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BCAC partners with Backwater Jack’s for fundraiser

Beaufort County Arts Council chair Vail Rumley (right) and her husband, Chris Nappi, will provide live music at Backwater Jack’s beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. All donations collected will benefit the BCAC which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Submitted Photo/Beaufort County Arts Council)

The Beaufort County Arts Council will partner with Backwater Jack’s for a fundraiser for the organization Saturday. Hosted by BCAC chair Vail Rumley and husband, Chris Nappi, the couple will provide live music beginning at 7 p.m.

“The Fun Zone,” as Backwater Jack’s is fondly known locally, has reopened after sustaining significant damage from Hurricane Irene last August.

According to BCAC executive director Joey Toler, the evening should be a lot of fun for BCAC supporters and Backwater Jack’s regular guests.

“(Backwater Jack’s owner) Laura Scoble has always been a supporter of the arts in our area, so it doesn’t surprise me that she has come on board to make this happen,” Toler said.

BWJ’s is famous for it’s casual and comfortable atmosphere, great food, waterfront location and live music.

All donations and musician tips will benefit BCAC.

“It’s a win/win situation,” Toler added. “This event will not interrupt BWJ’s usual Saturday night traffic and we hope that BCAC patrons who have never been to Jack’s will see what they’ve been missing.”

The fundraiser is part of BCAC’s 40th anniversary celebration that has included special events throughout 2012.  Anniversary sponsors include First South Bank, PotashCorp and PC Sound.

For more information about this event and other programs at BCAC, call 252.946.2504 or email beaufortcountyarts@embarqmail.com. Backwater Jack’s is located at 1052 E. Main St., Washington.

Vail Rumley is a staff writer for the Washington Daily News.