The Galway Committee of CSCI hosted its 19th annual Oyster Festival of Racing on November 12, 2016 at Hawthorne Race Course. This year, 200 guests attended this festive community gathering that celebrated the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival. The main raffle prize included a trip for two to Ireland along with a stay in Ashford castle and hotels in Galway and Cork. Several exclusive leisure and sports prizes were auctioned off at the silent auction. All the proceeds from the Oyster Festival of Racing go to support exchange programs between Chicago and Galway facilitated by the Galway Committee. The Galway Committee is grateful to the dedicated supporters and volunteers for making this year’s Oysterfest a great success.