ARTworks ‘Let the Good Times Roll!’ at Mardi Gras Gala

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By Lanier Laney

A fun time was had by the more than 80 people who attended the ARTworks annual Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser at the Dataw Island Club this past weekend. The event, spearheaded by Claudette Humphrey, raises money to nurture arts organizations, educators, artists, and students with their many programs in Beaufort County.

Laura Maxey, managing director of the Arts Council Board, said, “Kudos to the members of the Arts Council board, and especially Claudette Humphrey, for all of their hard work and dedication to this event. Some of our dedicated volunteers include Jeremy and Jen Haden and Wendy and Terry Brennen. In a season and an area where so many different charitable organizations are vying for patrons and sponsors, our board members and volunteers pulled together a spectacular event. And also many thanks to the local artists and businesses who donated items for the silent auction.”

Special thanks to 94.5 The Coast radio station, which was a sponsor, as well as the great band Promise and the chefs at Dataw who made jambalaya and other great nibbles. Committee members this year who put on the successful event were: Claudette Humphrey, Jean Norton-Torjussen, Deanna Bowdish, Joel Garrett, Greg Rawls, Veronica Miller, Jack Russell, Susan DeFoe and Melissa Florence. Here are some pics for you from Richard Darby.