The Ossabaw Island Foundation has cancelled the Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction scheduled for this Saturday, October 15. This is due to the impacts of Hurricane Matthew on Savannah and Ossabaw Island.
We hope to reschedule the Pig Roast in November, but that decision is several days away. We do not yet have a tentative date.
Island conditions: The initial report is that all of the buildings on the North End (including the Main House, the Club House and the Boarding House) received little or no damage. There is damage reported to some of the roads and causeways and too many trees down to count. There is no power or running water. We do not expect Ossabaw to be a high priority for reconnecting power.
Sandy West: Sandy West and other residents of her assisted living facility evacuated to an Augusta assisted living facility on Thursday night. Sandy had visitors there on Saturday. On Sunday, Robin Gunn visited her in Augusta and assisted her as she and other residents boarded a charter bus to return to their Savannah home. Sandy was alert and justifiably cranky, and eager to be reunited with her dog Toby, who stayed behind in Ardsley Park with Sandy's friend Lisa White. Sandy arrived back in Savannah on Sunday night; the facility's power is on and they are resuming normal life as best as possible.
Updates to come: We will let you know as soon as we can what the plan is for the Pig Roast. Hopefully we will know something by Monday, October 17.
All of our Ossabaw friends are safe. We hope and pray that all of you are safe as well. We look forward to seeing each of you safe and sound and happy in the weeks ahead.
Ossabaw Island Update: Hurricane Matthew