K-Con Building Systems, Inc. recently continued its tradition of giving to CYDC with the 13th Annual K-Con and Carolina Youth Development Center Thanksgiving Cookout on our North Charleston campus.
The day kicked off with a dozen K-Con employees on site to prepare the food. Led by Nate Albertson of Charleston Pickle Company, the volunteers fried 50 turkeys and cooked traditional Thanksgiving fare with a slight twist, including adding organic pickles to the stuffing.
Around 4:00 that afternoon, some 150 guests, including children in CYDC residential programs and children and families served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC and Horizon House, gathered at the Pavilion for the meal. While the adults finished preparing the food, several of the children enjoyed outdoor activities like hula hoops and playing ball, while others got their faces painted, courtesy of talented artists Kathryn Johns and Melanie Franks, and made unique handmade crafts at craft stations set up by the folks at Strategic Online Marketing. Some of the children (and a few adults too!) danced to music provided by Bobby Geiger of Spotlight Entertainment. Called to the meal by the toll of the historic bell from the tower of the original Charleston Orphan House, all of the guests later came together to enjoy the meal, served by K-Con staff.
Event sponsors secured by K-Con included Apex Corp.; Austin Mohawk; Charleston Pickle Company; The Crab Shacks; DataSpring; Dow, Inc.; Impact Image Group; Mark Jackson Engineering; McNair Law Firm; Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery; Northwood Academy; Novus Architects; Nucor Steel; Overhead Door Company of Boston; Pride Electric; Reddy Ice; Schulte Building Systems; US Doorways; Vendue Inn; and Walmart.