Save the Windmill!

I'll bet you never knew there's a windmill in Charleston, did you. It's located at Plymouth Park in the Riverland Terrace area on James Island. Not only will you find this windmill there, but also a nice little playground, baseball field, a boat launch and a fire station. It's also a great place to sit and watch the water go by.

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Ok, it's not exactly functional, but it is interesting and unique. And the dogs like to visit it.

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It's also in need of repair. The Riverland Terrace Garden Club is putting on a fundraiser dinner this weekend to raise some money to repair the windmill.

Windmill Fundraiser

The Riverland Terrace Garden Club is raising funds to repair and paint its Dutch-style windmill.

Chef Barry Waldrop, owner of Stono Cafe Catering, will prepare a dinner Saturday to raise the $3,000 needed for the project.

The windmill, built by John Roessler at the Wappoo Cut around 1936, was a landmark along the Intracoastal Waterway. It was donated to the club and moved near Elliott's Cut adjacent to the Plymouth Avenue firehouse boat landing and playground in 2000.

The dinner menu is croissants, fall salad, herb encrusted pork tenderloin with a port wine demi-glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and a fall berry cobbler. A silent auction will be held during the event, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the James Island Baptist Church social hall.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Charleston Post Card Co., 182 Plymouth Ave., James Island. Or call Edith Mclemore, event chair, at 762-0771 or Barbara Knight, president, at 762-1243.