Enjoy these photos from the recent HELP of Beaufort called Happy Days For HELP Prom Night 2015. HELP offers clothing assistance, family assistance, mobile meals, financial assistance, and more to more than 8,000 local residents. Since photos don’t lie, lots of fun was had at their annual fundraiser. There are many ways for you to Help HELP. From volunteering, to donating household items they need, to running a fundraising drive.
It all helps. Thank you to everyone who came out and made Prom Night 2015 such a success.
Island Girls Night Out was hosted by Thibault Gallery, the Craftseller, Greenfish Gallery & Monkey’s Uncle! Held in conjunction with First Friday, there were yet again wonderful door prizes and fabulous libations along with yummy treats!!!! Thank you to all who came out share in the event once again.
Ever hear “I never win door prizes or raffles” from your friend? Well, 15 lucky ladies shattered that myth during the Island Girls Night Out. Here are the winners and the wonderful stores that provided truly wonderful gifts:
It’s Me, Beautiful Fashion Scarf to Debbie Slazyk Monkeys Uncle T-Shirt and Monkey’s Uncle Gift Certificate to Jane Webb Thibault Gallery, 4 wine glasses to Gina Allen Land’s End Kayak Tours and Bike Rentals, Gift Certificate to Christine Devine The Kitchen, Gift Certificate to Charlotte Nelson Guys and Dolls, Hair Cut Gift Certificate to Megan Love Fabulous Girl Boutique, Gift Certificate to Linda Self Salt, Johnathan Green Calendar to Theresa Kanlyn Coastal Carolina Rei-ta, Gift Certificate session to Nancy Steeve Surrey Up, 1 hr. Pedal Gift Certificate session to Jeamie Blomquist Low Country Store, Gift Certificate session to Glenda Stecki Yoga with Glenda, Gift Certificate session to Nancy McHale Greenfish, Gift Certificate session to Susan Rushton The Craftseller, Gift Certificate session to Caroline Carmody Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, Gift Certificate session to Judy Klawe
Despite the cold weather, Bands, Brews and BBQ continued to be a great success for Friends of Caroline Hospice. 26 cook teams, more than 200 volunteers, 100+ judges, and 20+ sponsors and staff all came together to make it happen.
More than 200 runners and walkers braved the chilly air on Saturday to help raise money during the Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence’s 3rd annual Race For Love on Cat Island. According to Kirstin Dubrowski, executive director for CODA, between $8,000-$10,000 was raised through the run and some very generous sponsors, including Eugene Rugala and Associates in Beaufort and Coral Resorts on Hilton Head Island. Also on hand to help with the festivities was Ron Parker, defensive back for Kansas City Chiefs. Parker was a stand out athlete at Beaufort High School in 2005.
Photos by Bob Sofaly
Runners and walkers register for the 3rd annual Walk 4 Love 5K race.
Kristin Dubrowski, left, exeutive director of Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, helps runners register prior to the race.
Wade Bishop, director of the Beaufort County’s Alcohol and Drug Prevention Services, helps sell t-shrits prior to the race.
Helping out during Saturday’s race were firefightersJohn Norton, MIchael Daley and Griff Strock from the Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire Department.
Cheering on the runners at the finish line is Lori McMillen.
Husband and wife team Felicia and Stew McCarthy.
Participation medals for the finishers.
First woman to cross the finish line was Angela Kandibo. Here she is congratulatred by Ron Parker, left, of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Erin Golden shows her support with an temporary face tatoo.
Racers Angela Kandibo, left, Fred Kuhn and Stephanie Gereene are all smiles after the race.
Michael Haire, left, looks at some of the photos his wife, Sonya Haire, took during the race on Saturday.
Team Ameris Bank won the best costume award. The women matching black tights, pink shirts and pink tutus.
Approximately 100 people gathered at a Mardi Gras party hosted at Old Bull Tavern this week to raise funds for “HELP of Beaufort”. Mardi Gras costumes with masks and beads were sported by attendees. The band “The Bull Grapes” played zydeco and Mardi Gras music. A Kazoo parade marched around the parking lot! Canned goods, pantry staples and cash were donated.
The 26th Annual Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Valentine Ball was a smashing success! Over 600 people attended this year’s black tie fundraising event which was chaired by Dr. Andy and Laura Beall and Dr. D.J. and Ryan Christian (Ryan). The “Winter Garden” theme had the second floor of the LifeFit building sparkling, and the 17 South band kept the dance floor full to the end! Since its inception in 1990, the Valentine Ball has raised nearly $4.5 million for the not-for-profit hospital. Proceeds from this year’s event will help finance the renovation and much-needed expansion of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor of the hospital. The new unit will be able to accommodate 50% more patients, equipped with state-of-the-art cardiac monitors, lift equipment, and special ICU beds. It will also include thoughtfully designed family consultation and waiting rooms.
Photos by Bob Sofaly and Paul Nurnberg
Dr. Ken and Jackie Brown, Dr. DJ Christian and Ryan
Patsy Hand and Barbara Goodwin
Dr. Marc and Brenda Leming
BMH Foundation Staff Becky Cunningham, Denise Bailey,
Alice Moss, Elinor Gray, Stephanie Sullivan, Brenda Molony
Bruce and Delores Reynolds
Randy and Susie Grant
Martha Lynn and Charley Webb
Marguerite and Tom Garrett
Dr. Pat Thompson, Jerry and Missy Schulze
Dr. Nicole and Scott Broerman, Raynard and Dr. Faith Polkey
Dean Moss and Wendy Zara
Bill Nettles, Alan and Betty Winneker, Carolyn Nettles
Annie and Eric Powell, Amy and Will Achurch, Blair and Blakely Williams
Dr. Gene Grace and Dr. Fred Worsham
Frank and Amy Lesesne, Bill Winans, Josh Gibson and Michelle Prentice
The second annual Chilly Bean Run and Chili Cookoff was held this weekend at Coosaw Point neighborhood on Ladys Island, Beaufort. Organized by the Parents Association of Beaufort Academy and always held on the Saturday of Superbowl Weekend, the Chilly Bean Run started off at 10:30 Saturday morning, followed by a Chili Cookoff after party featuring live music from the Bull Grapes. The event benefits The Bee Cause Project, whose mission it is to “stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees in our lives and the need to understand and embrace them and to care about their well-being through the installation of bee hives in 1,000 schools.”
Paul Middleton (in the middle) from North Charleston and Ryan Ayers from Ladson SC
Leigh Ann Pingree from The Kitchen was the overall restaurant chili cook-off winner! Pictured with her daughter, Ansleigh.
Headmaster Stephen Schools pictured with his wife, Christy, his children, BA teacher Abby Mitchell, and BA athletic director Neal McCarty.
Marjorie Gray was the overall crockpot chili cook-off winner with her “Cocky Chicken Chili”! Pictured with Frances Stowe, Liz O’Herron, and Marlot McMichael.
The Sundahl family
Mother and daughter, Michelle and Margaret Hiers, finish the 5K together.
There was a great crowd at the chili cook-off.
Tim Price was the overall
winner of the 10K.
John Sanford was the overall winner of the 5K.
The race begins!
Former Olympian Diane Stoneking held the flag during the National Anthem.
Race directors Jay and Shannon Roberts
BA junior Sissy Mungin sang the National Anthem prior to the race start.
The Beaufort Memorial Foundation honored many of its major supporters at the annual “Valentine Ball kick-off” party last week. Hosted by the hospital as its way of thanking the committee chairs and dinner party hosts who enable the ball to be so successful year after year, the event was held in the brand new home of Drs. Jennifer Wallace and Aaron Sarathy. Amy Geier and Jessica Long headed the committee that planned the party, always a culinary extravaganza featuring an extraordinary “live buffet” where most items are prepared on-site by the hospital’s food services staff under the direction of Executive Chef Eric Sayers. Guests always ask who catered the event – and are astonished to learn that it’s the hospital itself.
The 2015 Valentine Ball will be held next Saturday, February 7 at the hospital’s Medical & Administrative Center across from the main campus. For more information visit valentineball.org.
Among those attending this year’s kick-off party:
Hugh Gouldthrorpe and Nelle Pender
Norman and Linda Campbell, Judy and Paul Greear
Angie Twenge, Dawn Freeman, Ty Reichel
Dr. Elinor Gray, Rick Toomey, Dr. Linda Hawes
Dr. Aaron Sarathy and Dr. Jennifer Wallace
Mrs. Ryan Christian, Dr. Don Christian, Dr. Andy Beall, Mrs. Laura Beall
The Beaufort Film Society hosted its annual wine dinner at Saltus River Grill on Thursday, January 22 to unofficially kick off the 9th annual Beaufort International Film Festival, which will be held February 11-14. For a schedule of film screenings, please visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com. Photos courtesy of Susan DeLoach Photography.
A Starry Night, Masquerade Ball was held at The Shed in Port Royal on December 31st for COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association) in honor of Jessica Mattson, a Beaufort-area woman who had a double lung transplant. 36-year-old Jessica Mattson received a double lung transplant at MUSC in Charleston, SC. Funds were raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. Photos courtesy of Susan DeLoach Photography.