Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Vision care

Community helps Lions in mission

The Myrtle Beach Lions Club held a fundraiser on March 9 at Carrabba's, 6803 N. Kings Highway.

We would like to thank all those who helped make this a very successful project.

The Lions Club's main purpose is sight preservation and restoration.

Without the funds necessary we can not help the less fortunate people of the community get eye exams and glasses.

However, thanks to the business people's generosity in donations for the silent auction, the management of Carrabba's for the wonderful lunch and the community's participation in this event, it was a great success. We would also like to thank TV station WMBF for their coverage and celebrity waiters.

This was our second year of partnership with Carrabba's restaurant, and we hope to make this an annual event.

The Myrtle Beach Lions Club motto is "We serve," and thanks to the community we are able to do this.

Mary Jackson

Myrtle Beach Lions Club President

Thank you

Assistance on beach much appreciated

My son Geoff and his wife, Carmela, were stranded on the beach 3 miles north of our home. I would like to thank two fine gentlemen who came to their aid March 12. Their golf cart was stuck on the beach after a minor mishap. They were miles from home with no way to get back. As they began pushing it, Dennis, from Kingston Plantation, stopped while jogging to see if he could help. He volunteered to help them push it. It was hard work, yet he stayed with them. On the way a lovely couple also stopped to see if they could help. Bill and his wife also joined in to help them. As Bill helped push the cart, his wife went ahead to get them and our dog some water. They didn't get a chance to get the last names of these wonderful people who came to our rescue. God bless their generous hearts. We hope they see this letter to let them know how much we appreciated their rescue, for helping us push the golf cart back, for the water, and for their company. We feel blessed to be a part of the Myrtle Beach community.

Gary A. Guanciale

Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet 2020

Departments critical to race's success

On behalf of Murrells Inlet 2020, I would like to thank the Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Department and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office for a wonderful job with our latest fundraising event, the 5K Race for the Inlet on March 20th.

The 5K race takes place along U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, so their assistance is crucial to ensure the safety of the approximately 600 runners, walkers and bicyclists.

Both the Fire Department under Chief Norman Knight and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office stay involved and are willing to help the community in any way they can. They assist Murrells Inlet with many events throughout the year to ensure that the public is kept safe.

We appreciate your dedication to the community and all of the hard work you do on a daily basis. Thank you.

Jennifer Averette

Executive director,

Murrells Inlet 2020

Lacrosse growth

Named deterrents aren't real hurdles

Re "Lacrosse shoots for spot in school," March 23 article:

When I read the comments of Herman Norman, who is in charge of athletics and the physical education curriculum in Horry County, I sighed and said, "Same old story." The S.C. Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and the Myrtle Beach Lacrosse Club, which later became the Socastee High lacrosse team, were incorporated in December 1999. Our chapter began traveling the state promoting lacrosse for boys and girls. The initial deterrents were the same as expressed by Norman: no money, no coaches, no officials, no field space, cost of travel. Today, there are more than 50 boys and girls public school lacrosse teams competing for the state championship under the auspices of the SCHSL. The teams all have coaches, field space, officials and are mostly financed through fundraising by parents booster groups. Many of the schools tell us lacrosse is their third and in some case second revenue-producing sport. The apathy of the local schools is the biggest hurdle to providing a wonderful sports experience to the kids, not the reasons given by Norman.

Hal Ness

Executive vice president, S.C. Chapter of U.S.

Lacrosse, Pawleys Island