As reported by Moultrie News
The Palmetto Pride Anti-Litter Organization recently awarded a $4000 beautification grant to the Mount Pleasant Pride Committee. This money will go to making the Public Service Department’s Six Mile Complex a beautiful and welcoming site for motorists, residents, and recreational walker/joggers.
Patricia Fuchs, a real estate agent with Dunes Properties, is Vice Chair of the Pride Committee. We are so proud of her and her involvement in the town she calls home. Karen Hilty from our Kiawah/Seabrook office exlaimed this when she found out the good news “I am not surprised one bit by Patricia’s accomplishments. I have had the pleasure of working with her for many years at Dunes and there is no one I would rather have on my committee; or any committee for that matter.”
We go on about Charleston being a way of life and how we love to make our visitors our new neighbors. It’s not just blathering talk. It’s the truth. We love this city and we enjoy giving back to the communities.
Betty Poore volunteers at East Cooper Hospital, does Meals on Wheels almost every week with her mom, and devotes a lot of time to the Pet Helpers Trap and Return Program.
Toddy Poore does Meals on Wheels every week with her daughter (Betty) or sons.
Mark Mitchell and Patricia Fuchs sponsor Isle of Palms Rec Center’s children’s sports teams and Mark is highly invovled in the school board, Rotary Club, and Boys and Girls Club of the Trident Area.
Mark Fuchs is a member of the Lowcountry Business Network .
Mike Parades serves as treasurer for an HOA, teaches several classes a year at CTAR, teaches for Community Associations Institute, consults local HOAs, and just completed term as President of the Stono Ferry Mens Golf Association Board.
Linda Solomon has been a member of the Pet Helpers Annual Fur Ball committee for several years.
I could go on but suffice to say, Dunes Properties loves Charleston and we love giving back to Charleston.
Four times a year Dunes Properties participates in the Adopt a Highway program. Agents, employees and their families volunteer on a Saturday morning and we slowly meander down Palm Boulevard in our snazzy orange safety vest with large orange garbage bags.
Over the years we’ve discovered some odd things (many should not be mentioned in polite company)- and we’ve encountered local wildlife. I’ve caught a glimpses of a fox, seen many rabbits hopping in and out of the marsh, colorful golden silk spiders in webs between the trees, narrowly avoided fire ant hills and this weekend I saw my first blueberry tree! Growing wild right there along one of the docks and along the roadside.
Dunes Properties has cleaned up several hundred pounds of litter over the years and we take pride in helping our island neighbors. We love the Isle of Palms and want to make sure she’ll be in fine condition for the next generation to come and is picture perfect for her visitors.
It took two tractor-trailers filled with 65,000 pounds of oysters to feed the ten thousand visitors who rolled onto the grounds at Boone Hall Plantation to kick off the 2010 Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday, January 30th. This event has been named in the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
Activities on the main stage include: the “Oyster Shucking Contest”, the “Oyster Eating Contest” and local live entertainment. A favorite to watch or participate in! Also, the winner of the “Oyster Recipe Contest” was announced and the kids loved the “Children’s Area” designed to keep them happy and having fun.
Proceeds benefitted the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Travel Council and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.
Live music was enjoyed by all who attended this Charleston festival favorite. “We came out to volunteer selling buckets of oysters and eat some of course… We’ve seen lots of friends and had a great time.” said Kristy Kearney a downtown Charlestonian.
– Brian Caldwell
This Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation come say hello to many Dunes Properties agents, employees and even our President himself, Randy Walker. We’ll be volunteering on behalf of Hollings Cancer Center and serving up buckets of oysters at the 2010 Lowcountry Oyster Roast.
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association sponsors the festival and they go through about 65,000 pounds of oysters. This event has been named in the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
The festival offers many other food options from local restaurants as well entertainment, contests and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Travel Council and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.
Here’s a few facts about oysters:
- There’s no way to tell males from females by their shells and they may change sexes a few times in their lifetime
- Oysters can be eaten 12 months a year (not just ones ending in “r”). The “r” myth probably came about when oysters needed to be shipped and there was inadequate refrigeration in the warmer months
- Oysters are nutritionally well balanced and recommended for low cholesterol diets
Bring your gloves, shucking knife, and appetite! We hope to see you there.