|2008 Christmas with The Sands|
The Sands Resorts ( http://www.sandsresorts.com/ ) and South Carolina Jaycees partnered in a charity event to assist eight (8) families in need during the upcoming Holiday Season. These families came from different locations in South Carolina and North Carolina. They were guests December 11-December 14, 2008 at The Sands Resorts.
Each family attended shows at the Carolina Opry, Legends in Concert, Ripley’s Aquarium and a Gala at the Sands, where each family was treated by their own personal Christmas tree complete with gifts. All arranged and provided by The Sands.
The Aiken Jaycees sponsored Mr. Tim Hall and his children, TJ and Jessica. The Jaycees provided transportation to and from Myrtle Beach to The Sands, shows, food and gifts as well.
We wish to say Thank You to the Sands for giving our sponsored family a Wonderful trip and Christmas.
Left to Right: Carey Morris-Sarka, Aiken Jaycees President with , Alex Sarka,
TJ Hall, Tim Hall, Jessica Hall and Emylee Sarka at The Sands Resort in
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Carolina Opry gave each family tickets for their Christmas show on Friday. Thanks Carolina Opry!
TJ, Tim and Jessica Hall at the Opry.
Left: TJ and Jessica Hall enjoying a stroll along the beach.
Left: Jessica and TJ Hall at the River City resturaunt for lunch on Friday.
Below: The Lake Murray Jaycees and Sponsored Family at the River City Resturaunt. In Red - Rita Bowles and far Right in black - Angie Wedekind, Lake Murray Jaycees President
Below: Columbia Jaycees and sponsored family at the River City Resturaunt
Left: Charleston/Myrtle Beach Jaycees and their sponsored families.
Right: SC Jaycee Local Chapter Presidents. Left to Right: Angie Wedekind - Lake Murray Chapter, Carey Morris-Sarka - Aiken Chapter, Amber Wright - Charleston Chapter, Noel Bailey - SC Jaycees State President, Courtney Hughey - Greenville Jaycees Chapter
All sponsored families enjoyed a visit to Ripley's Aquarium. Thanks Ripley's!!
Left: TJ Hall enjoys petting the stingrays.
Right: Jessica Hall, Tim Hall and Emylee Sarka enjoy the aquarium at Ripley's.
Left: Jessica Hall inside an aquarium looking out.
Jaycees enjoy Ripley's with their hosted family.
Left: Alex Sarka,Emylee Sarka,
TJ Hall and Ben Johnson check out the tunnel aquarium
Right: The Hall's Christmas Tree top. One of 8. The Sands provided each family with their own tree complete with gifts and a visit from Santa .
Left TJ Hall opens one of his many gifts from under his family's tree.
Right: TJ Hall and Jessica enjoy a Christmas hug from the Sands mascot.
Below: Tim Hall receives a grocery card from a special guest . Thank you for your kindness.
Right: Jessica, Tim and TJ Hall with all the clothes and necessities the Sands gave them for Christmas!