Beaufort News

Gazette Thank You Letters for Jan. 10

For making holidays bright

Kudos to the City of Beaufort Tricentennial Committee for organizing and planning the Founders' Night event on New Year's Eve.

As committee chairpeople, Erin Dean and Mike McFee are to be commended for putting together such a fitting way to kick off Beaufort's tricentennial celebration, as are Marlena Smalls, Billy Keyserling, John Williams, Jeff Evans, the choirs and musicians, and everyone else who made it happen.

Kudos to the city of Beaufort staff for the lovely Christmas decorations that made our town so perfectly dressed for the holidays. As I watched the Public Works folks painstakingly take down the strings of lights that turned our fine crook-necked street light fixtures into candy canes, I couldn't help but smile one last time as I did throughout the holidays each time I drove down the streets. The decorations in the Waterfront Park were also beautiful, wonderfully proportioned and not overdone. Nice job.

Kudos to the Beaufort Police Department, to the officer who responded to the scene when my purse was stolen downtown during the holidays, and to the investigator who followed up when I provided additional information. They were helpful, professional, and lightened the stress of this bah-humbug moment.

Kudos to the people of Beaufort (and those who live outside the city limits, too) for making this such a wonderful place to call home. Happy New Year!

Deborah Johnson


For New Year's event

Kudos to the Beaufort Tricentennial Committee. Members hosted a fantastic event New Year's Eve. The concert was wonderful. The fireworks were simply spectacular. I truly appreciate that it was held early enough in the evening as to be enjoyed by all Beaufortonians young and old. Thank you all. What a way to usher in Beaufort's 300th year.

Sally Sue Lavigne