Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo
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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
1. Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached.
2. Hurricane season is here, and emergency preparedness is the subject of an educational seminar at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. The public is invited to attend. Presenters include the city and county emergency management teams. It’s a chance for residents to ask questions about protecting family and property and learn about preparing for a disaster.
3. The official naming ceremony for the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center is 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 22, at the center. General Reed’s family will be on hand, along with others familiar with the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base history. The center previously was known as the Base Recreation Center and was given to the City of Myrtle Beach when the Air Force Base closed in 1993.
4. See the updated Events list at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.
5. The repainting of the Whaling Wall at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is the subject of our Photos of the Week. Local artist Tommy Simpson is giving the mural a fresh coat of paint (provided by Sherwin Williams) and a few extra highlights. The iconic mural was created by international artist Wyland in 1993 and has been a fixture on the Convention Center’s exterior ever since. It’s the 49th in a series of 100 whaling murals by Wyland around the world. Simpson’s work is expected to be finished in about six weeks.
6. Did you know… That the City of Myrtle Beach has 412 vehicles in its automotive fleet, along with 400-plus lawn mowers, boats, trailers, golf carts, ATVs, Jet Skis, message boards, backhoes, air compressors and other miscellaneous rolling stock? The 412 vehicles include 19 firetrucks and ambulances, 104 automobiles and 289 SUVs, pickups and other trucks.
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