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Mardi Gras on The Yorktown

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2019 by Lowcountry Boil

Join The Bands of Wando Foundation for a Mardi Gras Celebration on Friday, February 15th from 6:30-10:30pm aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant. Keep music education strong in our community while enjoying traditional New Orleans cuisine, dancing and jazz music featuring Cameron and the Saltwater Brass. Don’t miss your chance to bid on wonderful vacations and other unique opportunities during the silent and live auctions hosted by emcee Richard Todd, a local radio personality. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Black Tie optional.

Click here for tickets starting at $75 and sponsorship opportunities starting at $250. For additional information about the gala, click here.

The Bands of Wando Foundation is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes, and is established to promote music education to students. In order to participate in regional competitions, the Wando band needs financial support as the Charleston County School District only provides $25 for each high school band member. These funds do not begin to cover the financial need for Wando students to compete at this level. Additional funding is also required to attract top musical directors, pay additional staff, offer lessons purchase instruments, and other necessary equipment. Last year, the Wando band was a Bands of America national finalist as well as Bands of America South Carolina regional grand champion, regional finalist & class champion.

The Bands of Wando Inaugural Fundraiser

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2018 by Lowcountry Boil

The Bands of Wando Foundation will be holding the inaugural Fundraising Gala on Friday, May 4th from 7-11pm at Omar Shine at Patriot’s Point in Mt. Pleasant. The event will feature live entertainment provided by The Robert Lewis Jazz Quintet with additional guest artists, a live auction, catering provided by Charleston Bay Gourmet, and a cash bar. With 200 guests expected in attendance, the goal at this black tie optional event is to raise $35,000 to cover costs of various needs for the Wando High School Band as well as the middle school bands from Cario, Laing, and Moultrie Middle Schools that feed into and support the Bands of Wando program.

The Bands of Wando Foundation is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation, 501(c)(3), and is organized for charitable and educational purposes, and is established to promote music education to students.  The 2018 Bands of Wando fall schedule includes two semi regional competitions in North Carolina, the Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Wando’s own Lowcountry Invitational. In order to participate in these events, the Wando band needs financial support as the Charleston County School District only provides $25 for each high school band member. These funds do not begin to cover the financial need for Wando students to compete at this level. Additional funding is required to attract and secure musical directors, pay additional staff, purchase instruments, offer lessons and purchase other necessary equipment.

Click here to purchase Bands of Wando Foundation Fundraising Gala tickets for $100 each or sponsorship from $250-$1000. For additional information, please contact Michelle.A.Romano12@gmail.com or 716-432-4334.

Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host Stokes Volkswagen 4th Annual Oysters for Autism

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by Lowcountry Boil

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck things up over some hot steamy oysters for a cause at their fourth annual Oysters for Autism event at Bowens Island Restaurant on Sunday, November 12th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the day of the event at www.lafinc.org.

The menu for the event includes oysters, chili and hot dogs and also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local artist Jack Triebold and local alternative rock band Bateman’s Stud Farm will provide entertainment. The event will also feature a silent auction with items ranging from generous gift certificates to businesses in the area to golf outings. Sponsors include title sponsor Stokes Volkswagen as well as Motley Rice, Lucey Mortgage, Cresswind Charleston and more. 

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s strives to improve the lives of families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They provide clinical diagnostic assessments and programs to support families throughout the lifespan. LAF’s goal is to decrease the stress on the family and connect them with every available resource.  With a mostly volunteer, multidisciplinary staff LAF has provided over half a million dollars in free autism services while all funds raised stay in South Carolina.

More information is available about Lowcountry Autism Foundation and the event at www.lafinc.org or please call Louisa Hopkins at 843-876-0415 for more details.

7th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-Off

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2017 by Lowcountry Boil

15781222_10154528121802928_4094553394987925712_nJoin Camp Happy Days and the James Island Vikings on Saturday, January 28th from 12pm to 6pm for the 7th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-Off at the Smoky Oak Taproom on James Island. The event will include an Oyster Roast, Chili Cook-Off and Live Music featuring Hunter Ford, Mark Jackson, Eddie Bush and The Shakin’ Martinis. Award plaques will be given to best Individual/Team, Best Restaurant and People’s Choice.  All proceeds will directly benefit Camp Happy Days.

Current sponsors include Blue’s Burgers, Snagajob, Garage 75, AC Heating & Air, Charleston Fram & Wheel, Cynthia & Brian Jenkins, Life Trax, Life Cool, Butler & College, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, Atlantic Inc Termite Pest, iMortgage, SC Property Pros, YachtSalvage.com, Swich L, Headwater Research Inc, Lawhorns Machine Shop, Local 616, CLI Accounting Services, Man vs Magnet, Jack O’ Cups, Seanachai, Keepsakes Florist, Lowcountry Diesel, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, Tin Roof and New Age Contractors.

1077219_10152173722127928_2961210151206009511_oCamp Happy Days is a local non-profit that provides year long services to South Carolina children battling cancer and their families by offering cost free programs and activities. Since 1982, over 1,500 children with cancer and their families have benefitted from the cost-free, year-round programs. From age-specific on-going programs, family counseling and financial assistance, “dream dates,” hospital visits, holiday giving and more, these offerings help relieve worries and strengthen family bonds. Developed with guidance from the medical community, these programs help improve the emotional, physical and psychological health of children and families affected by pediatric cancer. At Camp Happy Days, kids discover the power within them – as they share life-changing experiences with kids just like themselves who are battling cancer.

For more information about the eventor Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.

Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host Oysters for Autism at Bowens Island

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

laf1The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck some hot steamy oysters for a cause at their third annual event on Sunday, November 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu for the event includes oysters, chili and hotdogs and also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local artist, Jack Triebold and, local alternative rock band, Bateman’s Stud Farm, will provide entertainment. The event will also feature a silent auction with items ranging from generous gift certificates to businesses in the area to golf outings. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the day of the event at www.lafinc.org.

Sponsors include title sponsor Charleston Golf Carts of Folly Beach, as well as Charleston Rubber and Gasket, no Natz, Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant, and Atlantic Pest and Termite. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $300 to $1,250.

logoThe Lowcountry Autism Foundation strives to improve the lives of families living with autism and other developmental disabilities. They provide clinical diagnostic assessments and programs to support families throughout the lifespan. With a mostly volunteer, multidisciplinary staff, the Lowcountry Autism Foundation has provided over half a million dollars in free autism services, and all funds raised stay in South Carolina.

More information is available at www.lafinc.org or please call Julia Corey at 843-876-0415 for more details.

The Inaugural Rum Runners

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

13256097_564139230434070_1030727298967737164_nOn Saturday, June 25th from 6pm – 11pm, Rum Runners will take place at Memminger Auditorium in the heart of downtown Charleston. This event invites cocktail & food lovers alike to enjoy exploring the spirits and flavors of the West Indies with 10 chefs and 30 rum distilleries serving up delicious pairings. The fun doesn’t stop with cocktails & food as patrons will be treated to Caribbean inspired music and games. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cancer Survivor Programs of Dragon Boat Charleston.

The event will feature cocktails from dozens of rum distilleries from across the globe including Pusser’s, Mount Gay, Bacardi, Plantation, Papa’s Pilar, Zacapa, Naked Turtle, Captain Morgan, Kraken, Rum Haven, Sailor Jerry, Flor de Cana, Don Q, Appleton, Baron Samedi, Ron Anejo Pampero, Myers’s, and more.  The event will also showcase the emerging local rum industry with Firefly Sea Island Rum, Red Harbor Rum, Daufuskie Island Rum, Muddy River and Striped Pig. Additionally, the taste of the West Indies will inspire Charleston’s top chefs who present Caribbean and exotic flavors. Participating restaurants include Cane Rhum Bar, Victor Social Club, Charleston Caribbean Creole, The Americano, The Cocktail Club, Cherrywood, Southerly at Southern Season, Pacha Mama, and Caribbean Delight. Chefs will select a favorite rum to create one-of-a-kind pairings with their dishes that will excite foodies & cocktail lovers alike.

“This is a great chance to try innovative new rum cocktails you’ve never experienced before and see how the local rums compare to the world’s oldest brands,” said Rum Runners producer & creator Rebecca Gosnell .

There are two ticket options for Rum Runners, both of which are all-inclusive providing guests with unlimited sampling from all participating distilleries & restaurants. The VIP Preview ticket is $95 and allows guests advance entry into the event from 6pm – 7:30pm. A limited number of tickets are available during this time affording guests a more exclusive chance to interact with distilleries & chefs before the doors open for general admission guests. General admission tickets are $75 each and doors open for this ticket at 7:30pm. All guests must be 21+ with valid ID.

For more information about the inaugural Rum Runners and to purchase tickets, visit www.RumRunnersCharleston.com.

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Announces Giving Recipients

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

West Ashley LocationLow Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners understands the importance of giving back to the Charleston community. Each month it chooses a non-profit to donate a percentage of sales. Upcoming recipients include Courageous Kidz in February and Begin with Books during March. Past non-profits receiving funds include My Sister’s House, Share Our Suzy, Center for Women and Be A Mentor.

“We’ve always enjoyed giving back to the community and it feels great to now have a set giving program in place,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Non-profit organizations that are interested in being the featured monthly recipient, can fill out the form on our website or email me at info@LowCountryLaundry.com for availability.”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service  laundry and dry cleaner with same day cleaning, free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning, preservation and restoration. In addition to servicing 52 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also offers 24/7 LaundryMatic locker systems, a custom delivery based locker system that extends 24/7 service to thousands of customers living in condos or apartments in Charleston. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available.

For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, visit www.lowcountrydrycleaners.com.

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