July 29, 2014  

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Half Shell Oyster House to Hold Benefit for Children’s Center on June 25

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The management and owners of Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg are making a habit out of helping The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. On Wednesday, June 25, Half Shell will donate, for the second time, 10 percent of its gross receipts from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. to the Center.

Wayne McQueen, general manager of Half Shell’s Hattiesburg restaurant, was delighted by the community's show of support for Half Shell's first Children’s Center event in March, and he is looking forward to the June 25 event.

“We're expecting another enthusiastic crowd of regulars and of new patrons who can count on great food and service, great music on our patio, and the satisfaction that they are supporting the very important work of The Children’s Center,” said McQueen. Music on the patio will be provided by Rick Miley and Lanna Wakeland.  

Children's Center Director, Sarah Case-Price, shared McQueen’s sentiments. “We look forward to another successful event at Half Shell," said Case-Price. “We expect a steady crowd from open to close.”  Case-Price said staff, board members and Center families helped make the last event extra special, and she anticipates an even bigger turnout on June 25.

The Children’s Center is celebrating 40 years of service to children ages birth through 5 with a wide range of disabilities. A United Way Agency, The Children’s Center is a model clinical education program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences that serves children and families, provides preprofessional training for university and college students, and provides staff development and support for practicing professionals.

To learn more about The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, call 601.266.5222 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/early-intervention-childrens