This past weekend EarthWay Real Estate had the pleasure of sponsoring the 9th Annual Back Yard Eats event, supporting the James Island Food Bank! 

Back Yard Eats is a local fundraiser held by Kristi Reagor who put together an incredible event in her own back yard that is held to raise money and collect canned foods for The James Island Outreach/Food Bank



5 local chefs came together and competed in a cook-off, this year the theme was meatballs. This year’s cook-off competitors where Mark Sykes, Victoria Payne, Tracey Allen, Stephen Bates and Randy Reagor and boy did they come to win! Attendees sampled each cook’s meatball dish and then voted on their favorite. The meatball stylings included Sweetish meatballs, Russian meatballs, salmon meatballs, Mexican inspired meatballs, and last but-not-least, meatball stroganoff.  It was a very tough decision for all, a decision that in many cases required multiple tastings!!!!! In the end, Tracey Allen won with his Mexican inspired meatballs! 

While everyone was working on their meatballs and sitting by the fire, we enjoyed Austin Chiasson singing and playing guitar. A drawing was held to raise money for The James Island Outreach. All the guests came ready to donate canned food and their generosity was something very special to behold. The entire back of Randy Reagors pick-up truck was absolutely filled!! 

We here at EarthWay Real Estate would like to thank everyone who came out and donated or volunteered their time so generously especially Christi Sykes and Mary Bates. Austin Chiasson for the music, and Mark Sykes, Tracey Allen, Stephen Bates, and Randy Reagor for their variety of delicious meatballs. But we would really like to give a huge thank you to Kristi Reagor for not only putting this together for the 9th season, but allowing EarthWay Real Estate to be a proud sponsor of her amazing event! 

If you would like to learn more about James Island Outreach visit their website at

EarthWay Real Estate is conveniently located in the sunny seaside community of Folly Beach specializing in real estate in Folly Beach, James Island, West Ashley, Summerville, Johns Island, and all of the greater Charleston SC area. EarthWay Real Estate is dedicated to a strong community focus, global stewardship, and real estate for YOUR changing world. We aim not only to provide the best real estate services available anywhere, but to be a valuable part of our community and continue to give back!