Kids of all ages enjoy fun Military Appreciation Day

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Photo above: Addison Kurc, 5, gets a face painting at Military Appreciation Day at the Laurel Bay military housing area. Addison was at the celebration with her father, a U.S. Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Military Appreciation Day on Aug. 27 at the Atlantic Marine Corps Communities Tri Command Welcome Center at 600 Laurel Bay Road in Beaufort.

This event allows the Beaufort community to show its appreciation for the local military and all they do for our country and community. This family event featured children’s games and activities, water fun, entertainment, volleyball and an abundance of food and drink.

Janelle Rodriguez, 9, right, knocks down the pyramid of cans to win a prize during Military Appreciation Day. Janelle’s dad is a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Janelle Rodriguez, 9, right, knocks down the pyramid of cans to win a prize during Military Appreciation Day. Janelle’s dad is a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Hunter Hughes, 14, of Boy Scout Troop 1712 of Beaufort, reacts to a balloon being inflated by Tux the Clown during the fun family event.
Hunter Hughes, 14, of Boy Scout Troop 1712 of Beaufort, reacts to a balloon being inflated by Tux the Clown during the fun family event.