by Troi Kaz
The Pawleys Island Litchfield Business Association is hosting the Second Annual PILBA Festival of Wreaths to help disadvantaged residents of Georgetown County.
Area artists and designers are invited to create and donate holiday wreaths which will be auctioned off from November 20 through November 22. There are three ways to bid: online, silently, and live, at the exciting Wreath Fest Party, held on Friday, November 22 from 6-8pm.
All proceeds from the PILBA Festival of Wreaths will be donated to Good Friends, a non-profit organization which assists local individuals and families who have exhausted every other means of support. Those who will receive assistance are chosen by Georgetown County’s Department of Social Services and approved by the Good Friends Board of Directors.
“We are so happy to be this year’s recipient of the funds raised at the Festival of Wreaths,” said Good Friends chairman, Anne Mountford. “The funds raised are used for a local individual or family’s one-time need including things like food, shelter, medical expenses, and transportation with a limit of up to $300 per recipient, per year.”
“The Pawleys Island Litchfield Business Association is delighted to host the Festival of Wreaths again this year, to not only help our local residents in need, but also to bolster the ‘Shop Small,’ and ‘Shop Local’ initiatives in Pawleys Island and Litchfield, just in time for Christmas,” said Troi Kaz, vice president of PILBA and co-chairman of the event.
“We would be so grateful to have everyone in town participate and there are many ways to do so: create and donate a wreath, sponsor an artist, volunteer at the event, and especially, bid on the wreaths during the festival. It’s such a great local cause.”
Online bidding and the silent auction begin on Wednesday, November 20 at 10am, and continue until the live auction at the Wreath Fest Party on Friday evening.
Winners of the online and silent auctions will be announced at the party. Wreaths will be displayed in the vacant space in the Sweetgrass Center at 11326 Ocean Hwy, across the street from Fresh Market. Admission to the Wreath Fest Party is free to PILBA Members and contributing artists.