Wilson "Tootie Fruity" Bourke waves to the crowd as he heads down Carteret Street during the Beaufort Christmas Parade on Dec. 5, 2010. Dee Renwick and other downtown merchants once employed Tootie as a Downtown Sidewalk Superintendent. "I don't think Tootie ever missed an entire day of work," Renwick writes.
Wilson "Tootie Fruity" Bourke waves to the crowd as he heads down Carteret Street during the Beaufort Christmas Parade on Dec. 5, 2010. Dee Renwick and other downtown merchants once employed Tootie as a Downtown Sidewalk Superintendent. "I don't think Tootie ever missed an entire day of work," Renwick writes. File/The Beaufort Gazette
Wilson "Tootie Fruity" Bourke waves to the crowd as he heads down Carteret Street during the Beaufort Christmas Parade on Dec. 5, 2010. Dee Renwick and other downtown merchants once employed Tootie as a Downtown Sidewalk Superintendent. "I don't think Tootie ever missed an entire day of work," Renwick writes. File/The Beaufort Gazette

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