President Lynn King called the meeting to order at the Sand Box in Celebration Park
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag
Creighton Stuckart reminded everyone that Wednesday November 18 the club was bagging oyster shells at Honey Horn from 3:00 to 4:30
Next Tuesday there is no meeting in the morning.  We will be delivering 55 Thanksgiving food boxes. Meet at Piggly Wiggly at 3:30.  Informal get together at Mangiamo's  afterward.
Kristin Keller - raffle sales -  drawing to be held on December 22.  Barry Davis is in the lead with sales.
Jim Gant provided an update on the progress of the new Sand Box
He thanked the club for our support.  The new building is 4,000 square feet which is 60% larger than the old Sand Box.  They would like to open in 60 to 90 days however are experiencing some Covid related shortages.  Most of the existing exhibits will be brought from the old building. Gulfstream has donated an actual cockpit from one of their planes. There will be a sand castle, toddler area, reading area, play area - the theme is "imagination play" and was designed with that in mind.  The Rotary room in the far right will house arts as well as maker space.  The Sand Box normally has 25,000 visitors per year but this year there have been only about 500. Now and will continue to limit attendance to 3 or 4 two hour sessions. We were able to see the inside of the building.
Member and Deputy Town Manager Josh Gruber updated us on the construction of Celebration Park.  The playground contains a replica of the ship that William Hilton arrived on Hilton Head Island in.  There is a water feature as well as other playground equipment.  A soft opening is planned for December 10 and will be live streamed to the public. In spring a more formal kick off is planned.  The park allows for large public meeting space, free public WIFI with plugs built into the benches.  Josh also talked about the parking situation in the area and the possibility of  needing to shuttle in for some events. . The parks are open dawn to dusk.  We were able to walk through the playground area.
Following are a few pictures - all photo credits - Barry Davis: