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Friday, March 27, 2015

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch Newspaper

I want to thank the editor of the Daufuskie Island Front Porch Newspaper Paula Nickels for tirelessly keeping everyone updated on DI News:




Announcements and Reminders from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch
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Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

From the First Union African Baptist Church:
Join us this Sunday for special musical guest Bill Alston and the preaching of Pastor Clarence Edmondson. And then come down to the Mary Fields School following the service for a pot-luck fellowship meal.

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From Melrose:
Greetings from Melrose! Join us tomorrow (weather permitting) for Bingo Bango Bongo at the Melrose Golf Club - call 843-422-6963 for details. Next Wednesday is All You Can Eat Crablegs at the Melrose Beach Club! Friday Night Oceanfront Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast is back - starting Friday April 3rd, live music by La Bodega!And remember to join us for Easter Brunch - 11-3 on Easter Sunday, April 5th - complete with live music with Jos Vicars and an amazing menu. Call the Melrose Beach Club at 843-241-2640 for reservations!

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From the Daufuskie Island Fire Department:
The Fire Station has a supply of new Hargray telephone books. They are free to anyone who wants them. Come on by and get your copy.

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From the Daufuskie Island Council:
What’s on your mind? As the new Daufuskie Island Council begins addressing the several issues facing our island, the Council is interested in learning more about your concerns and priorities. Please follow the link below to complete a short eleven question survey that will help guide the Council as they deal with county and state officials. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.

Thank-you for your participation!

http://daufuskieislandfrontporch.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0c80ad4d4b761c96ccfc94322&id=a6de7e9d7a&e=33381b68dc
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From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:

Saturday April 25 at 5:30pm Please join us at the Haig Point Clubhouse for our annual Earth Day fundraiser and to celebrate the Conservancy’s founders and 10th anniversary. Silent auction, cocktails, a special dinner prepared by Chef Jim McLain, dancing to music of the 70's and a presentation, “Living in Our Coastal Kingdom”, by Tony Mills, Education Director of the LowCountry Institute and star of South Carolina Educational Television’s “Coastal Kingdom”

Please contact Karen Opderbeck: karenopderbeck@gmail.com or 843-842-3456 for tickets and more information by April 20.
Everyone is welcome!
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Saturday April 25 at 4:00pm
Please join us at the Mary Fields School for a FREE live animal demonstration for children and families with Tony Mills to learn more about Lowcountry reptiles and amphibians.
No reservations needed.
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From Freeport Marina:
We are halfway done remodeling our cottages. In addition to much larger front porches that can accommodate our relaxing rocking chairs, the inside of our cottages are going to be stunning. Local Islander, Tony is doing all of the work.
We are in full swing as far as live entertainment goes. Freeport Marina will be hosting bands on Saturdays & Sundays for the rest of the season - band dates can be found on our Enjoy Daufuskie website.
Finally, we hope everyone is excited for the new menu the Old Daufuskie Crab Company will be offering next month. We will be featuring FRESH & LOCAL seafood. We also know have an additional bar that is available 7 days a week.

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Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
Email: info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Come have Oysters and a fun time at Melrose on the Beach

From Melrose on the Beach:
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant and Bar has reopened! Come see our renovations, have some oysters from our new oyster bar, or try something else from our new Spring menu! We will be open each week from Wednesday - Saturday from 11:30-8:30. Next Wednesday is all you can eat Fish Fry - we hope to see you soon!





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Ferry Schedule Update Effective March 14th

Please note the following:

From Calibogue Cruises:
The following changes to the Calibogue Cruises Ferry Schedule will be effective beginning March 14th.

Departing Daufuskie Departing Hilton Head
Monday & Friday Monday & Friday
7:45AM 6:45AM
12:00 Noon 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

Tues, Wed & Thurs. Tues, Wed & Thurs.
7:45AM 6:45AM
10:00AM 9:00AM
2:30PM 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

Sat & Sun Sat & Sun
12:00 Noon 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

**No Palmetto Breeze ferry passes will be accepted on boats departing Hilton Head at 9:00AM & 11:00AM.






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Thursday, March 12, 2015

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament at Harbour Town on Hilton Head

Get the best seats for the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament at the Calibogue Club. The 47th Annual Heritage Golf Tournament is April 13th-19 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Book your accommodations and tickets now. Daufuskie Island will be full and Sea Pines Resort will be full. You may want to just anchor your boat right off of Harbour Town to watch the PGA tournament.

Kroger locations to sell RBC Heritage tickets all month

Four local Kroger grocery stores will be selling tickets to this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing in Savannah, Bluffton and on Hilton Head...

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/rbc-heritage-news/#storylink=cpy







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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentines Day on Daufuskie Island at Bloody Point and the Eagles Nest Restaurant. Book Now!!!!

I have spent many romantic and non-romantic Valentines Days on Daufuskie Island, SC 29915. It is the perfect little winter get-away for you and your Valentine.

Bloody Point and the Eagles Nest Restaurant is hosting a spectacular Valentine's Day. Join us on February 14th for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at The Eagle's Nest. Call 843-341-5522 to make reservations. Space is limited!




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Monday, January 5, 2015

Stop by The Daufuskie Island Rum Company for a tasting and to purchase your rum

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http://www.daufuskierum.com/

What island would be complete without rum? Now we have Daufuskie Island Rum Company making white rum, spice rum and gold rum right on the island. Stop by for a tour and a tasting. Purchase a really cool t-shirt, sweatshirt, shot glass, flask, or a bottle of rum on your visit.

Tony Chase, Master Distiller

The Daufuskie Island Rum Company is open for business! The distillery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4. We have silver rum and many items in our gift shop available for purchase. Tours and tastings are offered at the top of each hour from 11-3. The cost is $5 and includes a complimentary shot glass.
We would like to invite all of our island friends and supporters to our island grand opening on Jan 10 from 1-4. There will be music, food and free tours of the distillery. You will be able to sample the silver edition rum as well. We hope to see you all there!






Friday, January 2, 2015

The Daufuskie Island Rum Company is open for tours

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The Daufuskie Island Rum Company is open for business! The distillery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4. We have silver rum and many items in our gift shop available for purchase. Tours and tastings are offered at the top of each hour from 11-3. The cost is $5 and includes a complimentary shot glass.





We would like to invite all of our island friends and supporters to our island grand opening on Jan 10 from 1-4. There will be music, food and free tours of the distillery. You will be able to sample the silver edition rum as well. We hope to see you all there!





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Updastes from the The Daufuskie Island Front Porch News Paper

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Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

From the Daufuskie Island Community Farm & Artisan Village:
Holiday Tour of Homes at Bloody Point to benefit DI Community Farm
Friday, December 12, 1:00 - 4:00PM. Tour starts at the Eagles Nest. Refreshments will be served there and tickets may be purchased there at the door. $60.00 per person or $100.00 for two. Houses on the tour are the Silver's, Deitch's, Simonelli's and Loftus'. Please RSVP to Pat  Beichler for a head count for the food. 678-897-0942 or email: bowwow@hargray.com
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From the DI Co-Op:
The Annual DI Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 13th at 3:00PM. Parade line up will be at the DI Community farm and the parade will end at Marshsides Mamas. Santa and Mrs Claus will be on hand for all the children. Bring your best floats because there will be cash prizes. Donations are always appreciated and will go toward the Christmas tree and decorations. Additionally, each child will receive a stocking full of goodies from Santa and desserts will be provided for everyone. Checks should be made out to Daufuskie IslandChristmas Parade and mailed to Laura Leigh Miles PO Box 10 Daufuskie island, SC 29915.
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From the Daufuskie Island Elementary School:
Please join us December 17th at 6:00PM for our annual Christmas play being held at the Daufuskie Island Firehouse. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
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From DI Historical Foundation:
You are invited to shop for distinctively Low country/Daufuskie Island holiday gifts at the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation’s Billie Burn Museum. There are books and toys for children, as well as a variety of goodies for adults. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 – 3:30.  Y’all come now!

Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch News

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Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

As most of you have heard, beloved islander Chris Hutton passed away last weekend. The Hutton family would like to invite everyone to a Celebration of Life to be held at Marshside Mama’s on Sunday, November 30, at 1:00PM. The Huttons have asked that you bring stories and photos of Chris to share.
Bring your own libations. Light appetizers will be provided.
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A golf tournament and silent auction to benefit the Hutton family will be held on December 7th at Bloody Point Golf Club and Eagle's Nest Restaurant. All proceeds will go directly to the Hutton family. If you are interested in playing in the tournament please call the Pro-Shop 843-341-5566. If you are interested in donating items for the auctions, please contact Haley Casey via facebook, or email her at haleybcasey@gmail.com
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Those who would like their gift to be tax deductible, the Daufuskie Island Community Foundation is a 501-c-3 organization that is also available as a giving option. You can make checks out to Daufuskie Island Community Foundation, write "Hutton" in the memo section, and give the checks to either Aaron Crosby or Milton Deitch, or mail them to the Daufuskie Island Community Foundation c/o Aaron Crosby, PO Box 71 Daufuskie Island SC 29915. You can also contact Aaron via e-mail at Aaron.crosby1@gmail.com for further information
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From the Front Porch:
Join us for our 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run Benefit on Saturday, November 29th. The race will start and end at the Melrose Beach Club at 11:00AM, registration at 10:30AM. All race participants will receive a complimentary T Shirt.

Immediately following the race we will be hosting "A Taste of Daufuskie”. Come sample dishes from 9 island chefs and vote for your favorite. $15 donation to the Daufuskie Island Front Porch.
All Daufuskie restaurant venues will be participating. The DI Conservancy, Historical Foundation and Community Farm will also be represented with information and gift items available for sale. Join us for a great day of food and fun!
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From the Daufuskie Island Community Farm & Artisan Village
Come join us at the Daufuskie Community Farm, 348 Haig Point Road, for the
Third Daufuskie Community Farm/Artisan Village Festival
Stop by anytime from noon until 4:PM
There will be animals, information booths, handmade on Daufuskie items for sale & artisans working on their crafts.
Sign up for artisan classes, enjoy hot dogs, chili, gumbo, salads, baked potatoes, desserts, iced tea, coffee, lemonade, sweet tea
Donations appreciated. We are a 501(c)(3).
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From Bloody Point:
Holiday Hours of Operation & Revised Calendar
Beginning December 1st, The Eagle's Nest Restaurant will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through February 2015. The golf course will also be closed for play on those days, although the Pro Shop will remain open. Limited hours of operation may apply.
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Holiday Get Togethers & Sales:
Those who are not braving Black Friday at the Tanger Outlet, are invited for tea and cookies and to see what I have been up to in the way of gorgeous hand-woven scarves and shawls: Friday, November 28, 11-4 PM. Sara Deitch, 94 Fuskie Lane, or call 341-5705.
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The Annual DI Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 13th at 3:00PM. Parade line up will be at the DI Community farm and parade will end at Marshsides Mamas. Santa and Mrs Claus will be on hand for all the children. Bring your best floats because their will be cash prizes .Donations are always appreciated and will go toward the Christmas tree and decorations. Additionally, each child will receive a stocking full of goodies from Santa and desserts will be provided for everyone. Checks should be made out to Daufuskie islandChristmas Parade and mailed to Laura Leigh Miles PO Box 10 Daufuskie island, SC 29915.
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From DI Historic Foundation:
You are invited to shop for distinctively Lowcountry/Daufuskie Island holiday gifts at the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation’s Billie Burn Museum. There are books and toys for children, as well as a variety of goodies for adults. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 – 3:30.  Y’all come now!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Fourth Annual Literary Throwdown on Daufuskie Island


Fourth Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown and the Tenth Annual Daufuskie Fall Festival Nov 1, 2014 at Freeport Marina, Daufuskie Island.
The Throwdown features a dozen of the Lowcountry’s best loved writers, meeting their fans and signing books in a beautiful and historic setting along the banks of the Cooper River. There will be live music and legendary hospitality at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company beginning at noon and ending when we can’t stand any more fun.
Hosts Roger Pinckney (Reefer Moon, Right Side of the River, Blue Roots and Blow the Man Down) and Wick Scurry (Wick and Jake’s Daufuskie) will be joined by Ben Moise (Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden,) Wendy Pollitzer (South,) William Rice (The Lost Woods,) Janet Garrity (Going Down the River) Gibbes McDowell (Driftwood Corey,) Diann Shaddox (The Faded Cottage) and children’s authors Randy Bazemore and Leigh Anne Hoover. Special guest Ken Carter Jr will be selling and signing a DVD of his most recent movie, Savannah. Limited overnight accommodations on site (843-785-8242) and limited free public docking. Regular ferry service from Broad Creek Marina, times to be announced (843-342-8687.)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch News



Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014
On Tuesday, November 4th, there will be several races on the ballot for local, state and federal offices. There are one Local Question and two Statewide Constitutional Amendments also on the ballot. Voting will take place between 7 AM and 7 PM at the Janie Hamilton School. You will be asked to show a photo ID and state your current address. That ID could be a SC Driver’s License, a SC DMV ID card, a SC Voter Registration card with photo, a U.S. Passport, or a Federal Military ID with a photo. Your Voter Registration card that does not have a photo is not sufficient. Any ID that you present must be current, that is, not expired. If you do not show a photo ID, you will be able to vote a paper ballot, not an electronic ballot.
To see a sample ballot, go to www.scvotes.org. On the right hand side of the screen, click “Get My Sample Ballot”. Fill in the form and follow the prompts. If you will not be on Daufuskie on November 4th, you may vote in person from October 6-31 at the Beaufort County offices in Bluffton at 61B Ulmer Road between 9AM and 4PM. On Monday, November 3rd, you may vote at this same location between 9AM and 5PM.
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From Melrose:
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant fall menu is out! Come try some great new additions from Chef Larry!
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant will be closed Friday October 10th for a private party. See you Saturday for College Football and Sunday for NFL football. Great food and drink specials!
Halloween Village sign ups have begun. Contact Krista Bright at 843-540-1272 or Krista @rbcenterprises.com for details! Let’s make it a great night for the children (and adults) of the Island.
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From the Daufuskie Island Elementary School:
We would like to invite everyone to Daufuskie Elementary School’s Annual Fall Festival. It is being held October 25, 2014 from 1PM to 3PM. Come join us for great food, fun games, a silent auction, and much more. For all those who love to bake, get your aprons out! We would love to have donations of baked goods for our Bake Sale and Cake Walk. All baked items need to be in disposable containers and delivered to the school by 11AM on Saturday, October 25th. Contact Kristina Roberts for details on baked items at 843-540-7650.
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From the Iron Fish Art Gallery:
Island artist Chase Allen has been chosen from 3000 artists as one of 200 finalists for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. The awards spotlight great American makers, small-business owners, and innovative entrepreneurs who are changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live. Help support the Iron Fish Art Gallery by going to the Martha Stewart web site and casting your vote. Click on the “Vote for American Made’s Audience Choice Award.” Support our Daufuskie artisan - you can vote 6 times per day until October 13.
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From Freeport Marina:
Fourth Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown scheduled for Nov 1, 2014 at Freeport Marina, Daufuskie Island.
The Throwdown features a dozen of the Lowcountry’s best loved writers, meeting their fans and signing books in a beautiful and historic setting along the banks of the Cooper River. There will be live music and legendary hospitality at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company beginning at noon and ending when we can’t stand any more fun.
Hosts Roger Pinckney (Reefer Moon, Right Side of the River, Blue Roots and Blow the Man Down) and Wick Scurry (Wick and Jake’s Daufuskie) will be joined by Ben Moise (Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden,) Wendy Pollitzer (South,) William Rice (The Lost Woods,) Janet Garrity (Going Down the River) Gibbes McDowell (Driftwood Corey,) Diann Shaddox (The Faded Cottage) and children’s authors Randy Bazemore and Leigh Anne Hoover. Special guest Ken Carter Jr will be selling and signing a DVD of his most recent movie, Savannah. Publishers and author’s agents will be in attendance, so aspiring writers are urged to bring a sample of their work.
There will be limited overnight accommodations on site (843-785-8242) and limited free public docking. Regular ferry service from Broad Creek Marina, times to be announced (843-342-8687.) Visit “Daufuskie Crab Company” or “Enjoy Daufuskie” on Facebook.
Inquiries: Roger Pinckney 843-842-9642 email: rpinck@hargray.com
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Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Eagles Nest Restaurant at Bloody Point Resort is open and remodeled


We are all very excited because the restaurant at the club at Bloody Point has been remodeled and now has a brand new fall menu ready for you to try.Check out their website at http://www.bloodypointresort.com/ for specific nightly specials and happenings.The Eagle's Nest presents culinary creations that include fresh, regional seafood and produce and Southern-style cuisine. We are proud to be working in partnership with local farms and bakeries to provide fresh, local ingredients. The weather is absolutely perfect to book your golf trip with Bloody Point from Savannah, Georgia or from Hilton Head.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

The Eagles Nest Restaurant at Bloody Point has been remodled and is reopend!

Eagle's Nest Restaurant has Re-Opened!
It is our pleasure to invite you back to the Eagle's Nest to enjoy our beautiful new atmosphere and delicious Fall Menu, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Click here to view our Fall Dinner Menu and Fall Lunch Menu!
Join us for Happy Hour every day from 4pm - 6pm for Appetizer and Drink Specials!

Fall Restaurant Hours:
Lunch: 11am - 3pm
Limited Menu: 3pm - 5pm
Dinner: 5pm - 9pm

Fall Weekly Specials:

Game Day Wings & Beer
Every game day, wear your team colors and receive All-You-Can-Eat Wings for $7.95 as well as Domestic Beer Buckets for $12 and Imported Beer Buckets for $16!

Monday Night Pizza Night
Every Monday Night, join us for Pizza, Pasta, and Wings starting at 5pm! Reservations strongly recommended.

Sunday Morning Brunch
From 11am to 3pm on Sundays we feature a selection of brunch specials in addition to our lunch menu. Enjoy $12 Bottomless Mimosas and $6 Bloody Marys.
843.341.3030 | Facebook.com/BloodyPointGolf | BloodyPointResort.com

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Chase Allen of the Iron Fish Art Gallery on Daufuskie Island is a contestant in Martha Stewarts "American Made" Contest

Daufuskie Islands on Artist Chase Allen of the Iron Fish Art Gallery has moved to the #1 Spot in Martha's Stewarts contest "American Made". All proceeds from the win will go to help a local cancer patient.

Little Holmes is fighting a valiant battle…Let’s help Chase Allen win funds to help with his medical expenses.

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Daufuskie Friends:

Daufuskie Island resident and artist CHASE ALLEN is competing to win an "American Made" contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine, and is particularly well-positioned to win the 2014 Audience Choice Award Winner. As of this morning, he has moved into 1st Place!!!

This is a true David and Goliath story….Imagine a business from tiny Daufuskie beating out thousands of other companies around the country for this prestigious award!!

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CHASE WINS THIS AWARD

Chase deserves this award on merit alone, as anyone who has visited the IRON FISH GALLERY will agree. More importantly, though, Chase intends to donate the entire $10,000 award to very worthwhile causes, with the majority of it going to help pay the medical bills of sweet 6-year old Holmes Desmelik who is battling a brain tumor.

The remaining $3,000 will be distributed to three great causes: Doctors Without Borders, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association.

If Chase wins this competition, it will provide a major boost for the family of little Holmes, and help several worthwhile organizations. It also will bring much needed attention to Daufuskie Island, and really help put our little island on the map. (There's already been a nice segment by WSAV Channel 3 in Savannah on this story: http://www.wsav.com/story/26670212/another-local-business-recognized-in-american-made-contest)

WHY ALL DAUFUSKIE ISLAND FOLKS ARE NEEDED TO HELP OUT

This contest is very, very close! There are 4000 contenders around the country. Other leading businesses from much larger areas than tiny Daufuskie are aggressively seeking votes, and the lead has switched back and forth a number of times. To win, Chase needs a strong and sustained group effort by the entire Daufuskie community!!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

Register to vote at The Iron Fish “American Made by Martha Stewart” profile page: http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/89533/crafts/the-iron-fish-by-chase-allen.

1) Click the vote button from Chase’s profile page and you will be directed to a sign-in page. On this page, you must click on the REGISTER button. Enter your email and provide a password.

2) Once you are registered, go back to Chase’s profile page. YOU CAN VOTE SIX TIMES FOR HIM, AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AGAIN EVERY DAY UNTIL OCTOBER 13TH! Remember to vote EVERY day, since consistent voting will the they key to success for Chase!

3) Pass this along to your friends and family and ask they to help with this campaign! Please post on your Facebook page if you have one.

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So everyone, please take a few minutes to help Chase, little Holmes Desmelik and other worthwhile causes by registering and voting six times every day until the contest ends on October 13th.





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