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11th Annual Polo for the Point held Sunday at Limehouse Polo Field

Sunday’s Polo for the Point marked the 11th consecutive year that big hats, festive food, and extravagant tailgating parties decorated the Limehouse polo fields near Walterboro, all to raise money for Colleton County’s Civic Center.
The annual polo match drew a crowd of more 325 people, which is the average crowd for the event, according to Jean Harrigal, organizer of the event, and a member of the Polo for the Point Committee. Harrigal has served as the executive director of the Civic Center for eight years, until her recent retirement from that specific role.
She credits Sunday’s weather and the events’ reputation with the number of people who attended.
“It was great weather, the crowd was enthusiastic, and we think it will be an excellent year for us with this fundraiser,” she said on Tuesday.
The actual amount of money raised for the Colleton Civic Center as a result of the match will not be formally tallied until later this week, she said.
However, the winning Polo team this year went to the Limehouse Team, and the Colleton County Arts Council won the best tailgate this year.
Also, the Best Hat from the match went to Lillian Zioli, a Colleton County resident.
“A lot of people came from out of town because they are polo players and because the event itself draws a regional crowd,” she said.
In addition to the contests and the polo match, the Wiggins Foxhounds from Ehrhardt also attended this year’s event. “They did a demonstration that was a crowd-pleaser,” she said. “We also had pony rides and a lot of activities and demonstrations for children.”
The actual amount of money raised from Sunday’s event and the breakdown of how it will be used will be reported in a later edition of this newspaper.

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