Sea Pines Montessori celebrates 50 years

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seapinesmontSea Pines Montessori will mark its 50 years as an island institution with an anniversary Golden Gala from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The school was the first Montessori program established in the state of South Carolina and was founded by Mary Fraser, wife of Sea Pines developer Charles Fraser.

The event is black tie optional and will feature an auction, cocktail hour, plated dinner, live music and dancing. Live and silent auctions will include vacation stays and special experiences at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

Proceeds from the gala will help support the school's Parent Teacher Organization, which helps pay for teachers' continuing education, updating classrooms with the latest technology and fulfilling teachers' classroom wish lists. Gala tickets are $160 per person and available at eventbrite.com or by calling Sea Pines Montessori Academy at 843- 785-2534.

For more information, go to www.seapinesmontessori.com.