From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

Dear Front Porch Readers, Please note the following: As most of you are aware, Chris Hutton is seriously ill and is currently hospitalized at MUSC. Below are a few initiatives that islanders have set up to help the Hutton family.

Direct credit card donations can be made at the Gofundme website.

A golf tournament and silent auction will take place on December 7th at Bloody Point Golf Club and Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. All proceeds will go directly to the Hutton family. If you are interested in playing in the tournament please call the Pro-Shop. If you are interested in donating items for the auctions, please contact Haley Casey via facebook, or email her at

For those who would like to help out Chris and would like their gift to be tax deductible, the Daufuskie Island Community Foundation is a 501-c-3 organization that is also available as a giving option. You can make checks out to Daufuskie Island Community Foundation, write “Hutton” in the memo section, and give the checks to either Aaron Crosby or Milton Deitch, or mail them to the Daufuskie Island Community Foundation c/o Aaron Crosby, P.O. Box 71 Daufuskie Island SC 29915. You can also contact Aaron via e-mail at for further information.

From the Front Porch: The Daufuskie Island Front Porch will be hosting its 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser with a twist this year! Our “Trot & Gobble – A Taste of Daufuskie Race” will be held on November 29th 2014. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Race starts at 11:00AM ”Taste of Daufuskie” to follow immediately after race finish. Runners and Walkers will receive a complimentary t-shirt. To register go to our website: or Join us for our post-race party: “A Taste of Daufuskie” Participants will have the opportunity to sample and vote for favorite dishes from 8 island chefs. $15 donation to the Daufuskie Island Front Porch for unlimited tastes. All Daufuskie venues will be participating. Join us for a great day of food and fun! Register for the race before November 15th and receive a $5 discount. Email us as with questions or inquiries.

From the Palmetto Trust: This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., SCETV’s program “Palmetto Scene” will air the episode about the Daufuskie Endangered Places and the Frances Jones Rehabilitation.

From Bloody Point:Thanksgiving Take-Out! This year, Bloody Point will be offering a beautiful take out menu for your convenience. Let us do the work of hauling the groceries and preparing your Thanksgiving meal! Pick up times available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information please call (843) 341-5522 or email Thanksgiving Hours Please note that The Eagle’s Nest will be closed after 12 p.m. on November 27th, and will re-open for regular business hours the following day. Holiday Hours of Operation & Revised Calendar Beginning December 1st, The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through February 2015. The golf course will also be closed for play on those days, although the Pro Shop will remain open. Limited hours of operation may apply.

From Melrose: Join us Wednesday November 26th for all you can eat Crab legs, and Friday, November 28th the low country boil/ oyster roast is back for one night only! Remember to get you thanksgiving orders in… Have a hassle-free holiday with Thanksgiving to go! Free Delivery anywhere on Daufuskie. Call for Thanksgiving menu. (843) 341-2640 Take out is now available Wednesday through Sunday. Plus delivery within Melrose.

Holiday Get Togethers & Sales:For those who are not braving Black Friday at the Tanger Outlet, you are invited for tea and cookies and to see what I have been up to in the way of gorgeous hand-woven scarves and shawls: Friday, November 28, 11-4 p.m. Sara Deitch, 94 Fuskie Lane, or call (843) 341-5705.

The Annual DI Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 13th at 3 p.m. Parade line up will be at the DI Community farm and parade will end at Marshsides Mamas. Santa and Mrs Claus will be on hand for all the children. Bring your best floats because their will be cash prizes. Donations are always appreciated and will go toward the Christmas tree and decorations. Additionally, each child will receive a stocking full of goodies from Santa and desserts will be provided for everyone. Checks should be made out to Daufuskie Island Christmas Parade and mailed to Laura Leigh Miles, PO Box 10, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.

From DI Historica Foundation: You are invited to shop for distinctively Lowcountry/Daufuskie Island holiday gifts at the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation’s Billie Burn Museum. There are books and toys for children, as well as a variety of goodies for adults. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Y’all come now!