Polo returns: Annual event raises funds for The Colleton Center | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 10, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 11:33 am
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
“It was a wonderful day and we truly appreciate our generous sponsors and the community for supporting the Colleton Center and this event,” said Jean Harrigal, executive director of The Colleton Center, about the 9th annual Polo for the Point held Sunday at the Limehouse Polo Grounds on Jefferies Highway. The event, a fundraiser for The Colleton Center, offered an exciting afternoon featuring polo, as well as pony rides, silent auctions and raffles, children’s activities, and food and drink.
The Press and Standard tent, decorated by Laura Walker, won first place honors in the Best Tailgate Contest. Walker also won first place in the Best Hat Contest.
“We are truly grateful to the Limehouse family for hosting Polo for the Point each year,” said Harrigal. “Polo has helped make our renovations possible.” The Steadman Agency was a platinum team sponsor and PRTC, The Press and Standard, and The Colletonian were gold sponsors for this year’s event. Coach Jake Williams and the USC Salkehatchie basketball team, as well as members of the youth group from St. Jude’s Church, were present to lend a hand to the polo committee.
Katelyn Barwick, Southeastern States Regional Supreme Beauty, and Emily Pinckney, Miss Sweetgrass Overall Photogenic winner, volunteered to sell raffle tickets and raise money through the silent auction. Barwick, 19, is a sophomore at Charleston Southern University, majoring in criminal justice.
“Polo for the Point helps create a positive image for Walterboro and Colleton County,” said host Buck Limehouse. “This event serves as a positive fundraiser, which benefits all.”
Tracy Johnston is chairperson of the Colleton Center board of directors. Board members are Karla Daddieco, Diane Downey, Rick Hawkins, Grey Holmes, Diane Polk, Kathy Smith, and Sabrina Williams.