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‘Jumbo Lump Daddy’ to be at museum gala

Jumbo Lump Daddy

The toe-tapping sounds of “Jumbo Lump Daddy” will highlight the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park’s first Members Oyster Roast on Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The music and roast will follow the museum’s general membership meeting, which will be from 4 to 5 p.m.

Clayton Neal, on guitar and harp, and Gary Archer, on guitar, are, collectively, “Jumbo Lump Daddy,” the crowd pleasing band of “Rivah Country.” Performing a genre-crossing playlist that blends rhythm and blues, rock and roll, blues and country, “Jumbo Lump Daddy” gets the audience moving.

“Jumbo Lump Daddy” will begin play during the oyster roast’s social hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Adult beverages and iced tea will be served. There will be a music break while everyone lines up at Billz Bistro for oysters, steamed and on the half-shell, barbecue, clam chowder, and hot dogs from 6 to around 7:30 p.m. when Clayton and Gary will “fire it up” again. The festivities will end at 9 p.m.

Tickets for “Jumbo Lump Daddy,” including the Oyster Roast, iced tea and adult beverages are $30 per person, or a “Century Club” package of 4 tickets for $100—a $20 savings. After this Sunday, September 6, tickets will be $35 each and at the door if any are available. The roast is limited to 300 people.

Tickets may be purchased at Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville or by mail by calling the museum at 776-7200 and leaving contact information. Requests after September 4 will be held at “will call” at the roast’s ticket table on the night of the event.

Guest speaker

Dr. David Malmquist of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point will be guest speaker at the Annual Members Meeting on Sept. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Museum and park president Bob Kates will open the meeting with a short “State of the Museum” summary, followed by park director Bill Cawthorn’s update on gifts and upgrades to the park and gardens.

Following the business portion of the meeting, Dr. Malmquist will speak on current VIMS research and findings as they pertain to Bay fisheries, with emphasis on the crab and oyster populations.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and on Mill Creek by water. To find out more about the museum and its events, or to become a member, visit and click “museumpark,” or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.”

posted 09.03.2009

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