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The Public Information Department maintains an electronic repository of Friday Fax documents that dates back to January 2018.  To view and download Friday Fax Memos, see the Friday Fax Memo Library webpage.  To receive this weekly listing of meeting schedules and agendas via email, visit http://eepurl.com/idi4uX, scan the QR code, or complete the form at the bottom of this webpage.


FRIDAY FAX – JUNE  14, 2024  (Click here to download the full PDF.)

1. Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

 
2. The Neighborhood Services Department hosts the annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration beginning at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15. The parade route will be along North Oak Street, Mr. Joe White Avenue, Carver Street and 18th Avenue North. It begins at the Myrtle Beach City Services Building, 921 North Oak Street, and ends at Carver Street and 18th Avenue North.  A portion of Carver Street will be closed from 18th Avenue North to Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street. Parade line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. for parade participants. The Neighborhood Services Department asks you to enter the line behind the Myrtle Beach City Services building on North Oak Street. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Following the parade, “Clean Comedian, Nikitta B,” hosts the Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Charlie’s Place. The event features an Afrocentric fashion show, food vendors, craft vendors, community members and live performances by “Live in the Flesh Band,” Don Colton, Myrtle Beach Middle School Dance Team, Golden Fury Drumline and Socastee High School.  Questions? Call April Johnson or Matthias Grissett at 843-918-1062.

4. The community is invited to attend a 25th anniversary celebration for Myrtle Beach Fire Station No. 1. The drop-in style event is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Fire Station No. 1, 1250 Mr. Joe White Avenue.  Families are welcome to attend to meet firefighters and see the fire engine.  Station No. 1 is the busiest and oldest fire station in Myrtle Beach.

5. The aluminum can collection continues after Carolina Country Music Fest for the Burned Children's Fund. A large red trailer is parked at Fire Station No. 3, 2108 South Kings Highway, to allow everyone to bring aluminum cans for recycling. The cans will be exchanged for money and donated to the Burned Children’s Fund, which helps pediatric burn patients and their families. All you need to do is throw your empty aluminum cans in the trailer to help a child in need! More than 14,000 aluminum cans were collected during the Carolina Country Music Fest.

6. The City of Myrtle Beach, Horry County Government, the City of Conway and City of North Myrtle Beach have begun a multi-jurisdictional effort to understand the opioid crisis and its impacts within our community. In partnership with Health Management Associates (HMA), the municipalities are conducting a community survey to develop an evidence-based, comprehensive Remediation Action Plan. During the data collection phase, gaining feedback and input from key stakeholders in our communities is important to understand what prevention and treatment services are available, what services are needed and what barriers exist to accessibility.  Follow the links below to complete the survey, which is available through July 8, at midnight.

Survey for Providers

https://healthmanagement.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1z8880IiUQsOGW2

Survey in English

https://healthmanagement.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eAhLn3oppQp5A2

Survey in Spanish

https://healthmanagement.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71nn7AnYQdDvcqi

7. Set a reminder! Myrtle Beach's annual “Camp Atlantis” mermaid camp registration opens Tuesday, June 18. Participants will learn how to kick and glide through the water like mermaids and create ocean-themed crafts. Kids ages six to 10 are welcome to join our aquatics staff at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center swimming pool August 5-9. Participants must pass a swim test of 25 yards before registering. Lunch and snacks are not provided. Mermaids may wish to bring their own monofin, although it is not required. Drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m. and mermaids must be picked up at 2:00 p.m. Cost of registration is $50 for city residents or $85 for non-city residents. Space is limited, so be sure to set a reminder! For more information or to register, click “Aquatics, then Aquatics Special Events,” here: https://registration.myrtlebeachprst.com/CourseActivities.... Contact Kaitlyn Holmes to schedule a swimming test at: kholmes@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

8. It's not too late to tackle your summer reading goals! Myrtle Beach's Summer Reading programs are underway at Chapin Memorial Library. Ages four to 17 can earn points by reading or listening to audio books throughout the program. The reading goal for participants grades PreK to fifth is 1,200 minutes, and grades six through 12 is 1,500 minutes. The program continues through July 22. Start to gather your summer reading list! Questions? Call 843-917-1275.

9. City of Myrtle Beach offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe the Juneteenth holiday and Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. However, solid waste and recycling will be collected on the regular Monday-through-Thursday schedule for both holidays.

10. Are you interested in buying or selling unique gifts? Horry County Council on Aging is hosting an Indoor Yard and Craft Sale from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday June 22, at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Avenue North. For vending information, contact Desiree McCray at 843-626-3991.

11. Make plans to attend the Fifth Annual Myrtle Beach International Culture Festival! The festival, featuring delicious food and vendors, will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, at Chapin Park. If you’re interested in vendor space, contact Lisa Coombs at 843-450-3787.

12. Bring the entire family to the Independence Day Fireworks show set for 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 4, at Second Avenue Pier. Don’t forget, you can see a spectacular beach-front fireworks show at 9:00 p.m., every Wednesday at the Second Avenue Pier, through August 28. Events are sponsored by the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance.


13. Mark your calendar for the Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance’s “Nights at Nance,” concert series.
Each spring and fall, MBDA hosts its four-concert series featuring local bands from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on select Thursdays in Nance Plaza. The free fall series begins Thursday, September 12.  It continues through October 24, with a spooktacular family-friendly Halloween celebration.

Nights at Nance Fall 2024 Schedule:

  • September 12: The 100 Grand Band – Start the season with the soulful sounds of The 100 Grand Band, renowned for their R&B and funk performances. Their set list is full of classic line-dance tunes to modern dance favorites.
  • September 26: Julio & The Saltines – Enjoy an evening of rock, party hits and more when Julio & The Saltines take the stage. Dancing shoes will be required for this concert as everyone will be dancing.
  • October 10: Southern Kind – Rock out with Southern Kind performing rock, soul and dance tunes while delivering high-energy performances of classic hits.
  • October 24: Tru Sol – Join Nights at Nance for a Halloween bash featuring Tru Sol, one of the Grand Strand’s hottest bands, known for their electrifying performances and dynamic stage presence. The evening will also include a costume contest for all ghouls and goblins with exciting prizes. The Halloween concert with Tru Sol will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

14. Art in the Park returns in the fall at Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden in the Market Common. The event is set for 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13 and November 9 and 10. It’s hosted by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild. The free-to-attend shows feature local and traveling artists. Artwork for sale includes paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone and more. Visit artsyparksy.com for more information.

15. Myrtle Beach’s Police and Fire Departments are preparing for a busy summer ahead, which is the subject of our Photos of the Week. Beach patrol officers and ocean rescue swimmers spent time training water-rescue techniques in a variety of scenarios using different emergency equipment.  First responders will often use a buoy for short-distance or single-victim rescues.  For multi-victim rescues, or if the person in trouble is far offshore, the rescue board and jet ski are used to make quicker contact and provide additional flotation.  The Police and Fire Departments patrol the beaches throughout the summer to help those in need…  And practice makes perfect! .

16. Did You Know… That the Myrtle Beach Fire Department’s Ocean Rescue Division had 4,170 beachgoer contacts in 2023?  Beachgoer contacts are instances when the department advises or provides essential safety information to the public while patrolling the beach.  According to the 2023 Annual Report, rescue swimmers also performed 56 water entries, 16 jet ski launches and seven paddle board rescues while responding to water emergencies.  The Ocean Rescue Division is Aquatic Rescue Response Team (AART) accredited and is a recognized United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) organization. 

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