Clemson Rotary Club celebrates oyster roast fundraiser results

CLEMSON — More than 400 people turned out for fresh oysters and barbecue at the Rotary Club of Clemson’s 16th annual oyster roast fundraiser earlier this month.

A release from the organization said the event has raised more than $250,000 over 16 years for various nonprofits.

“With a huge thank you to our sponsors and supporters, the Rotary Club of Clemson is able to do great things in our community” club president Sarah Elizabeth Pollock said in the release. “Funds raised from this (Oct. 1) event will go to the Rotary Club of Clemson Foundation (501(c)(3)) and will be used for the club’s Community Grant Program. This program gives annual grants to nonprofit community organizations such as Clemson Community Care, Clemson Free Clinic, Meals on Wheels Pickens County, Clemson Child Development Center and many more.”

The Rotary Club of Clemson meets weekly on Mondays at noon at Clemson United Methodist Church and hosts other service projects throughout the community.