Area Briefs, Feb. 14

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CCU celebrates Rising for Justice today

Coastal Carolina University students will join with activists around the world for “One Billion Rising for Justice” Day today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Prince Lawn as part of a worldwide campaign to bring attention to violence against women and girls.

At noon, students will perform a flash mob dance to the song “Break the Chain,” the anthem of the movement.

Information on supportive organizations and programs will also be available to students.

“This year we will renew our commitment to prevent gender violence and seek justice for all survivors,” said Angie Fitzpatrick, lecturer and assistant director of CCU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program that hosts the event.

“One Billion Rising for Justice” is a call to women, men and youth around the world to gather safely on this designated day in support of the campaign.

“We cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy,” according to the website.

For more information on the movement, visit e-mail Fitzpatrick at, call 843-349-4051 or visit Facebook: Women’s and Gender Studies — Coastal Carolina University.

— From CCU

Date for Tastes at Pawleys set for April 27

PAWLEYS ISLAND — The date has been set for Tastes at Pawleys 2014. Sponsored by Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, this is the sixth year of the food festival which has already returned over $225,000 to the community by helping organizations which feed the hungry and nourish the lives of people in our community.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, April 27, in the church’s Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Road, and will benefit Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen in Pawleys Island from to 8 p.m.

Opened with funds from the first Tastes at Pawleys, Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen is now open on Wednesdays and Thursdays for lunch and Saturday mornings for breakfast. The kitchen serves over 300 people each week.

It is named for the Rev. Patrick J. Stenson, administrator of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, whose dream was to open a food kitchen in Pawleys Island.

Tastes at Pawleys 2012 attracted several thousand attendees who sampled appetizers, entrees and desserts from 20 restaurants in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield area.

For more information about Tastes at Pawleys 2014, call the Precious Blood of Christ Church office at 843-237-3428.

— From PBOC

Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club to hold Pancake Breakfast

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 1, from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This fundraising event is conducted by Rotary to help not-for-profit organizations and schools in Georgetown County. This year, proceeds from the event will go to several community projects supported by the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club.

The event will be held at Beef O’Brady’s 1133 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC. Tickets are only $10 and can be ordered in advance by contacting Angie Kohl at or any member of the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members worldwide. The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club is one of 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto, “Service Above Self.” The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. Additional information can be found Facebook at or on by visiting our Facebook page at

— Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club


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