The weather didn’t really cooperate, and neither did all of the turtles. The race was a tad rainy, but the gang from Seaside Sisters, Mermaid Cottages and Papa’s Barbeque all took to the sand for a terrific cause… Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project.
After the ladies completed the 5k, limping shuffling and panting across the finish line, it was time to present the check to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center!
First, the release of the turtles! The male turtle shimmied his way confidently towards the sea. But alas, when girl turtle was set into the sand, she thought twice, looked at the weather and said, “I ain’t going in there! I’m going to SEAside Sisters”! We just knew she was part of The Sisterhood!
Many of the press and lots of folks from Tybee and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center were present for the check presentation. Y’all remember The Last Song Flip Flop Red Carpet Party, right? Well, we raised a whole slew of money for the Science Center and presented the check Tybee-style… on a big old, beat up, handwritten piece of cardboard! Only on Tybee….but it was for over $5,500!!!!
It was just a great day… for the Sisters, for The Last Song Party organizing team, for the Science Center and most importantly, for the turtles!!!