Junior Charity League Hosting Two February Fundraising Events

Daniel Prince

Oyster roast, father-daughter dance held on back-to-back weekends

The Union County Junior Charity League has a busy couple of weekends ahead, as they have back-to-back events planned. This Saturday, February 5, they will host their annual Oyster Roast. It will be held at the Harry M. Arthur National Guard Armory on Industrial Park Road from 7-11 p.m. Oysters will be provided by a company from Charleston called Local Knowledge SC, which is owned by Bryson Stoddard, who is originally from Union. If oysters aren’t your thing, they will also have some low country boil as well as barbecue.

Music will be a big part of the evening, as well, with the Threshold Party Band from Rock Hill coming in to play a variety of music to get the crowd going.

They will also have a good number of silent auction and raffle items. Some of the items include two Yeti coolers donated by Founders Federal Credit Union, gift cards from various restaurants, Kate Spade and Michael Kors pocketbooks, jewelry from the shop Betty Lou, items from Sanders Garden Center, a photo session by Amanda Upton, an experience by Freeman’s Skeet Shooting, and much more.

There are around 28 sponsors who have come together to support the event. Fewer than 30 tickets remained as of Wednesday morning, and they are likely to sell out today. They are $40, and if you are interested in buying them, call Sarah Holcombe at 426-6539 or Kristy Garner at 441-3552.

Next Friday, February 11, the Junior Charity League presents the annual Father-Daughter Dance. It will be held at Main Street Junction from 6-8 p.m. The event is put on by the league’s provisional, first-year members. One popular feature at the event is the Daddy Dance-Off, where the fathers face off to see who the best dancer is—or perhaps who can make the biggest fool of themselves on the dance floor, depending on whether you ask the fathers or the daughters. Tickets are $35 per couple, with a $5 fee for each additional child. Tickets are available at WBCU. Our doors are open from 7-4 Monday through Friday to pick them up.

Where does the money go that the Junior Charity League raises? One thing they do is to provide scholarships to deserving seniors from Union County, but their charitableness is not limited only to that. Sarah Holcombe and Kristy Garner explain:

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Sarah Holcombe and Kristy Garner on how the JCL helps the community
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