Old Commons tour, fish fry was successful

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Old Commons tour, fish fry was successful

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Published Monday, June 2, 2008 in The Beaufort Gazette  |  272 Words  |  opinions/letters

The Old Commons Neighborhood Association and the Sons of Beaufort Lodge 36 extend a heartfelt thanks to those who attended our second Neighborhood Walking Tour and Fish Fry on May 17. More than
400 people shared the rich historical culture of our uncommon
neighborhood.
Many Beaufort merchants helped defray our expenses by giving donations. Many merchants displayed our posters; two merchants sold tickets; and many owner/site coordinators opened their gardens, porches and church yards for our tour. In addition, many local writers, including The Beaufort Gazette's Ervena Faulkner, gave us wonderful coverage of our tour.
A special tour site was the garden
of Rebecca Davenport, world-
renowned artist. Rebecca not only donated her garden for the cause, but she also donated her painting,
"Common Variety," which was used on the posters and postcards advertising the tour.
To the choirs and bands that entertained during the fish fry, we are grateful for your participation. We also are delighted we could include the graveyards of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church and St. Peter's Catholic Church in our tour.
The proceeds from the tour and fish fry will benefit the restoration of 607 West St., also known as the Sons of Beaufort Lodge 36 building. Historic Beaufort Foundation has received a $21,000 matching grant for stabilization of the building.
More than 50 volunteers gave their time and effort to make this tour and fish fry a success. To each one, we
extend a warm thank you.
Jerry Stocks
for the Committee of
the Old Commons Neighborhood
Tour and Fish Fry
Beaufort