On Saturday, January 9, members of the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol had an opportunity to wish farewell to their retiring leaders, Terry and Gary Fansler. It was a cloudy, cool afternoon but that didn’t prevent a small group of members from gathering with beach chairs in the parking lot of The Lake House. Unbeknownst to Terry and Gary, they invited other patrol members to drive by to wish them well. Several people also gave farewell gifts. One of the most impressive was created by Linda Nelson – a knitted blanket depicting turtles on the beach.
It was a bittersweet event. Everyone is incredibly sorry to see them leave but also pleased to see how happy they are to begin the next phase of their lives in Georgia. The Turtle Patrol and other community members appreciate all of their wonderful contributions and wish them well in their future endeavors.
-Submitted by Joshua Shilko
(Image credit: Joshua Shilko)