People’s Choice LYNNE COPE HUMMELL Berkeley Hall resident Anthony Bastardi poses with his 1957 Thunderbird after winning the People’s Choice award at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival’s Car Club Showcase Nov. 3 at Port Royal Golf Club. His wife, Marilyn, said that had always been her favorite car, and she picked the color. The American classic had been restored by Thomas McCurry of Tommy’s Topless Cars on Hilton Head Island.
Caring Community SUBMITTED Due to the generosity of Moss Creek residents, the Moss Creek Charitable Fund recently donated $4,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. Patti Tasker, left, regional philanthropy officer for the Palmetto Region of the Red Cross, accepted the donation from Patrick McNamara and Judy Patnaude, members of the Moss Creek Charitable Fund committee. The Fund’s mission is to support local charitable organizations in the Lowcountry, helping those with the greatest needs, consistent with the caring spirit of the Moss Creek community. Its motto is “We LIVE Here, We GIVE Here.”
Collective Giving SUBMITTED At Sun City’s Pinckney Hall on Oct. 31, representatives from 18 Sun City neighborhoods presented checks totaling $13,245 to Dave Edwards (kneeling, center), Beaufort County coordinator for Wreaths Across America. The donation will sponsor 883 wreaths. Wreaths Across America is a nationwide project in which volunteers place holiday wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans in cemeteries across the country, including Beaufort National Cemetery. The ceremony will be held Dec. 15.
Going to the Dogs LYNNE COPE HUMMELL A crowd of dog lovers joined with Town of Bluffton staff and council Nov. 7 for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Bluffton Dog Park at Oscar Frazier Park. From left are Scott Marshall, deputy town manager; Marc Orlando, town manager; Pike Jones, Friends of Bluffton Dog Park board member; Harry Lutz and Dan Wood, town council members; Mayor Lisa Sulka; and Phillip Robinowich, president of the Friends of Bluffton Dog Park. The park was 12 years in the making.
Joyful Sounds COURTESY SHORE NOTES The Shore Notes Chorus will present “A Coastal Christmas” at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton (admission is a voluntary donation); and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St. on Hilton Head Island (tickets are $10 and are available at Burke’s Pharmacy or from Shore Notes members. For more information
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