The 2010 Awards banquet was held at Longhorn steakhouse in Walterboro to honor students who participated in contests that promoted conservation. Chairman I.M. Benton called the CS&WCD meeting to order at 6:30 and Rev. Mabry gave an invocation before a buffet dinner was served. Affiliate members of the CS&WCD were recognized such as Cheeha Combahee Plantation, Rizer's Pork & Produce, Snipe Hill and Clemson Extension Service. Affiliate members pay a yearly dues payment and then are invited to attend the awards banquet. A Poster and Essay contest were held for Colleton County students with the subject of "Endangered Species... Why Should We Care? Winners received a plaque and a check besides being recognized in front of the awards crowd. A conservationist of the year award was given to Colleton County farmer Charles Eugene Thomas for his lifetime of contributions.
For my blog from the 2009 Awards dinner click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: The Awards banquet program; some of the student posters