24 October 2015

Thanks Joe!

Celebrate 40 years! 
Post & Courier: Everyone is welcome to show their appreciation for Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s 40 years of service at a celebration in early October.The free event, called “Thanks Joe!,” will be held Oct. 4. It will begin with a family fun gathering from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brittlebank Park and end with a celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, which will include music, video tributes and fireworks.The event was spearheaded by David Rawle, founder of the Rawle Murdy public relations firm, and Charleston lawyer Capers Barr, who are longtime friends of Riley. It is being organized by a team of volunteers and paid for with private funds. The entertainment lineup at Brittlebank Park so far includes the Johnny Delaware Band, the Mt. Zion Choir, bagpipes and color guards, a skit by the Have Nots, the Blue Dog and Friends, Charleston Stage and The High Divers.Events at The Joe include the Emanuel AME Church choir, Edwin McCain, the SOA Jazz Band, Dance Lab and Battery Music.Reach Diane Knich at (843) 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.
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