Healthy Savannah and Enmarket Present $1000 Encourage Health Grant to the Savannah Tree Foundation


(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County.

The lecture, third in this year’s education series, featured Denise Grabowski presenting, “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life.” Grabowski discussed that most of our time is spent indoors and how buildings affect our overall physical, mental, and social well-being.

Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at Enmarket, presented the check the representatives of the Savannah Tree Foundation.

The next and final Encourage Health Education Series lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 25 with Bauer Coslick, owner of Vitality: Acupuncture + Integrative Medicine, presenting “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices.” AMBUCS will be the local nonprofit organization to receive the $1000 Encourage Health grant during Coslick’s lecture. The winner of the grand prize will also be announced. For more information, visit

The 2016 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series is also sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

Caption (LEFT TO RIGHT) Denise Grabowski, Co-Founder of Designing4Health; Paula Kreisler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah; Karen Jenkins, Savannah Tree Foundation; Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Denise Grabowski, Co-Founder of Designing4Health; Paula Kreisler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah; Karen Jenkins, Savannah Tree Foundation; Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket

Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. The series features four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit

Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

Matt Clements
Director of Marketing

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Presented $1,500 Check From Macy’s


(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Macy’s. The grant money will be used towards operational and program expenses. Located at 514 East Henry Street in Savannah, Park Place Outreach is open 24 hours a day for homeless, abused or runaway youth.

“We are ecstatic to receive this grant award from Macy’s,” said Park Place Outreach Executive Director Linda Hilts. “This money will help keep our doors open and provide support to the youth who need it.”

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17. All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6,200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1


Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

Participants can sign up for early registration online at Registration will also be accepted the day of the event. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. In addition to participating in the walk, registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

“The walk takes place in October as our way of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “The goals of this annual event are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.”

Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, or visit

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The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit

Candy Bogardus

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Carriage Trade PR

Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids


Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids
A charity luncheon and purse auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will be hosting the 4th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, “Grab a Bag for Kids.” The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 30 starting at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club.

The silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

“This event is a unique opportunity for people to support Horizons Savannah, spend time with friends and shop for high-end designer bags,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “Some brands offered this year are not usually locally available, and all our handbags are special in some way. This is a fun way to support kids in our community.”

This event offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500 and Chanel at $1,000. All of these levels give the businesses name on promotional items with tickets, up to VIP treatment that includes a special gift. For more information on sponsorship, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715.

Horizons is still seeking donations of gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags, leather backpacks and other nice bags. Contact Horizons to schedule a donation collection.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit or call 961-8854.

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or You can also visit our website at, check out our Facebook page at

Christy Edwards, Executive Director

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Low Country Dermatology Becomes Savannah’s First Provider to Offer Cutera Laser Procedures


Low Country Dermatology Becomes Savannah’s First Provider to Offer Cutera Laser Procedures

(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced her Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions.

“Demand for laser procedures continues to increase, and we will be ready to meet that need with the best system on the market,” said Dr. Howington. “We finished clinical training specifically geared for the Cutera lasers and I am pleased to announce that Courtney Zechman, our esthetician, is now certified to use Cutera’s excel V and excel HR™ systems.”

The Cutera systems are made in the U.S. and were the first FDA-approved laser brand. They are designed for high-quality, high-volume output and feature innovations in safety, effectiveness and patient comfort. The excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two laser wavelengths in one device with a larger premium sapphire cooling tip.

“In a national patient preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100 percent of the patients chose excel HR over a competitive laser hair removal device,” explained Zechman. “Offering two separate handpieces, CoolView and Genesis, the system has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.”

Laser hair removal remains the single largest segment in energy-based medical aesthetic procedures. A report by U.S. Markets for Laser, Light and Energy Devices forecasts that laser hair removal procedure volumes have doubled since 2013, to 2.5 million procedures anticipated in 2017.

Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, in Savannah. Cutera and Dysport representatives will be on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The practice will also offer package specials on all major treatments.

For more information about this new laser, and to RSVP for the open house, visit

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DElow-country-cermatology-logoRMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit To connect on Facebook, visit


Courtney Zechman
Low Country Dermatology, LLC
310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12 A
Savannah, GA 31406
P: 912-354-1018
F: 912-354-1019

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Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival


Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival
Celebration of Greek food, music and heritage to be held October 6-8 (online pre-ordered lunch pick-ups available Oct. 4-5)

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition since 1950, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours.

“There’s no experience required to get your Greek on,” said Tommy Danos, one of the 2016 Savannah Greek Festival chairs. “Our three-day event attracts thousands of visitors, who come out each year to enjoy the food, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture. Whether this is your 66th year or your first time here, we welcome you. This year we will also have a pre-festival offering of pick up lunches Tuesday and Wednesday 11 to 2 p.m. with online ordering.”

Hosted in St. Paul’s Hellenic Center at 14 West Anderson St., the festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by “Orkistra Mikrasiatiki” along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s most unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. Guided tours will be held throughout the three days of the festival.

For many, the highlight of the celebration is sampling a variety of homemade Greek dishes. Mouthwatering favorites include spanakopita (Spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo), Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages), gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread), and Greek salads. A delectable assortment of Greek pastries also tempt the eye and please the palate from diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup) to kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava, the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo.

Starting Monday, October 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at or call 912-236-8256. For more information, visit


Get ready to get your Greek on. No experience required. A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.

Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing