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Area Briefs, Feb. 7, 2014

  • Friday, February 7, 2014

Oyster Roast Sunday on Front Street

This Sunday, Feb. 9, The Georgetown School is having an Oyster Roast outside of the South Carolina Maritime Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. Your $20 ticket means all the freshly steamed oysters you can eat, plus unlimited hot dogs, tea and lemonade.

Barbecue sandwiches, baked goods, beer and wine are also available for a nominal charge. Local guitarist John Lammonds will be playing his music and making it mellow.

Please come out, meet students, parents, and teachers, and support the scholarship fund of The Georgetown School.

The Georgetown School is a community-oriented private school for any student from grades 6-12 who is interested in attending college.

The Georgetown School does not discriminate on the basis of race or ability to pay. Scholarships are available.

— From Gary Gates

AME Churches celebrate Founder’s Day

Almost 20 partnering agencies are expected at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 76 Duncan Avenue, Pawleys Island on Sunday, Feb. 9. They will gather at 4 p.m. for the 2014 Founder’s Day Celebration of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the 1st Installation Service of The Georgetown Outreach Ministries, Inc.

The GOMInc is installing its new officers and Board of Directors.

Ushering in a new year, Rev. Rosalyn G. Coleman, Board chairman, will install Norman L. Deas, vice chair; The Honorable Judge Jan B. Holmes, secretary; Lillie M. Coleman, treasurer; and Rev. Aundry Evans, Leona Miller, Rev. Michael Burgess, Pearl Edge and Brenda Heyward. Honorary Members are Senator Yancey McGill and Dr. Focell I. Jackson Dozier.

The Georgetown Outreach Ministries, Inc. (GOMInc), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, has made significant accomplishments over the last five years.

The organization has acquired a valuable parcel of land, including a building located at 2921 Highmarket Street in Georgetown.

This facility, known as “The Meeting Place” has organized seven viable programs for our community serving hundreds of citizens.

GOMInc was developed to identify and match the needs of the community with the appropriate resources. GOMInc seeks to better the lives of persons in and around Georgetown County without regards to race, color, creed or national origin.

This charitable organization plans, develops and implements diverse outreach ministries in the communities in and around Georgetown that holistically meet the needs of the residents in five focus areas: Spiritual, Environmental, Physical, Social-Economical, and Educational.

GOMInc is a collaborative effort initiated by the Georgetown District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church involving community organizations, local businesses and 32 churches located in the Georgetown and Williamsburg County area.

The community is invited and welcomed to celebrate in this historical event.

— From GOMInc

FEMA receives funding for local non-profits

FEMA has been awarded $27,998 in federal funds for Georgetown County under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The program provides supplemental funding for shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, rent, mortgage and utility assistance programs.

During the month of February, a local FEMA Board will establish local priorities and select local non-profit agencies to receive supplemental funding to help meet these emergency needs and monitor program compliance.

These funds will be used to help individuals and families with temporary financial emergency needs through May 31, 2014.

— From Pat

Strickland, GCUW

Fourteen HGTC students snag ADDY Awards

Fourteen students in the Digital Arts program at Horry Georgetown Technical College earned ADDY Awards from The American Advertising Federation — Coastal Carolinas.

Of the 16 projects the Digital Arts students submitted, they received one gold, six silver and seven bronze awards. The gold award will automatically be submitted to the district ADDY competition.

Students who received a silver ADDY will be notified of the cost and deadline if they wish to submit their project, at their expense.

Two Digital Arts graduates who now attend CCU who also won awards. Cory McNair won one gold, one silver and one bronze, and Diamond McCray won a silver ADDY.

For details, please contact Al Bunal at alan.bunal@hgtc.edu or 349-5232.

— From HGTC

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