JSLB holds annual BBQ by the Marsh

By Tess Malijenovsky
This Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., don’t miss out on the Junior Service League of Beaufort’s annual fundraiser: BBQ by the Marsh. What makes barbecue, an open bar, live music and friends even better is knowing the proceeds are directly helping Children Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) and CODA support victims of domestic violence.
The seventh annual BBQ by the Marsh will be at the historic Arsenal (713 Craven Street, downtown Beaufort). This landmark building dates back to 1798 and is a great spot to hear live music by The Broke Locals, eat food catered by Q on Bay, and enjoy a silent auction and an open bar.
“It’s our signature event,” said Carson Bruce, a member of the JSLB board and service committee chair. “It’s always a lot of fun.”
The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is a nonprofit organization for the local community. Made up of roughly 50 active Beaufortonians and more than 200 friends, the civic group is dedicated to volunteerism and focuses on enriching the lives of women, children and families in the community. To date, this event has raised more than $100,000 for local charities.
Former President Gloria Duryea said that the Junior Service League of Beaufort chose CAPA and CODA as this year’s beneficiaries because of their aligning missions and great impacts on the community.  “Child abuse and domestic violence doesn’t discriminate against the socioeconomic level of a family,” said Duryea.
The JSLB has been busy recently. The group held the biggest blood drive in the county, bringing in 85 pints of blood, 76 of which were donated by first-time donors, last year. This year their prom boutique featured donated cocktail, semi-formal and formal dresses for young women, helping to boost their self-esteem and give them a great prom.
Tickets to the barbecue are $40 and can be purchased online at www.jslbeaufort.org or by calling 843-315-7339.

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