WISE COLUMN: Charleston Crab House oyster roasts to benefit 3 charities
Throughout the month, Charleston Crab House will host three “All You Can Eat” charity oyster roasts on consecutive Fridays to support three Charleston area organizations.
The events will occur 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25 on the deck of the Crab House at 145 Wappoo Creek Drive on James Island. Local clusters of oysters, homemade chili and other fixings will be included.
The event Friday will benefit Lowcountry Local First; on Jan. 18, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy; and Jan. 25, James Island Charter High School Band.
Tickets to Friday's event are $20 for Lowcountry Local First members and $25 for others. The other events cost $20 each. Last year's events raised more than $12,000 for the charities.
The oyster roasts are open to the public. Other food and drinks are available for purchase. Visit www.charlestoncrabhouse.com/ for more details.
Health First is entering the new year with the grand opening of its fourth location in the Charleston area today, adding 23 new employees in the medical field.
The new 6,000-square-foot primary, urgent and emergency care facility at 2863 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant will hold a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Billy Swails and other town officials at 10 a.m.
Health First's other sites are in North Charleston, Summerville and West Ashley.
Palmetto Family Hair Designs and Spa is now open at 1937 Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy. The barbershop and salon, owned by Wendy Hughes, sits just past the Gildan Activewear plant. The shop is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Harris Teeter shoppers donated more than $550,000 to local food banks during the grocer's “Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign” in November.
Because of the campaign, Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston received $34,086.
During November, customers purchased $1, $5 and $20 donation cards and the dollars donated equaled 4.4 million meals among all the supermarket's partnering food banks.
And the winner is ...
For the second consecutive holiday shopping season, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce dangled a reward to keep county residents' dollars in county stores' registers.
Residents who spent $300 or more in local businesses could enter a chamber- sponsored drawing for $1,000.
This year's winner is Linda Kohl, a nine-year resident of Goose Creek.
The chamber estimates retail sales have increased 13 percent since the program started in 2011, bringing in an additional $2 million in local sales tax revenue for projects such as road improvements.
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