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More than Just an Oyster Roast, it’s a Life Changer!

For the 11th year, Harmony is hosting its Oyster Roast Benefit fundraiser on the Harmony School campus on Saturday, November 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. Midlands area residents are welcome to join staff and supporters for a wonderful night of delicious food, great live music and a chili cook-off to be judged by local area celebrities. Other event highlights include all-you-can-eat steamed oysters, wine and beer, a bonfire, African drumming, and bluegrass music by The Mustache Brothers. A 200-item silent auction is also scheduled, filled with lots of great stuff to bid on, such as travel opportunities, restaurant gift certificates, children’s items, gifts, books, original handmade art, and much more.

    Why should you attend and support the mission? Though it’s been a long road of recovery for Harmony School since the flood devastated the school’s campus two years ago, the school’s staff, faculty and student families are thrilled to announce that Harmony School is finally ready to break ground very soon on the construction of a new preschool facility. Nestled in the heart of the Forest Acres area, Harmony School was hit extremely hard by the major flood event that devastated so much of the Midlands area in 2015. Much has been accomplished, but a significant challenge still lies ahead.

    Due to the extensive damage to the preschool, renovation costs, the permitting process and red tape, it became evident to school administration that restoring the preschool building was neither financially feasible nor prudent. Moreover, the construction site for the new facility, understandably, had to be moved away from the designated flood zone very near to the campus to a location adjacent to the existing elementary building.

    The proceeds generated from this crucial event will help Harmony School continue to recover. By far, this is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year, and its critical importance cannot be overstated. Help is needed, and this event provides the perfect opportunity to do just that—all while having a blast. Please help make this year’s Oyster Roast Benefit a great success and the final step in finally rising above the flood impact!

    Tickets are available through Eventbrite or through the school directly. As a note, this is an “adults only” event. Those interested in becoming a sponsor and/or donating an item to the silent auction, should contact the school at

Cost: $35; event registration available online. Location: Harmony School Campus, 3737 Covenant Rd., Columbia. For more information, call 803-787-1899 or visit

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