Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce holds October luncheon

Moultrie News

Bobby Hauck, center, lead singer for the Blue Dogs, spoke and sang at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce meeting Oct. 18. Pictured with Hauck is Eddie Phipps, MPCC General Counsel and Chris Staubes, President of the MPCC.

Pfc. Jonathan Kinder (third from the left) was named the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce October First Responder recipient and he was named Mount Pleasant Police Officer of the Quarter by the Town of Mount Pleasant.Pfc. Kinder learned of a young child who had been a patient at MUSC for months who was waiting on a heart transplant. Kinder organized Team 2 officers to go to the hospital for the child’s sixth birthday party. The child was a huge fan of the kid’s TV show Paw Patrol and Police Officers. The team spent time at the hospital before the evening shift. They gave the child gifts and played his favorite game UNO. Kinder has been keeping up with the child who is doing well. He is out the hospital.

On August 3 officers responded to the Wendy’s on Long Point Road for a burglary in progress. While setting the perimeter Pfc. Kinder located the suspect who had fled the scene and was hiding behind a parked delivery truck. The arrest resulted in recovering $2,058.00.

Also, during the quarter Pfc. Kinder volunteered to be part of numerous community events. He participated in Fill the Cruiser Event at Target, Coffee with a Cop at Mount Pleasant Senior Center and Ice Cream Social at Somerby of Mt. Pleasant.

On September 20, Kinder partnered with Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy and Porter-Gaud School to receive Child Comfort Kits for children going through times of need.

PFC Jonathan Kinder is recognized by the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. Picture with Pfc. Jonathan Kinder (third from the left) are Eddie Phipps, MPPC General Counsel; Deputy Chief Stan Gragg, PFC Kinder and his wife Elizabeth Kinder, Chamber President Chris Staubs and FTO Don Calabrese.

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The MPCC Non Profit of the Month is the East Cooper Land Trust(ECLT). The ECLT is a community-supported organization devoted to conserving land to benefit people and the environment both now and forever.Pictured (from left) are Mary Anna Lewis, owner of Mosquito Squad and MPCC Philanthropy Chair, Alison Geer, ECLT Assistant Director and Catherine Main, ECLT Executive Director.

Farm supper raises funds for land conservation

Moultrie News

Fall in the Lowcountry is the perfect time to enjoy getting outside. You can do this while helping to conserve local land at East Cooper Land Trust’s fourth annual Harvest Feast event on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event will take place at Johnson Family Farms in McClellanville.

In 2014, with funding from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program and the South Carolina Conservation Bank, East Cooper Land Trust acquired this property formerly known as Thornhill Farm. This 94-acre farm will forever be agricultural and protected from subdivision. When farms are profitable, and farming is valued, it decreases the threat of losing other farms to incompatible development.

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