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Proud Supporters of Tybee Wine Festival & Turtle Trot 5K

At Natural Retreats it’s important to us to get involved and support our local communities. This year, we are proud sponsors of two upcoming events on Tybee Island, GA.

The Tybee Wine Festival (April 22-26) is a major fundraising event for the historic Tybee Post Theater and the proceeds from the festival benefit the Friends of the Tybee Theater. The goal of this organization is to restore and transform the theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center. Their vision is to transform the theater into an integral part of the Tybee community that encourages appreciation of the arts and demonstrates a commitment to historic preservation. Natural Retreats is proud to support the efforts of the Friends of the Tybee Theater by sponsoring the 7th Annual Tybee Wine Festival.

Natural Retreats is also a proud supporter of the Tybee Island Marine and Science Center. We are sponsoring the 13th Annual Turtle Trot 5k Run/Walk on April 25th, an event on the beach in Tybee. Money raised by this race will go toward TIMSC’s effort to protect the loggerhead sea turtles who lay eggs on Tybee's shore.

We are also sponsoring 3 kindergarten glasses from Thunderbolt Elementary School with the TIMSC’s Sidewalk to the Sea program. This will give 70 at-risk students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System exposure to their coastal environment – many for the first time! Though these kids only live 10-15 miles away from the ocean most have never visited, due to limited finances, transportation and parental time away from work. According to TIMSC, “we believe connecting kids to coastal Georgia throughout childhood predisposes them toward informed and active stewardship as an adult.”

We hope that you will join in supporting these worthy causes on Tybee Island! Come stay with us at one of our lovely Handpicked Homes from April 22-26 to join in the fun!