Fairhope, Alabama — The Original Oyster House Restaurant honored two Baldwin County art students with our 2nd Annual Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship Program. This is the second year we have given scholarships to area art students in the name of Chelsea, a former Fairhope High School art student and Original Oyster House employee. Chelsea was killed tragically in a boating accident in the Fall of 2005.

On Monday, March 12, 2007 at our Causeway location in Mobile, Alabama we honored Amanda Barnes, a Fairhope High School student and very active member of the community as well as school leader with a $1000 scholarship to attend her chosen school the University of Alabama. Amanda plans to earn her degree in Elementary Education while incorporating her love of art in the classroom.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at our Gulf Shores location, we honored Rebecca Wilber, a very talented Foley High School art student with a second scholarship in the amount of $1000 to pursue her passion to become a concept artist. According to Rebecca, the best aspect of choosing this field is not being tied down to one particular media. She could utilize her talents in editorial cartoons, album covers, magazine layout and design, info graphics, print ads and book illustrations just to name a few. She hasn’t decided on a school yet, but intends to relocate to California for her education.

For more information on our annual scholarship, please contact Tracy Pierce, Marketing Director, Original Oyster House Restaurants at 251-928-2620 or tracy@originaloysterhouse.com