Super Soup SUBMITTED The second annual Souper Bowl of Caring, designed to tackle hunger, will be held from noon to 4 pm. Feb. 1 at Coligny Plaza. Soups, stews and chowders of all kinds will be prepared by Coligny Plaza restaurants. Popular duo Pretty Darn will provide live music. Beverages will be available. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit Second Helpings, a nonprofit organization that rescues food from area restaurants and takes it to food pantries and soup kitchens for those in need. The event is part of the national Souper Bowl of Caring initiative.
Golfing Girls SUBMITTED Three students from area high school girls golf teams were recognized Jan. 10 and awarded scholarships from the Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association at its annual meeting at the Belfair Country Club. Pictured from left are Marilyn Zeleznik, vice president of the organization; Lexi Milbrandt of Hilton Head Island High School; Jennifer Richardson of Bluffton High School; M.J. Knight, president of the organization; and Hannah Harris of May River High School. The students were selected from nominations throughout the area, and each was awarded a $500 scholarship.
Athletes Support Athletes Moss Creek tennis players, residents, sponsors and the Hilton Head tennis community participated in a day-long event in November called Racquet Strings and Turkey Wings that raised funds for the Special Olympics of South Carolina, Area 8. Pictured are Moss Creek’s Annemarie Neubecker and director of tennis Tom Ruth on the right as they present a $10,600 check from the Moss Creek Charitable Fund to the Special Olympics representatives Kathy Cramer and Kris Brown. Started in 2018, the Moss Creek Charitable Fund’s mission is to support local charitable organizations in the Lowcountry, helping those with the greatest needs, consistent with the spirit of the Moss Creek community.
Grants for Good Five local agencies that support children and families in the greater Bluffton area recently received grants totaling $7,000 from the Hampton Hall Charitable Fund. Pictured from left are Ronni Reaves, Hampton Hall Charitable Fund president; Fallon Green and Theresa Roberts of Love House Learning Academy; JoAnne Gatti-Petito, Hampton Hall Charitable Fund board member. Love House provides after-school care and learning for just $1 a day. Other grant recipients are: Born to Read, Family Promise, Heroes on Horseback, and Legal Volunteers of the Lowcountry.
Star Student Allyson Jones, a kindergarten student at M.C. Riley Elementary, was chosen by her classmates as the Character Education Student of the Month for December, reflecting the characteristic of “compassion.” After the school lost a student in her classroom, and Allyson herself has suffered as he was a dear friend to her, she also showed concern for other students who were suffering. Allyson created a card to show compassion for the family for the loss of their friend and classmate. Allyson is shown with her teacher, Brittney DeGraffenried.
Welcome to the beautiful lowcountry and Bluffton, SC.