At annual Pawleys Pavilion Reunion, hundreds shag for a good cause

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hundreds of people shagged the night away at the annual Pawleys Pavilion Reunion on Saturday night. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County.

The theme for this year’s Pawleys Pavilion Reunion was “Let the Good Times Roll Again,” and hundreds of people of all ages did just that on Saturday night.
The Reunion is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County.
There was no gap in ages as young and old hit the dance floor to shag to the music of Mark Roberts and Breeze, who played R&B, Motown, and beach music.
Relaxing in the VIP section was the Brown family: Lori Brown, her daughter Tyniqua, Raqua, granddaughter  Zoraya Boyd and niece Keisha.
Habitat for Humanity built Lori Brown a four- bedroom house in Georgetown.
“I was waiting a long time for this and I can’t wait to get into the home. [There’s] nothing like your own,” said Brown.
“We all work as a team and the staff and volunteers work hard,” said Annette Perreault, executive director for the local
Habitat office.
“I’m so thankful for the community and the support of our sponsors,” added Perreault.
Dale Zeglin of Wells Fargo a title sponsor said that he’s glad that they are able to help out.
It was the first reunion for Betty and Teddy of Charlotte, N.C., who were regular visitors to the Pawleys Pavilion for 50 years, including while on their honeymoon.
This year Habitat Georgetown has embarked on something unique. Georgetown is the first Habitat branch in the state to offer a program giving students opportunities to direct real home construction projects.
A group of 15 students is now working as the steering committee in the Youth United program.
Their target date to begin construction is June.
“Students from all over Georgetown County are training to learn good business practice and finances,” Perreault said.

By Rounette Johnson
For the Times

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