Homecoming Weekend: A Thrice Successful Oyster Roast

Serp-Oyster-Roast-2013-Web-Graphic-330pxFor the third time in as many years, the Platinum Porch was the setting for a traditional, low-country oyster roast in honor of Homecoming Weekend. Wandering Birds seeking the Alpha were beckoned by a plume of wood-smoke rising into the crisp autumn morning. The source of that smoke signal: a fire pit under sizzling bivalves, plucked fresh from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean (yes, both!) on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Special thanks to brother Roland Lusk S’98 for donating his latest harvest, and to Josh Owens S’04 and Coleman James S’01 for transporting them up I-64.

A 9:30 a.m. start — forced by an unusually early kickoff that afternoon vs. Ga. Tech. — did not deter the faithful, as dozens of alumni and guests made their way up Carr’s Hill for the festivities. Several had not seen the house in years and remarked on the beautiful condition of the facade, porch, and first floor — all recent renovations made possible by contributions to the Capital Campaign.

Not even one active brother’s shellfish allergy prevented him from enjoying the fellowship of brethren and Wandering Birds on the Platinum Porch. For him and others not partaking of the sea’s bounty that day, there were copious amounts of Bodo’s finest bagels provided for hungry guests. While many alumni, actives, and guests departed for Scott Stadium a little after noon, most returned in the evening to continue the festivities.

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