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County Channel airs tribute to Von Harten

The video, “River Rat: A Tribute to Skeet Von Harten,” will air on The County Channel Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.

Von Harten is a former chairman of Beaufort County Council, recipient of the Governor’s Order of the Palmetto Award and a retired, decorated U.S. Marine with a long list of honors for public service.

Gary Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator, said the piece is a profile of one of the County’s distinguished leaders. “When a public servant who has accomplished as much as Skeet retires from public life, it is only appropriate to document his achievements.  He worked hard to improve the quality of life for the people of Beaufort County and we are proud to share part of his story.”

The County Channel is a service of Beaufort County government. It is carried on all cable services within the County and at the County website: www.bcgov.net. Programming may be accessed live or ‘on demand’ by clicking The County Channel logo on the home page.

 

Police Movie Club ready for new season

The Beaufort Police Department is getting ready to start registration for the 39th year of the movie club. The movie club provides an opportunity for children ages 5-12 to join officers from the department for entertainment and safety education. Each Saturday morning from June 8 through July 13, club members will meet at the Plaza 8 theaters from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There will be a brief presentation on a safety topic, a movie and chances to win prizes. Registration for the movie club will start on June 3 and end on June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Beaufort Police Department substation at 1205 Duke Street. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early. For questions, call Master Sergeant Jason Day at 322-7955.

 

ABLE Foundation ornaments available

ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, is pleased to announce its annual ornament is now available.  The ornament is the fourth in a commemorative series featuring favorite Lowcountry scenes.  The 2013 ornament features a dolphin. The ornament, which can also be used as a medallion, was created locally and was commissioned from Buf’s in Beaufort.

All proceeds from the 2013 ABLE Foundation ornament will go to fund a summer camp called Camp Treasure Chest for children with needs such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders and autism who require special services.

Ornaments are available at several locations including Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street, Beaufort;  Halo Salon, 184 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, Harbor Island; Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Beaufort; New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Ave., Port Royal; Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, 134 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island; Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs Dept, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort. Contact ABLE at (843)255-6300.

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