Thank you

  • Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dear Editor:
 
 
Recently the South Carolina Lions Club of Santee invited members of the Association for the Blind to go on a fishing trip on Lake Marion.
President Larry Tracy asked local boat owners around the lake if they'd volunteer their time and boats to make this event possible. He also made arrangements with the Quality Inn Santee to accommodate all of us.
A bus from Charleston and one from Columbia headed to Santee around Noon, with nearly 90 of us on board. We arrived at Quality Inn where Manager Theresa Hickman and her staff of volunteers gave us all bright yellow T-shirts and helped us to our rooms. Shortly after, they fed us dinner followed by a ride to a local roadhouse with tables and benches set up out back, to listen to a band, dance if we were able and have some fish and chips.
Early the next morning, up for breakfast and off to the dock to board a pontoon boat and numerous smaller boats. Many of us were not physically able to board a boat and stayed in the clubhouse. Not all of us caught fish, most drowned worms … nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable time to say the least. After that, they bused us back where our families picked us up.
It's great to know that there are still some caring people out there. Once again, on behalf of all participants of this event, a heartfelt thank you.
 
Dave Jacobson
 
Goose Creek

Comments

Notice about comments:

The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


The Gazette

© 2014 The Gazette an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.