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February 9, 2017
The Party: Guests donned sea-themed masks and accessories in the aquatic photo booth as live music set the mood at this fundraiser for the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Sipping on Cathead vodka cocktails and Sweetwater brews, people enjoyed a delicious spread from Middleton Place Restaurant while bidding on unique silent auction items including ocean-inspired artwork and handcrafted jewelry. A video presentation discussed the non-profit organization’s dedication to protecting the world’s oceans, beaches, and waterways. Proceeds benefitted their programs including Rise Above Plastics and Ocean Friendly Restaurants—campaigns aimed at eliminating plastic waste from marine environments.
Highlight: The cuisine, provided by Middleton Place Restaurant, was served with compostable plates, utensils, and napkins to support the initiative of the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program.
Overheard: “We wanted this to be a super low-key event where you can meet and talk with like-minded people who care about the same cause.” –Kate Dittloff, Chair of Charleston Surfrider and event coordinator for Love Your Ocean
Beneficiary: Surfrider Foundation Charleston Chapter