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Mosquito Beach Folly Bus to Freedom Fish Fry

Bringing buses back to Lowcountry Beaches is the goal of our Freedom Fish Fry fundraiser at the Island Breeze at historic Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island Sunday, July 1st from 6 to 10 pm. Improving bus service along Folly Road and establishing transit connections to Folly Beach and Mosquito Beach will significantly increase the livelihood of residents and businesses in these areas. Your support is needed to reach these goals as well as to begin work on a Folly Ferry service connecting downtown, James Island, Sol Legare Island and Folly Beach. 25% of event proceeds are going to support repairs to the Sol Legare Community Center and increase awareness of the culture and community on the Island. 

Tickets can be purchased before the event for $15 or 2 for $25 plus taxes and service charges at Purchasers will get an Afro-Carribean fish fry dinner prepared by Mr. Norman Lemon of Island Breeze and participate in drawings for door prizes, enjoy music, and take part in creative community building activities. Tickets at the door will be $20 each.

increase awareness of the culture and community on the Island.
Dinner will consist of fried fish, beans and rice, Jamaican cabbage salad, and sweet fried plantains with lemonade or tea. Those wanting fortified refreshment can order a "Bus to the Beach," a rum punch in our colors of red, green and gold.  

There will be music on the backyard stage by Sharon Robles, Marc Kruza and others. We hope to fill in the artistic decoration in the blank spaces on the Bus to Beach banner pictured above. Everyone will have the chance to make a bus to the beach button commemorating the event.

You can have a try at designing the regional transit system of your dreams with our wooden train parts and new 12 by 15 foot map of the Lowcountry. In the event of rain, Island Breeze has a large indoor event space we'll hold our activities in.

Come out to support Island Breeze & Mosquito Beach, the Sol Legare Island community, and our efforts to improve public transit and get buses back to beaches! 

Island Breeze is located at 2225 Mosquito Beach Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. Sol Legare Island is off Folly Road between James Island and Folly Beach.  

Later on July 14th, we will present Bastille Day at the Beach to raise awareness about the importance of returning public transit to Charleston area beaches. CARTA ended its last, badly managed and poorly promoted beach service when it stopped operation of the Island Flex Bus to IOP and Sullivan's in 2013.

Links to more information about the Folly Road to Freedom plan can be found in the comments to this post.

For more information call 843.870.5299 or reach out to event organizer Skyelynn Landry at 843.609.5197.