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Morgan's Dixie Wish charms to go on sale
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Haylie Rush, Josey Denney and Morgan Seckinger show off the charms. - photo by Photo submitted

Morgan’s Dixie Wish Crocs charms will go on sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Citizens Bank locations in Springfield, Rincon and Port Wentworth.

The charms will be sold for $5 apiece and all proceeds will go to Imperial Sugar refinery explosion victims of Effingham County.

The charms are named for Morgan Seckinger, whose father Paul Seckinger was badly burned in the Feb. 7 explosion.

Two hundred charms will be available at each location. There also will be T-shirts available for $15 each, with proceeds also going to the burn victims.

The idea for the charms came from Morgan and her teacher at Ebenezer Elementary School, Stacie Ortiz, said Morgan’s grandmother Karen Seckinger, a teacher at Springfield Elementary.

“Her teacher said it would help Morgan feel like she’s doing something important and is taking part in her daddy getting well,” Karen Seckinger.

The charms are designed with the Dixie Crystals logo, the company that called the Port Wentworth refinery home for nearly 80 years and was bought out by Imperial Sugar.

“I feel so blessed to live in a county that has such wonderful supporting families who give so much to so many causes,” said Ortiz said.

She also thanked local news outlets for helping to spread the word, Teezers Team Sports for making the T-shirts and to EES principal Beth Kight.

“Most of all, the biggest thanks go to the generosity of the Jibbitz Corporation for their donation of the 1,000 charms,” Ortiz said.

Karen Seckinger also urged people to take part in the Shepherd Community Blood Center drive at the Port Wentworth gym on April 29 from 1-8 p.m. and on April 30 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.