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Helping Out for June 14, 2017

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to

The Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual Tenderfoot Golf Tournament on May 15 at Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. The 37th annual tournament raised $55,000 for the Boy Scouts in nine local counties. The proceeds are projected to support 6,500 scouts and 2,500 adult leaders.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is set to host a Summer Kickoff Happy Hour fundraiser and auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 21 at Lagunitas Charleston Taproom and Beer Sanctuary.

Tickets are $15 and include appetizers, two drink tickets and a silent auction.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy supported a project led by the Charleston Natural History Society and Charleston Audubon Society and Audubon South Carolina to add native plants and pollinator habitats to Elliotborough Park and Community Garden.

Audubon planted native species including ilex glabra; Lobelia cardinalis, or cardinal flower; oak-leaf hydrangea; Stokes’ aster; swamp hibiscus; and passionflower vine to attract pollinators and provide seeds and berries for native bird species.

The conservancy is also planning to host a presentation on pollinators with Miriam “Mimi” Jenkins, a researcher at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 24 at Medway Park and Community Garden on James Island.

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