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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!!
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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
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After being postponed in January due to Covid, our Anniversary Drop In was a huge success. On the first night of SOS, we welcomed 226+ guest including past Presidents, lifetime members, icons, Al Cain winners, ACSC Board members, SOS Board members, Our Mayor Marilyn Hatley and lots of our wonderful members both new and from past years.
Held in the back of “our home” with our bartender Brenda, we danced to great music played by Rommie Tyndall, took lots and lots of pictures and ate wonderful desserts provided by our member volunteers, and two logo cakes prepared by a local bakery.
A special 40th Anniversary certificate was presented by Robin Morley, our A.C.S.C. Chairperson. Joining in the celebration with the current Board, a special thanks went out to LuLu for her years of putting up with us. We are so lucky to have such a great place to call home.
At the end of a super night of dancing, fun, laughter and stories being told, the feeling of being a part of such a wonderful, loving group of people was over whelming to many. New memories were made, and we left with a feeling that WE are all so lucky to be a part of something so special. Thanks go out to all who worked so graciously to make this once in a lifetime night(40th) a night we are so proud of and grateful for.
LOVING SHAG LIFE
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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
Here we are-already into another month. Bottom line-we made it with great success and smiles on our faces. We had 226 registered at our great 40th Anniversary on the 21st– 3 days later on the 24th we had 225 registered at our brunch- 6 days later we took approximately 60 people on a wonderful stroll down Main Street for our annual SOS parade.
The 40th was such a success. Our 21 volunteer bakers provided us with great treats. There is a separate write up on the 40th that can be read on the website. Thank you, Linda Campbell, for being my right hand for this. Thank all of you who contributed. You made it happen.
A huge thanks to Terry and Kathy for all the planning and prep for our Brunch. As always, the Arcade out did itself on our breakfast. Thanks everyone who worked it for us – 50/50, those who served, worked the hospitality, membership, ways and means, and golf cart ticket sales. Thanks Murl-you made it.
Our club was totally awesome in the parade. We hit the streets with dancers, float riders (including our mystery “Little Egypt” who wowed the whole parade route with HIS “special number wearing a ruby in his tummy and a diamond on his toe”) and an unbelievable golf cart caravan. What great crowd pleasers. Thank you Lou-you were so into it. The bottom line for all the weeks of work by a crew of 12-16 most of the weeks 2 times a week was a 1st place win for the Most Original category. There are so many people to send a special thanks to, but I don’t want to start naming because it will be 3 pages long and with my memory, I would probably miss someone. I do have to thank Linda Campbell for helping me with EVERYTHING. Thanks to Kaye Hughes for all her exceptional talents. Thanks to Ways and Means and Golf Cart Ticket sales staff for your dedication during SOS. Thanks to a great Board who are functioning as a TEAM for you to make this all happen. THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has done anything.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB by purchasing golf cart tickets and Ways and Means products. We need volunteers to come forth to help with sales for the upcoming months.
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 that you dance.
Loving Shag Life-Donna
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