Samantha Norris

We would like to thank everyone for helping us make the 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival a huge success. Despite all the road closures and all the burdens brought on us during Hurricane Matthew, we really appreciated people coming out to support us! We had a beautiful day and we hope it was a great day for you as well.

We would also like to give thanks to all of our sponsors. Without them this festival would not exist. Please thank them for supporting us so we can do this annually. Platinum Sponsors: HTC, First Palmetto Bank, McLeod Loris Seacoast, City of Loris, WPDE and Gator 107.9. Gold Sponsors: Regal Cutting Tools, The Loris Scene and Loris Times. Silver Sponsors: Bell & Bell Buick GMC Trucks, Blanton Building Supplies, Inc., CMMS Studio, Lewis A. Sikes Foundations, Loris First Assembly of God, Horry County State Bank, Pepsi and Tabor-Loris Tribune. Bronze Sponsors: Anderson Brothers Bank, Carolina Dental Care, Coastal Carolina University, Coastal Contract Services, Crossway Church, Dew’s Sugar Shack, Elliott Realty, Estelle Wright, Ezizzie Davis Foxworth, LLC Attorney At Law, Fowler’s Grill of Loris, Horry Auto & Trailer Sales, Janie and Stanley Prince, Little River Medical Center, Loris Rehab and Nursing Center, NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, RJ Corman Railroad Company, Railroad & Main Salon, Santee Cooper, The Front Porch Ministries and WLSC Tiger Radio. Friends of the Festival: A-Plus Auto Sales, CHF Industries, Inc., Coastal Performing Arts Center, Dr. Michael L. Mills, Horry Electric Cooperative, Josephs Law Firm, P.A., Security Finance, Shorty’s Grill and Wolpert’s Department Store.

We would like to thank all of the Public Safety Units keeping us safe during the storm and festival. Horry County Fire & Rescue, Horry County Police, Horry County Sheriff’s Department, Loris Fire Department and the Loris Police Department. Also, thanks to all that allowed us to use your property during the festival. They were American Hero, Blanton Building Supplies, For You, Inc., Carroll D. Padgett, Jr., City of Loris, Graham E-Z Golf Carts, Horry Auto and Trailer Sales, Inc, Horry County Government, J.R. Suggs, Sr. LLC, Josephs Law Firm, P.A., Loris Barber Shop, Michael E. Suggs, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Moore, Nathan “Buddy” Hardwick, Power’s Pharmacy, Railroad & Main Salon, Silver Palms and WF Cox Company.

A special thanks to Mayor Henry Nichols and the entire staff of the City of Loris. They worked many hours to restore our city back to normal for us to showcase it during the 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival. And to our many volunteers and to all of the people that attended. We can’t wait for next year!

Congratulations to the winners of the famous Chicken Bog Cooking Contest. Ronald Ward took home the first place win with Douglas Doyle as the runner up and People’s Choice winner. Also, congratulations to Kyle Gore for winning Best in Show and Dock Hardee for taking home Sponsor’s Award from the annual Loris Bog-Off Festival Car Show. Plus, Gage and Nick Conner winning the youth and adult division of the Chicken Clucking Contest. It was a great day had by all.

Some pre-festival events were cancelled due to the storm and has now been rescheduled for the first of November. Game night will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Center for Health & Fitness beginning at 6 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are now available.

Movie Night will be held at the Loris Nature Park Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Featured Film is “Zootopia.” Concessions will be available for purchase. Please bring a blanket or chair.

Thank you all for your support and always remember to SHOP LORIS FIRST!

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