The North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club is getting ready for its 18th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on Feb. 22.
Mardi Gras at the Beach will be held at 11 a.m. in Brighton Tower at Kingston Plantation.
Fashions will be by Ann Taylor Loft.
Many businesses have donated items and services for a silent auction and a Chinese auction. Tickets are $30.
The annual event is the club’s largest fundraiser and proceeds are used for its various community projects.
Lynn Glair, president of the North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club, and Peggy Johnstone are co-chairing the fundraising event again this year.
Kitty D’Angelo, publicity chair, said they are looking forward to the event. They are especially looking forward to having Judy Langley, president of Pilot International, as a guest.
Langley is a retired exceptional education teacher and served as coordinator of Motheread Programs of Darlington County First Steps.
According to the Pilot International website, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and has served in leadership roles in S.C. education associations, Mental Health America of S.C., Alpha Delta Kappa and her church.
She has been a member of the Pilot Club of Darlington for many years, and now lives at Lake Marion near Summerton.
With the slogan “Do More, Care More, Be More,” Pilot clubs throughout the world “further Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational and research programs.”
They sponsor numerous Anchor Clubs at schools.
Pilot Clubs of South Carolina sponsor Camp Burnt Gin in Wedgefield, a camp for children who have physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.
This year, the North Myrtle Beach Club members made blankets for the children. In the spring, Pilot Club members from across the state go to the camp and get it cleaned and ready for the children to attend during the summer. Each summer, about 400 children, who might not otherwise get to go to a camp, go there.
Pilot Club members give to their communities in many different ways. Their main focus is brain-related injuries and disorders, caring for the people who have those conditions, and working to educate children and their communities about prevention. They use puppets, books and other means to teach children in pre-school and kindergarten how to protect their brains.
The North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club purchases and donates special wheelchairs to the city. The wheelchairs can be used on the beach by locals or visitors and are available at the NMB Recreation Center.
The NMB Pilot Club also donated a sports wheelchair to the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center that will allow special children to play tennis.
The club many activities also include helping to provide tracking bracelets for adults and children with conditions that might cause them to wander away and get lost.
The North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club welcomes new members.
Tickets to Mardi Gras at the Beach should be purchased in advance.
For more information, call Johnstone at 249-5156.
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