Famous Actor Dines at Oyster Bay Yacht Club
Oyster Bay Yacht Club members enjoyed a wonderful evening Saturday that started with an Amelia River Cruise with Captain Kevin McCarthy. Members & Guests were greeted aboard by Club Manager, Terrie Sanders, with tropical lays to get everyone into the festive spirit. A tropical rum punch (looking to be named) was especially created and served for the occasion by our bartender extra-ordinaire, Mr. Clarence Jones. I must say, that even though I am born and raised here on Amelia Island, it’s always a learning experience and a pleasure to listen to Captain McCarthy explaining the area’s history during his well attended cruises. It just makes it all come alive between pirates and settlers and childhood memories.
While we were doing the cruise, Chef Shawn and his staff were preparing the Club House for a tropical evening to remember. Arriving back at the marina guests enjoyed cocktails on the pool deck, highlighted by the outstanding musical background provided by accomplished musician Darren Ronan. And when the time for dining arrived, everyone agreed that Chef Shawn Meeks outdid himself on the fabulous Tropical Buffet featuring Huli Huli Chicken, Mahi Mahi with a Hawaiian Salsa and Teriyaki Beef Kabobs. The Volcano Sesame Cabbage Salad not only was a beautiful presentation, but was such a big hit that it will now be offered as a menu item.
This special evening had another surprise waiting.
While serving the Club Members and their guests with the Tropical Buffet, the Club also hosted simultaneously a private Birthday celebration for 45 people in the Commodore Room, where to our surprise famous actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover was one of the attendees. It was a surprise and privilege to have Mr. Danny Glover as one of the honored guests at Oyster Bay Yacht Club. Mr. Glover was very gracious and requested to have a picture taken with the entire OBYC staff.
It was a very special night that will be remembered fondly by the staff, members and guests! For a small photo gallery of the evening click HERE