The 17th Annual “Blessing of the Inlet” is all set for May 4, 2013 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church – overlooking the greening marsh in Murrells Inlet. Belin (pronounced “blane like plane”) was established in 1925 and named for Reverend James L. Belin, a Methodist minister and generous area benefactor.
More than eight decades later, the idea for the annual Blessing was conceived in a Sunday school class as a way to give back to the one of the South’s most beloved fishing communities. From the start, the Blessing was intended to deliver fun, food and fellowship, and they’ve accomplished that mission and more. Dozens of vendors will be on hand – many of which will be serving mouthwatering local fare. There will be fun for kids of all ages. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A smidge south in another of the Carolinas’ quaint fishing villages, the 37th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet (presented by the Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital) is being held on the same day, May 4, at the McClellanville Boat Landing. No kidding, this beautiful little town feels like a plunge into the past.
They have a full day of entertainment planned for the whole family … live music from two bands, the work of area artists on display, a special area devoted to kids and plenty of good eatin’ to keep hunger at bay. Hours are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Archibald Rutledge Academy and the new Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School.
Invite a few friends and bring the family to either or both of these spring-has-sprung events. There is no admission or parking fee and fun will be had come rain or shine. Both events share the goal of acknowledging fine fellowship and the blessings our Lord continues to pour out on our communities.
For more information about real estate in DeBordieu, Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet or McClellanville, contact Troi Kaz, 843-455-4523.