On the Town

Bluffton parade honors MLK; love bug has a very busy Lowcountry season

Babbie Guscio
Babbie Guscio

We had a glorious day for the annual Martin Luther King parade through downtown Bluffton.

There were so many wonderful people who turned out to walk the mile or so. My daughter Tat and I collected all three of my granddaughters — Patterson, Lily and Campbell — to make the trek with us. We had lots of fun and got nary a complaint from anyone. The children thought it was such a treat to see the police stopping traffic for us and can’t wait to do the walk next year.

Love bug goes to work

Kieron O’Grady, one of Hilton Head Island’s most eligible bachelors, proposed to the adorable Annabelle Heartsfield not long ago and of course she said “yes.” The charming couple are to be married in historic Savannah next month. Kieron has planned the whole affair with great thought.

The whole weekend festivities will take place in some of the most historic spots in Savannah. Everyone is staying at historic B&Bs. The Olde Pink House, one of my favorites, is the setting for the reception, complete with a jazz band. Kieron and his brother Tristan own The Big Bamboo on Hilton Head so they know how to have fun.

Kieron and Annabelle love to travel and I am sure they will have many wonderful adventures together.

Love bug bites — again

The love bug bit another wonderful couple. That little critter has had a busy winter. Nancy Jones said “yes” to handsome Joe Harwell and received a gorgeous vintage emerald and diamond ring to boot. Nancy is a decorator and also deals in vintage jewelry and clothing. Nancy and Joe met on the Bluffton sandbar and went separate ways until they bumped into each other several weeks later. Cupid brought out his bow and arrow and sealed their fate.

I am so thrilled for them. I can’t wait for the nuptials. Nancy sells her wares online at SaviorOfStyle.com if you want to take a peek.

Blufftonian goes Hollywood

Congratulations to Blufftonian Lillian Heyward, a graphic artist who designed the three billboards and the graphics for the movie “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”, a winner at the Golden Globe Awards January 7 and a few Oscar nominations. Very excited for her. I can’t wait to see the movie.

Help out at Honey Horn

Docent training at the Coastal Discovery Museum begins Feb. 13 at the museum at Honey Horn.

If you might like to help and learn more about our area and the museum, go to coastaldiscovery.org.

Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street or at thestoresc@gmail.com.