It’s the McGehee Men’s Club annual oyster supper on Feb. 5

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There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

That quote perfectly describes a group of gentlemen from McGehee and the surrounding area that are members of the McGehee Men’s Club. A group of men, local farmers and businessmen decided they needed to do something for their community, and the first Oyster Supper was planned. That first supper they hosted 200 diners.

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This Friday, Feb. 5, is the 22nd annual McGehee Men’s Club Oyster Supper. The event grows each year…and last year they welcomed nearly 1,500 people! The menu consists of raw and fresh oysters, fried catfish and Lawrence Pambianchi’s Famous Italian Salad. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or in advance (for those who don’t want to wait in the long line!). Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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Five years ago, the McGehee Men’s Club purchased a building in McGehee that had housed a beer distribution center. Since then, they have renovated the facility and now the McGehee Men’s Club Community Center is a venue for receptions, special occasions and community events such as the annual Oyster Supper. All proceeds from the Oyster Supper go right back into community. The McGehee Men’s Club supports community organizations and activities.

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For questions about the 22nd annual McGehee Men’s Club Oyster Supper, phone 870-222-8576.