August Newsletter

News from Friends of Huntington Beach State Park

August 2017


  • Please Welcome

We didn’t have any new members during the month of July 2017, but 94 of you renewed your membership in our Friends of Huntington Beach State Park organization.  Thanks and Kudos to all of you for helping to make the Park a great place to visit for all!

  • President’s Corner

It is hard to believe that it is August 2017 already!  What a fast summer we are having and enjoying.  Huntington Beach State Park is buzzing with summer activities.  Park Manager, Brenda Magers tells us the staff is working hard to support the high number of guests in the Park this summer.  Thanks to all of you that have been in the Park too helping to pick up litter on the beach and in the Park. 

On August 21, 2017 at approximately 2:45 p.m. the “Great American Eclipse” as it’s being called will pass by Huntington Beach State Park.  As previously reported the Park is one of the many South Carolina State Parks that will be hosting an eclipse event.  Please be sure to bring or purchase your solar eclipse glasses if you plan to view this awesome once in a lifetime event.  The Park is expecting large crowds so if you plan to attend please arrive early and bring your patience. 

Information about the planed Solar Eclipse Viewing from the Beach can be found at the bottom of page on this link for the Park.

Enjoy this awesome sight safely whether plan to view it from the Park or another location.

Sally Kelly


  • 2017 – 2018 Friends of Huntington Beach Park Officers


President – Sally Kelly

Vice President – Karen Korszeniewski

Secretary – Laurie Johnston

Treasurer – Charlie West

Officer – Sandra Barnes

Officer – Marty Cook

Officer – Carolyn Diehl

Officer – Ron Hartman

Officer – Emma Nodine

Officer – Steve Riddle

Officer – Mickie Smith

Officer – Janet Thomas


  • Save the Dates

*The 42nd Annual Arts & Craft Festival

This annual event is hosted annually September 22 – 24, 2017 (Friday – Sunday) by the Park.  Over 100 craftsmen and artists will be at this annual event.  The Friends will host a table at the event to provide information about the Friends organization and invite visitors to join the Friends organization.  The Friends will also be selling the Annual Arts & Craft tee shirts and selling cookies.  All proceeds benefit the Nature Center Building Fund.  Information about volunteering during the event and donating cookies will be announced shortly.

*Atalaya Holiday Celebration – December 2, 2017

Mark your calendar for this annual event.  This year is already shaping up to be better than ever.  This one day event that will feature more vendors than ever and more decorated rooms.  Stay tuned for more information on how you can help or attend the event.

*All Members Holiday Meeting / Party

Our President Sally Kelly announced at a recent monthly board meeting that our annual all members holiday meeting/party will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  More information and times will be announced at a later date.


  • Picnic Table Repair & Replacement in the Park

The Friends’ Handy Vol group is working throughout the Park to repair picnic tables.  Along with the repair of tables the Friends’ Board recently approved the purchase of new tables for Shelters 1, 2 and 3.  The replacements will be for tables that are deemed unable to be repaired safely.  The purchase of the new picnic tables is being funded by the Friends organization.  Your group at work for our Park!

  • The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park Website

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