Lions honor victims
The Loris Area Lions Club honored 9/11 victims by placing flags on the overpass of Highway 9 between Loris and Tabor City. Loris Police Sergeant Rich Kostanek also participated. Special thanks go out to all who helped in the success of this event. From left to right are Lion Eston Housand, Lion Jim Murph, Loris Police Department Sergeant Kostanek, Lion Arnold Gaspersohn and Lion M.J. Cox.
Fire Department reminds
residents alarms save lives
Photo by Michael Lowman
Members of the Loris Fire Department displayed smoke alarms in the Loris Public Safety building Tuesday night. The Loris Fire Department is joining forces with National Fire Protection Week Oct. 5-11. Left to right are Bradley Todd and Bob Rudelitch.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Loris Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
“In a fire, seconds count,” said Robert Rudelitch, firefighter with the Loris Fire Department. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:
•Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
•Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
•Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
•Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
•Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
The Loris Fire Department will be hosting an Open House during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly. The Open House will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Loris Firehouse at 3909 Walnut St. in the city.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Loris, contact the Loris Fire Department. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”, visit NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org.
Carnival will be held in downtown Loris
The Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant applications are due this Friday, Sept. 19. No applications will be accepted after that date. For more details or for an application please contact the Loris Chamber of Commerce at 843-756-6030. Make plans to join us at the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Loris High School. Baby-Little Miss will be held at 1 p.m. and Young-Miss at 7 p.m.
The Loris Chamber of Commerce is still accepting applications for the 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival. The festival will be held on Oct. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. Deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 3. Applications will be accepted after this date but vendors will be placed on Oct. 4, so you don’t want to miss the first round of vendor placements. For more information please contact the chamber office. We will have inside festival parking this year for $10 in the grass lot located on Casey Street. Inside festival parking signs will be visible from Highway 701 (Broad Street) for entrance to the parking site. Thanks to Carroll D. Padgett Jr. and Michael Suggs for allowing the use of their property. Also, this year the 701 Stage will be moved to the previous site of The Coffee Shop on Main Street. Festival-goers will be able to relax in the new 701 Stage Courtyard provided by Squires Turf & The Sod Farm. Handicap parking will be located behind the 701 stage. Thanks to Alex from American Hero for allowing us to use his property.
The Loris Bog-Off Festival is a week long event. Monday, Oct. 13, will be Movie Night at the Loris Nature Park. Frozen will be the featured film. Everyone is welcome to dress as their favorite prince or princess and join us for a dance party from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Frozen-themed concessions will be available for purchase. A rain date has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15. Tuesday, Oct. 14, is Game Night. Bingo and a spaghetti dinner will be held at the Center for Health & Fitness beginning at 6 p.m. For $10 per person. Great prizes will be given out to the winners of each game. New this year….the carnival will be held in downtown Loris in the grass lot on the corner of Meeting and Casey Streets beginning at 5 p.m. with mechanical rides, inflatables, carnival concessions, carnival games, pony rides, camel rides and a petting zoo. The carnival will also be open during the 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival beginning at 9 a.m. Make plans to attend our week long festival. Please remember that no animals are allowed except for service animals.
We are still accepting applications for the Chicken Bog Cooking Contest sponsored by the Tabor-Loris Tribune and Estelle Wright. The winner for the best chicken bog will be $500 and a trophy. First runner up will receive $250 and a trophy and the People’s Choice Winner will receive $250 and a trophy. Festival-goers will be able to purchase tickets to sample the cookers’ bog and vote for their favorite. Also, included in the People’s Choice packets will be tickets to sample the Chicken Bog Cooking Contest Grand Championship sponsored by VisitMyrtleBeach.com. The past winners from the last 35 years will be onsite vying for the bragging rights of being the Loris Bog-Off Festival Chicken Bog Cooking Grand Champion. This will be a momentous day you do not want to miss.
Remember to stop by our local merchants and SHOP LORIS FIRST!
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