8th Annual Shag Fest coming to Georgetown

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

Paul Seccomandi (left), president of 3V Inc. in Georgetown, presents a $10,000 check to George Chastain, president of the Georgetown Lunch Rotary Club, in support of the ongoing fight against Alzheimer’s disease. These funds are used to support Rotary District 7770’s CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) which provides annual funding for cutting edge research to slow or cure Alzheimer’s.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown, in partnership with its corporate sponsor, 3V Inc., is holding its 8th Rotary Shag Festival on Saturday, April 26. The event, now in its eighth year, has become a favorite for many who enjoy an evening with the state dance. This is also a great time for folks to plan a weekend in historic Georgetown during Rotary’s Shag Festival. There are a number of places to stay, wonderful restaurants, and great thing to do besides dance if you are not so nimble on your feet. Information about accommodations, dining, and things to do in Georgetown are available on the website at www.shagfestival.com.

In keeping with tradition, this year’s Shag Festival will be a street dance on King Street in Historical Downtown Georgetown. “We expect another capacity crowd and are thrilled to announce that we will be dancing to the popular sound of a great band Heart n’ Soul”, said Paul Yarborough, chairperson of this year’s event. “Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a wonderful weekend of dancing, and fellowship that results in a significant contribution to Alzheimer’s research and other worthy community projects and organizations.” Paul Seccomandi, president of 3V Inc., says his company is excited about partnering with Rotary as a major sponsor of this fundraiser. “Rotary and 3V both have international operations but are also a part of the local Georgetown community. We want to support Rotary’s effort to raise funds for local projects as well as help defeat Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease that impacts everyone.” The Georgetown Rotary Club has raised more than $100,000 through the annual Shag Festivals to support these worthy causes.

Food and beverage will be available on site throughout the Saturday evening of the Shag Festival. Those who need a shag refresher course, come at 6 p.m .for the lesson before the band begins at 7 p.m.

Information about these events, how to register and purchase tickets, can be found at www.shagfestival.com. Tickets for the Shag Festival can be purchased on-line using the website, or at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, 600 Front St.; Julia’s Gift Shop at the Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St., the UPS Store, 1410 Highmarket; Coffee Break Café, 716 Front St.; Ball and Que Restaurant, 1808 Highmarket St.; Postal Annex, 11405 Ocean Hwy, next to Fresh Market; and The Big Beaver Bar, 3534 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.

Shag Festival tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased from any member of the Georgetown Lunch Rotary Club. There are still many sponsorship opportunities available and the sponsor forms are available on the website www.shagfestival.com.

Visit the Rotary Club’s Face Book page at “8th Annual Shag Festival Presented by the Rotary Club of Georgetown.”

For more information, contact Paul Yarborough at 843-458-5638 or e-mail shagfestival@gmail.com.

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