Packet Thank You Letters for March 7

For our success

The 2011 Gullah Celebration Committee would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for making the third annual Marsh Tacky Run a huge success: Michael Marks, staff and volunteers of the Coastal Discovery Museum, members of the South Carolina Marsh Tacky Association, staff and Management at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront and The Richardson Group.

Charles Young III, chairman

2011 Gullah Celebration

Hilton Head Island

For your care

I am a 78-year-old senior and have had surgery. One of my doctors prescribed aquatic therapy. My experience was very positive. This took place at the Hilton Head Hospital rehab facility, which has a heated pool.

Stan Friedman


To The Bargain Box

It is amazing how The Bargain Box raises so much money to distribute to charity: a $2 shirt is sold, a 25-cent trinket, a $7 blazer, and they raise thousands of dollars to help many important causes.

The Bargain Box has awarded a grant to Memory Matters to ensure that low-income families that care for someone with Alzheimer's disease, or any type of dementia, can get the help they need at our dementia-specific adult day care.

This grant will open the door to resources, support and help that will make a huge difference in the lives of families who are overwhelmed emotionally, physically and financially.

We wish to thank all of the volunteers at The Bargain Box, who tirelessly sort clothes, price, stock and sell merchandise in order to raise money to improve the lives of others in our community.

We are very grateful to the staff and to the grants committee for their commitment to Memory Matters.

Memory Matters offers counseling, support groups and resources to caregivers in addition to the daycare program.

For more information, call 843-842-6688 or go to

Edwina Hoyle, executive director

Memory Matters

Hilton Head Island

For your support

The volunteers, staff and board of directors of Bluffton Self Help extend grateful appreciation to the Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund for a grant that enabled us to purchase an industrial freezer.

This freezer allows for the storage of perishable food items and replaced a small, very old freezer that held very little and often prevented us from accepting frozen food donations due to lack of storage space.

With this freezer, Bluffton Self Help is able to accept and store more food items, which are distributed to the less fortunate members of our community every week of the year.

Thank you to the Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund for helping us feed our neighbors. Food is distributed at Bluffton Self Help at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Julie Del Guercio

Interim director

Bluffton Self Help


For entertaining

On Feb. 18, we were treated to a most clever and outstanding production of "39 Steps" at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

The accents, inflections and timing of the four very talented actors held you on the edge of your seat, delivering one feat of energy and physicality after another and sustaining that vigor, and our interest, over the entire evening.

The only disappointment of the exciting evening was the lack of a standing ovation from the audience that this performance deserved.

Carol and John Walters

David Rawden

Hilton Head Island

For generosity

The students, volunteers, board and staff of Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous contributions to the overwhelming success of the fifth annual Cooks & Books:

  • Presenting sponsors: The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa for Cooks & Books and TidePointe for the preview party.
  • The owners and chefs of participating restaurants: Antonio's Italian Cuisine, Catch 22, Chart House, Cookies by Design, CQ's; Flavors/Pazzo, Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge, French Bakery & Courtyard Cafè, Kenny B's French Quarter Cafè, Mulberry Street Trattoria, Old Fort Pub, Pino Gelato, Red Fish and Roastfish & Cornbread.
  • The competing chefs in "The Heat Is On": Kenny Ballard, Miguel Chavez, Jon Cowan, Yuri Gow, Keith Josefiak, Luke Lyons, Eric Seaglund, Stephen Stewart, and Joseph Sullivan; and the judges, Wolfgang Bierer, Bruce Christensen and Michael Kester.
  • The Lowcountry authors, illustrators, photographers: Marvin Bouknight, Eric Horan, Jim Jordan, Fran Marscher, Sallie Ann Robinson, Margot Theis-Raven, Kathy Wall, Karen White, Mark Yarbrough and David Young.
  • Patron sponsors: Carolina First, Hilton Head BMW and Barnes & Noble. And for the gifts of numerous Associate, Supporter, Friend and Media sponsors.
  • Literacy Volunteers is grateful for the support of the Hilton Head Rotary, Rosina Morford, Burke's Main Street Pharmacy, Markel's Cards & Gifts and Le Cookery.

    We are also grateful for the hard work of our devoted fundraising group, the Friends of Literacy.

    Ellen Walton, chairman Cooks & Books

    Steering Committee

    Nancy Williams, executive director

    Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry