The Citadel Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day at the Beach House.

The Citadel Beach House located on Isle of Palms

The Citadel Beach House located on Isle of Palms

The 14th Annual Citadel Employee Appreciation Day occurred yesterday at The Citadel Beach House at the Isle of Palms. It was my first Citadel Employee Appreciation Day and I was lucky enough to be on the planning committee that put on this special event. Close to 400 Citadel employees came out to enjoy the annual festivities including food, music, basketball, sand volleyball, horse shoes, free T-shirts, plenty of giveaways, service pinning ceremony, oh and the beach of course.  It was beautiful day in the morning and then the rain came in the afternoon.  Employees who attended the event said that they can never remember it raining before but either way everyone had a great time.  The employees that I spoke to really enjoyed just being able to relax and enjoy each other’s company outside of the regular work setting.

Did you know the actual name for the beach house is The Citadel McCormick Beach House?   Colonel Robert R. McCormick, who started a relationship with General Summerall in World War I, deeded his estate in 1941 to The Citadel with the stipulation that General Summerall would live there.  After General Summeralls passing in 1955, The Citadel sold the estate and purchased what is now the property where The Citadel McCormick Beach House resides.  After, hurricane Hugo in 1989 the Citadel rebuilt the property using the same structure that was there in 1958.

Citadel employees enjoying their time at the party

Citadel employees enjoying their time at the party

The beach house overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Atlantic Ocean making it a terrific place to host special events.  Anyone can rent the beach house for that special occasion even if you did not go to The Citadel. This five acre house sits right on the beach to make it perfect for outdoor events and has great indoor facilities to make it the total package. If you would like to contact the beach house for renting you can email reserve@citadelalumni.org or call 843-953-BOOK.

The beautiful view from the house

The beautiful view from the house

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