Rooted in History SUBMITTED The Beaufort Garden Club, the second oldest garden club in South Carolina, recently celebrated its 85th birthday by receiving a proclamation from the city of Beaufort designating Oct. 23 as Beaufort Garden Club Day. Janie Culley, president of the club, accepted the proclamation from Mayor Billy Keyserling at a Town Council meeting. Over the years, the club has led numerous horticulture projects around the city, landscaped numerous public properties, and brought beauty to the city in many other ways.
Teachers Are Tops COURTESY ROTARY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island held its annual Teacher Appreciation Program Oct. 24 to honor the 2019 Teachers of the Year selected by the schools on Hilton Head Island. Thirteen (13) teachers were honored at the Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon meeting at Sea Pines Country Club. From left are: Tina Dibble, Hilton Head Prep Lower School; Sarah Braun, Hilton Head Prep Middle School; DeAnna Campbell-Holmes, Hilton Head Island Middle School; Suzanne Freisen, St. Francis Catholic Middle School; Sabrina Pennington, St. Francis Catholic Elementary School; Kim Bambeck, Hilton Head Early Childhood Center; Anne Poole, Hilton Head Christian Academy; Denise Bell, Hilton Head Island Elementary School; Joshua Wall, Hilton Head Island High School; Ashley Schilling, Sea Pines Montessori Academy; Rodney Fisher. Heritage Academy; Lyn Raichle, Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts; and Steve Moe, Hilton Head Prep Upper School. Gift bags given to the teachers contained donations from local merchants as well as $50 in gift certificates from the Rotary Club. For more information, visit HHrotary.org.