Above: All five local Rotary Clubs were on hand to dish out the traditional Water Festival Lowcountry Supper on Thursday. Here, volunteers with the Sea Island Rotary Club slice up watermelon for the hundreds of hungry Water Festival goers. Photos by Bob Sofaly
Let’s eat, Water Festival style
It was all hands on deck to help serve the annual Water Festival Lowcountry Supper on Thursday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
All five area Rotary Clubs were on hand to serve the meal prepared by the folks at Sea Eagle Market. Even Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray chipped in, helping to carry bins of food to the serving lines.
“We were told to anticipate and prepare food for 2,000 people,” Craig Reeves of Sea Eagle Market said. “I think there were fewer people as we had a little bit of food left over.”
Just about everything in the meal was locally grown, caught and prepared.
According to Reeves, the ingredients for this year’s Lowcountry Supper were:
775 pounds of fresh locally caught shrimp;
16 gallons of cocktail sauce;
2,200 ears of fresh corn from Barefoot Farms on St. Helena Island;
800 pounds of cole slaw;
40 gallons of iced tea;
40 gallons of lemonade;
and 2,160 individual dinner rolls.
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Bob Sofaly has been photographing people and what they do in Beaufort for 41 years – since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980. He can be reached at email@example.com.