Winter Taste of Core Sound 2019

Winter Taste of Core Sound 2019

1785 Island Road • Harkers Island, NC 28531 | (252) 728-1500

February 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Core Sound’s Winter Taste will go on!

The winter edition of the Core Sound Museum’s signature event, TASTE OF CORE SOUND, will go on as scheduled, despite the damages of Florence and the rebuilding to begin in February!
TASTE OF CORE SOUND will be held at Sammy Boyd’s waterfront restaurant, Southern Salt, on February 22, 2019 with a full array of traditional winter seafood and wild game dishes. This gathering of seafood lovers, museum supporters, storytellers, decoy collectors and friends is hosted by The Redhead Society, Core Sound’s educational programming fund.

“We couldn’t do this event now after the storm damaged our building without Sammy’s willingness to share his restaurant, cooks, kitchen and energy with Core Sound to keep this winter event on our calendar,” explained Karen Amspacher, Core Sound Museum Director. “Sammy has agreed to close his business that evening to help us. This fund-raiser for our educational programming is much needed this year as we make plans for school groups this spring and our summer camps this summer.”

The evening will begin at 6 pm with hot crab dip, Down East egg rolls (one of Southern Salt’s signature recipes) and time to visit around Southern Salt’s huge cash bar. A silent auction of decoys from members of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, along with hunting gear and other outdoor equipment for outdoorsmen will welcome bidders in-house and online at starting Feb 12.

The buffet menu will include:
Conch Stew
Fried Oysters
Baked Scallops
Stewed Ducks & Rutabagas
Fried Shrimp
Chicken & Pastry
Winter Collards
Sweet Taters
Homemade Slaw
Light Rolls
Albert’s famous Lemon Pie

The evening’s program includes a presentation by Robbie Smith of the Carolina Decoy Collectors Association discussing Shorebird Hunting on Core Sound. “Antique shorebird decoys are the epitome of great southern folk art. They are an unintentional art form which were made and used to attract and kill shorebirds for food. The story of shorebird hunting in North Carolina is a part of our heritage which needs to be told and the decoys are an art form which needs to be celebrated and enjoyed,” Robbie Smith described.

The evening will end with a live auction offering a prize collection of redhead decoys. This year’s group includes a contemporary decoy by Kelly Nelson, a contemporary working decoy carved by Patrick Eubanks and donated by Dr. Stan Rule and an especially hard-to-find heritage decoy by the late David A. Lawrence. A special item never before offered will be a “Carving Day with Brother Gaskill,” one of Core Sound’s award-winning carvers and a talented teacher-mentor for new carvers.

“We are especially thankful for these contributions of time and talent from these carvers and contributors. These funds will be help bring back the strong educational programs Core Sound offers,” said Dr. Ike Southerland, Chairman – Redhead Society.

Sponsors for this event include:
Trader Construction, Knott’s Warehouse, Rob Bizzell Family,
Piggly-Wiggly of Kinston & New Bern, Eastern Aviation Fuel, Ace Marine & Rigging

$50/person (members) $65/person (non-members; includes one year membership)
Tickets available at Core Sound’s Museum Store – 806 Arendell Street, Morehead City
Calling 252.728.1500
Or online

All proceeds to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center Redhead Society for Education Programs.