The Twelfth Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival held October 15th - 23rd was again a huge success due to the efforts of many and in spite of Hurricane Matthew.  It is an amazing community event that not only brings the community and visitors together to celebrate the very essence of Bluffton, but it also takes the community to put it on.  A big thank you to my fellow Rotarians for their support and service.  We did an outstanding job highlighting the "gems of Bluffton":  the natural beauty of our river community; its rich history; the pristine quality of the May River; the bounty of our local waterways; and the cultural and artistic aspect of our community itself.  It is touted as and truly is the celebration "where fine art and the bounty of the sea come together!"  Thank you all again and looking forward to the final numbers from the bar sales so we again can return the profits to those in need in our community.  Until next year.

Mary O'Neill, President
Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival