Hey, did you know that Oyster Easter and the Swan Ball are exactly the same age? We both turn 50 this year. Which one do you think is more fun? Since we’re junkyard dogs, we’ll never be invited to the Swan Ball so we’ll pick Oyster Easter!

Our King and Queen candidates for Oyster Easter have been hard at work, raising money and awareness for the Community Resource Center. The Chicks absolutely love that because the money will go directly to help our most fragile citizens with basic household necessities.

Which candidates will you support Saturday at Travellers Rest from 1-5 p.m.? Here are their thoughts on the race for King and Queen:

Janice Jones and Frank Platt

Janice writes: “I started going to Oyster Easter with friends a few years ago not really knowing what it was. I loved the event so much that I have never missed a year since!! The past few years I have become more involved and learned even more about CRC and the amazing agencies they support in Middle Tennessee.  When they asked me to be a Queen nominee for Oyster Easter this year I was honored and immediately thought of my good friend, Frank Platt, to run as King.  Frank and I also work together on another charity, The Music City BBQ Festival.  Frank has a big heart for the CRC and the charities they help in our area. He, too, was honored to be a part of such a wonderful event.  We are excited about the 50th year of Oyster Easter and all of the events leading up to it.  We are looking forward to the fun we will have while raising awareness and money for CRC – such an amazing organization!!

Roger Burnett and Patricia Apple

Patricia writes: Roger and I met years ago when I was volunteering and he was contributing to another non-profit!  So, it’s only appropriate that we celebrate our recent marriage by giving back to the community that brought us together!!! We had a small wedding on January 1, 2012.  Between us we have four children and one son-in-law. Roger moved down here a little over 20 years ago from New York City and started Summit Wealth Management, LLC, a financial planning firm.  He still talks funny. I was born and raised in the Nashville area, and have spent most of my career in sales and marketing.  I have recently started working with Roger as a long-term care and life insurance consultant. Neither of us even like oysters, but we love the contribution that the Community Resource Center makes to this hometown that we LOVE!

Buddy Messer and Kim Hunter

Buddy and Kim write: Buddy was born and raised in Nashville. He operates several businesses downtown, including Whiskey Bent, Bootleggers Inn and the Silver Dollar Saloon. He owned the first Sun Records store on Second Avenue. Kim one of  eight interior designers for the State of Tennessee. We’re having so much fun raising awareness and money for the Community Resource Center.

Rob Wagner and Chrystie Wooley

We have joined together as a team in support of the Community Resource Center in hopes of raising greater awareness. Both of us have ties to the music industry. We hope to use our powers for good to raise money and awareness for CRC with an Oyster Easter Jam.

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