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Guy Harvey visits Palmetto Moon in Summerville SC

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Guy Harvey, my big boss, came to my hometown, Summerville, SC on Saturday, August 6th to visit Palmetto Moon.  Palmetto Moon is a clothing retailer that has been working in conjunction with Guy Harvey, Inc. and AFTCO in creating an original GH Palmetto Moon design on their t-shirts.  In May and June this year, Palmetto Moon generated $15,000 in proceeds from sales of its exclusive Guy Harvey t-shirts to raise funds for the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina (CCA SC) and Sea Turtle Rescue Program at the South Carolina Aquarium

Hundreds of fans lined out the door waiting for his autograph even with the approaching thunderstorms that later ensued. 

Bob  Webster, former President of Belk Coporation, opened up the first Palmetto Moon 8 years ago as a small stand within Northwoods Mall located in North Charleston.  He sold collegiate spirit wear as well as lowcountry collectibles.  Bob and his wife, Karen Webster, later went on to open up seven locations and successfully sold Guy Harvey clothing to their lowcountry Guy Harvey enthusiasts. 

I had the pleasure to meet Mr. and Mrs. Webster and they were gracious enough to allow me to promote the Guy Harvey Magazine in there store on Saturday along side of Guy.  The magazine was a huge hit amongst these fans but unfortunately may have given Mr. Harvey just one more thing for him to sign.  After a delayed flight and close to four hours at the signing table, Guy was still all smiles til the very end.  He appreciates his fans and especially the little ones! 

On Sunday, August 7th, Guy made an appearance at the newest Palmetto Moon located at the Tanger Outlet Center in Bluffton, just outside Hilton Head.  Between fishing, diving, painting and swimming with billfish; I am not sure where Guy finds the energy to do all that he does!  Thanks to Palmetto Moon for their fund raising efforts and to Guy Harvey for his generous donations to SC CCA as well as to all of you that purchased the GH Palmetto Moon T-shirts.  The monies raised are for such a great cause!

Since I had made the trip to the aquarium in downtown Charleston, I decided to take a bicycle taxi to Coast, Charleston’s Freshest Seafood, Bar & Grill.  Coast is located in the heart of the historic district in a building that is well over 150 years old and 35 foot ceilings, old firestone bricks and eclectic furnishings.  I was treated with a trio of ceviche’s (fish, lobster and shrimp) with fried plantain chips. The chili oil and cilantro was an interesting twist in the shrimp ceviche and the lobster was sweet and tender.  There menu was impressive and tempting but I didn’t come with much of an appetite.  They use all local produce and fresh, local sustainable seafood which is a plus in my book.  A great day with the Harvey crew had ended with a great meal and atmosphere.

Sue Cushman grew up hunting and fishing with her dad on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. At the age of five she moved onto his 42-foot Chris Craft and has been an avid boater and fisherman ever since. She is a Marketing and Communications Specialist for Guy Harvey Magazine.

 

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