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Ornaments on sale for disabled, special needs children camp

The ABLE Foundation, also known as the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, released its third annual ornament for sale in an effort to help raise money this holiday season for disabled and special needs children of Beaufort County.
The 2011 ornament features a Sea Turtle, which is third in a commemorative series of ornaments featuring favorite Lowcountry scenes.  The ornament, which can also be used as a medallion, was commissioned from Steve Weissman at Studio 1 Awards of Hilton Head Island.
ABLE hopes to fund Camp Treasure Chest, a summer camp for children with special needs such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, genetic disorders and autism. This requires additional and special services and trained staff and accommodations, not usually available at regular summer camps. In the absence of the Camp Treasure Chest, these special needs children would likely not have a summer camp experience.  Funds from the state for summer services have been virtually eliminated and the camp is almost solely supported through fund raising and grants.
Ornaments are available at several locations in the greater Beaufort area.  These include:
• Red Piano Too, Sea Island Parkway at Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island
• Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, Lady’s Island Parkway, Lady’s Island
• Budget Print, Carteret Street
• Greenfish Gallery, Bay Street
• Harbor Island Beach and Raquet Club, Harbor Island
• New Image Salon, Parris Ave.
• Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, Beaufort Arsenal, Craven Street
• Beaufort County DSN, 1804 Old Shell Road, Port Royal.
Note cards featuring watercolors of local shrimp boats are also sold at these locations.  All proceeds from sale of the ornaments and note cards go to support Camp Treasure Chest. For more information, call (843) 255-6300 and ask for ABLE.

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