By Mary Schenkel
The Party That Was to Be
The John’s Island Community Service League has hosted some phenomenal fundraising galas over the years, but the 40th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for March 21, with its “You are the Champions” theme, was gearing up to be even more exceptional – until it too fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter that Hope Woodhouse, JICSL President, and Pat Thompson, chair of the JICSL 40th Anniversary Celebration, sent to ticketholders and sponsors, they noted that in each of the past three years, the league distributed more than $1 million in donations to local agencies and scholarships to John’s Island employees and their children. About half was raised through galas.