Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo
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JUNE 2, 2023 FRIDAY FAX (Click here to download the PDF.)
1. Visit the Meeting Schedule webpage to view a list of upcoming meetings with agendas.
2. Register today to join Myrtle Beach’s tech and business community at the FAST Fest Press Night event on Tuesday, June 6, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the HTC Aspire Hub, 509 Ninth Avenue North. The free event includes speakers, networking, food, a FAST Fest preview and more! Attendees will connect with local entrepreneurs, business leaders and other like-minded individuals to learn about the latest industry trends, discuss the economic impact of innovation and learn more about FAST Fest, a free, educational tech conference set for Saturday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., at HGTC’s Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane. The event is moderated by Jennifer Hotai, Co-Founder of CauseVerse and Grand Strand Web3 Guild. Press Night speakers include: Anna Strickland, Santee Cooper’s Local Government and Economic Development Representative; City of Myrtle Beach’s Chief Innovation Officer Howard W. Waldie, IV; and, Nelly Tacheva, CEO and Founder of Tangra. To learn more and register, see https://bit.ly/eMYRgePressNight.
3. The deadline to apply for the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 9. The 42nd session begins July 10 and classes take place on Monday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Warren S. Gall Police Annex, 3340 Mustang Street. Applicants must be Horry County residents who are least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, pass a criminal history check and pass a driver’s license background check. For additional information and to download the application, visit https://bit.ly/MBPDCitizensPoliceAcademy.
4. Save the date and join us at Myrtle Beach’s annual Juneteenth Celebration! The event is set for 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street, and includes a unity parade, live music, poetry, vendors, Gullah Geechee storytelling, children’s games and more. Questions? Contact Neighborhood Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-918-1061 for details.
5. A comprehensive list of city-related activities, events, festivals and recreation programs is available on the city’s website. The Events webpage is updated weekly.
6. Myrtle Beach honored fallen heroes with the Jack Platt Veterans Walk on Ocean Boulevard on Monday, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week. A World War II veteran, the late Jack Platt was a firm believer in recognizing Memorial Day with a walk on Ocean Boulevard. This year’s rainy weather kept numbers low, but spirits were high, as veterans and family members walked in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This annual Memorial Day tradition concludes with a Battlefield Cross Ceremony, conducted by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association at the former Pavilion site. The Battlefield Cross is a touching tribute to the men and women who were buried where they fell or in one of many “stone gardens” here and in countries across the world, where the United States has defended freedom. To view these photos and more, visit our Photos of the Week Library webpage.
7. Did you know... That Chapin Memorial Library celebrates its 74th anniversary on June 1, 2023? A public library originally opened in 1939 on North Kings Highway in the old Chamber of Commerce building, which was unused at the time. That library started with 501 books. During World War II, the library moved to the Chapin Company building as part of the government recreation program for soldiers stationed at the Myrtle Beach Army Air Field. The library returned to the Chamber building following the war, but relocated in May 1947 to the old USO building in the 1200 block of North Ocean Boulevard, before briefly moving back to the Chapin Company. In August 1948, the Chapin Foundation provided $40,000 for a library building on city parkland and $2,000 more for landscaping. The city’s Chapin Memorial Library opened June 1, 1949, in its current location and has been expanded four times. It’s the only city-owned library in the state.