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Revel event raises more than $50,000 for Historic Camden
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Chip and Mary Stuart Hardy enjoy themselves at the March 23 Revel fundraising event for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. - photo by Julie Prickett
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Maria Sheheen Spring, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk (center) and others enjoy a game of “Heads or Tails” during the Historic Camden’s Revel fundraising event on March 23. - photo by Julie Prickett

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site hosted its second annual Revel, presented by OceanaGold-Haile Operation and Sandhills Medical Foundation, on March 23 at the historic Kershaw-Cornwallis House & Gardens. Tony and Joy Claussen Scully served as the honorary chairs for the event.

“We are excited to have grossed more than $50,000 to support the preservation of our history,” Historic Camden Executive Director Halie Brazier said. “We are grateful for our sponsors, attendees, and those who contributed to the auctions held that night.”

In addition to the Scullys, major sponsors and donors included: Robert Carpenter, OceanaGold-Haile Operation, Sandhills Medical Foundation, Sen. Vincent and Amy Sheheen, Black River Electric Co-operative, Concrete Supply Co., Residential Design Concepts, AT&T, Missy Fallon (in honor of the Scullys), The Colonial at Old Camden, Kate and Bill Denton, Dubose/Robinson/Morgan, Duke Energy, First Community Bank, Savage/Royall/Sheheen, SCENT, Wells Fargo, Amy and Andrew Pope, Anthony and Jane Arnold, Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, Olivia Boykin, and the “Friends of Historic Camden.”

About 160 Revel guests enjoyed an evening of merriment with a backcountry Colonial flair complete with décor, craft cocktails and artisanal heavy hors d’oeuvres inspired by the period. Guests were greeted in period-style with a sip of a Colonial recipe rum punch and an exhibition by the Camden Assembly of English Country Dancers. In the garden, tents under the stars featured a cover band, The Items; an open bar; a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet; and a silent auction. Games, a Colonial outfit “self-portrait” station, and warming fire pits rounded out the evening.

This event benefits Historic Camden’s mission to protect, preserve, and celebrate Camden’s extraordinary Colonial and Revolutionary War history.

“We can’t wait to celebrate Historic Camden again with our friends and supporters next year,” Brazier said.