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2023 YLS Oyster Roast

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The YLS Oyster Roast is United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society's annual event to kick off the beginning of the new year with ways to give back and have a good time. This year's Oyster Roast will feature live music by Sean "DJ Liv" Livingson as well as tasty eats and an open bar right in the heart of Columbia.

Not only is this a fantastic networking and social event, but it is a way to give back to our community. There will be a silent auction benefiting our Be a Book Bunny program, which helps encourage children's healthy reading habits. YLS is also collecting cold weather items, such as hats, gloves, blankets, and coats, for the United Way of the Midlands' Point in Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count takes an unduplicated census of people experiencing homelessness – sheltered or not – on a given night in January and helps communities better understand the magnitude and characteristics of its homeless population.

Looking for an opportunity to give back and have a shucking good time? Come shuck some oysters with us at City Market Place on January 19 from 6-9 PM. 

Taking pictures at the event? Tag us @ylsmidlands on Instagram or use #shuckyeah. 

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