Edisto Island, S.C. The Edisto Island Open Land Trust, a non-profit organization established to preserve the rural quality of life on Edisto by protecting lands, waterways, scenic vistas, and heritage through conservation and education, will host their 9th annual summer auction fundraiser entirely online this year. This year’s event, “Party on Your Porch Online Auction” has been converted to a virtual auction held over three days.
The auction will include online bidding for over 150 auction items, combined with entertaining evenings of virtual porch parties on Edisto Island, Charleston and beyond. Official bidding will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 and ends on Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. A preview of all auction items will be available starting on Thursday, June 4 at www.edisto.givesmart.com. Official bidding will begin at 5pm on June 18.
Auction items include handmade local works of art, vacation homes on Edisto, dinner and cocktail parties, week long stays in the Bahamas, hunting and fishing excursions, select Pappy Van Winkel’s Bourbon, weekend stays in downtown Charleston, golf at the private Cassique or River Course on Kiawah, a night with the famed Blue Dogs, and more. Various prizes will be awarded each night for costume contests and for photos posted of the “best-dressed porch party” the “farthest from Edisto porch party” and the “most creative porch party.” The event raises critical funds for land conservation efforts on and around Edisto and education outreach programs for children and adults.
This year’s title sponsor is once again First Citizens Wealth Management, with additional lead support from Green Finney, Enterprise Bank of S.C., Edisto Kennels, Mason Law Firm, Jim Kempson of Carolina One, and South State Bank. The auction event site will be www.edisto.givesmart.com or can be found at edisto.org.
The mission of The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is to preserve the rural quality of life on Edisto by protecting lands, waterways, scenic vistas, and heritage through conservation and education. Over 50% of Edisto Island has been protected through partnerships with a multitude of organizations and agencies. These wildlife preserves, the educational nature programs, and the local landowners who take care of their conserved lands are all part of what makes Edisto…Edisto.