On March 3, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry held our seventh annual Cooks & Books event. Once again, this year's event was an enormous success. Thanks to all who helped make the event our most successful.
Presenting sponsors were Hilton Head Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram; TidePointe-A Vi Community; the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.
Associate sponsors were Beacon Insurance, Coastal State Bank, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Publix Super Markets Charities, Carol & Tom Tucker.
Supporters were Bank of North Carolina, Dr. Elizabeth Galloway, High Tide Associates, Anonymous Friends: Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Old South Exterminators.
Authors were Randy Bazemore, Pat Branning, Jon Buchan, Ken Burger, Claire Cook, Debbi Covington, Wilber Cross, Lydia Inglett, Kim Likins, David Lynch, C.J. Lyons, Jon Mills, Salle Ann Robinson, Frank Sullivan, Phyllis Tildes, Kathy Wall and Mark Yarbrough, Restaurants: Alligator Grille, Benny Hudson's Seafood Market, Bomboras Grille, CQ's Restaurant, Chart House, Corner Perk Café, ELA'S Blu Water Grille, Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge, Gillian's Fresh Seafood Restaurant, Hugo's Seafood & Steakhouse, Michael Anthony's, Old Fort Pub, Pino Gelato, Robert Irvine's nosh, Sunset Bay Seafood Restaurant , Trattoria Divina, Vine Bistro & Wine Bar.
Thanks, too, to all the area chefs who competed, as well as the judges and emcee Sonny Dixon of WTOC-TV.
The show would not have gone on without our Friends of Literacy and the Hilton Head Rotary Club. And thanks, of course, to all the people who attended the Friday night preview party and Sunday's event at the Westin.
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
Ellen Walton and Pat Ward
Cooks & Books co-chairpersons Bluffton