Fire department family day
was a great success
Photo by Jennifer Boyd
Last Saturday local firefighters, their families and friends gathered at Donnella Hardee’s home on Heritage Road for an afternoon of fellowship.
By Jennifer Boyd
The annual fire department family day that was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, was a fun event for the local fire department, their family members and friends.
Everyone, ranging from the age of five to 70 came out to play, eat and socialize.
Although the weather was at times unpleasant, it did not keep away those who are dedicated to their jobs and family.
Donnella S. Hardee, a lifelong resident of Loris who resides on Heritage Road, opened her heart and home to around 50 people, including firefighters, their family members and friends, for a day of relaxation and fellowship.
Once a year the Loris Volunteer Fire Department has planned and executed a family day as a way of bringing everyone together and unwinding. For years this event was held at the Loris Public Safety Building until recent arguments prevented them from using the space for parties.
Donnella Hardee is not the type of person who gives up easily. Two months ago the decision was made by Loris Fire Chief Jerry Hardee and the Women’s Auxiliary to move forward with this annual event. She decided to throw the party at her home, which worked out perfectly because she had plenty of room to place a massive double slide, an inflatable jump tent for the children, plenty of tables and chairs for lounging and ample space for parking a shiny firetruck. She said, “With all the problems going on, it was nice to see the families just have some down time. We had it at my house because there was basically no room to have anything without being in the streets.”
Ricky Dew, who owns Sugar Shack Catering in Loris, cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone who attended the event, while providing the two inflatables for the children to enjoy from 3 to 7 p.m. The rain did not stop the children from playing and taking a swim in Hardee’s pool. Everyone had a lovely time, even though the fire department had to answer a fire call during the party.
Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant is Saturday
The Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Loris High School auditorium.
Baby Miss through Little Miss will compete at 1 p.m. and Junior Miss through Miss will compete at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 and children under three are free.
The pageant is the kickoff for the 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Loris.
October offers variety of many local events
Please join us for the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Loris High School. Baby Miss through Little Miss will compete at 1 p.m. and Junior Miss through Miss will compete at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 and children under three are free. This is the kickoff for the 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival.
Monday, Oct. 10, will be Movie Night sponsored by Horry County Parks & Recreation. This is a free movie in the park. The featured film is Zootopia. There will be a dance party at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start around 7 p.m. Sugar Shack will have lots of concessions available for purchase.
Game Night will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Center for Health & Fitness. A spaghetti dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. Lots of great prizes to win and lots of fun! Game Night is sponsored by Railroad & Main Salon and the Center for Health & Fitness.
Loris First Assembly of God will host/sponsor the 2nd Annual Christian Music Festival on Thursday, Oct. 13. This event is a casual evening filled with different genres of inspirational music followed by a time of prayer for our community. It is free to the public and will be located at 250 Heritage Road in Loris. It begins at 6:30 p.m.
The famous Loris Bog-Off Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Loris. Two hundred vendors will line the streets with wonderful items for sale, a car show, three stages of entertainment, a new improved kid’s area, local entertainment, the famous chicken bog cooking contest and a free concert by Old Southern Moonshine Revival followed up with a fantastic fireworks show. Oh, did I mention chicken bog! We will have plenty of chicken bog for everyone to enjoy. We hope you will join us for this wonderful festival. Also, don’t forget to check out our local merchants too. They have wonderful bog-off sales you don’t want to miss.
We are still accepting application for vendors for the Loris Bog-Off Festival and for the famous Chicken Bog Cooking Contest. Contact the chamber by phone at 843-756-6030, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or download one from our website at www.lorischamber.com.
Please visit our local merchants in town….SHOP LORIS FIRST!
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