School to honour village’s famous oysters

THE seaside village of Greenwell Point is well-known for its oyster and fishing industries.

TASTY: Greenwell Point Public School year 1 students, Sam Riepsamen and Megan Mank, whose parents are oyster farmers, are excited by the inaugural Greenwell Point Fish and Oyster Festival.

TASTY: Greenwell Point Public School year 1 students, Sam Riepsamen and Megan Mank, whose parents are oyster farmers, are excited by the inaugural Greenwell Point Fish and Oyster Festival.

Greenwell Point Public School is set to tap into those two industries, holding the Greenwell Point Fish and Oyster Festival as part of its annual fete.

The school’s fete is usually held around Easter each year but with that date falling in the middle of the school holidays in 2014 it was decided to try something different.

The festival will be held on Sunday, October 12 and as well as being a fund-raiser for the school aims to forge closer links between the school, community and the two industries.

Greenwell Point is the gateway to the Australia’s Oyster Coast and has a great reputation for its produce.

Already a host of ideas have been put forward for the festival, including staging a photo exhibition featuring oyster farmers from up and down the coast, having local produce for sale, an oyster opening competition and possibly even a world record opening attempt.

More festival details will be announced in coming weeks.

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