GRASONVILLE — The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center has announced the release of their own brand of oysters called “Pearly Girl” in partnership with Harris Seafood Company.

The product launch party and dinner buffet will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Harris Crab House in Grasonville.

“We are pleased to partner with the Harris Seafood Co. on this endeavor as they have been long standing supporters of all of CBEC’s educational programs and restoration efforts as well as Harris Crab House,” said CBEC Executive Director Judy Wink.

“We truly have a unique partnership that showcases how the seafood industry and watermen can coexist with environmental community for the greater good," Wink said.

"The project has taken five years to get off the ground and 2019 will be our first harvest," said Vicki Paulas, CBEC Assistant Director and head of CBEC’s restoration efforts. "We are fortunate that our 2.8 acre lease is located right off the shores of CBEC and is only three nautical miles from Harris Seafood Co. so the public will be consuming very fresh oysters.” 

CBEC will hold the event at Harris Crab House, which will provide a bull and oyster dinner buffet, along with wine and beer. Music will be provided by Justin Ryan. Pearly Girl merchandise will be available to purchase that evening as well as raffle tickets to win a pearl necklace pendant. Door prizes will also be given away.

Pre-registration is required and tickets to the event are $75 per person, which can be purchased only at www.bayrestoration.org/product/pearly-girl-eventregistration.

Proceeds from the event will be used to help support CBEC’s operations as well as expand its educational and recreational programs.

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education, habitat restoration and recreational opportunities. The center, located in Grasonville, offers four miles of hiking and kayaking trails, as well as a myriad of wildlife for nature lovers to explore and observe. CBEC receives no state or federal funding for its operation. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org.

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