The local chapter was awarded Outstanding Camp Hope Project of the Year for the success of the first ever Lowcountry Jaycees Beaufort Food Truck Festival that took place last fall at the Santa Elena History Center.
The group was also recognized with a slew of other awards including Outstanding Jaycee of the Year, Elizabeth Penn-Sanders; Outstanding Rookie of the Year, Jared Hamilton, Outstanding Local Officer of the Year, Kristin McClain; Outstanding Local President of the Second Half, Amber Mulligan; Outstanding Local Officer of the second half, Kristin McClain; and Outstanding Local VP of the second half, Kaleb Agustin.
Beaufort is full of civic pride with a can-do attitude among its citizens with a volunteer base that’s unmatched and it’s groups like The Lowcountry Jaycees that help make it possible.
The Jaycees have provided numerous service opportunities over the past year that are of great benefit to the Beaufort community including the Beaufort Food Truck Festival, which raises money for Camp Hope, a statewide residential camp for individuals with cognitive disabilities, ages 7 and older; Adopt A Highway days; Back Pack Buddies; a Senior Citizen Yard clean up; recycling at the Beaufort Water Festival and lots more.
The Lowcountry Jaycees, also known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, is a leadership training and community service organization for men and women between the
ages of 18-40 promoting leadership training and self-improvement by providing service and support for our community as well as providing networking opportunities and
entertaining social events.