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A Guardian ANGEL.

March's MVP: Kristin DubrowskiKristin Dubrowski is the executive director for CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence), a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent domestic violence through education and care for individuals and families in Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper and Hampton counties.

Their comprehensive services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, shelter, legal services and community education programs. On March 30th, CODA will host “Carolina Spring Fling,” a shag dance fundraiser featuring live music, dinner and an auction.

For more information visit codalowcountry.org or carolinaspringfling.com, or see Monthlys event coverage on page 90.

A true asset to our community and a dedicated mother.

February's MVP: Carol BartholomewCarol Bartholomew is the kind of woman with whom everyone would like to have a cup of coffee. No matter how hectic your day is, a conversation with this dynamic, compassionate woman is a lesson in prioritization. She “walks her talk.”

Her commitment to her family and her community are an example for anyone who believes that you measure your life in love. Her caring, compassionate persona is something she puts into action for her family, friends and community on a daily basis.

She’s an individual who knows what’s important in life and lives it everyday. Monthly is proud to honor Carol as this month’s MVP.

Catch of the DAY.

2008’s first MVP: Capt. Fuzzy DavisCapt. Fuzzy Davis has spent much of his career on the water. After many years of fishing and throwing his catches back, he decided it was time to give back to the community.

He and his wife, Kim, started Fishing With Friends 12 years ago. “I thought of the idea as a way to give back to the community, specifically to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the waters of Hilton Head Island.” Davis had a couple of inspirations that led him to come up with the idea for Fishing With Friends. One source of his inspiration was his first cousin, Gwynne Allison, who was stricken with multiple sclerosis at a very young age. “I always wanted to get her out on the boat, but she wasn’t able to,” he said. He also recalled witnessing the special relationship she had with her parents, who helped her experience and enjoy life. That inspired Davis to want to do the same for others.