Fill up on chili during annual Chili Cookoff on Hilton Head

The Island Packet
By Sandra Ross
Online Article Here

The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the 33rd annual Chili Cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park.

The event will be held rain or shine and will feature all-you-can-eat chili.

This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. In addition, Cranford Hollow will perform, and there will be a Kid’s Zone with children’s games and activities, including face painting.

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Come on Home!

September 12, 2017
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Greetings Islanders,
It’s time to head back home. 
Effective immediately, the Governor has lifted the evacuation order for our community and I simultaneously granted re-entry to the Island. Please take care to travel safely and keep these things in mind:
*With the evacuation order lifted and the re-entry order established, you will be able to travel over the bridge and onto the Island.
*The Emergency Room operations at Hilton Head Hospital will be operational at 10:00 a.m. These are EMERGENCY ROOM OPERATIONS ONLY. Full normal operations are expected tomorrow morning.
*Power may not be available in a few spots. Palmetto Electric is diligently working to restore power to the approximately 1,500 customers currently without power on Hilton Head Island. For more details click here.
Thank you to everyone on the Town team, including the Emergency Operations Center and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, whose efforts were excellent.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We are most certainly an incredible community.
Mayor David Bennett

Hurricane Irma

The Shelter Cove Company is actively monitoring Hurricane Irma and her projected path.  Preparations are being made to secure the common areas in Shelter Cove.  We would ask that all residential areas also assist in preparing their properties by securing any items on porches, pool areas etc.
Although the forecast track of Irma has been adjusted a little more to the east, it is still too soon to know the forecast track and timing.  Currently both Beaufort County and Hilton Head Island are at OPCON 4, which simply means the possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require state coordination during emergency management operations. Governor Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency ahead of the potential for landfall for Hurricane Irma.  At this time, NO Hurricane Watches or Warnings nor evacuations have been issued for our area.
We have time to allow us to prepare for Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall and ask that you take this time to make sure your plans are in place and ready to implement if needed.
Please refer to the following websites for assistance in planning and preparation.
Two additional sources for updated information is:
Beaufort County/Hilton Head Hotline, 800-963-5023
Shelter Cove Website,
In the event Beaufort County/Hilton Head officials call for an evacuation and our county is impacted, it is important that you contact the Beaufort County Hotline 800-963-5023 before returning.
Our office will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary. 
Be Safe,
Denise Dominguez
Shelter Cove Company
Community Manager
P.O. Box 6004
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
(843)310-0431 (o)