2023 Edisto Beach Road Race: 5K and 1M Walk/Run

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Food Lion, Wyndham, Andy Cook CPA, and Davis Architecture.

It was the perfect morning for a pre-thanksgiving Road Race on Edisto Beach last Saturday, November 18! We ended up with 118 participants ready to get their cardio on while taking in the views of Edisto. Awards were given out for the top three finishers overall in both male and female categories and for the 1st place finisher in each age group. And this year, we had TWO spirit awards to give out to the person/group that embraced the “Gobble Wobble” theme the best.

Back by popular demand, the finish-line Mimosa Bar (sponsored by Andy Cook CPA) was a huge hit as a way to reward the participants for a job well done!

5K – Overall – Male

1. Mark Kauffman

2. Tim Muller

3. Nicolas Osborne

5K – Overall – Female

1. Rachel Doxey

2. Rebekah Guest

3. Lydia Donell

5K – Age 14 & under – Male

1. Brantley Smith

5K – Age 14 & under – Female

1. Ada Bass

5K – Age 15-19 – Male

1. Bo Silver

5K – Age 15-19 – Female

1. Keelie Summers

5K – Age 20-29 – Male

1. William Brabrand

5K – Age 20-29 – Female

1. Rhys Chambers

5K – Age 30-39 – Male

1. Bryan Sartin

5K – Age 30-39 – Female

1. Joanna Bullock

5K – Age 40-49 – Male

1. Mike Smith

5K – Age 40-49 – Female

1. Anne Bass

5K – Age 50-59 – Male

1. Todd Walter

5K – Age 50-59 – Female

1. Connie Blackstone

5K – Age 60-69 – Male

1. Robert Renner

5K – Age 60-69 – Female

1. Susan Biggers

5K – Age 70-79 – Male

1. Jim Moore

5K – Age 70-79 – Female

1. Anna Williams

1M – Overall

1. Boaz Baldridge

2. Huxley Donell

Gobble Wobble SPIRIT Award Winners

1. The Sietz Family

2. Joanna Bullock

Thanksgiving Dinner & Holiday Hours on Edisto

Don’t feel like cooking around the holidays? You should probably just kick back and relax this year and let someone else do the cooking! Several of our restaurants and catering services are offering holiday options for dine-in or carryout. Take the hassle out of cooking with some of our suggestions below.

Heat & Eat.

The Waterfront Restaurant

Edisto Catering Company

Let Edisto Catering Company do all the work for you so you can enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Their Thanksgiving package feeds 6 people. Turkeys will be hot and freshly fried the day of, but sides will have to be reheated. Delivery will be on Thanksgiving Day from 9am-2pm. Time slots are first come, first serve. All orders must be submitted by November 16th.


Too Good Foods

Too Good Foods is offering a special pre-order Thanksgiving menu. All food comes fully prepared with simple reheat instructions. Order deadline is November 16th at 5pm. Pickup at their restaurant in Hollywood on November 22nd from 3-6pm. Delivery to select areas from 12-3pm for a small fee. Order online and see other options here.

To view a more visually pleasing version of the menu, visit www.toogoodfoods.com


Go out to eat and treat yourself!

Ella & Ollie’s 

Ella & Ollie’s will be open on Thanksgiving! Reservations can be made on OpenTable or call 843.869.4968. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal without the stress of cooking.

Take-and-bake with prepared food options.

Just looking for a side? Or maybe some beautiful charcuterie to serve as an appetizer? Check out the ideas below for quick stop shops.

Kings Market (pies, casseroles)

Revel (charcuterie options)

Edisto Seafood & Flowers Seafood (fresh seafood for the Holidays)

Holiday Restaurant Closures & Hours:

McConkey’s Jungle Shack– Closed November 29 – December 20

Sea Cow Eatery- Closed December 11 – December 26

Tortuga’s- Closed November 12 – November 27

The Local’s Pizzeria- Closed December 1 – 3

Work at Edisto: See Who’s Hiring Here in Paradise

jobs in Edisto South Carolina

Looking for work? Browse this listing of available jobs in Edisto SC — because why not work where you can play too?! With a job at Edisto, you might just forget it’s work when you’re surrounded by postcard-worthy views and friendly people. Edisto Beach is one of the most beloved spots in all of South Carolina, so while you are supporting our tourism industry, you will also be improving your own quality of life! Once you come to Edisto you won’t want to leave, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to join a place where you can work AND play!



Find the perfect fit: check out the list below to see what’s available, then get moving on filling out your application! Stay up-to-date on job openings here.

Who’s Hiring on Edisto?

Newly Added

Trinity Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island

Do you play an instrument? The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island is looking for a musician to join their worship services on Sunday mornings. Could you lead the music of their worship one Sunday? This is a paid position. To learn more, visit their website. If interested, message them from the website to inquire further!

Tortuga’s Mexican Grill

Hiring for Cashier & Kitchen Manager

Cashier- Looking to hire a reliable, energetic person to greet customers, take food orders, and maintain the dining area. FT/PT $15 per hour. Full Time all year comes with generous benefit package. Available hours Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm.

Kitchen Manager- Looking for a Full-Time kitchen manager. Salaried position. Hours generally 7am-4pm. Responsibilities- Provide leadership for small, family like atmosphere of 8-10 employees. Supervise all kitchen operations. Hire, train, and schedule kitchen employees. Maintain sanitation, equipment, and safety standards. Update menu and recipes. Inventory, ordering, and costing. Assist where needed.

Benefits for Kitchen Manager- $60k+ per year, generous PTO, employee meals, paid employee development, phone credit, bonuses, healthcare.

Contact Chris at 843-631-5110 or email at tortugasedisto@gmail.com.

Travel + Leisure/Wyndham Ocean Ridge

Looking for a full time Sales Representative. Establish commonality and build rapport with prospective and or/current owners. Articulate benefits of traveling with Wyndham Destinations. Demonstrate a positive attitude within a high-energy environment.

For more information and to apply go here.

Too Good Foods BBQ & Bistro

Too Good Foods is a growing business in need of FOH and BOH help. Experience preferred, but they will work with the right candidates who want to grow and learn under a 20-year Chef. No late nights. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Catering Opportunities in addition to the restaurant.

Call Chef Konrad at 843-615-3055 or Patti (FOH) at 843-206-8615. You can email them a resume at toogoodfoodsbbq@gmail.com as well.

Roxbury Mercantile

Our Culinary Team is growing! Want to join a close-knit team serving an outstanding community, with a flexible schedule and competitive wages paid weekly? We’d love to hear from you! Please stop by Tues-Fri between 2:30-4:30 or email info@roxburymercantile.com.

Check out their website here.

Ella & Ollie’s

Ella & Ollie’s is hiring for a full-time dishwasher and a full-time server. If you are interested call 843-869-4968 or email katherine@ellaandollies.com.

Ella & Ollie’s is looking for a Sous Chef. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Benefits offered. Come join a great team!

Check out their website here.

Briny Swine

Briny Swine is hiring for a full-time server, a PM bartender, expo, busser, and cook. If you are interested call 843-869-1460 or email katherine@ellaandollies.com.

Briny Swine is looking for a new Kitchen Manager. If you are interested please stop by, give us a call, or message us on Facebook.

Check out their website here.

The Local’s Pizzeria

The Local’s Pizzeria is looking for summertime help! They are looking to hire somebody to work their cash register and take orders. To apply stop by 2801 Myrtle Street or call 843-869-8446.

Check out their website here.

Del’s Landscaping

Looking for someone to work landscaping on Edisto. Pay compliments experience. To apply, call 843-908-2363.

Edistonian Gift Shop and Surf & Turf Beachwear

Several spots are available for part-time Sales Associates.

Responsibilities include:
– Ensuring a positive customer experience
– Store organization

– Inventory Management

Apply in-store at either location listed above.
406 Hwy 174
Edisto Island, SC. 29438
843 869 4466

Find them on Facebook here.

Edisto Sales and Rentals Realty

Looking for a full-time front desk position. Some weekend work is required. Fun & fast-paced office environment. Excellent customer service skills & multitasking are a must. Hourly wage based on previous job experience. Email resume to: Jane@EdistoRealty.com.

Check out their website here.

Food Lion

Multiple positions are available. Apply online at foodlion.com/careers.

Pressley’s at the Marina

Hiring for front-of-house staff: servers, expo, runners, bussers, and host/hostess. Apply in person at Pressley’s at the Marina, 3702 Dock Site Road, between 3-5 pm Thursday – Monday, or send a message via Facebook Messenger to set up a time to meet.

Check out their website here.

Sea Cow Eatery

Hiring for cooks, dishwashers, bussers, prep staff, and servers. Apply by calling 843-869-3222 or stop by 145 Jungle Road to apply in person.

Check out their website here.

Town of Edisto Beach

The Town of Edisto Beach is accepting applications for a full-time Municipal Clerk/Human Resources Assistant. A job description may be found here: Municipal Clerk/HR Assistant Job Description. Please submit (1) a resume and (2) an application, which may be found here: Employment Application, and forward via email to Town Administrator Mark Aakhus.

The Town of Edisto Beach is accepting applications for full-time Firefighters.  A job description can be found here.  An application can be found here.  Please submit all applications to Fire Chief Denney Conley.

There is currently an opening for a Utilities Operator.  A job description can be found here.  An application can be found here.  Please submit all applications to Utilities Director Patrick Zemp.

There is currently an opening for a Police Officer.  A job description can be found here.  An application can be found here.  Please submit all applications to Police Chief Daniel Seyle

For more information, visit the Town’s website.

Walterboro Ford

Walterboro Ford has five current job openings. To apply to any of these job postings, please contact Keith Rizer at Walterboro Ford at 843-549-5581 or email resume to krizer@lowcountry.com.

Automotive Technician– Perform both repairs and maintenance of vehicles.  Great income potential plus benefits including 100% paid medical insurance. 

Automotive Parts Department Counter Person– Assist technicians and customers with automotive parts.  Good compensation plus benefits including 100% paid medical insurance. 

Accountant/Bookkeeper– Perform accounting entries, account reconciliation, reporting, and more.  Good compensation plus benefits including 100% paid medical insurance.  Accounting experience required. 

To apply, please contact Keith Rizer at Walterboro Ford at 843-549-5581 or email resume to krizer@lowcountry.com.


Whaley’s is now hiring for all positions. Cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, servers, bussers, and hosts. Come on by and fill out an application at 2801 Myrtle Street.

Check out their website here.

Wyndham Ocean Ridge

Maintenance Technician III- Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Maintenance Inventory Clerk- Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Common Area AttendantCareers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Guest Services AssociateCareers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Activities Associate (Part-Time & Full-Time Positions Available)- Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Groundskeeper: Common Areas- Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)

Wyndham’s resort on Edisto is looking to expand its team. Wyndham offers comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation plans, interactive paid training programs, travel discounts. and incentives. Apply by emailing paul.alter@wyn.com or call 423-355-7813.


To view all of our job openings as they are updated, visit here!

$97,000 Raised at Second Turtle Tide Art Auction

The Edisto Chamber of Commerce hosted the second Turtle Tide Art Auction in conjunction with the Edisto Fall Festival last Saturday, October 7. It was a warm Fall day at Edisto; the sun was shining, the band was playing, and more importantly, people were feeling very generous. 10 turtles were auctioned off, raising $97,000 to benefit eight local non-profits, far exceeding last year’s total raise of $60,000.


Since this was only the second year for the Turtle Tide Art Project, no one really knew what to expect, just hopeful to raise just as much if not more money than last year. The fee to become a turtle sponsor was still $1,000 per turtle and with 100% of the proceeds going back to the designated non-profit for each turtle, anything above the sponsor fee was considered a win.

The live auction began a little after 2:30pm. Bidders had to register beforehand and were given auction paddles with bidder numbers. It was a slow start for registration but by the time the auction began 47 people had signed up and were ready to start bidding!

Since this was only the second year for the Turtle Tide Art Project, no one really knew what to expect, just hopeful to raise just as much if not more money than last year. The fee to become a turtle sponsor was still $1,000 per turtle and with 100% of the proceeds going back to the designated non-profit for each turtle, anything above the sponsor fee was considered a win.

The live auction began a little after 2:30pm. Bidders had to register beforehand and were given auction paddles with bidder numbers. It was a slow start for registration but by the time the auction began 47 people had signed up and were ready to start bidding!

Local business owner Peter Beck volunteered as the official auctioneer for the event again this year. Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison, along with help from Darrin Moore, introduced each turtle, along with its sponsor and the artist who painted it. As each turtle came up for auction, representatives from the turtle’s associated non-profit were invited to come speak about their organization. Speakers touched on their mission and explained how they planned to use any proceeds from the auction. Bidding started at $1,000 and was increased in a minimum of $200 increments. Bidding began with the first turtle, “Sunny”, grossing $7,000 to kick off the auction. Turtle #4, “Leo” was the first one to cross over the $10,000 threshold but, he most definitely was not the last. A few friendly and highly entertaining bidding wars broke out over several turtles to keep things interesting.

From left: Auctioneer; Peter Beck, Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison, and Darrin Moore

From left: Walton Salley, Ashley Judy, Mott Parker, Sue Wooten, Matthew Kizer, and Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison with “LilyBelle”

The last turtle that went up for auction was “LilyBelle”, sponsored by the Edisto Belles, and dedicated to one of Edisto’s own – Ding Kizer. Unfortunately, Ding lost her battle with cancer a few months prior. Ding’s sister, Walton Salley, spoke about her sister and how important early detection is when it comes to cancer. It was very clear that this turtle, painted by local artist Caroline Eynon, was very special. Ding’s husband, Matthew Kizer ended up being the highest bidder. “LilyBelle” was the highest grossing turtle, coming in at an impressive $14,400. The Edisto Belles had two turtles benefitting them and grossed over $24,000 from the event to put towards their mission of helping people with breast cancer throughout their journey.




In addition to the generosity of our donors, the day was made successful by all of our volunteers, our project partners, sponsors, artists, and non-profits involved. You can read more about the start of the project here. THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this project a success!

Project Partners:

Project Sponsors:

Turtle Tide Art Project Sponsors and Partners


Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison ready for an exciting day!

Volunteers Patti Smyer, Stephanie Renner, & Amy Stephens

Chamber President Leslie Hurley, Emily Johnston & Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison ready to sign people up for the auction!

Chamber Communications Coordinator Michelle Smyer giving Rosie a bath before she went to her forever home.

The lovely ladies of ALOE

Edisto Gumbo

Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison & Midnight from ALOE.

Auctioneer Peter Beck

Turtle Movers Robby Harrison and Michael Stephens with Hype Man Cubby Huffines

Edisto Island Youth Recreation

Walton Sally speaking about LilyBelle being dedicated to her sister Ding Kizer


“LilyBelle” raised $14,400 to benefit the Edisto Belles.

The second highest grossing non-profit for the day was Edisto Island Youth Recreation, who had two turtles auctioned to benefit them as well, grossing over $22,000. “Summer Breeze” sponsored by Sea Spirits Liquor and Edisto Ace Hardware and painted by Elysia Carrison Yelton brought in $11,200. Their second turtle, “Pearl,” sponsored by 1st Federal Savings Bank of SC and painted by Patrick Stare, went for $11,000.


“Summer Breeze” pictured with her new owners, Dallas & Debbie Lovelace

“Summer Breeze” was the second turtle auctioned to benefit Edisto Island Youth Recreation, raising $11,200.

The turtles brought in a total of $97,000 that stays within the Edisto community by supporting 8 local charitable organizations. You can find more information on all of the turtles and how much they raised here:


TurtleSponsorArtistBeneficiaryAmount RaisedWinning Bidder
SunnyPressley’s at the Marina & The Marina at EdistoElysia Carrison Yelton#WhoYouWhitBenefit$7,000 Larry Mullis
KudaBarbara DillickTom McElroyLowcountry Food Bank$7,200Karen & Brad Bouse and Velma Kenyon
AssisiEdisto Watersports & TackleKim WaltersAnimal Lovers of Edisto (ALOE)$9,000Kenny & Connie Austin
LeoThe Waterfront Restaurant & High Tides at DocksideDorothy RogersEdisto Belles$10,000Amy Blanchard & Dave Terris
Peace OutSandbar Pizza JointZack MangumGood Samaritan Clinic$8,600Danny & Dawn Mangum
Summer BreezeSea Spirits Liquor & Edisto Ace HardwareElysia Carrison YeltonEdisto Island Youth Recreation$11,200Dallas & Debbie Lovelace
Pearl1st Federal Savings Bank of SCPatrick StareEdisto Island Youth Recreation$11,000Jeanine Rhodes
RosieWeber Foundation of Helping HandsGerry McElroyEdisto Seniors$7,400 Bert & Cynthia Dooley
Edisto BeachcombersSlo Boat ConstructionGinger Graham VarnerEB Loggerhead Turtle Project$11,200Mike & Nancy Galli Floyd
LilyBelleEdisto BellesCaroline M. EynonEdisto Belles$14,400 Matthew Kizer




In addition to the generosity of our donors, the day was made successful by all of our volunteers, our project partners, sponsors, artists, and non-profits involved. You can read more about the start of the project here. THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this project a success!

Project Partners:

Project Sponsors:

Turtle Tide Art Project Sponsors and Partners


Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison ready for an exciting day!

Volunteers Patti Smyer, Stephanie Renner, & Amy Stephens

Chamber President Leslie Hurley, Emily Johnston & Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison ready to sign people up for the auction!

Chamber Communications Coordinator Michelle Smyer giving Rosie a bath before she went to her forever home.

The lovely ladies of ALOE

Edisto Gumbo

Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison & Midnight from ALOE.

Auctioneer Peter Beck

Turtle Movers Robby Harrison and Michael Stephens with Hype Man Cubby Huffines

Edisto Island Youth Recreation

Walton Sally speaking about LilyBelle being dedicated to her sister Ding Kizer

Edisto Chamber’s 2023 Annual Event: Honoring Community Leaders and Celebrating Milestones

On Wednesday June 21, more than 130 members of the Edisto Chamber of Commerce convened at the Edisto Beach Civic Center for their Annual Event, marking the culmination of the 2022-23 year. This lively gathering serves as an enjoyable occasion to express gratitude, foster networking, present significant awards, and provide a comprehensive overview of the Chamber’s achievements throughout the past year.

Business of the Year Award

The most significant recognition of the evening was the 2023 Business of the Year Award. This recognition is given by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce each year to honor a business in the community that goes above and beyond. The Chamber Board selects five nominees within the community and then the Chamber membership votes to determine the winner.

The 2023 Business of the Year Award went to The Plantation Course at Edisto!

From left to right: Leslie Hurley (Carolina One, Chamber Board President), Heather Henderson (Manager, Plantation Course Edisto), Chelsea Harrison (Exec. Director, Edisto Chamber), Greg Wood (General Manager, Plantation Course Stono Ferry & Edisto), and Zach Rish (Superintendent, Plantation Course Edisto)

A longtime supporter of the Edisto Chamber, the Plantation Course at Edisto has been a significant stakeholder in the community for years. Heather Henderson currently manages the Plantation Course with support from Greg Wood, General Manager of both the Stono Ferry course and the Edisto course. The beautiful grounds are maintained by Superintendent Zach Rish.

In addition to being a valued business in the community that supports the local economy and tourism, the Plantation Course also focuses on giving back to the community. They host several fundraising tournaments each year. The Chickenman Memorial Tournament has quickly become a prestigious competition honoring the memory of Leland Vaughan, raising funds that go towards providing a baseball scholarship to Presbyterian College. They have further expanded the benefits of the tournament so that several local charities also receive a donation each year: the Edisto Home Mission Team and the Edisto Youth Recreation League were the recipients in 2022 and the Edisto Good Samaritan Smile Fund benefitted this year. The Plantation Course also host fundraiser tournaments benefiting both ALOE (Animal Lovers of Edisto) and Edisto Island Youth Recreation. Recently, they also spearheaded a new tournament, the Edisto Island Invitational Women’s College Tournament. Widely successful, the women’s tournament has been a great tourism driver, focusing on an untapped demographic and bringing new people to the area.

The Plantation Course shows further support for the business community through their relationship with the Edisto Chamber. Last year, the Plantation Course supported the Chamber’s Turtle Tide Art Project as the music sponsor for the auction and they regularly sponsor networking events like Business After Hours. Henderson has served on the Chamber Board for several years. Employees at the golf course regularly attend Chamber functions and are always willing to help donate services or items for various Chamber events.

One more delightful fun fact about the business: the Plantation Course boasts something not many other pro shops of its kind have – a very unique gift shop full of carefully curated items. You don’t have to be a golfer to stop in and find something special you probably wouldn’t find anywhere else on the island. And if you are a golfer, you are sure to find a new staple to your golf attire you never knew you were missing!

Martha Whetstone Service Award

The other award given out that evening was the 2023 Martha Whetstone Service Award. This award has been given annually by the Chamber since 2005, created in honor of the late Martha Whetstone, a pillar in the Edisto community. The award is given to honor a business, group, or individual that has provided exceptional service for either the community or the Chamber. The Chamber Board of Directors nominates and selects the recipient.

The 2023 Martha Whetstone Service Award went to Peter and Linda Beck!

It would be hard to find anyone as dedicated to the Edisto community as Peter and Linda Beck. The Becks have been coming to Edisto since 1990 and took up permanent residence in 2013.

We all know them for opening Green Boat Discount Liquor Store on the Island, which quickly became a fixture in the business community. However, starting a very successful community-based business is not the only thing they’re involved in. Peter Beck serves on the board for so many local organizations: the Edisto Island Open Land Trust (EIOLT), the Edisto Lions Club, the Edisto Chamber, FRESPACE, Edisto Island Youth Recreation, and the TIDE Committee. Peter has recently discovered a hidden talent as an emcee/auctioneer where his vocal stylings can be heard at the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, the Edisto Island Open Land Trust Oyster Roast, and the Edisto Chamber’s Turtle Tide Art Auction.

The Beck’s are both huge advocates for the Chamber. Peter was on the Chamber Board for 6 years, 5 of which he served as President. During his time on the Board, both he and Linda attended and supported Chamber events, even volunteering to assist with setup and breakdown of the events. They volunteer for the Red Cross, Botany Bay, the Edisto Island Open Land Trust, Edisto Island Youth Recreation, the Edisto Island Lions Club, Edisto Beach State Park, and St. Frederick & St. Stephens Catholic Church.

Linda is the powerhouse behind her partner! She supports and volunteers for community events all the time. Linda spearheaded the Trunk or Treat for kids at Green Boat during Covid; she is very involved in anything to do with kids. Because of their educational backgrounds and knowledge of how schools work, they were both instrumental in saving Jane Edwards Elementary School. Linda further supports the children of the island through tutoring and daycare.

Year in Review

The Edisto Chamber’s year commences and concludes in July, so a large part of the Annual Event involves summarizing the previous year’s performance.

Snapshot Summary


When it comes to promoting tourism, the Chamber typically focuses advertising efforts to boost the off-season, most efforts are regionally targeted to areas within a 4-6 hour drive time from Edisto. A variety of different media outlets are used, including audio (through Spotify), print, digital, and social Media.

Noteworthy Statistics:

Website Traffic:

  • 80,000 Website Users
  • 40,000 Member Page Views
  • 2,800 Job Posting Views

Social Media:

  • Facebook followers up 10%, reached over 10,000 this year
  • Instagram followers up 8%


With support from local businesses, the Chamber hosted six (6) Business After Hours, five (5) Movies in the Park, the annual 5k Road Race, Turtle Tide Art Reveal, the Edisto Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction, and the Christmas Weekend at Edisto. The first Turtle Tide Art Auction was a huge success and raised over $60,000 for local non-profits. Our 2nd Annual Turtle Tide Art Auction will be held October 7 during the Fall Festival, and we are hopeful it will be just as successful as last year!


The Edisto Chamber’s Annual Event provided the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow business members while enjoying delectable refreshments. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support!

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BINGO Information & FAQs

Edisto’s Lion’s Club will host BINGO Night every Tuesday and Thursday, May 30 through August 3. Doors open at 5:30pm and the game starts promptly at 6:00pm.

Everyone loves BINGO season on Edisto Beach! It’s the perfect thing to do with friends and family while visiting Edisto. People start to line up to get in an hour before the doors open, so make sure to get there early! Keep reading below for some important tips and FAQ’s to make your BINGO experience the best it can be…

Important Information:

  • No Yeti cups, water bottles, or any kind of cups from home.
  • You are not allowed to bring any food or drinks with you.
  • You must have a token to get into the building. If you have a token, you are guaranteed to get in. Tokens will be passed out to people waiting in line before the doors open at 5:30pm.
  • You cannot pick your cards or switch cards once they’re given to you.
  • You must buy all cards when you enter. You will not be allowed to buy more cards after the game begins.
  • If you exit the building before the end of BINGO, you will not be allowed back in.
  • You can purchase some fun BINGO T-shirts for $25 dollars.


  • Where is the Lions Club? 2907 Myrtle Street
  • Do you have to be a member of the Lions Club to play? No, everybody is welcome, and all ages are allowed.
  • What time do I need to get to the Lions Club to get in line? It’s smart to get there are around an hour before the doors open to insure your spot inside!
  • Why can’t everyone get in? How many people are allowed inside? There are 275 chairs/people allowed in the building per the Fire Marshal.
  • How much does each card cost? Each card costs $5.
  • How many cards can you purchase? You can buy unlimited cards.
  • Are there bathrooms inside of the building? Yes, there are three bathrooms located inside of the building.
  • What kind of snacks and drinks are available for purchase? Water bottles, soda, Gatorade, and candy.
  • How many rounds do we play? There are 15 games played.
  • What kind of prizes can we win? Games 1-9 are played for a choice of items worth $20 or more from the prize table. Games 10-14 are played for money. The amount of money for game is based on how many cards are sold that night. Game 15 is played for $150.
  • What happens if more than one person gets BINGO at the same time? If there are multiple winners, they will have to split the prize/money.
  • What time does BINGO end? BINGO is usually over between 7:15pm and 7:30pm.

For additional information, reach out to the Edisto Island Lions Club…and GOOD LUCK!!

The Importance of a Professional Development Plan

A professional development plan is an important tool for anyone looking to progress in their career. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day and neglect the need for growth and learning, but taking the time to create a plan can be incredibly beneficial. We here at the Edisto Chamber of Commerce know how difficult it can be to get started, which is why we’ve compiled some tips and tricks that will help you create a successful professional development plan designed to boost your career.

Assess Your Current Position

The first step in creating a successful professional development plan is assessing your current situation. What do you enjoy about your job? What are you not so fond of? What skills are required for success in your current position? Answering these questions can provide valuable insight into areas where you can start making improvements and expanding on existing talents.

Learn New Skills

Making sure that you stay at the top of your field involves continuously learning new skills or honing existing ones. Research what types of certifications or classes are available in your chosen field. Learning new skills can open doors that were once closed due to a lack of experience or knowledge. Additionally, look into different networking opportunities where you could leverage resources or contacts who could be helpful down the road.

Find Support

Creating a support system is essential when it comes to growing professionally. Utilizing mentors, coaches, or colleagues as resources offers an invaluable opportunity to gain new perspectives and advice from experienced professionals who understand the industry. There may also be online forums that offer support from other professionals striving toward similar goals as yourself, allowing for collaboration and sharing of ideas within a community setting.

Create a Portfolio

As you continue on your journey toward growing professionally, it’s important to create a portfolio showcasing all the work that you have done throughout the process. This gives potential employers an idea of what type of work they can expect from you. Building out this portfolio also serves as documentation of your accomplishments–something that could come in handy during performance reviews or when applying for higher positions within your organization later on down the line.

Monitor Your Progress

Monitoring progress over time helps keep motivation levels high throughout this process, which is essential when striving for success. Create milestones that reflect short-term goals such as skill acquisition or attending conferences related to one’s profession and monitor performance against those milestones regularly (on a monthly basis). Celebrating successes along the way is also important, so don’t forget to reward yourself after completing each milestone

Utilize PDF Tools To Manage Projects

There are plenty of free online tools available today that make managing professional development plans easier than ever before. PDF management tools can help you make edits to important documents and share them with others securely. Using a PDF to Word converter is a great way to make quick edits before saving a document in a secure format. PDFs can even offer security features so you don’t have to worry about sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.

Creating a professional development plan requires thoughtfulness, research, and dedication, but it will definitely pay off in terms of career advancement. By taking the time to look for free PDF tools and other online resources, you can build a plan and a portfolio that will help you reach your goals in no time. It’s also important to find support, so don’t be afraid to start networking.

Ready to make some new connections? Reach out to the Edisto Chamber of Commerce today to take advantage of the networking resources we offer.

Embrace the Edislow Lifestyle for Your Next Family Vacation

When you just can’t seem to find your family’s pause button on days that move by in a blink, create your own. Edisto Beach, South Carolina, is a welcome respite to unplug from the hustle and bustle of every day for the effortless family vacation you’ve been after.

A Scenic Start

You begin your vacation on the way into town – after all, getting there is half the fun, right? As street signs become sparse, travel across the National Scenic Byway where sprawling areas of preserved land paved with live oaks usher you over the inter-coastal waterway and onto Edisto. While many agree anytime is the best time to visit, consider spending your Spring at Edisto to experience cooler temperatures, less-busy crowds, and seasonally inspired events.

Photo Credit: Miranda Gaehde

Laidback Beaching

Once on the island, Edisto Beach offers a 5-mile landscape that is the focal point for the most laidback vacation you’ve ever taken. Kids and adults alike will delight in strolling the beach, collecting shells of their fancy. Botany Bay is touted as one of the most unique destinations on Edisto. Thousands of acres of preserved and protected land are home to historical buildings including two sites listed on the register of historic places, maritime forests for hiking or biking, and freshwater ponds for exploring at your own pace. Sun-bleached standing and fallen trees line the beach at Botany Bay, contributing to its “Boneyard Beach” nickname. While you’re there, be sure to check out Jason’s Lake for an ideal spot to take your little ones for catch-and-release fishing fun.

Botany Bay’s “Boneyard Beach”

Just over half a mile from the beach, you’ll find Edisto Beach State Park, home to over 4 miles of ADA accessible trails for hiking and biking. Six different trails lead to picturesque views of the ocean, perfect for a well-timed break before turning back the way you came. Before you leave, bring the family by the Environmental Learning Center to become better acquainted with the area through youth and adult programming, including hands-on exhibits that allow curious minds to experience the area up close and personal.

Keep It Easy with Edisto’s Rental Options

To avoid the clunk and clutter of transporting your family’s vacation equipment, numerous vendors are available – whether you prefer to scoot around by land or by water. Edisto Bike Rentals offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off of their bikes and golf carts. Island Bikes and Outfitters rent kayaks, golf carts, and standup paddleboards to visiting adventurers. Edisto Essentials offers tow carts, kayaks, beach chairs, and other vacation essentials for rent. Edisto Water Sports and Tackle even offers excursion tours in addition to equipment rentals. And speaking of rentals, did we mention that all rentals in Edisto are beach homes or condos to accommodate your family? Because, after all, the family that vacays together, stays together—and home-away-from-home accommodations take your Edisto escape to the next level.

If you have one call to make your experience even more carefree and Edislow, make it to Edisto Beach Services. From doing your grocery run to setting up beach equipment, Edisto Beach Services exists to make vacationing truly trouble-free. Edisto Beach Services will even buy fresh and local oysters, shrimp, and fish from Edisto Seafood, Edisto Beach’s beloved local seafood market, and come to your condo or beach house to prepare the feast for you!

Edisto Charters Make the Trip Even More Charming

Charter experiences abound at Edisto Beach! Taking your mini-me on his or her first fishing trip is one to remember and easy to do with several charter options leaving from The Marina at Edisto Beach. Contact the Marina to secure a private tour of dolphin sightings and sunset cruises which can be customized with your tribe in mind. For an action-packed experience, let Charles Yeomans with Single Shot Guide Services, a full-service fishing and hunting agency, plan all the details for a day in the great outdoors with your family with zero prep work. Fontaine Charters is Lowcountry fishing at its finest and will be a fun experience for beginners and expert anglers alike. Hop onboard with Cal Young at Edisto Watersports & Tackle for fishing charters, ACE basin river cruises, and kayak tours. If you’re visiting the Edisto Beach State Park, Plot Twist Charters has made it easy with their tours leaving straight from the State Park and offers personalized tours so you and your family are sure to have a good time. No matter if you aspire to catch the largest fish of your life or desire a relaxing day drifting on the water, there’s an Edisto charter waiting for you.

To lose your sea legs and sneak in a quick round, the Plantation Course at Edisto is the sole golf course on the island, offering a natural experience free from traffic lights and congestion and high in serene, natural beauty.

Great Eats

After a perfectly slow day enjoying family and your surroundings, keep it on easy street for dinner. Edisto is home to over 10 restaurants that make the question of “what’s for dinner?” an answer packed with excitement rather than a statement to dread. Flowers Seafood Company offers to-go seafood baskets and sandwiches as well as chicken tenders and hot dogs for more picky kiddos. Briny Swine, Edisto’s only combination smokehouse and raw bar, offers authentically local favorites, including house-made smokey pimento cheese and pork rinds. Whaley’s Restaurant and Bar is an area staple and self-proclaimed “Home of the Ugly Fish.” Just a few bites of crab cake or mahi-mahi solidifies their reputation of being one of “South Carolina’s Best Seafood Dives.”

Briny Swine Edisto Island Eats for the Whole Family

Experience Effortless Vacationing in Edisto

Whether it’s a barefoot stroll on the sand, a bike ride along the beach, or a seafood boil at your cozy coastal rental home, the Edislow lifestyle is calling your name. A vacation in Edisto, South Carolina, is sure to become a family favorite you’ll want to return to again and again. Read more about our recommended kid-friendly activities on Edisto.

Family Vacation at Edisto Beach


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Edisto Beach 32nd Annual Christmas Parade

On an overcast, slightly chilly Saturday afternoon, the 32nd Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade took place. There truly is no greater way to feel the Christmas spirit than to kick off the merry season with this celebration.The theme this year was Christmas Tunes Across the Dunes where everyone was tasked with decorating to their favorite Christmas song.

Mayor Crawford Moore, and wife Janice
Councilman Bob Renner, and wife Stephanie
Councilman Jerome Kizer, and wife Marie
Councilman Jay Watts

The roughly 25 participants made everyone’s day with their creativity and dedication to bringing smiles to all they passed along our beloved Palmetto Boulevard. Every participant put their all into making this parade one to remember. From dancing Loggerhead Turtles to locals rockin’ around the Christmas tree, this event was nothing short of magical for everyone of all ages. And no Christmas Parade is complete without an appearance from Santa Clause himself! 

Every year, one person is chosen for the honor of being the Grand Marshall to lead the parade. This year, there was no better choice than our former, dedicated UPS driver Tony Savage. Tony recently retired and is loved by anyone who crossed paths with him during his 17 years of service to Edisto. His heart of gold and passion for his work easily made him an island icon through the many years he served.

“I was born and raised in Adams Run, so Edisto has always been a part of my life. Through my teenage years and early twenties I came with friends just about every weekend. When I turned 19, I started working for the United Parcel Service part-time, then when I turned 21, I started driving and delivering for the company. One of my first runs to deliver on was Edisto which I quickly fell in love with because of my friends and wonderful customers that were over there. In 1995, I married the love of my life, my beautiful wife Ann. Four years later, God blessed us with our amazing daughter Ansley. Over the next couple years I covered different runs hoping Edisto would one day come available to me, then 17 years ago it happened. Over the last 17 years this Island has been so good to me and my family I could never repay you all for letting me into your homes and lives. I have truly been blessed to be here as your delivery driver and blessed to have so many friends who I think of as family. Thank you all for a wonderful ride, you are one amazing community.

Your UPS Driver,

From all of us of Edisto, we thank you dearly, Tony. We wish you and your beautiful family nothing but the best during your retirement. You all will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

2022 Business of the Year Award recipients Katherine and Brandon Rushing

Carrying the banner to start the parade this year were the 2022 Business of the Year award winners, Katherine and Brandon Rushing! As the owners of Ella & Ollies as well as The Briny Swine, these two never shy away from giving back to the community. Being members of the Chamber since 2016, they have always kept the best interest of our island is at heart, continuously supporting other local businesses, making sure their restaurants serve nothing but the best and freshest ingredients. Read more about our 2022 Business of the Year recipients here.  

Now, to recap the winners of the 32nd Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade! This year had so many incredible participants that it was immensely difficult to choose who won each category. The awards go to the best float, best on wheels, best on foot, and best overall. The winners of each as well as runner-ups are listed below: 

Parade Winners

Best Overall: The Good Samaritan Clinic of Edisto Island

Best Wheels:

Marsh Hen Mill

Best on Foot:

JMK’s Rowdy Riders 


Best Overall (runner-up):

Robby Harrison and John Gates

Best Float (runner-up):

Animal Lovers of Edisto Canine Rescue 

Best Wheels (runner-up):

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office 

Best on Foot (runner-up):

The Three Wiser Women 

A huge thank-you to everyone that took the time to participate in this year’s parade, whether you were in the line-up or cheering from the sidelines. Every year, it is a very joyous occasion that would not be possible without everyone working with one another. This goes to show how truly special our island’s community is and how true magic can happen when we all come together. Congratulations to our well deserved winners, we look forward to seeing you again next year! In the meantime, we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

2022 Edisto Beach Road Race: 5K and 1M Walk/Run

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Food Lion, Wyndham, and Ella & Ollie’s

It was a brisk morning with temperatures in the low 50’s, but that didn’t stop our 90 participants from coming out to get their cardio on while taking in the views of Edisto! Awards were given out for the top 3 finishers overall and for 1st place in each age group. And new this year, we had a SPIRIT award to give out to the person who embraced the “Gobble Wobble” theme the best (it was a VERY hard decision!).

We also added in a Mimosa Bar (sponsored by Ella & Ollie’s) as a way to reward the participants for a job well done! Arguably the highlight of the event…

Check out a summary of the winners and photos from the day below.

5K – Overall – Male

  1. Tim Muller
  2. Eran Kilpatrick
  3. Robert Renner
Tim Muller
Eran Kilpatrick
Bob Renner

5K – Overall – Female

  1. Rebekah Guest
  2. Lydia Donell
  3. Abigail Chambrovich
Rebekah Guest & Lydia Donell
Abigail Chambrovich

5K – Age 14 & under – Male

Caden Johnson

5K – Age 14 & under – Female


5K – Age 15-19 – Male

Braden van Dort

5K – Age 15-19 – Female

Lily Kilpatrick

5K – Age 20-29 – Male


5K – Age 20-29 – Female

Emily Gibson

5K – Age 30-39 – Male

Hugh Chambrovich

5K – Age 30-39 – Female

Joanna Bullock

5K – Age 40-49 – Male

Joe Dean

5K – Age 40-49 – Female

Amy Kilpatrick

5K – Age 50-59 – Male

Di Colon

5K – Age 50-59 – Female

Julie Eberlin

5K – Age 60-69 – Male

Steve Beaty

5K – Age 60-69 – Female

Sandra Johnson

5K – Age 70+ Male

Larry Israel

5K – Age 70+ Female

Anna Williams

1M – Overall

  1. Bailey Baldridge
  2. Joanna Baldridge
  3. Boaz Baldridge

Gobble Wobble SPIRIT Award Winner

  1. Joanna Bullock
Joanna Bullock and Chamber Director Chelsea Harrison

Gobble Wobble SPIRIT Award – Runners Up!

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