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Horry County Memorial Library to Hold Used Book Sale

Conway, South Carolina-A used book sale will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013, through Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Horry County Memorial Library System’s administrative offices located at 1008 Fifth Avenue in Conway.  Hardback books are just $1 and paperbacks are only $0.50!  All funds raised during this special sale will go towards the Horry County Memorial Library Endowment Fund that funds speakers and programs to benefit the entire library system.   

 

The Horry County Memorial Library System has ten branches located throughout the County and a traveling Bookmobile.  For information on the used book sale, contact the Horry County Memorial Library System’s Administrative Offices at 843-248-1544.



Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee Partners with Local Groups to Cleanup George Bishop Parkway

Conway, South Carolina - The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will partner with the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and the Coastal Carolina University’s EcoReps to cleanup the George Bishop Parkway Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at the South Carolina Real Estate Network located at 3721 Wesley Street in Myrtle Beach at 9 a.m.  

The event is aiming to be one of the largest cleanups of the fall and hopes to bring many locals and students out to combat litter.  Last year, volunteers cleaned up over 1,000 pounds of trash.  Project leaders expect to exceed last year’s totals. 

For more information or to find out how to get involved, contact Heather Tenney with the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors at 843-839-8082 or Nancy Tindall with the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee at 843-915-7893.



L.W. Paul Living History Farm Fall Harvest & Syrup Making Day

Conway, South Carolina — The L. W. Paul Living History Farm will hold a free Fall Harvest and Syrup Making Day Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

 

A large part of farm life in the first half of the twentieth century was old-fashioned syrup making.  Locals grew cane and cooked syrup in the fall for the upcoming year.  Cooking down the raw juice into sweet cane syrup became a celebration and gathering for the community.  The sugar cane used for making the syrup is grown on site. Minnie the Mule will demonstrate traditional cane grinding. Traditional early farm living techniques will also be demonstrated throughout the day. This includes Lye soap making, grinding corn, hand stitch sewing, log cutting, cooking on a wood stove, butter making and more.  The homemade syrup, stone ground grits and corn meal will be available for purchase in the Visitor’s Center snack shop area. 

The L. W. Farm is located at Hwy. 701 North, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Conway, SC 29526. For further information, please call 843-365-5396 or e-mail



Horry County Museum to Open in New Location

Conway, South Carolina — The Horry County Museum, formerly located at 428 Main Street in Conway, will reopen Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 9 a.m. at its new location in the Historic Burroughs School building located at 805 Main Street in Conway.    

 

The Historic Burroughs School, constructed between 1905 and 1909, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The newly renovated and larger facility has allowed the Museum to provide bigger exhibits, more nationally recognized traveling exhibits, and public programming in the auditorium.  New exhibits include: 

  • Photography-a changing gallery that currently features local photographer Jack Thompson. 
  • Textiles-another changing gallery that highlights historic sewing machines, washing machines, quilts and costumes. 
  • A gallery in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with items from the South Carolina Museum and the 7th South Carolina Infantry reenactment group. 
  • A reconstructed waddle and daub Native American house with artifacts from the area. 
  • Natural History-showcasing native animals including black bears, birds of prey, fossils, and alligators. 
  • Grand Strand-An area that tells the story of the 20th Century Grand Strand and our tourism culture.
  • Military History-This exciting new area features a camp similar to Peter Horry’s campaign tent as well as relics of life from the Civil War and the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. 
  • Agriculture & Industry-Illustrates the progression of agriculture from naval stores and turpentine to logging and eventually tobacco cultivation in Horry County. 
  • Open Storage-A home for artifacts that are fascinating but not a part of the themed galleries.   
The Horry County Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on County holidays.  For more information, contact the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320.


Clean Up Event Scheduled for Bucksport

Conway, South Carolina-The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist the Distinguished Men of Bucksport with a local clean-up even of Bucksport Road on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in an effort to keep our communities clean.  Interested volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center, located at 1370 Bucksport Road in Conway.

For more information, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



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