Highlands on the Half-Shell 2023

Sunday, October 1st

4:00pm ’til dark

Gumbo, Jambalaya, & Oysters in the Valentine Meadow at HBS (888 Horse Cove Rd), Cajun Casual Attire

Thank you for making our 2023 Highlands on the Half-Shell oyster roast a success! It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic individuals come together for a common cause on Sunday. Thanks to your generosity, we not only had a fantastic time but also raised significant funds to support our mission of stimulating, promoting, and funding biological research and education in the southern Appalachians.

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our Host Committee, volunteers, and, of course, all of you who attended. Please stay tuned for updates on how your support is making a difference in our community.


Special Thank You to Our Highlands on the Half-Shell Host Committee!

Lisa & Brad Armstrong
Gayle Watkins & Andy Chmar
Lucile & Bill Clarkson
Kim & Rich Daugherty
Mary Todd & Jimmy Davis
Monte & Palmer Gaillard
Florence & Tom Holmes
Diane & Michael Levine
Melanie & Tom Mauldin
Libbo & Gwaltney McCollum
Nancy & Lyle Nichols

Frances & Obie Oakley
Karen Patterson
Karen & George Powell
Miriam & Vernon Skiles
Kim & Alex Smith
Martha & Hal Stibbs
Jennie Stowers
Jonnie & Jimmy Swann
Keller & Sam Torrey
David Moore & Darren Whatley
Sarah Morgan & Walter Wingfield


Thank you to Adele & Nick Scielzo for providing the delicious pralines!