MYRTLE BEACH — Hurricane Sandy is raining on some parades, or at least it is expected to.
Coastal Carolina University has canceled its golf cart parade, a staple of homecoming weekend, that was originally scheduled at noon Saturday. The school has also scratched the tailgating competition that was set from noon to 2 p.m. because of the category 1 storm that was about 420 miles (670 kilometers) south-southeast of Charleston Friday evening and projected to hit the east coast early Tuesday.
Coastal Carolina’s game with Liberty and other homecoming events still were on as scheduled.
The 5K Run will still take place at 7:30 a.m., starting at Williams-Brice, rain or shine. Homecoming queen and king will be announced during the game at 3:30 p.m. The Harvest Festival planned by St. Michael Catholic School at Market Common this weekend has been called off. The school is looking for a makeup date at its facility as there were no weekends besides Thanksgiving at Market Common.
Barefoot Landing has also decided to move its Halloween Costume Contests and Fun Day to Sunday. Registration for the costume contests for pets and kids begins at noon in the Lakeview Courtyard. The kids contest begins at 1 p.m. with the pets following. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday.
CREATE! Conway’s Yarnbombing event Dancing With Wool has also been moved to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It takes place at Riverfront Park, and will include the decorating of lampposts and free knitting workshops and refreshments. In the event of rain Sunday, the event will move to Nov. 4. Call 248-3558 for more information.
The Grand Strand Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals event originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Broadway at the Beach has been postponed, according to Broadway’s Facebook page. The event has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Registration will begin at 1 p.m.
Brew at the Zoo, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Brookgreen Gardens has also been postponed, and moved to Sunday at the same time.
North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling said Saturday’s Endless Summer event has been canceled. However, the two headline bands still will perform a free concert from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the OD Beach Club. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for Marsha Morgan Band and The Carolina Breakers. Chamber officials hope for the biggest hurricane party on the Strand. Attendees are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and shagging shoes.
The city’s Howl-O-Scream at McLean Park has also been postponed and rescheduled for Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the park.
The Church of the Resurrection in Surfside Beach has postponed its trunk or treat scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Saturday. That will now be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Riverkeeper Christine Ellis said Saturday’s “If the River Could Talk, Halloween paddle” has been canceled.
Other Halloween and area events scheduled are:
• Celebrity Square Costume Contest, 8 p.m. Saturday, Broadway at the Beach | still scheduled, makeup date of 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Call 444-8032.
• Huntington’s Haunted Halloween, 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Huntington Beach State Park | scheduled rain or shine.
• For those heading north to Wilmington for the Ghost Ship event at the battleship North Carolina, that event has been cancelled.
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