After a two-year delay, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, finally there was a “GO” from the SOS board for the 2022 SOS Spring Safari Parade.
The OD Shag Club had been preparing for this for over two years by late Presidents Billy Powell and John Setzer, so it was agreed we would honor their theme idea of “ROLLING THRU THE SANDS…THE OD SHAG CLUB CARAVAN”!
For some six to seven weeks, in the garage of Bill and Diane Millman, the work began on the focal point of the float; that being a completely cardboard and papier-mache 4X8 Sphinx.
special thanks go out to Gil Geiger, Bill and Diane Millman, Mark and Kay Hughes, Linda and Ron Brashears, Kim and Janine Davis, Ken Dawkins, Susan Davenport, Lori Stone, Donna Williams, and Linda Campbell, who were responsible for the build of the float. On the Float were several kings, including our DJ Terry McPhail, Bill Millman, David Hoard, Burnie Williams, Al Cosgrove, Randy Riddle, Gil Geiger and Princess Diane, Betty, Susan, Joan. The main focal point besides the King Sphinx was, of course, Little Egypt (AKA Lou Martino).
Not only was the float amazing due to the creative talents of the above members of the ODSC, the Nine Golf Carts also displayed fun and artistic themed decorations, such as “Oasis Bar and Grill, Clyde and Co Camel Traders, Pharaohs Phuneral Parlor, and many others. The ODSC is blessed to have talents of Kay and Mark Hughes, Robin and Julie King, and myself as we dressed the carts to go along with the theme.
Leading the parade of course were our banner carriers dressed in their Egyptian God costumes Bill and Donna Althoff followed by Eleven Egyptian Dancing Princesses: Connie Livingston, Linda Campbell, Diane Millman, Donna Williams, Lori Stone, Collette Webster, Connie Panburgn, Janice Flibott, Linda Brashears, Susan Salley, and Cindy Geiger.
So much fun, excitement was felt as the parade went down Main Street, along with the other SOS Club entries. The crowds on the sides of the streets were shouting and hands waving for beads and clapping for their favorite club.
The ODSC wants to send grateful thanks to the Parade Board, to Terry and Kathy McCoy, who have taken Donnie and Wendy Schultz place as Parade Chairs. Special thanks go to the SOS Parade judges as the OD Shag Club took First Place Most Original.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE INVOLVED TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND WE SO LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held their annual brunch at the OD Arcade on Sunday 4/24/2022.The renown Murl Augustine played the tunes from 10 until noon. Great to see Murl back in the booth! Over 200 people attended the enjoyable event. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and wonderful food from the Arcade were served.. Old friendships were renewed and new ones made with dancing and conversation. It was an electric atmosphere as people were having fun, dancing, eating, buying golf cart raffle tickets and OD Shag Club logo clothing. Donna Williams, President of the Shag Club made a few announcements: a special clothing sale will be held soon, the Parade will be held on 4/30/2022, and a vintage jacket will be sold at silent auction. She especially thanked all the volunteers that helped serve the food, sell tickets and clothing and that worked(work) on the float for the Parade. None of this could happen without everyone’s help. A 50/50 drawing was held at the close of the party.
Photos by Lou Martino
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North Myrtle Beach was huge success, even though it was delayed a week because of weather. The Shag Club was one of over a hundred entrants who participated after a COVID hiatus. The weather was perfect for outside activities. The Shag Club had 9 golf carts, 6 members walking and a total of 35 of our members participating in the parade. Even though our contingency may have been small, we still managed to represent very well and took the 1st Place Award for Enthusiasm! A good time was had by all and thanks to those who made it possible!
Pictures by kay Hughes
Spring is here and April gives us a month of exciting events. Our March was another month flown by. “They” say that as you age the days seem to get shorter. Guess that lets you know how old you really are and not how young you feel. March was a windy and cooler month great for our Chili/Soup party. As always, our food team (Terry and crew) did an excellent job. Not only are we lucky to have them but we are also lucky to have, amongst us, super and willing to help members who are great cooks. Thanks to all who fed us so well. Thanks also to our great Ways and Means team for all your hard work. We are looking forward to all the new “surprises” for SOS. The St Partrick’s Day parade and festival was another success story. We won 1st place for Most Enthusiastic and also a spot in the NMB times parade page. Thanks to all who joined us for the fun. Your smiles and greetings were well received. Jim and crew did a grand job with the ticket sales at the festival. Again, thanks to all who worked and bought tickets. Without your support we would be nowhere.
Hang on for April. It is a going to be a great month for our wonderful club. We have been and are working diligently on our float and 40th Anniversary drop in. You would not believe how much talent we have in our mist. Wait until you see it!!!!!!!! The invitations to the 40th has been met with unbelievable yes results. Please come forward with your golf cart or as a walker for our parade. We need your help to make a lasting impression of the largest shag club there is. We would love to have you. Golf cart workdays will be announced. Float and parade workdays are ongoing. We are making great progress. We will also be “calling all bakers” for our 40th anniversary so be thinking of what beautiful and delicious creations are your specialties’. Thank you in advance.
See you at the 40th on the 21, the brunch on the 24th and the parade on the 30th. Help us celebrate being able to be together and what a wonderful group of members we have. Remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart you dance. Until next month-Donna