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Keep Horry County Beautiful Announces Tree Dedication Ceremony

Conway, South Carolina – The Yaupon Garden Club and the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, along with PalmettoPride, announce an Arbor Day  dedicationtree dedication ceremony December 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Vereen Memorial Gardens located at 2250 Highway 179 in Little River.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Garden Club was awarded a Community Pride grant in 2015 from PalmettoPride for the purpose of purchasing trees to be installed at the gardens.  Members of the Garden Club, staff from Horry County Parks and Recreation and Horry County Planning and Zoning have designed and planted flowering Dogwood, American Holly, Black Cherry and Turkey Oak trees in the gardens in an effort to beautify and recreate the natural character of the Olde Kings Highway.  NOTE:Vereen Memorial Gardens contains a 300-foot segment of the original Olde  The King's Highway, which  was a roughly 1,300-mile colonial road laid out from between 1650 and 1735. in the American colonies.  The highway was ordered built by Charles II of England who directed his colonial governors to link Charleston, South Carolina, and to Boston, Massachusetts. There are few portions of the roadway that remain undeveloped or accessible to the public.

For 20 years, the Yaupon Garden Club has participated with Horry County in the care and maintenance of Vereen Memorial Gardens.  These activities have included planting trees and shrubs and removing litter, weeds, and debris from the 115 acres of coastal forest, tidal marsh and waterfront along the intracoastal Intracoastal Waterway.front.  The Club formally adopted Vereen Memorial Gardens in February 2015.  By adopting the Gardens, the Yaupon Garden Club has agreed to hold six cleanups between February 2015 and February 2017.  Keep Horry County Beautiful, which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to provide the gloves, vests, bags, and grabbers for the cleanups.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is November 24, 2015, at 2:30 PM in Multi-purpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-7893). 

Oath of Office Scheduled for County Elected Officials

Conway, South Carolina – The Oath of Office Ceremony for returning and newly elected county officials will be held on Friday, December 12, at 12 p.m. in Horry County Council Chambers located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. The Oath of Office will be taken by Mark Lazarus (Council Chairman), Harold Worley (Council District 1), Bill Howard (Council District 2), Tyler Servant (Council District 5), James Frazier (Council District 7), Johnny Vaught (Council District 8),  Al Allen (Council District 11), and Kathy Ward (County Probate Judge).