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Crabbing tourney raises $5k for Family Promise
Crabbing winners
Jack Seckinger, left, and Cole Anderson hauled in the heaviest catch to win the 8th annual Kids Crabbing Tournament. - photo by Photo provided.

The 8thannual Kids’ Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured Foundation, raised more than $5,000 for Family Promise of Bryan County, drawing more than 60 participants.

The event was held at Ft. McAllister Marina on October 14. Each team entered their heaviest 10 crabs. Cole Anderson, 10, and Jack Seckinger, 9, took first place with a 7.1 pound catch.

All participants received a medal and drawings were held for additional prizes including a knee board, rod and reel combos and cast nets, a four-person tent and a weekend camping trip to Rock’s Pond, an Eno Hammock, and gift certificates to Ice Cream Stop, Fun Zone and Jumping Jacks.

The Kona Ice snow cone truck provided treats to all children courtesy of the Fife family. Everyone also enjoyed live music, hermit crab races and a traditional crab boil thanks to generous sponsors: Salt Cured, Anderson Jewelers, South State Bank, Royal Marine, Brannen Construction, MacAljon, Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, Sea Island Bank, ProLectric, Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club, Shoreline Landscape, Fish Tales Restaurant and Gerrald’s Heating and Air. 

Family Promise of Bryan County is a collaborative partnership of church congregations within our community helping families with children in our schools who are facing homelessness.  It helps homeless families regain their housing, independence and dignity. Currently approximately 168 homeless school-age children have been identified in our area.

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