State dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism helps Georgetown

akelley@thesunnews.comSeptember 30, 2013 

The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism plans to help promote Georgetown following the Front Street fire that destroyed seven historic buildings.

Duane Parrish, director of the department visited the town Monday afternoon, according to a press release.

“Governor [Nikki] Haley wants people to continue visiting Georgetown,” he said. “She wants them to see the treasure and history you have in this community and she wants us to help share the message that you’re open for business.”

The department will use tourism marketing resources to promote the city and upcoming events like the Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon and 5k and the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show.

Bloggers who write for will be dispatched to Georgetown for upcoming posts about food, golf, arts, culture, outdoors, family travel and off-the-beaten path highlights.

The State Park Service collected donations at the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park raising more than $1,200 for the Front Street Fire Relief Fund at First Citizens Bank in Georgetown.

For more information, contact Marion Edmonds at or 803-734-1370.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at

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