Art auction to benefit Beaufort County Schools

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Friday night Beaufort County students and local artists will be auctioning off their artwork at the Evening of Lowcountry Art and Artists at the Mall at Shelter Cove from 6pm until 9pm.

Money raised from the Gala will benefit the Beaufort County Schools' Foundation for Educational Excellence.

"With budget cuts, money is really tight and often times there are little projects that teachers could do to enhance classroom instruction but the money is not there so our goal is to provide money for teachers to apply for grants," said organizer Cindy Duryea.

This past winter the foundation awarded grants to 12 teachers in Beaufort County.

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