The North Carolina Coastal Federation held its annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Hanover Seaside Club at Wrightsville Beach. Guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fresh local shrimp with all the fixings as well as beer and wine graciously donated by Waterman’s Brewery and Sea Glass Winery. Spirited competition was also in full force as guests outbid each other for silent auction items created by local artists and raffle tickets were scooped up for a classic Will Allison surfboard and a beach cruiser bicycle. The evening was also extra important for the federation and Hanover Seaside Club because of one special person – Jackie Mardan.  The projects completed at the Club by the federation to improve storm water drainage were dedicated to the memory of Jackie Mardan, beloved member of the Hanover family and a longtime federation Board member.

“Jackie was a tireless advocate for our coast,” said Tracy Skrabal, southeast regional manager for the federation. “It gives us great happiness to complete a clean water project in her memory at a location so close to her heart.”

The federation would like to extend our incredible gratitude to the sponsors, artists and supporters who made this event so special – especially Will Allison for the donation of his personal surfboard and Two Wheeler Dealer for the beach cruiser.  All proceeds from the evening were shared with WARM – Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, as they work to rebuild our community following the destruction of Hurricane Florence. The federation was able to donate a grand total of $5,397.81 to WARM thanks to the kindness of those who attended and even those who weren’t able to make it.

View photos, courtesy of Gary Allen, from the evening below: