Vespers 2014

WP_20140528_002Seniors Chris Elliott and Chandler Lee were welcomed as alumni at Vespers 2014 by faculty, former students and board members on Wednes-day, May 28, a lovely evening on the Sampit River in downtown Georgetown.  All the guests arrived at the South Carolina Maritime Museum around 7:00, greeted each other for awhile, then settled down to a delicious dinner of fried chicken, beans and macaroni and cheese.  Dr. Razzi had prepared five vanilla layer cakes with butter cream icing and jam for the festivities and they were delicious!

As the sun began to sink behind the steel mill, Dr. Gates began the ceremony, welcoming everyone and saying a few words about Chris and Chandler.  Mrs. Lewis and Dr. Razzi talked to and about the two graduates, looking forward and backward in time.  Then their turn came to speak.  Chris and Chandler thanked their teachers and expressed excitement about the future.  Stella Ford then gave them some advice for college.  Dr. Gates closed the program with a remembrance of Ellen Donkle whom we all miss very much.

Thank you, Mrs. Lawly and the Maritime Museum for arranging the great space.  Thank you, Hog Heaven, for the food and thank you, teachers, for the decorations.  Thank you too, Chris and Chandler!  You are the very first graduates of The Georgetown School and it took faith and courage for you to join its Class of 2014.  Congratulations and best of luck to you both!

Hog Heaven is the Best

DSC_0068On Sunday evening, March 30th, The Georgetown School’s friends and families came out for a wonderful casual event at Hog Heaven. The evening began with meeting and greeting friends new and old, then proceeded to eating mounds of food off the buffet.  People sat around outside with their plates piled high, enjoying the music of local guitarist John Lammonds. “I always get the freshly fried chicken, stewed tomatoes, collard greens, and sweet potatoes–it’s all delicious!” said one hungry TGS supporter.  Another supporter remarked, “I think Hog Heaven is becoming even more famous for their fried chicken than their barbecued pork.” The kids enjoyed different desserts including banana pudding, chocolate pudding, and apple cobbler. DSC_0059As the party went on, the grown-ups stood around listening to great music and chatting, while the students ran around in the back field surrounded by woods. About 65 people attended this Hog Heaven Family Fun Night.  We want to thank the wonderful staff of Hog Heaven for their great service, the PTO and Lisa Haas for organizing the event, John Lammonds for the music, and Hog Heaven owner Greg Eaddy for his generosity in allowing us to use his restaurant and buffet for our school fund-raiser.

Hog Heaven Barbecue Fundraiser

photo (7)Sunday evening, November 10, families and friends of TGS gathered for an all-you-could-eat barbecue and fried chicken buffet at Hog Heaven.  There was a chill in the air but the fellowship was warm and all the guests enjoyed music by guitarist John Lammonds as they piled their plates high with delicious food and fixings.

TGS would like to thank Greg Eaddy, owner of Hog Heaven for his generosity and the marvelous service by his staff.  John Lammonds did a fabulous job with the music (despite a shoulder injury!) and Lisa Haas and our PTO put together a super event to help raise money for our scholarship fund.