Oyster Eat commemorative T-shirt. Station 77 played host to the annual Sussex County tradition Feb. 28.

Georgetown — Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company Station 77 played host to the 77th annual Oyster Eat Feb. 28. Hundreds of men packed the fire hall to feast on some oysters, drink some beer and enjoy some good company.

At 10 p.m., the annual auction of a commemorative Oyster Eat knife commenced with Joey and Eric Pepper placing the winning bid of $4,200.

The money raised during the event is used to fund Georgetown Fire Department's annual operations. The total amount of money raised this year was not available.

Rep. Dave Wilson, left, auctions off the commemorative oyster knife held by Michael Briggs. The knife sold to Joey and Eric Pepper for $4,200. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dustin Taylor demonstrates the proper way to open an oyster. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dean Sapp and the Harford Express have played at the Oyster Eat since 1985. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
David Pepper, Rep. Brian Pettyjohn and Joey Pepper sell 50/50 raffle tickets. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The crew from 16 Mile pose for a photo. 16 Mile offered its Oyster Stout for all those who were thirsty. Shown are (l-r) Billy Brady, Matt Heck, Chad Campbell, Mike Pfaffenhauser and James Locklear. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jake Ricker rushes the hot steamed oysters out to the hungry masses. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Kevin Zuk, Bryan Peden, Adam Wright and Nick Brakebill take a break for a photo. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Rick Ewing, left, and Jim Bowden of Eagle Wingz in Seaford made special hot sauce for this year's Oyster Eat. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent was there to sell commemorative hats and T-shirts. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Hundreds of men crammed into the Georgetown fire hall for the 77th annual Oyster Eat Feb. 28. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Matt Erixson pulls fresh oysters out of the steamer. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
(Photo by: Nick Roth)
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