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Bluffton Shrimp Festival kicks off

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Bluffton Shrimp Festival kicked off Thursday night at the Bluffton Oyster Company off of May River Road.

Folks gathered to enjoy fresh local shrimp from as close as you could possibly be to the source. The event was a fundraiser for the Palmetto Animal League, which takes care of pets in the Lowcountry.  But, as much as anything, it was an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy the charms of a Lowcountry summer.

"This is great. Bluffton, as you know, is kind of fragmented. You've got people behind gates, you've got people who live in Olde Towne, you've got people who live in Sun City, and this is a great opportunity for everyone to hang out on the May River and enjoy some great music and party with their friends,” said Mark Weisner, Bluffton Shrimp Festival.

The festival will continue Friday, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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