The Downs Byrd Memorial 23rd Annual Oyster Roast Presented by the Messervy-Provence Family is here!

The event will be Honoring the late James H. Messervy.

Endless Local Oysters. Complimentary Beer & Wine. Live Music. Dancing. Live Auction. & MORE!

Proceeds from the event benefit the hundreds of animals that Dorchester Paws cares for on a daily basis. Every dollar makes a difference so we are able to continue our transformative, life-saving mission to instill humane principles into society through the prevention of cruelty to animals and end unnecessary euthanasia in Dorchester County.


DATE: Saturday, February 4th

TIME: 6 – 10 PM.

LOCATION: Summerville Country Club

ADDRESS: 400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville SC

INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET: All you can eat local Oysters, Beer & Wine, Low Country Boil, Pulled Pork BBQ, Hot Dog & Chili Bar, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Desserts, and a whole lot of fun.

FOOD OPTIONS: Local Oysters, Low Country Boil, Pulled Pork BBQ, Hot Dog & Chili Bar, Culver’s Custard, Simple Treasurer’s Popcorn, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cookies from Sweetz With Soul, Coffee from Coastal Coffee Roasters and cupcakes!

MUSIC: Music will be performed by the band The Deadbeat Club!

EMCEE: The emcee for the night will be Kickin’ Country 92.5 very own Morning Show T.J. Phillips!

BAR OPTIONS: Beer & Wine are complimentary. Liquor will be sold via a cash bar with proceeds benefiting Dorchester Paws.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Evan Williams 1783

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warm as the event is mainly outside on the tennis courts and in the outdoor pavilion. We will have tons of heaters around to keep you warm!

RAFFLE: There will be a 50/50 raffle.

GAMES: We will have a wine toss where you can win a bottle of wine. We will also play the Heads & Tails game, where you have the chance to win an unique item! There will also be a few other stations to win more prizes with!

SILENT AUCTION: Yes! There will be one with over 70 items that you won’t want to miss out on! Bid on them, by clicking here!

LIVE AUCTION: Yes! Over a dozen items will be auctioned off with our amazing auctioneer Erin Kienzle!

1. Feath-R-Lite Inflatable Paddleboard with Paddle, Pump & Travel Bag.

2. Bronze Cats

3. Wheel-Barrow-of Fun! A wheelbarrow, FILLED with liquor bottles & beer from Oak Road!

4. A yeti cooler etched with the Dorchester Paws logo, 3 cases of beer from Oak Road (24 packs), and four-some’s to Shadowmoss Golf and Country Club, The Plantation Course at Edisto, Summerville Country Club, Dunes West Golf & River Club and Wescott Plantation

5. Pheasant Blind on March 18 for four shooters with D and G Outdoors.

6. Custom Fire Pit designed by Limehouse and Sons!

7. A customized Oyster Table designed by Charleston Oyster Tables.

8. A 14K White Gold Round Diamond Pave and Bezel Charm Necklace courtesy of Polly’s Jewelry.

9. A trip to Mexico!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given for inclement weather. All sales are final. We do ask those attending to drink responsibly.

COVID PROTOCOLS: This event will comply with all current CDC guidelines.

“I had such an awesome time and can’t wait until the next one! Everything was set up beautifully, and the oysters were delicious. Never did we have to wait for oysters to be on our table! The event was amazing and we had so much fun supporting the animals!”


“This is the best oyster roast! It’s a fun time to share with friends, and give back to the animals!”


“We had a wonderful time, with wonderful food and music! It was great to be part of such a wonderful night supporting Dorchester Paws!”


My husband and I are old timers and attend each oyster roast. It’s always a fun time and we look forward to it every year!


The oysters are always fabulous and the venue is beautiful! This is the best oyster roast I attend each year!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Place your company at the forefront of the community when you show your support for Dorchester Paws and our animals at the Oyster Roast!

Want to donate to the LIVE Auction?

We are only accepting 10-15 LIVE auction items to be auctioned off at the event.

If interested in donating an item, please contact Danielle at


Purchase your tickets online for the 23rd Annual Oyster Roast on February 4th!

Tickets are $75. Everyone will need a ticket to enter. Those 5 years of age and under will not need a ticket.

If tickets remain, they will be sold at the door for $100.

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