11 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www. ShemCreekRes taurant s . com I’ve got to share with you how much fun we had at the Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition on Isle of Palms. I just love our front cover, but I’m going to throw myself under the bus here. I had never previously been to this event, but now I will never miss it. It’s such a fun event as the front image illustrates. Read more about the cover on page 15. By now you’ve probably heard Mount Pleasant was recently honored to receive the All-America City Award for the third time in 13 years. Not only that, but Mount Pleasant is the only town in South Carolina to receive three All-America City Awards. You would think that says it all, right? Sure it’s great for our town to be honored this way, but for me the real story was watching how residents throughout Mount Pleasant were energized and united to make this happen. Seriously y’all, the way our community mobilized and directed their efforts to generate creative and heartfelt stories that embraced the heart and soul of our community was amazing. Learn firsthand from Mayor Will Haynie as he talks to Brian Cleary on our latest podcast www.MountPleasantPodcast.com. This podcast will give you an inside glimpse of what it took for Mount Pleasant to achieve our third AllAmerica City Award. Sincerely, Bill Macchio Publisher • Publisher@MountPleasantMagazine.com publisher’s note Vol. 13, Issue 4 • July/August 2023 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO PUBLISHER@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANAGING EDITOR ZACH GIROUX EDITOR@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM COPY EDITORS COLIN MCCANDLESS LEAH RHYNE ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN PRODUCTION MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS BETHANY LONG KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS KATIE AUGUSTINE MADISON BROACH • JACK LOVINGOOD COLIN MCCANDLESS • SHERRY WHITING MARY COY • MAURICE FRAZIER • KATIE FINCH CLARK LEACH• ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA BILL FARLEY • SARAH MAKUTA • BROOKE HUGHES LEAH RHYNE • HEATHER ROSE ARTUSHIN CARI LAWSON PHOTOGRAPHER MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE ASSISTANT TOTHE PUBLISHER JENNIFER BURKE DOG BOSS REGGIE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS CHESLEY LANFORD ANTHONY MACCHIO KAREN LISZEWSKI DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Mount Pleasant Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Mount Pleasant Magazine is published six times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013ChuckDawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC29464 Copyright © Media Services 2023. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Mount Pleasant Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481 Info@MountPleasantMagazine.com Moun t P l e a s a n t r ep r e s en t a t i ve s a t t he A l l - Ame r i c a n Awa r d s c e r emony .