MYRTLE BEACH — The Shriners are in Myrtle Beach for the 40th annual South Atlantic Shrine Association Fall Festival that features a parade on their last day in town.
The parade, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday will run on Ocean Boulevard from 12th Avenue South to 29th Avenue South.
Ocean Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday between Seventh Avenue South and the parade’s end point.
The group’s mission is to promote the quality of care and quality of life of children served by the Shriners Hospital for Children. This year’s festival theme is “party with a purpose.”
Also on Saturday, free screening’s will be offered at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s main office at 1201 North Oak Street. Families of children with a bone, muscle or joint condition are encouraged to attend the screening between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A medical provider will meet individually with each child and their family to determine if the child is a candidate for services at the Shriners Hospital.
For more information about the festival and the organization visit www.southatlanticsa.org.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.