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6:26 am on Monday February 18, 2013

Remembering Beaufort parade icon Wilson Lane Tootie Fruity Bourke

Beaufort icon Wilson Lane “Tootie Fruity” Bourke was often seen throughout downtown Beaufort during the last several decades helping out or joining parades. Bourke died February 9 at the age of 81 and on Friday he was remembered at a funeral at the...
2:27 am on Monday February 18, 2013

Wilson Lane 'Tootie Fruity' Bourke passes at 81 (Update: Remembered)

TheDigitel Tootie Fruity in the 201 Christmas parade. Update: On Friday Bourke was remembered at a funeral at the Grace Chapel AME Church and The Island Packet offers a feature on the local legend. First reporting: Beaufort icon Wilson Lane “Tootie...
1:15 pm on Sunday December 5, 2010

Tootie Fruity, Santa and more: Photos from Beaufort's Christmas Parade

Ken Hawkins/TheDigitel Rounding out three days of holiday cheer in Beaufort the annual Christmas parade wound its way around downtown on Sunday, November 5. In all some 80 entries from bands to, trucks, to flame-shooting hot air balloon baskets, and...
8:11 am on Friday December 3, 2010

Beaufort's 'Tootie Fruity' to appear in Beaufort Christmas Parade

Flickr user jwinfred It has been several years since the aging local legend Wilson Lane Bourke has appeared to thrill local parade goers. But the 78-year-old man better known as "Tootie Fruity" is due to make an appearance at the Sunday, December...