In Pawleys Island, it seems the whole world is aquiver with excitement about the 2013 Pawleys -Pavilion Reunion – organized and produced for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Georgetown. This annual event – Saturday, May 11, 2013 – is steeped in a tradition too rich and wonderful to share in one blog post. (Maybe I’ll report a bit more of the history in a subsequent post!) Suffice it to say memories of the old Pavilion are branded on those fortunate enough to have shared summer evenings at the Pawleys hotspot of yesteryear.
The Pawleys Pavilion Reunion was founded in 1998 by Molly Mercer. Molly remembers, “In my letter to the Town Council, I asked that the Pavilion Reunion be held where it had been on the Island, where the ghosts are. It just wouldn’t be the same elsewhere.” Molly realized no one (who had been there) had forgotten the Pavilion, and – for the unfortunate who had never been – this new celebration would give them the opportunity to add their memories to those gone before.
The Pawleys Pavilion Reunion will be held from 6:30 PM until midnight at the Pawleys Nature Park on the North Causeway. One and all will be shagging beneath a perfect Pawleys Island moon (that moon is on order) to the sounds of The Mark Roberts Band. They will perform Beach Music and lots of popular hits from the 70s and 80s. It has a reputation for being a fun night for young, old and everyone in between. There will be local food vendors, a huge dance floor and shuttle service from the mainland. Group rates, children and advance tickets available.
There is still time to get your $30 advance tickets for Saturday night. Children tickets are $10. Group tickets also available in the following increments: 10 tickets $22 each, 20 tickets $20 each, 50 tickets $18 each, 100 tickets $15 each. Take advantage of these great rates for family get-togethers or to gather friends for a great time! To order call 843.546.5685 ext. 6 and pick them up at the“will call” table or visit Pawleys Island Supplies, GKCU in Pawleys Island and in Georgetown, the Habitat office and/or Reflections Nostalgia Grill on Front Street.
Come! Dance! Make new memories. Our Lowcountry specializes in memory-making, after all.
DeBordieu Colony is a very private community on the coast of South Carolina, between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, just south of Pawleys Island. In addition to miles of secluded beach, boat landing access to North Inlet, and a 24-hour manned security gate, the private, equity DeBordieu Club offers Pete Dye golf, a tennis center and an ocean front Beach Club with fine dining, a gazebo bar, two pools, and a playground. There is truly no place like DeBordieu. Come see for yourself.