McDonald’s Buy One, GIVE One Happy Meal program

-- McDonald’s Launches “Buy One, Give One Happy Meals,”
Empowering Families to Help Feed those in Need in their Local Community through McDonald’s --


 McDonald’s restaurants in the Coastal Carolina Co-Op* are launching a new program that empowers families to give a meal to a local child who does not know from where his or her next meal is coming, with McDonald’s picking up the tab.  In January, the U.S. Census Bureau released that 16 million—or one in five children—were on food stamps in 2014, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008.** McDonald’s “Buy One, Give One Happy Meal” program inspires families to purchase a Happy Meal, and with that purchase, McDonald’s will donate a second Happy Meal to a local food bank organization to give to a local child who is food insecure.


 “Through Buy One, Give One Happy Meals, we at McDonald’s can do our part to provide these children in need with a meal, and also empower our customers to be part of the giving and understand the problem they are helping address, ” said Chris Valdes, local McDonald’s owner/operator.    


The Buy One, Give One Happy Meal program takes place on the first Monday of the month at all participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Coastal Carolina Co-Op** starting in April and running through September.  (Monday April 6th, Monday May 4th, Monday June 1st, Monday July 6th, Monday August 3rd, Monday Sept. 7th). 



For each Happy Meal purchase made on the first Monday of the month from April through September 2015,McDonald’s will donate Happy Meal redemption cards to several local non-profit organizations that collectively reach all counties the McDonald’s Coastal Carolina Co-Op.*


Children are encouraged to be part of the giving through Buy One, Give One Happy Meal by writing their name on a paper cutout which will be posted in the restaurant then provided to the partner organizations along with the Happy Meal redemption cards so families can “feel the love” from their fellow community members.


“No other product represents children and food quite like a Happy Meal, and now more than ever, Happy Meals provide wholesome choices such as apple slices, low-fat yogurt, and low-fat or fat-free milk,” said Valdes. “We are committed to being a good neighbor and because of our breadth throughout the area, we are in a unique position to help address this need in our community.”


McDonald’s of the Coastal Carolina Co-Op* will be giving away at least 30,000 Happy Meals over the course of the Buy One, Give One Happy Meal program. 



* McDonald’s of Coastal Carolina Co-Op includes restaurants in the Florence, SC Co-Op, Myrtle Beach, SC Co-Op, and Wilmington, NC Co-Op serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Darlington, Dillon, Georgetown, Florence, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Scotland, Williamsburgcounties. 


** United States Census Bureau press release “One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports


Saint Frances Animal Center Woofstock

  Saint Frances Animal Center's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats until they can be placed in loving homes.


Raising awareness through public education, community outreach and a wellness clinic, we seek to promote respect for the lives of cats and dogs by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation.


You’ll have the pick of the litter at Saint Frances Animal Center’s inaugural Woofstock 24 hour Adopt-a-thon and musical festival beginning Saturday July 11th, at 3:00p.m. At the North Myrtle Beach PetSmart, 1530 Hwy. 17N. This event will help to adopt out the homeless, abandoned, and abused animals that end up in our local shelters. Woofstock will feature not one, not two, but EIGHT different local rescue and shelters as participants in this Adopt-A-thon.

        During the Adopt-a-thon, more than 200 animals will be on-site from surrounding local shelters. In addition to the wide variety of animals available for adoption – big, small, long-hair, short-hair, and more – the event also features live music, inflatables for kids, face-painting, dog training demos, food vendors, and more. The event lasting 24 hours will host 24 specials, one every hour such as:

        3:00p.m. – Power to the pups! All Adults $19.69

        6:00p.m. – Funky Hour: All Animals 50%off

        9:00p.m. – Mellow Out: Pick your price!

        12:00a.m. – Free LOVE: All SFAC animals will be FREE!

In addition to the Adopt-A-thons goal of connecting animals in need of homes with people that will love them forever, we are also promoting spay and neuter for pets. Raising awareness and cutting down the population in local centers. All of the animals featured at this event will be completely vetted, with up-to-date vaccines, their spay or neuter, as well as a microchip. Join us during the Woofstock event and make your house a home. Nothing says welcome home like a wagging tail, and a pair of warm brown eyes!


Event Location: North Myrtle Beach PetSmart, 1530 Hwy. 17N


Aramark Job Fair

Open to the public. Hiring candidates of all experience levels full and part-time food service positions.

Supervisor, grill cook, prep cook, dishwasher, cashier and more……….


1)      July 14, 2015 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Coastal Carolina University

100  Spadoni Park Circle, Conway, SC 29526, in the Starbucks Cafe


2)   July 15 from 9:00 – 12:00 noon July 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

at SC Works Waccamaw Region

Serving Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Counties

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Division of Workforce and Economic Development

200 A Victory Lane, Conway, SC 29526


Here is a little bit about us: Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover and play. We provide award-winning services to hospitals, universities, schools, stadiums, businesses, municipalities and many other clients. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.


8th Annual Rick Mommsen Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

 The Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation has been established to provide assistance to individuals who are challenged by end of life issues. Assistance from the foundation may include financial help to those who are unable to pay for medications and other critical unfunded expenses.  The Foundation is active in educating the public of the needs and care of hospice and palliative care patients. We also provide support and assistance to bereaved and grieving family members through funding for bereavement camps, support groups and educational materials.




Brief Description of event: 12:00pm-7:00pm Blackmoor Golf Club- 6100 Longwood Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

When: Saturday July 25th


12:00pm Registration

1:00pm Shotgun Start

Format: Captains Choice


Event Location: Blackmoor Golf Club 6100 longwood drive MI, SC 29576


All Saints Pawleys Holds “The Rectory Lawn” 2015 Annual Summer Music Festival

All Saints Pawleys Holds “The Rectory Lawn” 2015

Annual Summer Music Festival


All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, SC is holding its first annual “The Rectory Lawn” 2015 Summer Music Festival.  It will take place on the rectory lawn across from the church from 5 until 8 pm on the fourth Sundays of June, July and August.  The festival, which is free of charge and open to the entire community, will feature secular bands with full professional stage, sound, lighting and production.


The performance schedule is as follows: Sunday June 28th folk duo Shannon Whitworth & Barrett Smith; Sunday July 26th country band and 2014 CPMA Americana Artist of the Year and 2015 Best of Charleston award winners The Travelin’ Kine; and Sunday August 23rd Myrtle Beach based band Paperwork.  Production for all three performances will be provided by MC Sound Light & Video.  Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Pawleys, La Vie Bakery & Artisan Market in Myrtle Beach, and Sunset Slush Italian Ice in Pawleys will be on site to offer food and drinks for sale at these free events.


Rob Grafe, Rector of All Saints Church, says: “We are exited to be able to be a blessing to the community through The Rectory Lawn.  We would love nothing more than to have a crowd of people from throughout the area, including vacationers, come enjoy this fantastic live music with us.  It is our hope that this event will become something we all look forward to for years to come.”


All Saints Church goes way back in the recorded history of this Low Country region. In the early 1700's, the property was owned by Percival Pawley and his wife Ann, who transferred the title to their son, Thomas George Pawley, and William Poole as trustees for "the people of the Waccamaw Neck" in order to build an Anglican church on the site.  The first church was built in the 1730's, the second in 1816, the third in 1843, and the present church in 1916.  All Saints is now an Anglican Church affiliated with ACNA under the direction of Rector, Rob Grafe.


For Further Information:           

All Saints Church

Rectory Lawn contact:

Holly Cervini

Contemporary Worship Pastor

at All Saints Church 240-0425

Shannon Whitworth

Barrett Smith

The Travelin’ Kine




5th Annual Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser for Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

Organization Name: Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board


Our Mission . . . is to provide services and supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Head and Spinal Cord Injuries and Autism utilizing a person centered approach to achieve their goals in partnerships with the community and families.

This is a motorcycle ride (cars welcome) through the back roads of Horry County, and then return for great food catered by SalsaritaâEUR(tm)s, great music, raffles, silent auction and prizes.   All who register and complete the ride will be entered into a Special Drawing to win a 3 day 2 night stays at the Beach.   Proceeds of this ride are going towards the construction costs of a new four bed group home for men, with Intellectual Disabilities,  in Loris, SC.


Event Location: Start/Finish:  Horry County Disabilities& Special Needs, 250 Victory Lane, Conway, SC  29526



This is a RAIN or SHINE event so we want to encourage everyone to drive if it is raining, we will still have breakfast and lunch served along with prizes, raffles, silent auction, and music.