Carolina Country Music Fest Benefits The Homeless

Carolina Country Music Fest benefits the homeless

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -The Carolina Country Music Festival begins Thursday on the oceanfront in Myrtle Beach. City leaders and event planners have been planning since last year’s inaugural event. The four day concert will bring thousands to town but it’ll also provide job opportunities for many people who desperately need it. The city of Myrtle Beach partnered with New Directions and Street Reach Enterprise. New Directions has several shelters throughout town and they help homeless people get new opportunities. Last year, several people involved in the New Directions program helped clean up trash all weekend for the big festival as a way to earn money. While that may sound less than ideal to many people, Kathy Jenkins, the executive director of New Directions, says it’s a great starting point. “The opportunity to work, to feel better about themselves, to learn that tomorrow can be different and that this is all…

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Mayor Featured As Honorary Fashion Model In New Directions Fundraiser

Mayor featured as honorary fashion model in New Directions fundraiser

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes was an honorary fashion model Saturday night for the Compassion Through Fashion show. His block ensemble was a tribute to an upcoming art exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum . The fashion show was a fundraiser for New Directions, which works to move people out of poverty and homelessness. 25 local designers used recyclable materials to make their collections. There was a silent auction and attendees could bid on their favorite designs. It benefited the charity which serves as many as 250 homeless people every day. Original Article By Luke Lalonde Published: April 30, 2016, 10:17 pm on WBTW News13

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Unusual Fashions Will Be On Display For A Good Cause In Myrtle Beach

Unusual fashions will be on display for a good cause in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Kathy Jenkins and Tommy Starling joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. to talk about a unique event coming up this weekend. They showed off some of the unusual creations that will be part of the Compassion Through Fashion event.  Watch the video and read the press release below for more details. New Directions for Men, Women, and Families will hold a fundraiser Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 7pm – 9pm in the Oleander Ballroom at Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. An exclusive reception for VIP ticketholders will precede the event from 6pm – 7pm in the same location. Tickets for the event may be purchased by visiting the Compassion Through Fashion event site General admission – $25. VIP reception – $50. Light hors d’oeuvres along with cash bar will be available with General admission. Myrtle…

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