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Second Annual Taste of the Inlet is Jan. 26 at Inlet Square Mall Tickets now on sale

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Updated Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Courtesy of MI2020 Graham’s Landing Restaurant shared its oyster recipes with the crowd last year.

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The Second Annual Taste of the Inlet is set for Sunday, Jan. 26, from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at Inlet Square Mall.

Tickets are now on sale.

Restaurant flavors

Savor the flavors from our area restaurants and chefs who will be showcasing their signature dishes, as they serve up a delicious feast of hors d'oeuvres, tapas and heavy appetizers.

Event admission tickets cost $8 in advance ($12 at the door).

Taste tickets

Beverage and taste tickets will be priced separately, and sold at the event. Food and dessert tastes will range $2 to $4.

Beverages will include beer, wine and soft drinks. Be sure to purchase your tickets early so you don't miss out on an evening of dining with the best restaurants on the beach.

Murrells Inlet 2020

Proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020, a 501c3 non-profit community revitalization organization, dedicated to making the Inlet a nice place to live, work and visit.

The mission of Murrells Inlet 2020 is to promote and advance infrastructure improvements including beautification of the core commercial districts, to enhance environmental education, to initiate a redevelopment of the core commercial district which will reduce blight, and to utilize conservation and preservation methods to secure quality wetlands for future generations of residents and visitors to appreciate.

Accomplishments

Champion of projects to preserve public access to the marsh — Marshwalk, Bike Bridge, Morse Park Landing, Jetty View Walk.

Erecting user-friendly signs throughout the inlet

Partnering with local schools to teach our children about water quality

Promoting area businesses

Beautifying the area with litter clean-ups and landscaping projects

Hosting community forums

Running the volunteer Inlet Water Quality Monitoring Program, in partnership with CCU Watershed Academy

Completed major lighting and landscaping enhancements at entrance areas

Secured Grant funding for “Inlet Environmental Outreach”

Environmental coloring books for restaurants

Rental home teaching refrigerator magnets

Educational Enviroscape Model for community events

Initiated recycling of glass, cans & plastic on the Marshwalk, at Morse park Landing and Wacca Wache Landing.

Ecology boat adventure for 100 local children from “Teach My People”

Secured funding for Morse Park beautification and educational Rain Garden

Installed Monofilament (fishing line) Recycling Bins at area marinas

Head up Spring Tide Clean Up, ridding Inlet of over 4 tons of trash each year

Organize the “Fall Haul” to clean-up the marsh and the river at Wacca Wache Landing in conjunction with the DNR Beach & River Sweep held mid September every year.

Completed an Economic Impact Study of the Murrells Inlet area.

Creating a Murrells Inlet Watershed Based Plan.

Ongoing goals

Pushing for the renovation or rebuilding of the Murrells Inlet Community Center. Should be completed by Georgetown County in 2014.

Making litter clean up a year-round activity

Enhancing environmental education for our residents and visitors

Promoting Murrells Inlet as a “must see” destination

Continue to work with DOT to improve safety for Business 17

Landscape Luther's Garden (south end sign) and Inlet planters

Regular trash pick-up and mowing of the Bypass 17 median

Maintain signage throughout the Inlet

Host bi-annual community Chowder Talks

Distribute promotional brochures to encourage tourism

Maintain the www.murrellsinletsc.com website

Continue the “Litter Makes Us Crabby” & pet waste programs

Continue the lighted street pole wreaths at Christmas time

Organize the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade Murrells Inlet and Garden City restaurants interested in participating can call 843-357-2007.

For tickets and ticket information, call the same number.

— From MI2020

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