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Posted on: October 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Hellyer's Weekly Update - Oct. 28, 2022

Mayor Hellyers Weekly Update

Wednesday night Administrator Shanahan held the first of several public workshops to discuss the future of our town by the residents. The workshop was well attended with over 30 participants conducting the SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). The Administrator tells me the discussions were excellent and the results will be presented at the next council meeting after its posted on the town webpage and emailed to the participants. I want to personally thank everyone who took the time to attend and encourage others to also participate. The next workshop will be scheduled for January 2023. Your input is very important. 

Contractors are moving along on the pier, about to enclose the buildings and complete the installation of the last of the pylons. The Town Council has authorized the Administrator to finalize one of the leases for the buildings, which will be announced once it has been signed.

Saturday is a big day on Surfside Drive and I hope to see you out and about at the:

Halloween Rod Run Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Surfside Drive. This event is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Car Club. 

The 4th Annual Best of the Beach Balls Meatball Challenge in the Yaupon Parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. features local restaurants, food trucks, caterers and home chefs competing for “Best Beach Balls.”  Come hungry!

The Halloween Golf Cart Parade at 3 p.m. Carts will line up at the old Town Hall parking lot starting at 1:30 pm. The parade will start promptly at 3 p.m. The route will travel down Surfside Drive to Ocean Blvd.  Come join the fun. Decorate your carts for prizes! Bring your own chairs.

The Town of Surfside Beach Fire Department is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with the Blood Connection on Wednesday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station.

The following Saturday, November 5, is Surfside Beach’s Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will see many booths with the Surfside Beach departments and committees in addition to lots of vendors, food, and not to mention live music. Come and buy a tee shirt. See you then...

Don’t forget to Vote… Tuesday, November 8 is election day

Our annual Veterans Service is November 11, at 2 p.m.  Charles Edward (Ed) Turek, a resident of Surfside Beach is our guest speaker.  Mr. Turek is 94 years old. He served 26 years in the U.S. Army during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Please join us in Memorial Park.


There is a lot going on around town… Stay safe and God Bless!  

Mayor Bob Hellyer

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