December Newsletter

News from Friends of Huntington Beach State Park

December 2018


  • New Members

We did not have any new members during the month of November 2018.

  •  President’s Corner

Happy Holidays to you and families! 

Thanks to all of you who helped or attended our 8th annual Atalaya Holiday Celebration this past Saturday!  The event was wonderful in spite of the weather.

The best part about this annual event is we will be able to add over $2,900 into the Nature Center Building fund.  As you all know the money in the Nature Center Building fund goes towards the replacement of the exhibits once the building is completed.  As previously told to us by Park Manager, Brenda Magers it will cost approximately $187,000 to replace the exhibits that were in the old Nature Center building.  As of this Newsletter the exhibits are in the process of being designed and created while the state continues the approval process of the building plans.  In 2018 the Friends transferred $50,000 in the Nature Center Building fund to allow the state approved vendors creating the exhibits to continue their work.  Thanks to you, our members and all those who attend one of our several fund raising events this past year or made donations to the building fund.

Donations are always welcome!  If you don’t know what to get someone who has everything this holiday season why not make a donation to the Friends organization Building Fund?

Visit our website

Anyone wishing to make a monetary online donation to the Nature Center Rebuilding Fund needs to click on the Donation Tab on the far right at the top of any of our website pages or you can click on the underlined Heading (that will take you to the page for the Friends PayPal account).

If you wish to mail in a donation, please make the check out to the Nature Center Rebuilding Fund and mail to the following address:

Friends of HBSP
PO Box 3019
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Have a healthy, happy 2019

Your President,

Sandra Barnes

  • January 2019 Newsletter

The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park will not publish a January 2019 Newsletter as it is somewhat a quiet time at the Park.  Stay tuned for information on the annual March “Three in One Day Celebration” at Atalaya.

  • A Note From the Atalaya Holiday Celebration Chairs Carol Dankosky & Jeri Reuss

Our Annual Holiday Celebration was a great success in spite of the rain.  Thank you Elves who came to sweep and clean Atalaya before the event.  Thank you Baking Elves for the beautiful selection of baked goods.  Thank you Crafting Elves for filling the Craft Room full of wonderful holiday gifts.  Thank you Decorating Elves for making Atalaya look so beautiful.  Thank you Friends who volunteered on December 1, 2018.  All of your efforts made the day move smoothly.  Thank you Camp Hosts and Park Staff for being so helping and being there to support the day.  We had a wonderful time working on the event and hope that you did too.

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