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Posted on: July 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Hellyer's Weekly Update - July 29, 2022

Mayor Hellyers Weekly Update

July 29, 2022

Isn’t it amazing how our community has come together to help one of our local businesses? From fundraisers to help employees, to other local businesses showing their support, this is what our community should be about. Helping those in a time of need. The Town has met with the owner and contractors for Neal and Pam’s Bar and Grill, and I’m told it is progressing. We hope to see them on the way to restoring their business.  

In response to our recent installation of the beach access mats, the Adaptive Surf Project (Myrtle Beach) introduced themselves at our regular Town Council Meeting Tuesday and provided a brief presentation about their purpose, which is to take individuals with disabilities surfing and to ride the waves. This organization wants to assist Surfside Beach in purchasing mats for additional beach access locations and donating beach wheelchairs. Their next event, Wheel to Surf will take place on Saturday, August 13, in Surfside Beach at 13th Ave S. Surf sessions will be from 9 - 2:00 p.m.. We look forward to working with them. More information is available at

We had a Pier Workshop Wednesday morning which included Consensus Construction (Contractor), LS3P (Architect), Collins (Engineer), and Leitner Management (Construction Manager). Along with Administrator Shanahan, all were in attendance to answer Council’s questions. On Thursday, Mr. Shanahan (Town Administrator) held a Citizen’s Workshop to discuss the 2022-2023 budget, provide pier information and answer questions from the public. Both events were well attended. Thank you to all who were able to attend.

The 2022 Ashley G. Ride is a bicycle ride fundraiser event that covers 11 states (starting in California and ending in South Carolina). The Ashley G Charitable Foundation, Inc., was established in 2008 to educate the public about lymphoma in children and teens. The ride started in San Francisco, has covered more than 3,000 miles and is expected to conclude tomorrow at 6 p.m. Saturday, at the 4th Ave. S. beach assess in Surfside Beach. For more information, follow them on Facebook at “The 2022 Ashley G. Ride Finale.” I’m honored they chose Surfside Beach to hold their finale.

Music in the Park will feature “If Birds Could Fly” this Sunday, July 31, starting at 4 p.m. in Memorial Park.

Bring a chair and enjoy the time with your neighbors.

Hold the date of September 7th for the Surfside Beach “Employee Appreciation Day.” Please plan to come. Details to be disclosed later.


Thank You
Stay safe and God Bless!
Mayor Bob Hellyer

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