From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

From the First African Union Baptist Church: The children from the church are performing an Easter play at the Island House on Saturday evening, April 19th, at 6 p.m. The play is named “The Easter Scheme.” It was derived from the old television show, “Dallas.” The main star is the devious “Ja-Ar”, played by Jordon Crosby, but the setting begins in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. It is both educational and comical, ending with Ja-Ar’s evil scheme to divert attention away from the Resurrection of Christ. Admission is free. All are encouraged to attend and support the island’s children.

From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy: The DI Conservancy will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Haig Point Clubhouse from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. This year we are planning a dinner, silent auction and presentation “Prehistoric South Carolina” featuring Bruce C. Lampright, naturalist, amateur paleontologist and a founder of the SC Master Naturalist Program. Bruce will encourage us to step back in time as he tells of the rich fossil history of the Palmetto State. Check out the menu at Reservations are needed by April 18, 2014. Contact Karen Opderbeck at: or (843) 842-3456. $35 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Last date for assistance with taxes on Daufuskie Tax payers who have made an appointment for Saturday, April 12, to have their taxes prepared are reminded to report to Mary Field School at their scheduled time. Please bring a photo ID and Social Security Card for all members of the family, last years tax return (if filed), and all relevant documents including W-2 and 1099 Forms. Tax forms will be prepared and e-filed at that time if all the paperwork is in order. There are a few appointment times left on this date. If you would like to have one of them, please call Pat Dempsey at (843) 686-6270 by 5 p.m. on Friday to make an appointment for Saturday.

From Haig Point: All Daufuskie Islanders are invited to participate in and/or attend the Haig Point Craft Fair on April 17th from 2:30–5:30 p.m. There is no charge for participants and tables will be provided. For more information call the Haig Point reservation line at (843) 341-8144.

The Haig Point Tennis Club will host the 8th Annual Daufuskie Island Adult Championships April 24-27. The amateur tournament, pegged the “best little tournament in South Carolina,” will offer competition for men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The entry fee for this U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned event is $55. and covers entry into two events, welcome gifts, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and complimentary ferry transportation for players. For more information or to complete an entry form, visit, or call Haig Point Director of Tennis Ron Gwyn at (843) 384-0553. The entry deadline is April 21. Accommodations are available at Haig Point. Players will be paired with other players of similar ability. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each divisional category and special welcome gifts also will be provided.

From the Daufuskie Island Front Porch: We have recently been inundated with inquiries regarding running “for sale” and/or “wanted” ads in the weekly email blast. Though we welcome them in our print edition, we will no longer be running ads in the email blast. The primary function of the weekly blast is to convey time sensitive information such as events and announcements. We do not want ads to become the primary focus. Our next issue will be online and out in print prior to Memorial Day with a May 14th deadline for submissions. Contact us at if you are interested in content or advertising submissions. Email blasts are sent out every Thursday evening. The deadline for inclusion in the blast is Thursday at noon.

Paula Nickels, Editor, The Daufuskie Front Porch