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Apr 062015

Chicora Rotary Holding Annual Event to
Celebrate Horry County Schools

Myrtle Beach, SC–Sunday, April 19, Chicora Rotary of Myrtle Beach will host the third annual Waves of the Future-Rotary’s Celebration of Horry County Schools.  The event will be held at The Calvin Gilmore Theater at 4 p.m. and tickets are on sale now.

Waves of the Future is a showcase of talent including singing, dancing and instrumentals featuring students ranging from elementary to high school age all from different Horry County Schools.  Last year’s event had 650 students participating and raised over $30,000 including $10,000 donated to Horry County Schools Fine Arts Programs. This year’s event is expected to have over 20 schools with 24 performances and over 650 students participating.  All proceeds from the event will go towards Horry County Fine Arts programs, and local and international Rotary projects including Polio eradication, water sanitation in Peru, the Dictionary Program and Project Happy Feet

“This event is a way to showcase the incredible talents of our students in Horry County.   Waves of the Future gives students of all ages the opportunity to participate in an event seen by hundreds of spectators and it allows Rotary to give back to the Fine Arts programs in our community,” says Van Watts, President of Chicora Rotary.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling 843-913-4000.  Every paid ticket to Waves of the Future will also include a voucher to attend a performance of The Carolina Opry or Good Vibrations.  Ticket cost varies based on seating sections selected. Waves of the Future anchor sponsors include Lakewood Camping Resort and Gilmore Entertainment.  The event is also sponsored by HTC, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Myrtle Beach Communications, WPDE News Channel 15 and WFXB, Fox TV.

** Photos attached, From 2014 Waves show- Aynor Elementary Blue Notes Steel Drum and Carolina Forest High School performing a selection from musical Newsies
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Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.  The Chicora Rotary club has raised over $150,000 in funds to support The Haiti Water Project and donated $304,793 to the Rotary Foundation since 1979.  The Chicora Rotary club also funds local community service projects.  Aynor Elementary Carolina Forest

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