Port Royal citizens look to better organize, publicize events (update: progress, more events)


Updated March 10: Port Royal continues to push forward on effort to create a master calendar and to promote special events ... like Extreme Landscaping on March 13.

Local organizations and interested citizens met at the Union Church on February 24t  to review the 2011 calendar of events scheduled to transpire in the Town of Port Royal and to hear a presentation by Christy Boscaglia, president of the South Carolina Festival and Events Association (SCFEA). Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis also provided a brief udpate on the town's website development effort and concept behind interest in purchasing The Shed as a hub for centralizing creative and cottage industry activities.

The group discussed the importance of collaboration and support for upcoming events and called specific attention to the timeframe of March 11-13 which includes the Extreme Landscaping project at Port Royal Elementary School, the season opening of the Town's farmers market on Saturday, April 16, and the Old Village Association's Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 23.

The Extreme Landscaping  is a Community Service Sunday project spearheaded by The Link Church to re-landscape the entire grounds of the elementary school on March 13 at 9 a.m. to noon.  Individuals participating in this community project are asked to come dressed for outdoor labor and to bring landscaping tools, rakes, shovels, mulch, pitch forks, wheel barrows, pruning shears and work gloves. A short worship service will be offered before the landscaping project commences at 9 a.m. in Live Oak Park (otherwise known to locals as the Oyster Shack Park behind Port Royal Elementary). As well, a free lunch for volunteers is offered by The Link at the project conclusion.  For information call Mike Green, lead pastor for The Link at (843) 592-1352.

Reported Feb 3: We all know that downtown Port Royal hosts a litany of events and festivals throughout the year, but few of us would be able to tell you when and what.

While the recent emmergence of the Port Royal Old Village Association website has helped a lot, a group of advocates in the town are looking to take things further and better organize.

Head over to this article in The Island Packet to read about what's up.