A Fantastic 50 Years

April 2019
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

Tara Hall celebrates its 50th anniversary with special Paddle Fest events

Tara Hall Home for Boys will mark its 50th year in 2019. To celebrate, this year’s Paddle Fest will be full of even more fun. Kick off the weekend with some great music on Friday night, April 26, at Pawleys Island Community Church. The Concert for the Community will feature Jimmy Wayne live and is a thank you gift to the community for their years of support. Enjoy a mix of hit songs and personal stories. Wayne is an award-winning musical artist, inspirational speaker and best-selling author. He is also a former foster child himself. The family-friendly event is free and open to the general public.

Saturday will be all about having a great time, both on the river and on land. Start the day with a four-mile paddle down Black Mingo Creek. Enjoy the scenic route as you head to the shore of Tara Hall Home for Boys. The festivities will include live music, food, face painting, kids’ barrel races and more. Non-paddlers are welcome to skip the river and enjoy all these great activities on dry land. Jimmy Wayne will also be there to help celebrate, taking part in the morning paddle and spending some time at the event.

Tara Hall is a long-term residential home and school that accepts troubled, neglected and abused boys. Their mission is to help these boys develop social, educational, moral and life skills, building them into responsible adults. Tara Hall has helped more than 700 boys throughout the past 50 years. 

Jimmy Wayne Concert: 7 p.m., Friday, April 26

Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Highway
Free with donations welcome

Paddle Fest: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, April 27

Tara Hall Home for Boys, 510 Tara Hall Road
Visit website for registration info and prices
(843) 546-3000, tarahall.org


Photograph Courtesy of Tara Hall Home for Boys