Vets, Kids, and James Island

ToJI Children’s Recreational Education Committee plans big Memorial Day Fest

By Charlie Morrison

Community Editor

 

The James Island Children’s Recreational Education Committee, a newly established public service arm of the rapidly expanding Town of James Island, will hold a Memorial Day Festival event this coming Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the James Island Town Hall, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will open with a flag ceremony from the local Boy Scouts troop, and the afternoon will feature performances from the Harborview Chorus, the James Island Middle School’s Drumline, as well as the Fort Johnson Middle School Band. The event promises an afternoon of fun, but never without an eye on the reason for the celebration, honoring our veterans and active duty personnel.

A number of veterans and active duty military personnel will be hanging out in a tent donated by Atlantic Tents, and guarded by members of James Island Charter High School R.O.T.C. program. Additional music will be provided by DJ Spotlite.

As an added bonus, James Island school children have responded to the body’s request that they write letters and draw pictures for both past and present members of the military in thanks for their dedicated service. Their letters, submitted as part of the national “A Million Thanks” effort, to be delivered to our service men and women stationed both domestically and overseas. A number of local food vendors will be on scene serving up their respective fares, and there will be jump castles provided by Jason’s Jump Castles, along with other play options for the children. Most interestingly, New York Life Insurance representatives will be on hand presenting their “Child ID Program” service, in which your child can be recorded and identified for future protection.

Students from Stiles Point Elementary, James Island Charter School, Harbor View Elementary School, Murray LaSaine Elementary School, Fort Johnson Middle School, and James Island Middle School will be contributing  to the “A Million  Thanks” program, with Town officials expecting more than 1,000 letters to be submitted.

The event couldn’t operate this year without the financial support dozens of James Island businesses who contributed, says James Island Town Councilman Sam Kernodle.

“We involving the whole island to say ‘thank you’ and to teach the kids to say ‘thank you.’ It’s not just a day that they’re out of school, it’s an important day,” he continues.

For more information on the James Island Children’s Commission’s Memorial Day Festival, see the Town’s website at JamesIslandsc.us, give them a call at  (843 )795-4979, or stop by Town Hall at 1238-B Camp Road. For more information on “A Million Thanks,” see http://www.amillionthanks.org.

 

ToJI Children’s Recreational Education Committee plans big Memorial Day Fest

By Charlie Morrison

Community Editor

 

The James Island Children’s Recreational Education Committee, a newly established public service arm of the rapidly expanding Town of James Island, will hold a Memorial Day Festival event this coming Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the James Island Town Hall, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will open with a flag ceremony from the local Boy Scouts troop, and the afternoon will feature performances from the Harborview Chorus, the James Island Middle School’s Drumline, as well as the Fort Johnson Middle School Band. The event promises an afternoon of fun, but never without an eye on the reason for the celebration, honoring our veterans and active duty personnel.

A number of veterans and active duty military personnel will be hanging out in a tent donated by Atlantic Tents, and guarded by members of James Island Charter High School R.O.T.C. program. Additional music will be provided by DJ Spotlite.

As an added bonus, James Island school children have responded to the body’s request that they write letters and draw pictures for both past and present members of the military in thanks for their dedicated service. Their letters, submitted as part of the national “A Million Thanks” effort, to be delivered to our service men and women stationed both domestically and overseas. A number of local food vendors will be on scene serving up their respective fares, and there will be jump castles provided by Jason’s Jump Castles, along with other play options for the children. Most interestingly, New York Life Insurance representatives will be on hand presenting their “Child ID Program” service, in which your child can be recorded and identified for future protection.

Students from Stiles Point Elementary, James Island Charter School, Harbor View Elementary School, Murray LaSaine Elementary School, Fort Johnson Middle School, and James Island Middle School will be contributing  to the “A Million  Thanks” program, with Town officials expecting more than 1,000 letters to be submitted.

The event couldn’t operate this year without the financial support dozens of James Island businesses who contributed, says James Island Town Councilman Sam Kernodle.

“We involving the whole island to say ‘thank you’ and to teach the kids to say ‘thank you.’ It’s not just a day that they’re out of school, it’s an important day,” he continues.

For more information on the James Island Children’s Commission’s Memorial Day Festival, see the Town’s website at JamesIslandsc.us, give them a call at  (843 )795-4979, or stop by Town Hall at 1238-B Camp Road. For more information on “A Million Thanks,” see http://www.amillionthanks.org.

 

 

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