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Since May 2007

Volume 12 Issue 26 FREE March 29, 2019

Earth Day
on Kiawah
The Island Connection

he Kiawah Conservancy will be
hosting its annual Earth Day
Celebration on April 18 from
4-6 p.m. at the Naturally Kiawah
Demonstration Garden in Night Heron
Protecting our species and preserving
Kiawah's habitat has been an important
part of the Kiawah Conservancy's mission
for over 20 years. Through a focus on
research and education, the Conservancy
encourages citizens to become leaders
in environmental conservation for the
benefit of all. Join in celebrating what
makes Kiawah Island so amazing!
At the Celebration,
• Meet and learn from representatives
of the Lowcountry Marine
Mammal Network, Kiawah
The 2019 Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off. Photo by Kelly Bragg. Island Turtle Patrol, Conservancy
Garden Keepers, and Charleston

$53,000 for Backpack Buddies

Collegiate Outdoor Program.
• Learn about bird conservation
efforts with the Kiawah Island
Shorebird Stewardship and Town
EVENT’S 5TH YEAR EXCEEDS GOAL, AGAIN of Kiawah Island Bird Research
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

odd Gerhart owns half of the Ice Cream Boat Café at to eclipse its goal and this year was no exception. Gerhart raised
Bohicket Marina, along with Kathy Gerhart. He has a $3,100 more than his goal of $50,000 for the event with the
knack for getting people to the docks. The hermit crab enthusiastic assistance of Island Transportation Services owner,
races he hosts pack the marina with guests ready to shop, visit Mike Gorski.
restaurants and, of course, who doesn’t need ice cream after an Gorski has always provided the prizes for the cook-off, but his
exhausting afternoon of racing? Gerhart applies the same gift for involvement has grown with the event. He added an 11th hour
organization to the annual Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off, donation that was enough to beat the goal of $20,000 in the Families participate in education programs
which was held on March 16 at the marina. cook-off’s second year, before instituting the Gorski Challenge in about local ecology. Photos provided.
The competition has become an annual rite of spring in the
Lowcountry. Now in its fifth year, the fundraiser has never failed Backpack Buddies continues on page 5 Earth Day continues on page 6

Annual Women Build SINHG Thursday Program Cajun Festival

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Arts & events

Kiawah Island Art and House Tour

Lynn Pierotti
For The Island Connection

College of Charleston’s Children’s The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Katy Calloway
Opera Program With the assistance of a professional
managing editor Each spring, opera students at the visiting artist, the program will be an
katy@luckydognews.com College of Charleston Department of immersive educational opportunity for
Music bring an age-appropriate opera to students at Haut Gap Middle School.
Jennifer Tuohy Johns and Wadmalaw Island elementary Students will research the changing
contributing editor schools. Following each performance, landscape and economics of Johns and
students have the opportunity to engage Wadmalaw Islands through a series
with the singers and learn more about the of workshops. This will culminate in
art and craft of producing an opera. the creation of a communal art piece
Alejandro Ferreyros Rhett’s Bluff. Photo provided. for display at the school using basic

Chamber Music Charleston Classical
senior graphic designer he Kiawah Island Art and House Kids Concerts printmaking techniques.
alejandro@luckydognews.com Tour is sponsored by Arts, etc., an Pure Theatre’s Education Program
Chamber Music Charleston is
organization whose philanthropic
dedicated to introducing young audiences Working with teachers at Haut Gap
focus is to bring visual, performing and
Lori McGee to classical music through chamber music Middle School, the program uses the
literary arts to the students on Johns
sales manager concerts presented during school hours. power of theater training to develop
and Wadmalaw Islands. Proceeds from
They have built excellent relationships critical social and emotional learning
lori@luckydognews.com this year’s tour which is scheduled for
with the schools on Johns and Wadmalaw skills for student success. Small group
Friday, April 5 will support the following
Islands; through these concerts, they will instruction in acting, public speaking
continue to educate and delight students and story development has generated
Senior Staff Writer
The Gibbes Museum of Art It Starts through the magic of music. positive feedback from both students and
with a Dot Program educators.
Gregg Bragg College of Charleston’s Project Inspire
Now in its second year, this
The mission of Project Inspire is to The acclaimed Kiawah Art and House
collaborative program for students at St.
Contributors actively involve children in the learning Tour is the major fundraiser of Arts, etc.
Johns High School encourages literacy
process through artistic activities and and will be held on Friday, April 5 from
Carroll Dunn and creative expression. The program
lessons. Arts, etc. will provide scholarships 1-5 p.m. Five fabulous Kiawah homes
John Reock brings trained museum educators to
for underserved elementary students from are open to the public and each home
Tina Mayland work with students to enhance their
our community in grades 3 and 4 for this displays unique architecture, views and
understanding of art and art history and
Sara Perry 2-week camp. The students will be given art collections. Tickets are $55. Available
guide students in developing their writing
Norman Powers the opportunity to attend field trips to online at BrownPaperTickets.com (keyword
skills. Students respond to artwork when
Nandini McCauley Dixie Plantation to learn ecology and “Kiawah”) or the Kiawah Island Real Estate
they visit the museum and use poetry and
STEM subjects through the power of the office located at Freshfields Village. Tickets
Kimberly Keelor creative writing to create a volume of work
arts. purchased in advance must be exchanged
Renee Dickenson for each student to keep.
Ballet Evolution of Charleston for a tour booklet at the Square located in
Geoff Bennett Engaging Creative Minds Summer
Ballet Evolution’s mission is to promote Freshfields Village the day of the tour.
Jordan Allison the development of collaborative arts Homes are not disability accessible and
Arts etc. will provide scholarships
Rich O’Brien through professional ballet performances. children under 12 are not permitted.
to third graders from John Island to
The Artistic Director and Ballet Master
participate in the 6-week summer
will bring a troupe of dancers to
STEAM (Science, Technology,
elementary schools on Johns Island to
Engineering, Arts and Math) camp.
perform a selection from their current
This nationally recognized program was
season. Following each performance,
created to address summer learning loss
they will deliver a lecture/demonstration,
and provide opportunities for students
introduce the students to the world of
to engage in meaningful experiences that
ballet and encourage them to discover the
keep them engaged and on track for the A Lucky Dog Favorite
joy of movement.
next school year.

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letter to the editor

Modern Day Tumbleweed

ear Reader, have a steady diet of plastic in there diet.
Do you remember watching Those gunslingers that I mentioned before,
old western movies? There is they knew the risk they were taking when
always a scene when the guys have a they strapped on their guns. These animals,
showdown. The streets clear and the two they are just the innocent bystanders.
gunslingers pace off. In that moment I understand that this ban on bans is
before they draw, a tumbleweed or two an issue. I understand that people fear
blows through the streets. change. I also understand that big plastic
Sadly, one or both of these gunslingers is behind this movement, lobbying to
is about to meet their fate. What’s not sad make sure they don’t lose market share.
is those tumbleweeds are just made of plant Oh no! How will you be able to carry
material and will go back to the earth. your groceries from the Harris Teeter? What
Flash forward to modern times any about when I shop at Walmart? The horror.
town in South Carolina. While we aren’t Guess what, we adapt. The Harris
fighting gun duels in the street we do see Teeter near Folly Beach: No plastic bags.
those tumbleweeds. Except instead of Have they gone out of business? Nope.
being weeds, they are actually plastic bags. In Hawaii, a forward thinking state,
Doesn't matter if they were the bag you surrounded by water: No plastic bags. Did
used to put your items from Walgreens in, Walmart go out of business? Nope. They
the Doritos chip bag or the wrapper to your adapted, as have their citizens. Mahalo!
Snickers candy bar. Where does it all go? South Carolina is always near the
Yes, maybe someone will come and pick bottom in most categories. Education,
it up but that’s not always the case. I live roads, etc... However, we are near the top
on Folly Beach. If a plastic bag blows down when it comes to protecting our marine
the street there is a good chance it’s gonna wildlife. Removing this ban on plastics
end up in the marsh or worse, the ocean. would be taking a huge step backwards or
Quick question: Do you know what is in better terms it would be like showing
a sea turtles favorite food? Jelly Fish. Do up to a gunfight with a spork. Only big
you know what a plastic bag in the water plastic wins. Sorry sea turtle.
looks like? That’s right. Let’s get this one right.
Hundreds of thousands of marine Richard Brendel
animals; birds, fish, dolphins & sea turtles Folly Beach

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Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Mar 29 3:53am/4:06pm 10:05am/10:14pm
Mar 30 4:51am/5:03pm 11:00am/11:12pm
Mar 31 5:44am/5:56pm 11:49am
Apr 01 6:33am/6:44pm 12:04am/12:34pm
Apr 02 7:17am/7:28pm 12:52am/1:15pm
Apr 03 7:59am/8:09pm 1:35am/1:54pm
Apr 04 8:37am/8:47pm 2:15am/2:30pm
Apr 05 9:14am/9:22pm 2:54am/3:05pm
Apr 06 9:48am/9:56pm 3:33am/3:41pm
Apr 07 10:22am/10:30pm 4:11am/4:17pm
Apr 08 10:57am/11:08pm 4:52am/4:56pm
Apr 09 11:36am/11:52pm 5:35am/5:40pm
Apr 10 12:23pm 6:24am/6:29pm
Apr 11 12:43am/1:19pm 7:19am/7:26pm

Hurricanes, storms, etc., are NOT included in the predictions.

Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can be
very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they can be
wrong so use common sense.
Source: saltwatertides.com
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daily arts & events daily

20th annual Women Build K-S Exchange welcomes Backpack Buddies continues from cover
year three; he would match up to $1,000
volunteers provided/coordinated/funded
by the Kiawah Women’s Foundation and
Backpack Buddies of Seabrook Island.
Garden & Gun CEO in donations. He renamed his challenge The $53,100 collected at the cook-off
Gorski and Friends for the cook-off last provides about 49% of the $195/child/
year and Gorski and more Friends this year required, and is used to augment
BY GREGG BRAGG P U B L I C I N V I T E D TO A P R I L 1 7 M EETIN G year, as he elicited support from other additional efforts of the two groups.
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer local businesses, eager to join the fight. The Kiawah Women’s foundation
CFS Promotional Products, NV will be topping off Backpack Buddies’

elissa Kinloch has two kids, works one full- BY JOHN REOCK Realty Group, Coastal Getaways of SC, funding requirements through their
time job, one part-time job and spends most of For The Island Connection Pam Harrington Exclusives, Emory annual Food Truck Rodeo on May 5 at
what she earns renting a place to live. A friend Macpherson–Akers Ellis Real Estate, Freshfields Village. The event will also

suggested she apply for a home through Habitat for Pelican Development, Fipps and Sons feature a silent auction on such items
ince 2007 Garden & Gun has as rounds of golf at different Kiawah
Humanity, so she did. Kinloch will be 2019’s recipient of successfully been speaking to a way of Garage, Shannon Bogan Designs, Holy
the home constructed by the Women Build contingent of City Construction, Timbers Kiawah, Island courses, villas for a family get
life that’s the soul of gracious southern away, dinners at local restaurants, hand-
Habitat, following a rigorous qualification process. living. Appealing to both men and women Island Transportation Services, Alexander
Habitat uses the same loan requirements as a traditional Heubner-Wells Fargo, Kiawah Cares, made furniture and crafts, and dozens
it captures the essence of the southern of other highly sought after gifts and
lender, but places additional requirements on the bargain sporting life, adventurous travel, and good Kiawah Partners, and Will Shiver–The
for one of its homes. For example, applicants have to; Garden & Gun CEO, Rebecca Wesson Island Company accounted for $30,000 adventures. For more information visit
food and drink. KiawahWomensFoundation.org.
1. Verify employment Darwin. Photo courtesy of Garden & Gun. of this year’s haul in support of Backpack
Rebecca Darwin is the creator and Seabrook residents can also volunteer
2. Be drug free Association for Female Executives, and Buddies.
visionary behind Garden & Gun. With and help with fundraising by contacting
3. Have an acceptable credit history her co-founders, she is responsible for its currently serves on the board for Spoleto Although “competition” isn’t really the
Festival USA and the Institute for the Arts & point of the chili cook-off, the winners Pat and Bill Greubel, the local Backpack
4. Have a credit rating above 600 2018 Women Build. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. amazing appeal and success. G&G is a Buddies volunteer coordinators. They are
multi-platform media company, anchored Humanity at her alma mater. Her immersion should be recognized for their efforts.
5. Verify the number of people living in the house Construction of this year’s home will take place during we’ll be doing each day, we know it will be a memorable in the worlds of media, fashion, advertising Wendy Elijah’s chili won the first place anxious to speak with anyone interested
the second week of April, and volunteers are what make experience. Those of you who have volunteered in the by its award-winning magazine, website and volunteering, or helping them organize.
6. An active savings account digital newsletter, and the brand continues and business brings as understanding and prize in the judge’s estimation, while
7. Pass a financial literacy class [budgets] the whole thing tick. past know you will personally gain far more than you grace to the world of Garden and Gun. Fipps & Sons Garage won the most They can be reached by sending an email
give that day,” read an email from Kiawah resident Diane to develop under Darwin’s leadership in a to backpackbuddiesseabrookisland@
8. Take a homeowner’s “maintenance” course [air Volunteers can work half day(s), full day(s), or do number of exciting directions. Rebecca popular chili, again, this year based on
combinations depending on availability. Half-day shifts Lehder. Garden & Gun Magazine Co-founder their recipe’s popularity and the amount gmail.com (preferred) or by phoning
filters etc.] will discuss the beginnings of Garden & and CEO, Rebecca Wesson Darwin will
are from 8:30 a.m.–noon, or 1–4 p.m. Full day shifts are Sign up to volunteer by visiting TridentHabitat. of tips raised. Fipps also won the best 843.302.2278.
9. Contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” either for Gun; its important place in the lives of so speak at the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., with an hour for lunch. Volunteers can com/pages/sihh-women-build-2019 and clicking on many; its success and its future. decorated booth category, again, this year. The Greubel’s have taken over
their own home, or other Habitat projects Club on Wednesday evening, April 17 at
work with a group of friends or sign up for just about the “Register” button at the top or bottom of the page. Backpack Buddies provides meals to Seabrook’s duties, and look forward
Approved candidates are then loaned $100,000 for 30 anything that week, and be well received. Volunteering Supporters can also help sponsor the event if construction Darwin is a native South Carolinian. the Seabrook Island Club. This Exchange to working with the 100 other
years on the house (appraised for a value ranging from After graduating from the University of Club meeting is open to residents of Kiawah, food-insecure children on Johns Island.
costs $35, which includes a t-shirt, snacks, and a lunch. work isn’t favorable. Funds are always needed, but Each of 489 kids from Mt. Zion, Angel volunteers on the island. Visit
$140,000 - $160,000) interest free. Before you ask, NO, participation is encouraged. North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she ventured Seabrook and Kiawah River Estates and their BackpackBuddiesSeabrookIsland.com
they can’t simply “flip” the house. The difference in the “As we have in past years, we are hoping to recruit a to New York City where she ultimately guests. Reservations are required and, along Oak, Frierson Elementary, and Haut Gap
total of 22 Kiawah women (20 “construction” jobs and 2 Middle School take home a backpack for more information.
loan amount and appraised value is essentially held as a Kiawah residents Diane Lehder and Wendy Kulick have became the first female Publisher of the with a dinner cost of $35, need to be received
second mortgage on the property, which homeowners hospitality positions). If you choose hospitality, you’ll help been doing this for a while and have offered to act as contacts. New Yorker magazine. Additional roles no later than Friday, April 12. Please provide every Friday brimming with enough Next year’s event is scheduled for March
must also satisfy if they sell early. Some proration is check in the volunteers, distribute snacks and lunch, and For more information on selecting a team, they can set you included the Publisher of Mirabella and reservations and payment to: John Reock, food to provide meals for the weekend. 21, 2020. Look to the Island Connection for
possible, of course, but if the 30-year term is met, the provide encouragement for those working on the house). on the right path. Email Diane Lehder dianezlehder@ marketing director of Fortune. She has 1969 Marsh Oak Lane, Johns Island, SC Filling and distributing the packs requires details as they emerge.
homeowner is entitled to the property’s full value. While we don’t know exactly what construction work gmail.com and/or Wendy Kulick at wkulick@bellsouth.net. served as president and CEO of the National 29455 404.820.8001. 30-35 hours each week from countless
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arts & events

Children learn about local turtle species at Earth Day celebration.

• Learn about the Naturally Kiawah
Earth Day continues from cover Pathways Self-Guided Tours using
• Get a feel for wildlife with the SC the TravelStorys App.
Aquarium Rovers Touch Tank and • Children can meet Charley the
creatures. Riverdog, and will enjoy a variety
• Enjoy an Art Walk with the Kiawah of crafts, games, jump castles, face
Art Guild or a Photography painting, and much more!
walk with the Kiawah Island The Kiawah Conservancy’s Earth Day
Photography Club. Celebration is a great opportunity to
• Take part in the Roots & Shoots increase environmental awareness in our
Native Plant Sale and Rosebank community. We encourage you to join us
Farms Farmers Market. for this free, fun, family-oriented event
• Take part in the ladybug releases and learn how you can make a difference.
in the garden and meet with For information and a schedule of events,
Beekeeper Debbie Fisher. visit KiawahConservancy.org.
• Enjoy steel drum music by Mike
March 29, 2019 7
arts & events arts & events

SEADogs Beach Walk April 25 Bohicket Marina hosts

Art Walk
The Island Connection
provide attendees with more information
on the organization, its mission and LOCAL EASTER WEEKEND
EADogs, the Seabrook Island dog and As in previous years, there will be a
beach advocacy group, announced President’s challenge for giving. Pulwer
today that the annual Beach Walk said, “In the spirit of helping organizations BY TINA MAYLAND
will take place on April 25 starting at 5 that take care of needy area animals, Past For The Island Connection
p.m. on North Beach. The Beach Walk is President Jerry Cummin and I will match

a tradition that has helped the Seabrook all donations to Valiant of $50 or more up
to a grand total of $2000. Last year, we ome of the area’s leading artists will
Island community combine fun for dogs be participating in the Sea Islands
(and their humans) with charitable giving raised $3,095 at this event for Charleston
Animal Society. Let’s beat that number Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual
to worthy area animal causes. Art Walk at Bohicket Marina. This year’s
For the dogs, Beach Walk is a great this year!”
line-up includes the following local
time to run and play on the beach with All residents of Seabrook Island are artists: Kellie Jacobs, Susan Colwell, Bob
other friendly dogs in the community. invited to join the SEADogs Beach Walk LeFevre, Tina Mayland, Sandra Roper,
For the humans, there is the satisfaction on North Beach. Access to North Beach Colleen Wiessmann, and Lisa Willits.
of being able to take advantage of a is through walkway 1 or 2. Please bring
a snack or dessert to the Beach Walk. Each of the featured artists is well
wonderful feature of Seabrook Island. known throughout the region, and looks
“The SEADogs Beach Walk is a Drinks will be provided. Dogs will have
fun and so will their owners. Although forward to the chance to see one another,
community celebration of the joy dogs as well as the followers of their work. The
and their owners have while playing not a requirement for attendance, please
consider being generous to area dogs show, which is always held the day before
on the Seabrook Island beach. It is an Easter, has increased in popularity over
added bonus that the event raises funds (and cats) at Valiant Animal Rescue and
Relief by bringing a donation to the the years.
for other animals in the area that aren’t This year’s Art Walk will be held
as fortunate,” says SEADogs President event. Valiant will also accept donations Wet Noses, by Tina Mayland.
of partially used perfumes. Checks can be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the parking lot of
Mitch Pulwer. NV Reality at the entrance to Bohicket Mark your calendars for April 20,
This year, SEADOGS has designated made directly to Valiant Animal Rescue the day before Easter. There is no better
and Relief. Marina. The artists are housed under
Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief one big tent, and the event is open to way to spend a Saturday than looking at
(ValiantAnimalRescue.org/) to be the The rain date for the Beach Walk is April the public. Each artist will be displaying amazing art in such a beautiful setting.
501(c)(3) charity for giving. Valiant Animal 26 at 5 p.m. For more information on the his or her own work, and all pieces are You can find out more about this year’s
Rescue and Relief has tackled many urgent event or about the SEADogs, contact Mitch for sale. Many of the artists will also be Art Walk on the Sea Islands Chamber of
and challenging animal crisis situations Pulwer at mjpulw@yahoo.com. painting live, so it’s a great opportunity to Commerce website, SeaIslandsChamber.
in the Carolinas. Representatives from meet them and see their creative process org/Art_Walk.html.
Valiant will be present at the event to in action.
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arts & events arts & events

Seabrook’s Crooked SINHG Thursday Evening

Oaks hosts RCC Program
BY SARA PERRY socialization. According to Mike Hart,
For The Island Connection whose wife Vicki has attended RCC’s
respite program for several years, “I am BY NORMAN POWERS

n April 29, Respite Care convinced Respite Care Charleston has For The Island Connection
Charleston (RCC) will host its prolonged our time together.”

annual MORE.GOOD.DAYS. The only program of its kind serving ecent developments at one of
Golf Tournament at The Seabrook Island Charleston, RCC’s non-medical program Charleston’s oldest and best-
Club’s Crooked Oaks course. Proceeds is an affordable alternative to in-home care. preserved plantation homes will be
from the event will benefit RCC, a 501(c)3 Funds raised through the golf tournament the focus of April’s Evening Program at the
nonprofit organization which has provided support subsidies and scholarships which Lake House on Thursday evening, April 11
support and services to Charleston ensure no family is denied respite due to at 7:30 p.m., in a presentation by Dr. Carter
families living with Alzheimer’s disease financial challenges. C. Hudgins, the president and CEO of The
and related dementia (ADRD) for more Now in its 15 year, the golf tournament Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
than 20 years. will be a captain’s choice format played on Considered the finest example of
Over 6,000 Charleston County South Carolina’s only course designed by American architecture to survive from the
residents have been diagnosed with Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The $175 player Colonial era, Drayton Hall has expanded
ADRD, and 78 percent live at home or registration fee includes cart and greens its educational programs for visitors to the
with family. There is no cure for ADRD, fees, lunch, beverages and an awards site along the Ashley River, and continues
and as the symptoms progress, those dinner after play ends. Registration will to offer guided tours through the brick
with the disease must increasingly rely begin at 11 a.m., followed by a putting mansion whose interior has been cited for
on caregivers to handle their household contest at noon and a shotgun start at its period accuracy.
and healthcare needs through around- 1 p.m. Non-golfers can participate in
the fundraiser by attending the awards Dr. Hudgins has worked in the
the-clock supervision. Research shows fields of archeology, history and historic
40% of caregivers suffer from depression dinner at The Seabrook Island Club. Carter C. Hudgins, President and CEO of
Tickets for the dinner are $35 per preservation for 20 years and came to the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
- the result of stress, exacerbated health Drayton Hall after working as a senior
problems, and employment and financial person and can be purchased online at Photo provided.
RespiteCareCharleston.org. staff archeologist at Virginia’s Jamestown
challenges related to care. Rediscovery Project. He earned his All Seabrook Island residents and their
RCC serves both those with For sponsorships, or for additional PhD in History and Material Culture guests are welcome to attend. There is a
ADRD and their caregivers through information about the event, contact Sara from the University of London and has $5 charge for non-SINHG members.
facilitated support groups and respite Perry at Sara@RespiteCareCharleston.org lectured and published widely on the Refreshments and fellowship are offered
care. Respite offers caregivers much- or 843.647.7405. history, archeology and material culture at 7 p.m., with the program beginning at
needed half-day breaks while providing of colonial America and postmedieval 7:30.
program participants an opportunity for Britain.
March 29, 2019 9

Piccolo Spoleto call for

2 0 1 9 F E S T I VA L’ S J U R I E D
For The Island Connection

he 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried for the exhibition. We reserve the right to
Art Exhibition is sponsored by exhibit sculpture in alternate locations to
the City of Charleston Office of accommodate work of varied size or scale.
Cultural Affairs and is open to all SC Accepted artwork may not be removed
The cast of Urinetown. Photo by Kiaundra Kinney. residents. Awards for the Exhibition before the assigned time. Early removal or
include $100 each for Best Photography, late pick-up will result in disqualification

Tired of flushing Best Printmaking, Best Sculpture, Best

Painting, and Best Drawing; Best in Show
is $500. This year's juror is Charleston
from next year's Exhibition. An Exhibition
program listing participating artists, their
phone number, title and value of artwork

money down the drain? artist Arianne King Comer.

The 2019 Juried Art Exhibition will be
held May 24-June 9 at the City Gallery at
will be available. The City of Charleston
provides damage and theft insurance for
artwork while on display.
C OF C MUSICAL PRODUCTION Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with Submitted artwork must comply fully
an art delivery date of May 13. with the following requirements for
URINETOWN Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: originality and date of completion: (1) The
artwork is an original creation completed
Submitted work must have been
completed within the last two years. Work within the last two years and is not, in
BY NANDINI MCCAULEY Shannon, MaryKate Kelly, Megan Byrne previously exhibited in the 2017 Piccolo whole or in part, a copy of any person's
For The Island Connection and Mariah Lowther. Victoria Leatherman Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, work or photograph and (2) the artwork
is stage manager. The production's the 2017 or 2018 MOJA Arts Festival, was created solely by the artist and not in

design team includes costume designers or at the City Gallery at any time, or a workshop, class, or under supervision of
ollege of Charleston Theatre and Kacie Nelson and Racheal Fludd, scenic
Dance closes its 2018-2019 season work exhibited at the 2019 ArtFields or an instructor.
designers Charlie Calvert and Kayla that will be entered into the 2019 North Selections for the exhibition will be
with the hilarious, Tony Award- Porter, lighting designers Jesse Portillo
winning comedy Urinetown, directed Charleston Judged Art Exhibition will made by early May and artists will be
and Jordan Benton, and sound designer not be considered. Craftwork or jewelry is notified of their status by email.
by artist-in-residence Bret Shuford with DJ Edwards.
musical direction by Laura Turner. While ineligible. Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork
Director and choreographer Bret For more information contact Anne
the show is lighthearted in nature, it shares in all media is eligible. Traditional oil,
Shuford is spending the 2018-2019 Quattlebaum, City Gallery Manager
with audiences a glimpse of serious issues watercolor, acrylics, etchings, and pastels
academic year working directly with at 843.958.6484 or QuattlebaumA@
tied to the season's theme of social justice as well as fiber art, collage and other
students in the College’s Department of charleston-sc.gov, or visit PiccoloSpoleto.com.
in support of the College's sustainability media are acceptable.
literacy initiative. Theatre and Dance, which is being funded Artwork must be original and not copies
by the Quattlebaum Artists-in-Residence of the work of others. Painted or enhanced
A 20-year drought has caused a water Endowment.
shortage and has led to a government- photographs must be submitted in the
enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens Last fall, Shuford conducted lectures, Photography category. Photography: All
must use public amenities, regulated by workshops and masterclasses on various types of fine art photography, from prints
a single malevolent company that profits acting and arts management skills. to digitally or manually altered images,
by charging admission. A hero decided This semester, in addition to directing are acceptable. All artwork must be
that he has had enough, and plans a Urinetown, Shuford will give a free framed or have a finished edge wrap and
revolution. Winner of three Tony Awards, presentation titled “Business of Broadway” be gallery ready for hanging. No pieces
three Outer Critics Circle Awards and on April 18 at 5 p.m. in the Emmett will be accepted with saw-tooth hangers.
two Obie Awards, Urinetown by Mark Robinson Theatre. City Gallery reserves the right to exclude
Hollmann and Greg Kotis is a satire The show runs April 11-16 in the work based on the way a piece is framed
on capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons and mounted to ensure a cohesive look
corporate mismanagement, politics, greed Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Phillip St. A
and the musical theater. talkback with actors will take place after
The production features student the opening night performance. Tickets can Deadline: April 12, 2019
actors Alex Gilbert, Jessica Shamble, be purchased online at theatre.cofc.edu, by Application Fee: $20
Seth Younglove, Stuart Dowell, Hannah calling 843.953.6306 or at the door two Apply Online: cgwp.slideroom.com/#/
Backal, Abbi Perry, Franny Jackson, Jason hours prior to curtain. Admission is $20,
$12 C of C students, $15 C of C employees, permalink/program/48136
Male, Christian Mahone, Jade Jenkins,
Carsyn Cantey, Ashton Boland, Kara Senior Citizens, non-College of Charleston
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Gen. Glenn M. Walters, 28th Annual Lowcountry

20th Citadel President Cajun Festival
For The Island Connection For The Island Connection

en. Glenn M. Walters, (Ret.) USMC, ome enjoy a taste of Louisiana
a member of The Citadel Class of Cajun fun right here in the
1979, assumed his responsibilities as Lowcountry. The 28th Annual
President of The Citadel in October 2018. Lowcountry Cajun Festival returns to
Forty-three years ago, he reported to the James Island County Park on Sunday,
April 7 from 12–6 p.m. Crawfish served up at Cajun Fest.
college for matriculation.
Photo courtesy of CCPRC.
“I was a 128-pound skinny little thing when This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a
I got down here. When I graduated, I was 170 full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun which begins at 2:30 p.m. Visitors are
pounds. I was playing lacrosse, something I and Creole food, children’s activities and encouraged to sign up for the contest
had never done. I was commissioned into the more. Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, upon their arrival at the festival.
Marine Corps, and I had a degree in electrical caterers, and food trucks will cook up a Admission to the Lowcountry Cajun
engineering,” Walters recalled. review of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets variety of delicious foods. Attendees will Festival is $15. The event is free for Gold
At the age of 18, he had already traveled at 4 p.m. on Summerall Field during the discover a variety of dishes for sale including Pass Holders and for ages 12 and under
the world—Pakistan, Cyprus, Greece, India, Inauguration Military Review Parade which is jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille with a paying adult. Gold Passes will
Japan—yet it was at the Military College of also open to the public. The parade will not be sausage and of course, crawfish! Those who not be sold on site the day of the festival,
South Carolina that he put down roots and live streamed. prefer a tamer menu will have the option to but may be purchased in advance at
began the transformation from a boy who enjoy some Lowcountry favorites including CharlestonCountyParks.com. Food vendors
To Walters, being a member of The Citadel operate on a ticket basis. Credit cards are
dreamed of becoming a military officer to a family is a commitment, and he is passionate seafood, Southern barbecue, and other
young Marine destined for success. traditional festival foods such as hot dogs, accepted at select locations, but attendees are
about what the college does. encouraged to bring cash for convenience
Now a retired four-star general with a snow cones, funnel cakes and more.
“I think the system puts challenges in purposes. No coolers or outside alcohol
storied career, Walters is back at the place he front of you and gets you to understand After tasting all of the delicious food, festival-
goers can dust off their dance moves and get permitted. Carpooling is highly encouraged.
calls home, serving as the 20th president of that this is not going to stop you. It puts Pets are not permitted to this event. The dog
The Citadel and overseeing the transformation that grit into your belly. It teaches you to dancing to non-stop Zydeco and Cajun music,
performed on stage throughout the day. park at James Island County Park will be
of the next generation of leaders. He will be say, ‘I don’t care what you do—the system closed on April 7 in order to host the festival.
inaugurated as president on Friday, April 5. is not going to get me down.’ But really Other festivities include a crafters’
The installation ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in it’s teaching you that you can overcome market, souvenirs for sale, and a kids’ area The Lowcountry Cajun Festival is
McAlister Field House. The ceremony is open challenges. You will get more resilient, featuring mechanical and inflatable rides. presented by Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal
to the public and will also be live streamed via and then you will realize that you can Anyone who loves eating crawfish will Society and your Charleston County Parks.
The Citadel Facebook page. accomplish more than you ever thought have the chance to show off their skills For more information, call 843.795.4386
Following the ceremony, Walters will take you could,” said Walters. at the popular crawfish eating contest, or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
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on the water daily

Ready, set, bait Charleston Collegiate

For The Island Connection
auction breaks record
BY JORDAN ALLISON which include both silent and live auction

ne of the warmest winters on record For The Island Connection items, and 96 paddle raise donations for
has our fishery set to get going early scholarships which will fund 10 student

this year. You could even say it never harleston Collegiate School’s 22nd scholarships in the 2019-2020 school year.
fully turned off as days in the 70s have kept annual auction has set a school The auction also hosted all faculty and
water temperatures far higher than normal. John Davidson from Pittsburgh, PA. The record by raising $302,000 on the staff in attendance by covering their costs
Bait fish that are usually nonexistent have 10lb redfish was caught with cut mullet evening of March 9. through “Teacher Sponsorship” donations
been present and kept the redfish active. fished on the bottom. The 22nd annual Charleston Collegiate from families, donors, etc.
Trout should be ramped up and ready to go Photo by Geoff Bennett. auction, which has evolved from an event Director of Development and Auction
in March. It’s time to break out your rods of fewer than 50 guests in the school Chair, Bonnie Scapellato, said of the event,
and reels and get ready for a great season! cast along grass banks and over oyster gymnasium to an event of 340 guests at “The astounding generosity of our donors
Having spent the last few months laying beds will be a good bet paired with mud the Belmond Charleston Place, hosted and volunteers is what makes this school such
low and avoiding dolphins, redfish are no minnows. I usually pair a size 1 circle hook parents, donors, grandparents, and other a special place. The heart our supporters have
longer just focused on simply surviving, with an 18”-24” fluorocarbon leader. While school constituents in support of one of the for a project-based education that nurtures
but now on feeding as well. Low tide will there is no shortage of options, I use oval school’s most significant fundraising efforts. entrepreneurship, the arts, and leadership
be the best time to focus on big schools of shaped corks that are heavier and can be Over 45 volunteers helped make this event in our children is inspiring. The support
redfish that can number in the hundreds. cast further. When using a popping cork, do a success. for providing so many scholarships for
These fish are still pretty wary, so a quiet your best to keep slack out of your line and
Auctioneer Tom Crawford, an integral promising local students is overwhelming.
approach is very important. On many when that cork goes under just reel to set the
part of the evening’s live auction success, We are so appreciative of everyone who
days, it pays to settle in one spot when you hook. You’ll find that the circle hook seldom
said of the event, “I truly love working with contributed to such a successful night!”
find a school and wait for them to return misses as long as your line is tight.
CCS to raise money for the school and for Next year’s 23rd annual auction will
to you instead of pushing them away. See you on the water! their scholarships. [This auction is] one of likely be held in March and will celebrate
When these reds are being spooky, I’ll For a decade, Capt. Geoff Bennett the best fundraisers in the state that I look the school’s 50th Anniversary.
try to disturb them as little as possible by has operated Charleston Charter Fishing forward to each year, [and] much of that
keeping my casting to a minimum. This is has to do with how the event is run. Thanks Charleston Collegiate School is a PK-12
providing light tackle charters. Clients choose
a time to fish with bait on the bottom. I'll to the Head of School, Hacker Burr, and school in the Charleston area and is a member
from a full menu of artificial and live bait
put a chunk of blue crab or frozen mullet Bonnie Scapellato and her crew, I know the of the Southern Association of Independent
fishing options with charters tailored to their
on a size 3/0 circle hook and just let it sit event will be a great success and this year Schools and the Southern Association of
desires. USCG licensed and insured, Capt.
until the redfish swim over it. Make sure was a record-breaking event.” Colleges and Schools. Charleston Collegiate
Bennett is committed to providing a safe and
the barb of your hook is fully through the School’s mission is to inspire students to become
enjoyable charter to anglers of all skill levels The 22nd annual auction boasts a
bait and exposed. Place your rod in the passionate, lifelong learners by empowering
and ages. For more information, call Capt. $27,000 increase over the 21st annual
rod holder and wait for it to whip over them with knowledge, creativity, curiosity,
Bennett at 843.324.3332, visit his website at auction revenue, making it the most
once the circle hook sets itself. and confidence to mindfully embrace the
CharlestonCharterFishing.com or email him lucratively successful event ever held by the opportunities of tomorrow.
As trout begin to appear, popping corks at captain@charlestoncharterfishing.com. school. The auction received 250 donations,
March 29 Island Connection Calendar April 24
ONGOING WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and Charleston’s only year-round market. WHEN: 4 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 6-13 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 WHEN: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mondays WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Activities JohnsIslandFarmersMarket.com. MORE INFO: The Kiawah Arts and MORE INFO: Children’s activities and an
WHAT: Family Trees MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the WHERE: Aiken-Rhett House Cultural Event Council presents twin brothers WHAT: Habitat Women Build WHAT: KAC Presents: Piano Bar interactive band. Bring your camera to snap
WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, first and third Tuesdays of the month. The WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Third Saturday of the cellist Fernando and pianist Luis, performing WHERE: James Island WHERE: The Sandcastle a photo with the Easter Bunny as he hops
3673 Maybank Hwy. schedule for the summer is June 19, July 3 & MORE INFO: Family tours start on the Month works by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. part-time shifts WHEN: 5-7 p.m. through the Village. Enjoy tasty treats from
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (beginning August 13) 17, August 7 & 21. half-hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee and Johannes Brahms. Complimentary tickets available MORE INFO: Glenn Brown performs. No local food vendors including sno-cones, kettle
MORE INFO: Begin exploring the process of pm. Docent-led scavenger hunt tours, WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah available Mar. 12 to residents, Mar. 15 to MORE INFO: 20th annual Sea Island tickets required. Bring your own libations. korn, popsicles, BBQ and more. St. John’s
clearing title for heirs’ property by defining the Wednesdays historic games and toys in the garden. WHEN: 9-11 a.m. general public. Visit KiawahIsland.org/events Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event. Sponsored by the Kiawah Arts and Cultural Fire Department will host their annual Spring
family tree. For more information or to make WHAT: Block-In Art Class HistoricCharleston.org for information and MORE INFO: This free event will feature for details. $35 registration includes t-shirt, snacks and Events Council. Into Safety event with tours of fire engines,
an appointment for an initial assessment call WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, Bohicket to purchase tickets for the date and museum antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any lunch. All skills levels welcome. For info and fire extinguisher training, escape planning
843.810.1036 marina house you would like to attend. other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments MONDAY, APRIL 1 to register visit SeaIslandHabitat.org and click SATURDAY, APRIL 13 and safety tips and a visit from Sparky the Fire
WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. available for purchase by Java Java Coffee on Events tab. Dog.
WHAT: Hallie Hill Golf Tournament WHAT: SINHG special program
WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir MORE INFO: Class covers line drawing, WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn House. If you have any specific questions
WHERE: Crooked Oaks Golf Club SUNDAY, APRIL 7 WHERE: The Charleston Museum
WHERE: Church of Our Savior drawing with a brush, transparent wash, alla WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, Freshfields about the event, please contact Bruce
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 23
WHEN: 1 p.m. prima, monochrome value underpaintings, Village Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com. WHEN:
MORE INFO: Putting for Paws golf WHAT: A Doll’s House, Part II MORE INFO: Seabrook Island Natural WHAT: David Sedaris
MORE INFO: Local, mixed community toning a canvas, working wet into wet, WHEN: 6-8 p.m.
tournament fundraiser is an 18-hole shotgun WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse History Group partners with the Charleston WHERE: Gaillard Center
chorus, open for membership. Season runs and glazing. See PatriciaRHuff.com or MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz every FRIDAY, MAR. 29 WHEN: 4 p.m. Museum to present Brian Badger of the
October through March. For information ToddHuffCenter.com for details. Thursday evening in the lounge of the Andell scramble tournament including on-course WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: Art Film Series contests and awards. Register foursomes, MORE INFO: Nominated for 8 Tony Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund. MORE INFO: Author of the bestsellers
contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at Inn Hotel. Drinks and food available. No
WHERE: The Sandcastle twosomes or single players who will be Awards in 2017 and the winner of the 2017 Program is free. For details visit SINHG.org. Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress
404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. WHAT: English Conversation Club cover charge. 843.793.6050. AndellInn.com.
WHEN: 3 p.m. grouped into a foursome. Registration includes Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and
WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library
Tuesdays WHEN: 2 p.m. Third Thursday of the MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Kiawah Arts 18 holes with a cart, tee gifts, range balls, New Broadway Play, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THURSDAY, APRIL 18-20 regular National Public Radio contributor
PART 2 continues the story of Nora Helmer,
WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and MORE INFO: Practice speaking English Month and Cultural Events Council. Various MGM and on-course contests and awards. $600 per
who, in the final scene of playwright Henrik WHAT: Charleston Songwriters Festival
reading from his newest book, New York
Activities with a small group. Beginners to advanced WHAT: Spring Sip & Stroll stars from yesterday present their favorite 4-person team or $200 per individual. For Times #1 Best Seller, Calypso. Tickets at
Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, WHERE: Various locations
WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House learners welcome. A children’s program and/or WHERE: Freshfields Village musical moments from the studio’s 50 year details visit HallieHill.com. GaillardCenter.org.
makes the shocking decision to leave her WHEN: Various times
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. craft will be provided during the club meeting. WHEN: 4-7 p.m. history. No tickets required. Refreshments
husband and children, and begin a life on MORE INFO: Songwriters, music industry
MORE INFO: Family tours start on the Registration is not required; call 843.559.1945 MORE INFO: Visit participating stores provided. For info call 843.768.9166. THURSDAY, APRIL 4 professionals, and fans celebrate songwriting WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
her own. Performed by Pure Theater and
half-hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 for more information. and restaurants during the monthly Sip & through curation of events at venues such
WHAT: Hard Day’s Night sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Arts WHAT: KAC Presents: Piano Bar
pm. Docent-led scavenger hunt tours, Stroll for special in-store events, sales and FRIDAY, MAR. 29-30 as Republic Garden & Lounge, Cocktail
WHERE: Seabrook Island House & Cultural Events Council. Free tickets WHERE: The Sandcastle
historic games and toys in the garden. Thursdays promotions along with sips and light snacks.
available to residents Mar. 19, non-residents Club, The Dispensary, Public House, John
WHAT: Beginning Oil Painting WHAT: Mozart’s Requiem WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHEN: 5-7 p.m.
HistoricCharleston.org for information and King, and Charleston Music Hall. Visit
WHERE: Gaillard Center MORE INFO: The Kiawah Arts and Mar. 22 at the Municipal Center or online at MORE INFO: Chris Dodson performs. No
to purchase tickets for the date and museum WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, Bohicket Thursdays & Sundays KiawahIsland.org. CharlestonSongwritersFest.com for lineup and
marina WHAT: Live Music WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Cultural Event Council presents the Beatles tickets required. Bring your own libations.
house you would like to attend. tickets.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Forty-Eight - Wine Bar & Kitchen MORE INFO: The CSO Chorus joins the tribute band. $10 tickets available Mar. 18 Sponsored by the Kiawah Arts and Cultural
Charleston Symphony for a monumental to residents, Mar. 21 to general public. Visit WHAT: 28th Annual Cajun Festival Events Council.
First and Third MORE INFO: Class includes drawing, WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, the final KiawahIsland.org/events for details. WHERE: James Island County Park SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Tuesdays composition, color theory and painting MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines
composition of Mozart’s life, and one of the WHEN: noon-6 p.m.
WHAT: The Charleston County Public techniques. See PatriciaRHuff.com or by the glass every day. For details visit WHAT: Spring Festival
most famous works ever written. Dr. Robert FRIDAY, APRIL 5 MORE INFO: Zydeco music, authentic
Library Bookmobile ToddHuffCenter.com for details. FortyEightWineBar.com. WHERE: Freshfields Village
Taylor, CSO Chorus Director; Ken Lam, Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities
Conductor. For tickets visit GaillardCenter.org. WHAT: Charlton with Strings and more! Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants,
Third Friday of the WHERE: Charleston Music Hall caterers, and food trucks will cook up a variety
Month WHEN: 7:30 p.m. of delicious foods. $15 admission, free for
WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHAT: 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass
Festival MORE INFO: Charlton Singleton with the Gold Pass holders. Pets are not permitted. For
WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Charleston Symphony string section and jazz
WHERE: Charleston Woodlands, 4279 details visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. trio, will play a swinging program featuring
MORE INFO: A special program for Ashley River Rd.
WHEN: Fri. noon-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Clifford Brown’s jazz classics and Mongo TUESDAY, APRIL 9
homeschooling families. Programs feature Santamaria’s passion-filled Afro Blue. Tickets
one of our field trip classes, a chance to MORE INFO: A family friendly camping
event featuring 3 stages of national and start at $30. Visit CharlestonMusicHall.com. WHAT: Planting with a Purpose
go through the Museum, and an activity. WHERE: Johns Island Regional Library
Free with paid admission. To register visit regional bluegrass, outdoor recreation and
a diverse selection of local food & beverage WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir concert WHEN: 11 a.m.
CharlestonMuseum.org. WHERE: Church of Our Saviour MORE INFO: Presentation by the Magnolia
options. it will be a constant stream of
amazing music to delight the senses. Info and WHEN: 5 p.m. Garden Club of John’s Island to learn how
Saturdays MORE INFO: Charleston Coastal Choir to create a native garden that requires little
WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market tickets at CharlestonWoodlands.com.
presents “A Festival of Song”, honoring the maintenance, tolerates the climate and benefits
WHERE: Charleston Collegiate campus, timeless art of music through the tradition wildlife. This program is not restricted to
2024 Academy Rd. SUNDAY, MAR. 31
of Choral Singing. For more information homeowners. Container planting can be
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. WHAT: Fernando & Luis contact Director of Music, Van McCollum, at effective on porches, patios and decks, too. For
MORE INFO: Local farmers, vendors WHERE: Church of Our Saviour 404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. more info visit CCPL.org.
and artisans, live music, food trucks.
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Own property in an
Chip in to give a hand
Opportunity Zone?
up to Vets
Let’s talk. 2 - D AY E V E N T B E N E F I T S 2 C H A R I T I E S

I have buyers interested in BY RICH O’BRIEN

For The Island Connection

your property.
he 4th Annual Hardee’s Chip in Charleston program since its’ inception
for Veterans Charity Classic will be four years ago. The entry fee for this event
held on May 8 at Briar’s Creek and is $100 per person ($400 per team) and
May 9 at Wescott Golf Club. The event will includes golf fees, box lunch & BBQ buffet.
help raise money to support the important Various sponsorship packages are
work of PGA HOPE Charleston and the available both days of the tournament
Lowcountry Chapter of Stand Up and ranging from hole signs all the way up
Play Foundation. The tournament is the to major sponsorships. If you, or your
opportunity for the entire Lowcountry company, are interested in participating
Community to help provide a hand up to in, sponsoring the tournament, or making
the veterans in our community that have a donation to this important initiative to
served and protected our country but are help our veterans, visit the event’s website
battling injuries, illnesses, and challenges. at HardeesGolfForCharity.com.
The first of the two fundraising events The South Carolina Lowcountry has
will be played at the Briar's Creek. The become the model of how golf can be used
Rees Jones masterpiece embraces the rich, as therapy to improve the quality of life
low country landscape and vegetation of of individuals with injuries, illnesses, and
Johns Island and the Kiawah River. The challenges. Golf has proven to be an excellent
entry fee for this event is $375 per person form of therapy for many of the veterans as
($1,500 per team) and includes golf fees, they have been able to trade nightmares
a golf shirt, box lunch, cocktails and and flashbacks for golf dreams and new
appetizers, and a silent auction. friendships. PGA HOPE Charleston is the
The second fundraising event will be model program PGA REACH’s flagship
played the following day at the Wescott military program. The program is also the
Golf Club. Owned by the City of North largest chapter of the program with over
Charleston, Wescott Plantation Golf Club 200 veterans participating at one of five
is a 27-hole course that offers a challenge locations; Wescott, Daniel Island, Redbank
to golfers of all skill levels. The course Plantation, Stono Ferry, and Kiawah. The
has served as host site for PGA HOPE Kiawah series is held during the winter and
summer months and splits time between
Cougar Point and Cassique.
The Stand Up and Play Foundation has
helped change the trajectory of the lives
of veterans and other individuals in our
community that have mobility challenges.
With the help of Hardee’s and Stand Up
and Play Foundation, the Lowcountry of
South Carolina is now the most accessible
community in the world for golf for
map src: scopportunityzone.com individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
and other mobility challenges. Of special
note, one of the Paramobiles from the
tournament was gifted to Kiawah Island
Resort and it is available upon request for
play at the five resort Kiawah Island Resort
and two Kiawah Island Club courses.
If you would like to make a donation
in lieu of playing golf, please contact Bobby
Medlen at 770.238.8444 or bmedlen@

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