Prestigious awards were given at Dataw Island Clubhouse Saturday evening. Seven of Beaufort’s Grand Divas performed for a packed house at Main Street Beaufort, USA’s annual Beaufort Beauties contest. Randall Burch (Lowcountry Winery), Lee Levesque (Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire District), Michael Rainey (Mike Rainey Antiques), Daniel Byrne (Burton Fire Department), Kendall Erickson (Robinson Grant), Stephen Murray (New South Shirts, LLC) and Christopher Hewitt (Southern Graces) participated in talent and evening gown competitions to raise money for Main Street and other area non-profits.
Bringing home the title of Beaufort Beauty 2011 was Stephen Murray, who also won Miss Congeniality.
Terry Sweeney, former “Saturday Night Live” regular and emcee for the evening, portrayed Lucinda Ravenel. Ms. Ravenel delighted the audience with clever wit and subdued undertones as she presented the contestants.