Myrtle Beach notebook | Senior job and volunteer fair seeking businesses, nonprofits

mprabhu@thesunnews.comFebruary 11, 2013 

— The Grand Strand Senior Job and Volunteer Assistance Fair is looking for local employers and nonprofits to participate in the 10th annual event.

City spokesman Mark Kruea said the fair, sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, was originally thought to see two-thirds of people looking for volunteer opportunities.

“It turns out that that’s flipped – two-thirds are looking for part-time employment either because they want it or because they need it,” Kruea said.

There is no fee to participate in the fair for vendors or seniors looking for job or volunteer opportunities.

The fair is not limited to Myrtle Beach residents and businesses, and Kruea said in previous years attendees have come from throughout Horry County and some from Georgetown County.

The fair works to match seniors with companies and nonprofit groups that need assistance, whether it’s full-time, part-time or volunteer.

Businesses and nonprofits interested in being part of the fair can sign up online at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/java.html or call 918-1014.

The fair takes place from 9 a.m. to noon March 18 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak St.

Black History Month Art and Essay Contest

The downstairs hallways at Myrtle Beach City Hall are covered with artwork of students illustrating “African-American Pioneers Who Advanced Science and Technology” past, present and future.

The artwork is part of an art and essay contest in honor of Black History Month and sponsored by the Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center.

Winners will be selected and notified this week. Grade levels have been split into categories – grades one to three, four to eight and nine to 12 – and prizes will be award for first, second and third place.

Winners will be recognized at the Black History Month celebration at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the museum, 900 Dunbar St.

For more information, call 918-1050.

Rhodes to miss Tuesday’s City Council meeting for checkup

Mayor John Rhodes will miss Tuesday’s City Council meeting for a scheduled checkup in Charleston after having brain surgery to repair an aneurysm in December.

Councilman Wayne Gray, who serves as mayor pro tem, will preside over the meeting.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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