Hope Haven thankful for Lilies on the River success

On behalf of Hope Haven's board, staff and clients, I extend my deepest appreciation for all the sponsors and volunteers who made this year's Lilies on the River another huge success.

A special thanks to our lead sponsors Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Eugene Rugala and Associates. Thank you to our tribute sponsor The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette.

A special thanks to our luncheon and silent auction sponsors, Nexsen Pruet and Mitzi and Mort Ganelin and family, and to our champagne toast sponsors, Juanita Graul and Palmetto Electric Cooperative.

Thank you to the ladies of Zonta Club of Hilton Head, who provided the manual labor for the event, and all the other volunteers who stepped up to help execute the details. Thank you to all who participated in this special fundraiser to ensure that every child abuse victim and victim of sexual violence find hope and healing through the work of Hope Haven.

John Patten, chairmanHope Haven of the LowcountryBoard of directorsHilton Head Island