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Randy Peter’s First Annual Golf Tournament Proves Successful

The Walterboro Elks Lodge #1988 is celebrating over their first attempt to raise money through a golf tournament. The Captain’s Choice tournament was held at Dogwood Hill Golf Course this past Saturday and five teams showed up to play. Jeff Parrish, a familiar and friendly face to anyone who visits the Elks Lodge, has spearheaded raising funds for the Randy Peter’s scholarship fund.

Since April, Parrish has invited local celebrities to tend bar alongside him with all tips raised going to the scholarship fund.

The Randy Peters Scholarship fund provides scholarships for local students to attend college. The Walterboro Elks Lodge #1988 has a scholarship committee that reviews local applicants after they have applied online at Elks.org. The students who are chosen by their local lodge are awarded $800 to help offset some of the rising cost of college tuition. Peters had a passion for trying to help others reach their goal and would surely be very pleased with the community coming together to continue raising money for a cause that was so near to his heart.

At the time of his death, Peters was serving his second term on city council. He served on the Budget and Economic Development committees. Peters’ reason for serving on council was “to strive to provide the very best constituent service to all of the citizens of Walterboro and be a part of the positive growth that is going to make the City of Walterboro a better place to work and live.”

Peters was born in Walterboro, and graduated from John C. Calhoun Academy in 1973. He also attended Palmer Business College in Charleston.

He was President and General Manager of Lowcountry Office Supply, Incorporated, which he established in 1976.

Randy was married to Marilyn B. Peters, and had two children, and grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church, past Master of Unity Masonic Lodge # 55, and past Exalted Ruler of Walterboro Elks Lodge # 1988. He served on the Elks Lodge Board of trustees, and was past chair of that board. He was also a past member of the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce, Colleton County Arts Council, Dogwood Hills Country Club, and was one of the original committee members of the Colleton County Rice Festival. His hobbies included theater, cooking, and playing golf.

The recent golf tournament crowned the Signs Plus team as their first winner and hope to bring even a bigger crowd next year. The tournament and silent auction along with a few donations earned the fund $5,648.00 bringing the total since April to just over $8,000.00. If you would like to sign up or volunteer for next year’s golf tournament or to make a donation to the fund call Jeff Parrish at 843-539-1988 at the Walterboro Elks Lodge or at 843-909-4116.

Christie Slocum (430 Posts)