12 October 2010

Save Charleston's quirky windmill!

Got dinner plans for Saturday night? Cancel them. Let's save the quirky windmill! The Riverland Terrace Garden Club estimates it needs $3,000 to repair the funky little windmill on the water at the end of Plymouth St. Dinner is just $25, so let's do it!

They are having a silent auction as well and I am sure can use donated items. Call Edith at the number listed below and I'll see you there! Donations accepted.
Windmill fundraiser Sunday, October 10, 2010
The Riverland Terrace Garden Club is raising funds to repair and paint its Dutch-style windmill.

Chef Barry Waldrop, owner of Stono Cafe Catering, will prepare a dinner Saturday to raise the $3,000 needed for the project.

The windmill, built by John Roessler at the Wappoo Cut around 1936, was a landmark along the Intracoastal Waterway. It was donated to the club and moved near Elliott's Cut adjacent to the Plymouth Avenue firehouse boat landing and playground in 2000.

The dinner menu is croissants, fall salad, herb encrusted pork tenderloin with a port wine demi-glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and a fall berry cobbler. A silent auction will be held during the event, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the James Island Baptist Church social hall.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Charleston Post Card Co., 182 Plymouth
Ave., James Island. Or call Edith Mclemore, event chair, at 762-0771 or Barbara Knight, president, at 762-1243.

How many times do you get to save a windmill in the lowcountry?