Packet Thank You Letters for April 4

April 4, 2011 

To Blufftonians

Bluffton has a great history of community participation and volunteerism. Certainly, the town of Bluffton sees this dedication annually as partners and volunteers donate materials and hours of their time to improve the Bluffton area through community cleanups.

We are grateful for another successful year of participation in the 11th annual May River Cleanup. The town partnered with Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, Waste Management, Hilton Head Island Starbucks, Beaufort County Recycles, Beaufort County Public Works, Outside Hilton Head and Friends of the Rivers to sponsor this event.

Approximately 75 volunteers, including Boy Scouts from the International Exchange Program and H.E. McCracken Middle School, and employees from the town, Starbucks and Waste Management, gave a combined 300 hours of their time to remove trash from the May River, her banks and the streets and parks of old town Bluffton.

The town is always thankful for the dedicated folks who help celebrate Bluffton and the May River by keeping it clean for all of us to enjoy.

Kim Jones

Natural resources manager

Bluffton

For a great picnic

We truly live in a giving and generous community.

On March 19, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry held its third annual Memorial Picnic at Jarvis Creek Park. We invite the family members of the patients we have cared for in the last year. It is an afternoon to come together to remember loved ones passed, a time to cry, a time to laugh and a time to reminisce.

The weather was awesome, and the food was delicious. The food was donated from Okatie Ale House, Reilley's North End Pub, Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter, Sam's Club, Wendy's and Jennifer Collier. The very charming and hardworking gentlemen of the Hilton Head Kiwanis Club grilled the hot dogs and hamburgers. I so appreciated the giving spirit, generosity and support that this community continually offers to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, your community-based nonprofit hospice.

Jenny Brasington

executive director

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Bluffton

For your assistance

Hilton Head Humane Association's Pet Expo on March 12 at Sun City Hilton Head was a great success thanks to the efforts of many caring people.

First, the wonderful staff of Sun City, including Sue Sweeny, Jackie Bates and Mackenzie Horseman. Next, the numerous volunteers who introduced the animals and made this a very successful adoption day for both the animals and their new families.

Finally, the 30 vendor organizations, including many from Savannah, that showcased their products and services.

Special thanks to the fabulous Headliners for providing the music we all love.

We are always humbled by the outpouring of support and will continue to work diligently for the cats and dogs of the Lowcountry.

Franny Gerthoffer

Executive director

Hilton Head Humane Association

Hilton Head Island

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