To the Editor:

Palmetto Animal League’s 12th annual Bid for PAL Online Auction was held Aug. 5-8, raising essential funds for our No Kill Adoption Center located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park. Each item sold in the auction now represents life-saving support for the abandoned, abused, and neglected animals PAL rescues every day.   

Times are tough for many businesses, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous donors who provided fantastic items for our auction. PAL would like to thank our Partners in Rescue: John Kilmer Fine Interiors, Gifted Hilton Head, and other area businesses that supported the auction.

Our appreciation also goes out to our dedicated media partners: The Bluffton Sun/Hilton Head Sun, Dick Broadcasting (Bob 106.9, G100, Rewind 107.9 and FM 96.1 The Island), and other local media that helped publicize the event.

The Bid for PAL Online Auction, which helps PAL rescue hundreds of animals every year, would not have been possible without the commitment of PAL marketing committee chair Terry Bergeron and other devoted volunteers who canvassed the community for auction items. Special thanks to The Bluffton Sun/The Hilton Head Sun for going above and beyond to help us spread the word about PAL’s most important fundraiser of the year.

Anyone who wishes to support PAL’s compassionate, no kill animal rescue programs can adopt, foster, donate, or volunteer at

Stephanie Bashaw

Development Coordinator,

Palmetto Animal League

To the Editor:

Likely I will never have the funds to produce my own movie. But if I do strike it rich some day, my movie will try to answer the decades old demand in Foreigner’s 1984 song, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Classic rock. You should give it a listen.

While the title words are being sung, followed by “I want you to show me,” certain things go through my mind like: Did he ever find what love is? If not, then my movie would attempt to satisfy the singer’s passionate pleas.

And how would I do this? Well, I am usually listening to Pandora radio while shaving, so I have a lot of time to think. And when Foreigner’s song is played, certain images go through my mind. The movie comes to life!

I selected Jesus Christ as the main character. And while he is beaten, mocked and humiliated by Pilate’s guards, the words from Foreigner’s song are playing in the background (“I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me”). 

The next scene shows Jesus on the path to Golgotha. Beaten, spat at, and mocked (“I wanna feel what love is… I know you can show me”).

And then the final scene will show Jesus being tortured and murdered on the cross. My suggested lyrics would be: “Now I know what Love is … it is what you just showed me.”

The movie ends. The credits appear. A single character: Jesus Christ. Music by Foreigner.

Gene Ceccarelli