We’ll start with a look at things that happened in September. We had a busy month at Boulineau’s with several community events.
Serving the Community
First, we fed several hundred first responders at North Myrtle Beach high school for the first annual first-responders appreciation dinner. The North Myrtle Beach High School cafeteria provided the space and Boulineau’s provided fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and rolls. Several other local businesses also pitched in with food, drinks, and desserts.
Next up, we participated in Beach Sweep Clean up. This annual state-wide event involves people along the coast and across the state getting together to clean up our rivers, waterways, and coastline. Boulineau’s had a team of over 35 people participate. We covered the area from the Pelican Motel north encompassing just over 3 miles. In total, we picked up over 50 pounds of trash. We are looking to do these clean-ups on a quarterly basis and welcome participation from our customers and fans. More details will be forthcoming. Another clean up group discovered what are believed to be human bones when working on Waties Island. The most interesting thing we found was a working flashlight.
Finally, we had our fourth annual customer appreciation and truckload meat sale. This annual event brings people from all over the state (and beyond) for the great deals on meat and more. We also provided free lunch on Friday and Saturday of the sale. We truly appreciate our customers and work hard to show them.
News Tidbits and More
Traffic came to a halt for about 30 minutes on September 25th when a house that was being moved became stuck on the concrete barrier on Route 17. The house was being transported from Cherry Grove Beach to a lot off of highway 57. Once the sheriff’s department was able to readjust the trailer carrying the house, traffic was again flowing and the house successfully reached its destination.
Did you know that North Myrtle Beach is the home of the world championship for mini-golf? October 9th thru 11th will attract the best mini-golfers from all over the world to compete in a three-day event to crown the winner. The total cash prize is $20,000! You can learn more by clicking here.
The City of North Myrtle Beach will be installing a new LED sign at the corner of Robert Edge Parkway and Route 17 (as you come into NMB). This sign can withstand winds up to 140 mph. Content for the sign will promote events taking place as well as provide information during hurricanes and other emergencies.
An election in the City of North Myrtle Beach takes place on November 5th. If you are a resident and have not registered to vote, you have until October 5th to register. You can learn more by contacting City Hall. There will be a “Meet the Candidates Forum” on October 17th from 4 to 5 pm at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. The public is encouraged to attend and get to know the candidates running for the office of City Council.
October is a month with tons of great things to do here in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area.
The Little River Shrimp Fest draws folks from all over the east coast to enjoy delicious fresh seafood, a variety of vendors, and live entertainment. This event takes place on October 12th and 13th. For more information, click here.
The 2019 Fur Ball Gala benefitting the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach will be held on Saturday, October 12th at Local on the Water. This annual event provides much needed funds for our local shelter and the animals they are helping. For tickets and more information, visit their website by clicking here.
Also happening on Saturday, October 12th is the Annual Cruise to the Coast Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show. This event takes place at Barefoot Landing and is presented by the NMB Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free! You can contact the Chamber for more information.
For our motorcycle enthusiasts, the annual Fall Rally takes place from September 30th to October 6th. Every year, thousands of bikers descend upon our area to enjoy the beautiful weather and our awesome beaches. A variety of activities are happening during the week. For more information, click here.
Howl-O-Scream returns this year on October 26th from 5 to 9 pm at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. Open to all ages, the Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University’s Recreation Management class work together to convert the complex into an amazing spooky site. Activities range from hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. There are also different areas offering either a “scare free” or a “scare zone” experience. There is a small fee to attend. More information is available here.
Bingo starts here at Boulineau’s on October 15th. Coffee and donuts are provided and a good time is practically guaranteed. Bingo will be held in the second floor meeting room every Tuesday from 9 until 11:00 am. With cool prizes, delicious donuts, and great company, we’re sure you’ll want to return again and again.
Our 29th annual tent sale and flea market takes place on October 19th. This annual event draws people from all over to check out the awesome bargains. We’ll have discontinued items, damaged items, one of a kind finds, and overstocked merchandise all at greatly reduced prices. Plan now to attend as this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Looking ahead November will bring another customer appreciation event here at Boulineau’s, the annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, the beautiful boat regatta on the Intracoastal waterway, and so much more. Tune in next month for details.
Boulineau’s is your one-stop shopping destination for everything you need for a great beach vacation here in Cherry Grove. Since 1948, we’ve been providing locals and visitors with a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience coupled with exceptional customer service. Stop by today and experience the Boulineau’s difference. You’ll see why Boulineau’s is “where everybody goes”!
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