Samantha Norris

We would like to “welcome” our newest member to the Loris Chamber of Commerce. First Reliance Bank, James R. Clarkson located at 348 Highway 701 N, Loris, 843-405-2268. Their website is www.firstreliance.com. Please stop by and welcome them to Loris.

Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Loris High School Auditorium. Girls aging from 0-24 years-old are eligible to compete. Divisions up to 9 years-old will compete at 1 p.m. They will compete in outfit of choice and beauty wear. Ages 10 years-old to 24 years of age will compete at 7 p.m. in interview, physical fitness, talent and evening gown. Teen and Miss divisions will also include an on stage question.

Teen and Miss winners will have the opportunity to compete at a state level at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Scholarship Pageant in Columbia next June.

For more details about the pageant or to receive an application to compete please contact the chamber office at 843-756-6030 or download one from our website at www.lorischamber.com.

Deadline is Sept. 15. No applications will be accepted after this date.

The 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival is only nine weeks away. This year it will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m. There are 200 vendors, kid’s area, a car show, three stages of entertainment and we can’t forget about the famous Chicken Bog Cooking Contest!

We are getting really excited about the Loris Bog-Off Festival but we need your help. We can’t do this alone. We need volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, please contact Gregory Martin at 843-424-7038.

If you are a student that needs community service hours for school, church group or civic group that wants to help out in their community or even an individual that wants to be a part of this great festival please give us a call.

No matter why, how many or how many hours you can volunteer, we can always use your help.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time . . . they have the heart. Please volunteer today!

We love you for loving local . . . SHOP LORIS FIRST!

Keep our city great.

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