I am happy to announce that Santa Claus and his Elves have agreed to return to Skidaway Island on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.
Santa will be escorted by his friends, the Firefighters of Skidaway Island, throughout the island in a festive parade. He also will be making scheduled stops along the route to better distribute his holiday treats.
Congratulations to Anne Lyon for receiving the Skidaway Island First Responder of the Year Award for 2022.
Anne has been a Skidaway Island First Responder for 20 years. A short article can’t adequately express her contribution to our group and this island. Suffice it to say, she has volunteered more hours of her time looking out for all of us than I can calculate. Thank you, Anne, for your years of service and setting the bar so high for the rest of us.
I also thank Robin Rackoff for her dedication and commitment to the Skidaway Island First Responders. Robin made it her mission years ago to raise money within the Mah Jongg community for our organization. Even in 2020, in the middle of the pandemic when the tournament wasn’t held, she continued to raise money on our behalf.
Some slither, some shriek, but all are awesome and coming to Skidaway Island as Georgia Southern’s Wildlife Education Center brings both its raptors and its reptiles show to The Landings on Saturday, October 29.
All are welcomed to come get up-close looks at majestic hawks, tiny owls, and the Georgia Southern mascot, Freedom (a bald eagle) , as well as a variety of fascinating reptiles. This very special event gets underway at 1 p.m. at The Landings' Community Park (600 Landings Way South).
This unique opportunity to view and learn about local birds of prey and other wildlife is presented by Skidaway Audubon.