Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

13 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com editor’s note I love every issue of the magazine we put out. Every time, I think it’s my favorite because I’ve gotten personal with the content. I connect with all the stories and photos that jog across my desk every day and love getting to know the personalities in our community as much as any of our readers. However, the impact this issue is sure to have on the community makes my heart smile the biggest, toothiest, brightest grin it has so far. This is our holiday issue, so it’s naturally packed with memories of past parades, perfect gift ideas and seasonable wine selections that you’ll practically taste from the page. It also includes some inspirational stories of local philanthropists, as well as suggestions on how you all can give back this holiday season. We planned for stories that showcase this like our piece that highlights five different organizations that could use a lending hand. However, many of the stories that were intended for some other type of highlight or entertainment ended up offering up suggestions on volunteering, donating or uplifting community members as well. It occurred naturally, which is even sweeter. When people are just doing good for the sake of good, it restores my faith in humanity. I tend to be a positive person. I don’t dwell on the things that are wrong with the world, but sometimes it’s hard. Too many times, we turn on the TV hoping for relaxation, only to discover violence, political discord or natural disasters dominating the airwaves. That’s not what you’ll find in these pages. You will find neighbors supporting neighbors, organizations giving a fighting chance to those less fortunate and good old-fashioned fun for the sake of fun. We are blessed to live in the beautiful Lowcountry. I think that shines through businesses, groups and individuals who cannot help but pay it forward. I think it shines in the pride of every float that carries a happily waving community member wearing a Santa hat. It shines in this publication because of the people who bring these stories to life, the wonderful people who make this town the warmest place to come home to for the holidays—and this time, humidity has nothing to do with it. -Lorna Hollifield Managing Editor At Veris, we meet with you throughout the year to identify life changes that may alter your tax outcome. Then we recommend strategies PRIOR to the deadline so there are no surprise tax bills! Accepting new clients in Summerville! On average, we identify over $15,194 in tax savings for Veris advanced tax planning clients! ® IS YOUR ACCOUNTANT SAVING YOUMONEY? Summerville (843) 376-5640 West Ashley (843) 266-5400 Mount Pleasant (843) 881-4477