TOGA Volunteer Party
at Piankatank Community League Building 
October 16, 2021

Past Event- Expect update  Fall 2022

TOGA Volunteer Party is set for October 16, 2021 The eighth annual TOGA Volunteer Appreciation Party will be Saturday, October 16th, at the Piankatank Community League building near Gloucester, 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 7 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 and adult beverages, including wine donated by our sponsor SeaGlass wineries. We'll have lots to discuss with fellow oyster gardeners in a relaxed atmosphere. This extraordinary party was changed to the fall this year because of the Covid pandemic. Normally this party has been held in the spring, when many TOGA members are anxious to get some new spat in the water. But with months of considerably less social contact, we have much to catch up on with fellow oyster gardeners. Plus, there are some exciting developments in the oyster industry that you might want to share with fellow members.


Address of the Piankatank Community League is 11888 Harcum Road, Gloucester, VA. The party will start at 1:00 and end about 4:00. Mark your calendar now to attend this terrific party. Please RSVP to Terry Lewis no later than October 6th so he has time to acquire appropriate supplies. His email is or call 804-693-2687.


This is an all you can eat oyster extravaganza. As in the past, we’ve hired a cook who makes some of the best fried oysters in the whole MidAtlantic Region! This is TOGA's way of expressing our appreciation to our many volunteers who make this such a successful organization. I look forward to seeing you there!


– Terry Lewis, Former TOGA President