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Coastal Carolina Fair funds $800k in nonprofit grants

  • Monday, May 12, 2014

Ann Mack/Independent Exchange Club of Charleston President George 'El' Rauton, left, and Coastal Carolina Fair President Mike Jernigan presented check for more than $800,000 spread across 94 charities.

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The organization that puts on the annual Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson has donated more than $800,000 to nonprofits from the fair’s 2013 proceeds.

All proceeds from the fair are either given away to other organizations or spent on improvements at the 165-acre fairgrounds.

This year, 94 charities received money from the Exchange Club of Charleston.

Those charities include:

• C&B Volunteer Fire Department

• Carolina Canines for Service Inc.

• Darkness to Light

• Dorchester Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County

• Dorchester Seniors

• Helping Hands of Goose Creek

• L.E.A.R.N. equine rescue

• Lowcountry Food Bank

• My Sister’s House Inc.

• Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston

• Teachers’ Supply Closet

• St. Lutheran Church — The Ark

• Trident Literacy Assocation

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