Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2022

11 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com I always feel obliged to explain why we call this edition of the magazine our family issue. Since Mother’s Day falls in May, and Father’s Day in June, we think it’s our perfect opportunity to pay tribute to Mount Pleasant’s wonderful families. I’m of the belief that the essence of a vibrant community starts with strong families. It’s clear that this is one of the strengths of our town. Whether it’s fathers who step up to make family dinners while Mom runs her new business, brothers and sisters helping younger siblings with homework or twins dancing alongside one another on the team Mom coaches— Mount Pleasant families are about teamwork and quality time. While shooting this front cover, I was able to spend one-on-one time with some of Mount Pleasant’s families that enjoy sports together. In the spirit of highlighting quality time, our cover story features parents who coach their own children. As I watched the interaction between these parents and their kids— the way the children looked at Mom or Dad as a guide, or for direction— I was able to experience the connection between them. It was a truly wonderful day; everyone was having fun and there was a lot of positivity. I feel the cover photo shoot exemplifies how Mount Pleasant is a home to many caring moms and dads, the ones who understand the mission to lead their children in exciting ways. I was surrounded by parents who had helped their sons and daughters find their own personal passions. These parents all found the joy of coaching in being able to watch the enthusiasm, growth and love the kids had for their activity. For me, it was a fun way to help bring the final touches to our family edition. The people brought it to life. Share Mount Pleasant Magazine with members of your family outside the Mount Pleasant area via Until next time, Bill Macchio Publisher • publisher’s note Vol. 12, Issue 3 • May/June 2022 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO MANAGING EDITOR LORNA HOLLIFIELD COPY EDITOR DENISE K. JAMES COLIN MCCANDLESS ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN MARKETING CONTENT MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE BETHANY LONG TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA EILEEN CASEY • MARY COY BILL FARLEY JENNY HARRISON • LEAH RHYNE DENISE K. JAMES • SHERRY WHITING PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANDY WILLIS MANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE 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. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2022. 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