Oyster Roast 2019

Greensboro, North Carolina. Benefitting Family Service of the Piedmont

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Greensboro Oyster Roast raises more than $340,000 for Family Service of the Piedmont 

(Greensboro – May 17, 2019) – The Family Service of Greensboro Foundation and the Guild of Family Service of Greensboro held its 16th Annual Oyster Roast in support of Family Service of the Piedmont on May 3 in Irving Park. More than 1,000 guests attended the event, raising more than $340,000.

Presented by VF Corporation, the outdoor, casual event featured live music from Right to Party, and oysters and a dinner buffet served by Pepper Moon Catering. The Pearls of the Oyster Roast pre-party, presented by Cone Health, celebrated top sponsors.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Greensboro programs of Family Service, such as the Clara House domestic violence shelter and Children’s Advocacy Center for abused children.

Oyster Roast Co Chairs

The event was made possible through the help of hundreds of volunteers, and was co-chaired by Beth Baker, Diane Conterno-Neese and Lex Kulman. The honorary chair of the event was Missy Akin. 

Missy Akin and family

“The Greensboro community and many hardworking and dedicated people came together for this successful event, raising the most money ever,” said Kulman. “The effort will greatly enable Family Service to help more people address child abuse, overcome domestic violence, improve their mental health and become financially stable.”

A raffle at the event included a $2,500 Ultimate Shopping Experience donated by Bassett Furniture and a $1,900 pair of Roberto Coin earrings donated by Fink’s Jewelers.

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About Family Service of the Piedmont

Family Service of the Piedmont is a private nonprofit agency providing quality support services, advocacy and education for children and adults dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability. By providing support services and resources to people experiencing these issues, they are better able to live healthy and productive lives, thereby creating safer and healthier families.  Family Service of the Piedmont; Building Safe and Healthy Families. Information about Family Service of the Piedmont can be found at www.safeandhealthyfamilies.com.