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'Give A Shuck' pays it forward for the caring of a favorite son

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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The inaugural

Scott Stevens

The inaugural "Give A Shuck" was an overwhelming success as a fundraising event at the Great Bay Oyster House. Diane Christofferson hosts the event in memory of her husband, Stan, who received an outpouring of support during his battle with cancer.

Diane Christofferson, downtown Greer merchants and at least a half dozen celebrity shuckers will be hosting the final “Give A Shuck” night of 2013 Thursday at 6:30 at the Great Bay Oyster House.

Two previous “Give A Shuck” nights, held the third Thursday of the month, have been so successful it has turned into a fundraising event that keeps on giving in Greer. Proceeds from tips for celebrity shuckers and a percent of total food sales benefit three charities in rotation. Thursday’s charity is theSoup Kitchen. Greer Relief received $980 for the September event and Greer Community Ministries earned double that amount in October.

Guest “Stars of Greer City” shuckers Thursday will be Mayor Rick Danner, Deputy Fire Marshall Carl Howell, Vice President of Greer Chamber of Commerce Mark Owens, Soup Kitchen Operations Manager Martha O'Neal, Fowler Cleaners owner Jimmy Fowler, Buildings Inspector City of Greer Ruthie Helms, and Life Coach Lisa Hawkins Lynn.

Alan Cole from Greer Oldies will emcee and Beth Corbin Melotte, an artist from Spartanburg will bring her Gamecock and Tiger paintings and signed and numbered screen print T-shirts from her original design.

Diane Christofferson asked members of the community for suggestions to give back to friends and businesses for their support of her husband, Stan, who died last May after a long battle with cancer. The community continued its support after his death running the restaurant and with financial gifts.

The idea of celebrity shuckers and percentage of food sales was launched with the men from First Presbyterian in September and “Realtor Night” was the theme in October.

The GBOH is at 109 E. Poinsett Street. Call 864-879-1030 for more information.

 

 

 

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