Honoring Bluffton's Mary and Jerry Reeves for contribution to area's children, parents

info@islandpacket.comApril 24, 2013 

Several hundred guests gathered on a beautiful Saturday evening at a garden party to honor Mary and Jerry Reeves commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bluffton Children's Center. The Children's Center has served the needs of many Bluffton parents as a safe haven for children 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Mary and Jerry are a much-loved Bluffton couple who have done so many wonderful things for the betterment of our town. They have been the backbone of the Children's Center and the Bluffton Historical Society, and without the couple's support neither would have had such success.

The party was held at the beautiful Myrtle Island home of Peggy Parker. There was wonderful jazz , gorgeous flowers and delicious food. The gregarious Garfield Moss was busy ferrying guests hither and thither in his trusty golf cart.

After hearing a bit of history about the contributions Mary and Jerry have made to the center, the couple were given a lovely framed keepsake. Joining them at their table were all of their children and lots of well-wishers.

Don and I were flattered to have been invited to take part in the celebration. Some others sharing the honor with us were Nancy and Charlie Golson, our former mayor, Hank Johnston, and his lovely wife, Trina, Beryl LaMotte, Teddy and Emmett McCracken, Rose and Weston Newton, Susan and Bill Nimmer, Lisa and John Sulka, Mary and Roberts Vaux, Kim and Allen Ward, Eddie and Larry Sanders, Susan Ketchum, Sue and Ken Kroupa and Dede and Michael Mavrogordato.

Jennifer and Joe Green had just arrived when they received word their alarm had gone off, and the babysitter could not turn it off. Luckily they live right down the street. It was a busy few moments for them. Tamela Maxim looked fabulous in a green outfit, saying hello to some pals. Thanks to a nice breeze, the "no-gnat police" were out in full force.

Thank you to the Reeves family for all you have done for the betterment of Bluffton. Your efforts for all of us and so appreciated.

  • My friend Bruce Bogart, chef-owner of the fabulous eclectic restaurant RouxBarb in Knoxville, Tenn., was in town to cater a party for 100 at the Heritage. He stopped by to say hello and brought me a divine present. I was thrilled to get a pie, not just any old one, though. Bruce made me a smoked pecan creation, and what a treat it was. The busy chef 's mother and father live on Hilton Head Island and are so happy when they have a visit, because they get lots of good things, too. Thanks, Bruce.

  • There will be a Special Olympics Fundraiser Pro-Am Tennis Tournament held at Moss Creek on May 10-11. On May 10, there will be a silent auction with drinks and appetizers at Moss Creek Clubhouse. The tournament begins May 11. This wonderful event will benefit Tennis Special Olympics in our area. For information on how to become involved, call 843-836-5815.

  • Happy birthday to Michael Hahn. Michael's birthday fete was a surprise party because the celebration came about two weeks before his real one. Sneaky wife Ashley gathered lots of friends and family at Myrtle's event spot and arranged for the birthday boy's favorite band Lowcountry Boil to perform while guests supped on Lowcountry boil. There was a delicious cake decorated with 40 chocolate balloons. After the initial shock of the surprise, Michael got into party mode.

  • Well played, Ashley.


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    1 12-ounce bottle of root beer

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    Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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