For 2015, First City Network will present a Shamrock Festival & Oyster Roast as our annual St. Pat’s weekend party on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day.  This year’s event will be March 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will mark a return to Skidaway Island State Park after a few years away. Entry will be $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  This admission price includes parking, food and beverages.

Local oysters, hot dogs grilled by our “Weiner and Bun Gals”, along with potato salad, chips, and other side items will be on the menu of course, and ample beer will be flowing!  The Christy Alan Band will once again get us boogieing, and a DJ will also spin some favorite dance tunes.  Our guest MCs for the fabulous day will be Gia Hall and Tricksie Turner, who promise to liven up the festivities, which will include the ever-popular bingo as well as a cake walk for winning delicious homemade cakes.  One of the most-anticipated parts of the whole event, a silent auction, will feature watercolors, gift bags, festive Christmas decorations, symphony tickets, bar tabs, fiber art, gift cards, art glass and more. As is past years, there is camping available at the State Park—just check with the park for availability and rates. Mark your calendars for this huge party not to be missed!

Our annual St. Pat’s weekend oyster roast and party is our biggest fund-raiser of the year, and so sponsorships and attendance are key to the success of FCN.  Please consider being a sponsor–if you would like to make a donation or serve as a volunteer for this special year’s event, simply drop an email to With your support, it will be a tremendous affair to remember!