Gunnery Sgt. Deborah Hamner, conductor of the Parris Island Marine Band, stands for applause after the band played during opening ceremonies of the 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival on Friday night in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Gunnery Sgt. Deborah Hamner, conductor of the Parris Island Marine Band, stands for applause after the band played during opening ceremonies of the 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival on Friday night in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Staff photo
Gunnery Sgt. Deborah Hamner, conductor of the Parris Island Marine Band, stands for applause after the band played during opening ceremonies of the 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival on Friday night in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Staff photo

A gift to celebrate: Beaufort Water Festival starts with nod to roots

July 19, 2013 9:36 PM