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Opening Ceremony & The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner’s Taste of Berkeley
April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The festival kicks off with a welcoming from local dignitaries, performances from local singers including the MLK Choir, a pictorial slideshow of local history from Berkeley County Library system, an auction of Tom Curtis’s artwork, plus an array of restaurants offering a taste of local food with wine pairings.
**Tickets are $30 each, pre-sale only. Must be over the age of 21 to drink.
The 6th Annual Taste of Berkeley will feature locally based cuisine and wine/beer pairings. This fun night out offers community members a unique opportunity to learn about Moncks Corner Rotary’s service driven mission. Proceeds from the event will benefit the scholarship fund for high school seniors.
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Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health.
The Martin Luther King (MLK) Choir was formed over thirty years ago through the efforts of the Berkeley County Progressive League. This organization has been celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King for over forty years; even before his birthday became a legal holiday. In an effort to bring gospel music, encouragement and a true worship experience to the Dr. King Community Ecumenical Service, the MLK Choir was formed. The MLK Choir is comprised of members of the Progressive League and the Moncks Corner community at large. This year’s MLK Choir is proud to have founding members still singing with the choir. The MLK Choir never aims to perform but to worship God and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Pictorial Slideshow “Then and Now”
Travel back in time with Ramona Grimsley, Oral History and Digital Projects Librarian with the Berkeley County Library System, through a pictorial slideshow of the history of Berkeley County.
Grimsley’s digital collections can be viewed online through the Berkeley County Library System and the South Carolina State Library. Grimsley has composed a special collection of photos for Around the Corner + All Over Berkeley County Festival’s opening night.
Tom Curtis Art for Auction
Tom Curtis currently serves as president of the Berkeley County Artists Guild. His works are on exhibit at Over the Mantel Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina. He and daughter, Katherine Curtis Hester, own Curtis Hester Gallery of Fine Art.