Mayors Update 12/9/2020

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 9, 2020


  • South Carolina Cases: 223,140** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,280**
  • Horry County Cases: 14,788** denotes results (12/08/2020 at 1:07 PM)                    


Bill Shanahan (the new Town Administrator) and I spoke with Johnny D today. He stated that 200 applicants showed up to his job fair yesterday. Their business should be opening sometime after the first of the year.


Surfside Beach Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

              Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  The parade will be held rain or shine.

Carols by the Beach with KSBB, Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 6:00 PM


Come out and join us for a festive and fun night of caroling by the beach! We'll start at Pizza Hyena and travel around to the restaurants by the Pier (River City Cafe, Bubbas, Neal & Pam's). Note: vocal talent not required!!      


Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.

              For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

**Free** COVID-19 Testing, Friday, December 11th, 10-2
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels   910 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Appointment Needed: No          Pre-register at
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All Ages

Grant Applications are now available for the Accommodations Tax Funding.  If your organization receives a grant, it WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE TOWN OF SURFSIDE BEACH how the funds were expended and the number of tourists benefited. To obtain more detail, click on:

Be Safe…. Wear a Mask … Thank You … Mayor Bob Hellyer 

Posted by Sheri 12/09/2020