TOGA Volunteer Party Set for December 10, 2022

An Early Holiday Party!

 Freeshade Community Center, 1544 Regent Road, Syringa, VA 23169-2314

1PM – 4PM

Click on the arrows to view photos from the 2021 party.

The ninth annual TOGA Volunteer Appreciation Party will be Saturday, December 10th, at the Freeshade Community Center near Topping, VA. If you have volunteered to help TOGA in the past, or if you are planning to volunteer in any way to help get more oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, we hope you will join us for some delicious food and great camaraderie!


This year, as in the past 8 years, TOGA will supply plenty of local and delicious unshucked and shucked oysters for your enjoyment. We ask you to bring the fixings for your favorite oyster dish, and you can prepare them for others to share at the party. There are stoves and ovens at the facility. If you don't have a favorite oyster dish, please bring a side dish or desert to share with your TOGA volunteer friends. TOGA will also provide soft drinks. If you would like an adult beverage, please bring you own.


We're fortunate to again have Stacey on-site to prepare some of the best fried oysters on the east coast. She'll also make some delicious gluten- free fried oysters if requested.


We'll have lots to discuss with fellow oyster gardeners in a relaxed atmosphere. Plus there are some exciting developments in the oyster industry that you might want to share with fellow members.


Address of the Freeshade Community Center is 1544 Regent Road, Syringa, VA. The party will start at 1:00 and end about 4:00.


Mark your calendar now to attend this all you can eat oyster extravaganza. Please RSVP to Terry Lewis no later than December 1 so I have time to acquire appropriate supplies. My email is or call 804-693-2687.


This is TOGA's way of expressing our appreciation to our many great volunteers who make this such a successful organization. I look forward to seeing you there, and happy holidays.

Don't forget to RSVP to Terry Lewis ( or call 804-693-2687) by December 1.


Terry Lewis, Past President