Bill Text: SC H4489 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Sixty-seventh Beaufort Water Festival

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 88-36)

Status: (Passed) 2023-05-16 - Introduced and adopted [H4489 Detail]

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2023-2024 Bill 4489 Text of Previous Version (May. 17, 2023) - South Carolina Legislature Online

South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Bill 4489


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A house RESOLUTION

 

TO CELEBRATE THE SIXTY-SEVENTH BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL TO BE HELD ON JULY 14 THROUGH 23, 2023, AND TO HONOR THOSE WHO ORGANIZE, SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER FOR, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL.

 

Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is pleased to learn that the Beaufort Water Festival will hold its sixty-seventh annual festival extravaganza from July 14 through 23, 2023; and

 

Whereas, once a year in midsummer, the sea island that holds Beaufort sets the stage for one of the South's largest outdoor events, which has consistently been successful and has grown more significant since its inauguration in July 1956.  In spite of its growth, the Beaufort Water Festival is still a community-wide, nonprofit venture, and the Lions Club has taken responsibility every year for organizing the festival's parade; and

 

Whereas, from the early days of the festival when it cost fifty cents to attend the beauty pageant and a dollar per couple to attend the Water Festival Ball, now called the Commodore's Ball, the festival has drawn increasing numbers of participants to Beaufort from other parts of the State and nation; and

 

Whereas, hundreds of volunteers work long hours to bring outstanding events to the festival, including reasonably priced first-class entertainment, thanks to the generosity of local sponsors; and

 

Whereas, the festival arts and crafts market opens on the Promenade at Waterfront Park every day during the festival, offering a selection of artisanship from craftsmen of the Lowcountry and beyond who provide a visual feast for the eyes; and

 

Whereas on Friday, July 14, the opening ceremony is expected to provide fabulous entertainment.  Events during the week include activities for children, teens, couples, and families, including: a raft and bed race; tournaments for bocce, badminton, and children's toad fishing; shrimp boat tours; an air and ski show; a teen dance and river dance; and the Water Festival Grand Parade.  The Concert in the Park will present Randy Houser, Gabrielle Mooney, and Andrew Beam, while Motown Monday will have entertainment from Deas-Guyz, and Rockin' the River will feature Led Zeppelin 2 and ‚ÄčKillin' Quade; and

 

Whereas, the festival would not be complete without festival favorites, the Lowcountry supper, and the Commodore's Ball.  The commodore for the 2023 festival is James Nutt, and the theme this year will be "Tides of Lasting Memories"; and

 

Whereas, the festival ends every year with the graceful Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats, sponsored by the past commodores of the Beaufort Water Festival on the Beaufort River in front of the Waterfront Park Seawall; and

 

Whereas, the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina commends the efforts of the many people who, working together, make the 2023 Beaufort Water Festival a success.  The members value the significant impact which the shores of Beaufort have in attracting tourists to the Palmetto State.  Now, therefore,

 

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

 

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, celebrate the sixty-seventh Beaufort Water Festival to be held on July 14 through 23, 2023, and honor those who organize, sponsor, volunteer for, and participate in the festival.

 

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Commodore James Nutt.

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