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Local Scene: February 2020

Cocktails on Broad Creek

What: SOAR Undisclosed Location Party

When it took place: Nov. 16

Where: 32 Widewater, a home for sale in Spanish Wells

Photographer: Lisa Staff

Highlights: SOAR Special Recreation hosted its annual Undisclosed Location Party. Guests picked up their tickets at a location en route to the party where they received a map to find the party location. This year, 100 guests were surprised and delighted that Ed and Susan Forbes shared this stunning Spanish Wells residence with donors and Special Olympic athletes. Red Fish generously provided the bar and catering service, and Pam White did a live art demonstration that ended in
an auction of a painting.

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A Hilton Head Christmas Carol

What: Pam White’s Christmas party

When it took place: Dec. 21

Where: Sea Pines

Highlights: Festive partygoers enjoyed an evening of caroling by the pool and fire. Best International Artist nominee Candace Woodson broke the silence of the night with holiday songs while
guests ate, drank and were very merry.

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How sweet it was

What: Coffee and Chocolate Festival

When it took place: Dec. 14

Where: Old Town Bluffton

Highlights: More than 2,500 people sampled gourmet coffees and scrumptious desserts from throughout the region at the second annual festival, organized by The Cottage Cafe and Bakery. The event helped raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton.

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Record-setting effort

What: Pledge the Pink

When it took place: Oct. 12

Where: Fripp Island Resort

Photographer: Fripp Island Resort and Pledge the Pink

Highlights: On Oct. 12, Fripp Island Resort and Pledge the Pink broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Line of Garden Flamingos with a total number of 3,753 flamingos. The record was attempted in conjunction with Pledge the Pink: a three-day, three-island, 30-mile breast cancer walk that comes to the area every year. Each flamingo in the attempt represented funds raised for 1 mammogram and the 2019 walk raised over $400,000 for breast cancer. The record was confirmed in January.

Pledge the Pink, originally called LoCo Motion, was started in 2011 by Laura Morgan as a small local event aimed at fighting cancer and getting people off the couch. To date, this event has grown to draw 1,500 participants annually from all over the world, raising over half a million dollars
for breast cancer charities in the process.

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An evening with Angie

What: Angie Aparo performance

When it took place: Dec. 28

Where: Coligny Theatre

Photographer: Lindsay Cranford

Highlights: Grammy Award-winning songwriter Angie Aparo put on a special show over the holidays at one of Hilton Head’s most intimate music venues. Aparo has a long list of accomplishments as a professional musician, writing hit songs and working with some of the
biggest names in the music business.

Next time you are looking for something interesting to listen to on Spotify, check out Aparo’s acclaimed 2000 album, “The American,” produced by Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul, Cher). You probably already know the words to his original song “Cry,” made popular by Faith Hill (Angie’s version is better, in our opinion). Tim McGraw fans will recognize the song “Free Man,” another Aparo original on this ambitious 12-track effort. The real star of the show here though is the infectious second
track, “Spaceship,” Aparo’s radio hit.

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Temple of groom

What: Safari’s Palmetto Groom Grooming Competition & Trade Show

When it took place: Jan. 10-12

Where: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Photographer: Lisa Staff

Highlights: Pooches from all over came to Hilton Head Island for three days of competitions and a trade show featuring pet salons, pet care businesses and plenty of pet toys and treats. Alyssa Kassiba took first place in the creative class with a stylish jellyfish design. Best in show was Grazia Adriani. Lis DeSouza was the best all around groomer. The show took place the same time as our
fashion shoot (page 82).

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