Oysters, Friends, and Prizes

Trident Academy family and friends gathered on campus for a steamin’ good time at the school’s Annual Oyster Roast, on Friday, March 20th. The event attracted 117 alumni, current and former Trident Academy employees, current and past parents, and Board members. Jamie Westendorff and Charleston Outdoor Catering provided oysters, chili, hot dogs which accompanied a variety of beverages. Adding to the activity and merriment were a Silent Auction and a big screen TV area to view NCAA March Madness. The Silent Auction offered items ranging from Family Night Baskets containing DVDs, board games, and snacks, to sports memorabilia to gift certificates. 60% of our parents donated items for the Silent Auction.

Alumni, both local and from out-of-state, reconnected with each other, perused yearbooks, and chatted with familiar faces of longtime staff members Lael Byrd and Mary Owczarek, while making new friends among current parents and employees. There was discussion of offering a prize in future years for the alumna/alumnus who traveled the farthest to attend.

The friend-raising event, which netted nearly $2,800, was hosted by the Trident Academy Parents Association; proceeds from the event go to TAPA in helping to sustain of the school’s mission. Many thanks to our TAPA leadership and parent volunteers for their hard work in producing our Oyster Roast.

Supporting the event with sponsorships were business and corporate groups such as Tidewater Neurology; Ralston Health Group; Carolina Commercial, LLC; LeClercq Cleaning, LLC/Maid Brigade; Ashton Woods; and pediatric dentist Dr. Randy Pagenkopf. In addition to cash donations, 37 gifts-in-kind donors contributed to the success of the evening.



Tidewater Neurology Ashton Woods Maid BrigadeCarolina Commercial


Event Donors
Bob & Kristal Buxton
Colby Doetzer
Alec Ellis
Jim Kirby & Oriana Hanahan-Kirby
Nicole McLain
Tripp & Heather Norton
Pat Strohmeyer
Jay & Vicki White


In-Kind Donations
Tim & Maria Albrecht
Anchor Pest Management
Chad & Carrie Anderson
Christopher & Dr. Cameron Anderson
Bob & Kristal Buxton
Julia Carter
Dr. W.C. Carter, III
Stuart & Harriet Coleman
BB Facial Spa/ Brandy Comer
Blake & Brandy Comer
Mark & Wendy Corkum,
Harriet Ethridge
Firefly Distillery
Trevor & Sharon Foster
Kirt & Kate Griffin
John & Elizabeth Griffiths
Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant
Bill & Elizabeth Haskin
In-And-Out Car Wash/Sandy Ellett
Kershaw & Dr. Anne LeClercq
Lynwood & Rhonda Locke
Lollipop Kids Clothing/Harriet Coleman
Maria’s Clip Joint/Maria Albrecht
Jamie & Andrea Martin
Dr. James & Mrs. Peggy McKinney
Ken & Brandi Mims
Greg & Megan Montieth
Jim Moroney & Natalia Klentoukh-Moroney
Tripp & Heather Norton
Dunston & Dawn Powell
Reyes Beverage Group
Angela Rhea
Amir Shakya & Dr. Athena Beldecos
Stella Nova Day Spa & Salon/Robin Harris
Loy & Sharon Stewart
Tom Tomlinson & Geoff Corbin
Jay & Vicki White


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