12/30 - Rotary Recap - Trip to Middleton Place

Jason Bearden, General Manager of the new DI restaurant - The Kingstide - and a docent of Middleton Place, took Rotarians on a personal guided tour of both the grounds as well as the Middleton house and personal effects of the family. The group was also informed via a very frank discussion on the South Carolinian slave trade, in a "Beyond the Fields" lecture. Jason has been a docent at Middleton for numerous years, and shared a wealth of knowledge with the group. We learned about the 5 classes of camelias which are in bloom until the the end of January. The recent frost has put on a "pause" but there is plenty of blooming remaining for a return visit. A big "thank you" to Jason for his generosity in sharing his Christmas time with us!