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HELP of Beaufort selling Boston Butts

It’s not too late to order your Boston Butt for Memorial Day Weekend from HELP of Beaufort. Or if you don’t eat meat, perhaps you could buy one to donate to a family in need.

For its fundraiser, HELP of Beaufort is selling Boston Butts, smoked by Sea Eagle Market, for $40 each.

Order and pay online at www.helpofbeaufort.com, stop in at HELP of Beaufort or call 843-524-1223.

Pick up is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at HELP of Beaufort, 1810 Ribaut Road in Port Royal.

HELP is the largest volunteer organization and food pantry in Beaufort County and relies primarily on donations from the public to stock the shelves.

SC’s shellfish harvest season closed

South Carolina’s 2020-2021 season for harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds closed on Tuesday, May 25, at one half hour after official sunset, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials.

Because higher bacterial levels occur when water temperatures exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit, shellfish harvesting during the summer months is limited to commercial harvesters who can meet rigorous handling requirements.

Coastal waters will remain closed to recreational shellfish harvesting until the fall, when water temperatures begin to cool and ensure that shellfish are once again safe for harvesting and consumption. Shellfish harvesting is expected to reopen Oct. 1.

New episode of Coastline available

The new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline takes a trolley with The Breeze, a Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority service. Host Rick Forschner and guest, Executive Director of The Breeze Trolley, Mary Lou Franzoni enjoy a free transportation experience on the mid-Hilton Head Island trolley route. Coastline airs on The County Channel at 9:30 a.m. Sundays; 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; 8 p.m.; and 9 a.m. Fridays. Coastline is a monthly news show captured and produced by The County Channel.

Watch all programming for The County Channel on Comcast Ch. 2, Hargray Chs. 9 and 113, and Spectrum Ch. 1304. Viewers can also watch programming live and on-demand at The County Channel’s website at www.beaufortcountysc.gov.

FWDG helps 4 area charities buy diapers

FWDG announced it had made donations of $250 to four area charities in honor of Mother’s Day to be used for the purchase of diapers. The United Way of the Lowcountry, Radiance Women’s Center, CAPA Beaufort (Child Abuse Prevention Association), and Hopeful Horizons each received a check to support the mothers who receive their support services.

“The pandemic left many local families balancing work, childcare, and in-person schooling. Those new burdens landed squarely on the shoulders of mothers,” Founder and President of FWDG Larry Mark said in a release. “We were eager to celebrate Moms this Mother’s Day, since they have served as caregivers, teachers, and earners. Our donations are intended to alleviate one of the more expensive costs for Moms: diapers.”

Diapers are as vital to a child’s well-being and health just as much as food, shelter, and affection. Lack of access to diapers forces families to leave a child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate, which can lead to diaper rash and may cause staph and urinary tract infections. FWDG’s donation will help purchase several cases of diapers for vulnerable local families.

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