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Thanks to All for an Amazing Event

Many thanks to our guests, sponsors, friends, board members, staff, and volunteers – everyone who helped make our Celebrating the Next Generation: Youth Empowerment Program fundraising party a success!

The purpose was to raise awareness and support for our YEP program. Waccamaw High School senior Carvers Bay High School senior Emalee Walter gave a moving speech during the event, highlighting some of her experiences. 

The event raised over $116,000 for YEP. The program serves students in all four high schools throughout the county. Helping Hands’ YEP helps prepare students for life after graduation, by helping them identify a career path to success, whether it be service in the military, gainful employment in the community, or matriculation within a two or four year college. Career coaches from YEP meet weekly with students at each school, and coordinate monthly events, along with a transformative, intensive week-long Outward Bound experience in the Florida Everglades.

The venue, the Reserve Harbor at Pawleys Island, was a beautiful location; guests were treated to great music by the Jesse Wilson Jazz Trio; the food was divine; and the weather was perfect for the occasion.

We are especially grateful to our many sponsors along with our hardworking Fundraising Committee. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors Celebrating the Next Generation: Youth Empowerment Program



Helen and Dick Rose


Senior Class

Lyn and Scott Edwards

Barbara and Wayne Hinman

Becky and Dean Mann

Junior Class

Anderson Brothers Bank

Anonymous Donor 

RH Moore, Co., Inc.

Rebecca and Jim Shaper

Waccamaw Landscaping & Construction

Sophomore Class

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Contract Construction, Inc.

Becky and Tom Davis

E.M.C. Painting Company, Inc.

First Citizens Bank

Frank’s Restaurant

Janet and Theo Krapels

Liberty Steel

Marion and Janet Parsons

Troy Moss & Associates

South State Bank

Whimsy Roost

Carolina Paver & Wall Systems, LLC

Freshman Class

Nan and Jim Alexander

The Jamie Beard Team

Cred and Mike Calabrese

Casey Brokerage, LLC

Chuck’s Heating & Cooling

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union


Island Greenery

M. B. Kahn Foundation

Peg and Jim Morgan

Murrells Inlet Dentistry

Parsons Nursery, Inc.

Pawleys Island Lumber

South Atlantic Bank

Hal M. Strange, Attorney at Law

Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company

Patty and Dennis Varhol

Wildes Financial Strategies

NAI-TLC Abernathy & Jones Commercial Real Estate

Booster Club

Leah and Frank Blumling

Lisa and Scott Coggins

Andrea and Joseph Colao

Drs. Aixa and Victor Diaz

Drunken Jack’s Restaurant

Tyler Easterling

Dr. Ana Ferrer

Joy and Kenneth Griffith

Grimes Law Firm, PA

Happy Feet Salon, LLC

Muriel Hollopeter

Priscilla and Robert Kearns

Carol and Dick McCann

Beverly and Edward Meadow

Burt Palmer

Diane and Kent Vannier

Michael Walsh

Richard Weston

Drs. Meredith and Nick Papadea 

The Litchfield Company Real Estate

Thank You to Our Friends of the Celebration

Bistro 217

Rustic Table

Between the Antler

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

South End Bistro


Big Tuna

Indigo Mercantile

Indigo Bakery

Pawleys Island Bakery

Ace Hardware

Inlet Culinary Garden

New Beginnings

Dick & Helen Rose

Bill Kahn – Sea Said Yes

Premier Tours & Travel

Pawleys Island Outdoors

Chad O’Brien

Debordieu Club

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Grand Dunes Members Club

The Reserve Golf Club

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

True Blue Golf Club

Bart Romano

Marc Guertin

Christine Roscow

Steve Dresser

Alston Beckman

Lisa Lee, Traveling Uncorked

Michael Caldwell

Michael McInnis

Carolina Charm Florist & Events

Daniel Lieberman

The Brandon Agency

Waccamaw Landscaping & Construction

A Very Special Thanks to Our Fundraising Committee

Jean Rothrock, Chairman

Jill Lieberman

Ed McNulty

Brendon Barber

Barry Lieberman

Dick Rose

Lynne Ford

Melanie Hein

Sue Roux

Tracy Jones

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