UNION — People with a taste for good cooking and the good cooks that provided it for them made the American Legion Post 22’s 4th Annual Low Country Boil a success.
The Low Country Boil is an annual fundraiser for Post 22 which uses the funds raised to support a number of local civic, sports, and law enforcement events as well as fund scholarships.
Post 22 Commander Tommy Sinclair said that this year’s Low Country Boil, which was held May 24 at the Veterans Memorial Park Lodge at Foster Park, was a success, drawing a large crowd which enjoyed good food and who contributed generously to the post’s efforts to support community organizations and activities.
“We had a full house this year and we raised around $4,000,” Sinclair said. “It has grown every year which allows us to support more and more activities.”
Those activities and organizations support by Post 22 include:
• Boys State
• Girls State
• Cadet Law Enforcement Scholarships
• Memorial Day Program
• Veterans Day Activities
• Sims Athletic Recognition Program
• Union County High School Banquet
• American Legion Baseball
• Financial assistance to some veterans
The evening featured two drawings for prizes, one of which, $135, was won by Barbara Rippy who returned it to Post 22 to help support its efforts in the community.
Sinclair thanked those who he said were responsible for the success of this year’s Lowcountry Boil, the cooks who cooked the shrimp and other foods served at the event.
“Our thanks to Post 22 cooks William Jolly, Joe Tracy, John McKnight, and Chaplain Porter,” Sinclair said.
Sinclair said that the good food served has enabled the Lowcountry Boil to enjoy the growth and the success it has experienced over the past four years. He said this has not only enabled it to attract new supporters but to also retain the loyalty of its regulars who have supported it from the beginning, support that it will build on in the future.
“We certainly appreciate the support this year as in previous years,” Sinclair said. “We look forward to doing it again next year.”
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.