The Coastal Conservation Association's East Cooper Chapter held their annual spring banquet on May 6th at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. Fresh sun tans on the members reflected how nice the weather has been lately for fishing, and with the offshore season just getting underway much anticipation lies ahead. Also, much chit chat focused on the dreaded oil spill in the Gulf and the worry that the 'Loop Current' may bring tar balls to the East Coast. Chapter President Jay Brown and Executive Director Scott Whittaker conducted the celebratory event, while guests dined on the food prepared by Charleston Bay Gourmet. Tuna, shrimp, flounder and barbecue were all on the menu. A cocktail hour and silent auction was followed by the live auction and the raffle drawing. A list of the auction items and more photos from the 2010 event (coming in a day or two), and photos from past conservation banquets can be found on the East Cooper home page:
To View my blog from the 2009 East Cooper CCA banquet click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: Virginia Lee is a sponsor with First Reliance Bank and stands with David Mandell; Captain Reed Simmons of Team D.O.A. stands tall next to J.B. McCarty; Sponsors Anna and Debbie King smile for conservation with friend Lindsay Weber; CCA youth members Dylan Wallace and Graham Wilkins can't wait to go fishin'