Pet fair slated for Saturday
Surfside Beach will host a Pet Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Surfside Beach Dog Park at the corner of Willow Drive and First Avenue North.
A rabies clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and will be conducted by Ark Animal Hospital. Local animal resucye groups will also be in attendance.
For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at 843-650-9548.
Sav-R-Cats to host Cinco de Meow
Sav-R-Cats Adoption Center will host Cinco de Mayo from 6-10 p.m. May 7 at the Surfside Bowling Center.
Two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental, costs $10. Bowl, play pool, have a snack and beverage, and enjoy a 50-50 raffle. They will also give away a 50-inch Vizio smart TV and a 38-inch sound bar.
For more information or to reserve an alley, call 843-222-8057 or 843-222-7804.
Horry County 4-H visits the state capitol
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 was 4-H Legislative Day at the State Capitol.
4-Hers from all of the county programs in South Carolina educated members of the South Carolina legislative delegation and their staff about the importance of 4-H programs.
Horry County 4-H members Nora Hurt, Hannah Wibel, and Trinity Walker, 4-Hparent, Shannon Walker, and 4-H agent Miracle Lewis were present. They met with their senator, Luke Rankin, and local representatives, Kevin Hardee, Heather Crawford, Gregory Duckworth, Jeff Johnson, Stephen Goldfinch, and Russell Fry.
They met with Josh Baker from the Governor’s office and received an update on political issues. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the state house and to appreciate the time their legislators took to meet with them.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. If you need special accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in a class, please notify our office at 843-365-6715, not less than one week prior to the class.
Humane Society adds four new directors
The Grand Strand Humane Society (GSHS) announces the addition of four new directors to its Executive Board of Directors during its Annual Executive Board Meeting, held on February 29th at the Myrtle Beach Firehouse on 38th Avenue North. This addition brings the total number on the GSHS Board of Directors to 10.
Current members include: Elena Nicholas, current President, Dave Dettling, current Vice President, Greg Thompson, current Treasurer, Susan Means, current Director, Larry Bragg, current Director, Carol Wallauer, current Director, and new members include: Frank Espinal, Missy Davisson, Amy Wingard, and Yvette Caufield.
The Grand Strand Humane Society is located at 241 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. To find out more about the Grand Strand Humane Society, go to www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com.
Masonic Lode donates portrait of George Washington
On April 5, the Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge No. 353 donated a portrait of George Washington to the Myrtle Beach High School.
It’s part of a fundraiser the South Carolina Masons started to help put George Washington back in our schools it is also a fundraiser to support Juvenile Diabetes Research. George Washington stands before you in a full-length portrait by Gilbert Stuart. The painting, done in 1796, is known as the Lansdowne portrait because it was a gift to the Marquis of Lansdowne, an English supporter of American independence, from Senator and Mrs. William Bingham of Pennsylvania. One of the originals is still hanging in the White House today as it was saved by First Lady Dolley Madison during the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812.
Winding River residents donate to vets education
On Feb. 26, the Winding River Veterans Association (WRVA) presented a check for $1,000, on behalf of Winding River Residents, to Ms. Elina DiConstanzo, Director of Resource Development for the Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF.)
The money will be used to support their PAVE (Partnership for Veterans Education) Program, which allows Vets to work part-time at the college while they attend classes to prepare them for re-entry into the private sector. Given the limited funds PAVE has available, your $1,000 is a significant sum that will allow one more Vet to attend BCC..