On behalf of the Town of Seabrook Island, we would like to thank everyone who came out to our Christmas Drop-In on Monday, December 17th. The Christmas Drop-In is a longstanding tradition at Town Hall and, as always, it was wonderful to see so many of our friends and neighbors at this year’s event.
Once again, the Town of Seabrook Island held a toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program was established in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has been managed by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation since 1991. Each year, the program collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Since its founding in 1947, the Toys for Tots program has collected and distributed more than 500 million toys to children across the country.
Spearheaded in the early 2000’s by former Town Councilman Bob Ferguson and former Town Administrator Randy Pierce – both of whom served in the U.S. Marines Corps – the Town of Seabrook Island has supported the Toys for Tots program for nearly 20 years.
This year, our donation boxes were overflowing as residents donated more than 100 new, unwrapped toys between collection points at Town Hall and the Lake House. Following the Christmas Drop-In, members of town staff brought all of the toys to our local Toys for Tots office at Citadel Mall, where they will be sorted and delivered to children in the Charleston area.
We would like to thank our residents for their generosity, and for supporting this year’s toy drive.
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and healthy new year!
The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to potentially heavy rainfall in the Charleston region on Saturday night (December 8th) and into Sunday morning (December 9th). Heavy rain and wind are expected to generate higher than normal tides, which have the potential to cause tidal flooding on Seabrook Island Road and other low lying areas. Rain is expected to taper off on Sunday afternoon.
The Post and Courier reports: "Northeast winds from 20 to 30 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph will accompany some 2 to 3 inches of rain." It is possible that Sunday's high tide may "peak above 8 feet - a height that can swamp low-lying streets, can undermine properties as well as exacerbate erosion." [Read the full article here]
While wintry condition are expected to blanket large parts of North and South Carolina this weekend, the current forecast does not anticipate any snow or ice in our area. High temperatures in the Charleston area are expected to reach the low to mid 50's on Saturday and Sunday.
High Tide Predictions (NOAA Kiawah Bridge)
Mayor Ron Ciancio and members of Seabrook Island Town Council wish to extend an invitation to all residents and property owners to attend the town's annual Christmas Drop-In. This year's event will take place on Monday, December 17th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road). Attendees will enjoy free food, refreshments and festive holiday music. This year's theme will be an "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party," so attendees are encouraged to wear their ugliest (or tackiest) holiday sweaters!
As in previous years, the town will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Donations may be dropped off at Town Hall during the Christmas Drop-In, or anytime between now and December 17th.
On behalf of the Town of Seabrook Island, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.