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Date ArticleType
7/21/2016 General
In response to Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center fire

For Immediate Release

July 20, 2016


Media Contact:
Keith Pierce
Public Relations Strategist
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
O: (843) 916-7235; C (843) 582-4778
Keith.Pierce@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


MEDIA STATEMENT

In response to Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center fire, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

“Today brought the sad news that a lightning strike caused a devastating fire at Huntington Beach State Park. Our thoughts are with the broken-hearted volunteers and supporters of the Nature Center, where the fire spread so quickly that animals could not be saved. Huntington is a special place where thousands of visitors have made lifelong memories. With its prime location, passionate staff and close proximity to Brookgreen Gardens, it is one of the Grand Strand's most historic and popular attractions. We are devastated by the loss of this state-owned treasure but relieved that no staff, volunteers or visitors were injured. We have been assured that beach access will soon be reopened. Knowing the unwavering commitment SCPRT, our state tourism agency, has for state parks, we expect that many people will be committed to the rebuilding and restoration of this historic attraction.”


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About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is the proud recipient of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ “2015 Chamber of the Year” award.