21 May In District Activities and Events
Quilts of Valor
My wife, Crissy, and I had the honor of attending the Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation fundraising dinner this past Thursday evening with Rep. Alan Clemmons and his wife Laura. The fundraising event kicked off their first annual QOV National Conference that happened this weekend. It is wonderful that this esteemed organization chose our community to serve as host.
In addition to fundraising efforts, we were thrilled to witness the special presentation of a Quilt of Valor to World War II Veteran, George Olson – United States Air Corps Ret. His military service spanned multiple conflicts from 1942 to 1953.
When the Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003, its mission was to cover our nation’s military touched by war—that is, to cover them with quilts and honor their service. Volunteer teams donate their time and materials to make a quilt collaboratively. Since its beginning, this all-volunteer organization with close to 7,000 members nationwide has awarded more than 180,000 Quilts of Valor, and they are slated to honor their 200,000th veteran this year.
Rep. Alan Clemmons, seated with his wife, Laura. The quilts hanging on the walls at the conference were a part of the Quilts of Valor — a 50 State Salute, representing all 50 states and presently touring our nation.
No Wake Zone and the World Famous Blue Crab Festival!
You might notice this year that traffic on the waterway is slower along the Little River Waterfront. It was the result of a lot of work from the Little River Chamber, myself, and the team at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to assure that people are safe and that boat traffic doesn’t affect the docks and people visiting Little River.
I asked Tim Kettner of Crab Catchers to share a little bit about how we worked together to have the Little River Waterfront declared an official ‘No Wake Zone’ by the SCDNR in order to make it safer in the narrow bend of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Although it was a rainy weekend, I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the World Famous Blue Crab Festival’s great food, fun, and festivities, and hope everyone continues to enjoy the waterfront dining, fresh seafood markets, and boating in Little River all year round!
Legislative Leadership Initiative Presentation—You’re Invited!
What is Legislative Leadership Initiative? Here’s a quick look!
For the past several months our citizen-based teams have been working together on solutions to issues facing District 104 to assure the best possible future and quality of life for our families and communities.
The culmination of 1,000s of hours of cumulative effort, a formal presentation will be given this coming Thursday, May 24th, and you’re invited!
As of today, there are just three weeks until Primary Election Day and I would be grateful to have your support for re-election as our campaign team has a contested Republican Primary Election on Tuesday, June 12, to protect District 104’s conservative values and the positive, teamwork environment that is presently working within our Legislative Delegation.
Thank you for the privilege of serving you in Columbia. If I can ever be of assistance to you, or if you have ideas on issues you want me to share with the rest of the General Assembly, please don’t hesitate to contact me.