This was the first year that the Daufuskie Island Christmas Parade was not held from the fire department to the county dock. Since Marshside Mama’s is shut down we reorganized the parade to be in Melrose. We lined up at the old inn and paraded down to the Beach Club where the kiddos sang carols and sat on Santa’s lap. We threw candy to the people on the sidelines and let the horses graze on the lawn while we watched the kids. Flaca and Mandy were rock stars. This was Mandy’s second parade but Flaca’s first.
A long standing annual tradition, our deer drive takes place every winter in the Oakridge and Webb Tracts. Generations of grandfathers, fathers and son hunters come over together with shotguns and hounds to cull our deer. If left unmanaged they become over populated and start to display poor genetics and diseases. All of the harvested deer is processed and surplus venison is donated to the community. Our job on horseback is to pull downed deer from the woods where trucks or ATV’s can’t reach. This was Flaca’s first hunt and she did amazing.