Golf carts ‘Cruise for a Cause’ at Lake

Folks in Lake Waccamaw and surrounding communities came out to participate in the 2021 Cruise for the Cause Golf Cart Parade Sunday (today). This year’s proceeds went to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, and both spectators and participants also donated to the local Food Ministry. 

This year’s turnout had more than 60 participants, and golf carts were shrouded in either pink, or red, white, and blue for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The Pink Heals fire truck was also in attendance, driven by North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Travis Causey.  The famous pink first response vehicle carried Ms. Diane Edmund, daughter Jennifer Hackney, and other beloved breast cancer survivors. 

Lake Waccamaw Police got in on the action and lead the parade with an alligator  on the hood of the squad car, while Lake Waccamaw Fire brought up the rear with sirens and flashers to signal the end of the line.

The parade began on Columbia Avenue next to Brinkley Park, traveled down Lake Shore Drive by Premier Living and Rehab Center, and continued onto Canal Cove Road. It ended at the One Stop Convenience Store, where the live band Toby and the Box Turtles awaited participants and spectators.

 The event also featured a contest for best decorated golf cart. Mayor Daniel Hilburn, Rev. Dave Heller, and firefighter Mike Fishburn said it took much deliberation to decide on a winner, but after several meetings of the minds, it was decided that the Gator Bay Boat Company would take home the prize. Second place was awarded to the Mamma Mobile, and third place went to the Pink Beast. The prize was a $100 in which the winner immediately donated back to The National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. 

Hilburn called the breast cancer survivors to the front of the crowd and praised them for their courage while fighting the deadly disease. “This day was about you ladies.” said Hilburn. He also brought the planning committee to the front and thanked them for all they did to make the benefit possible.

Plans are already being made for 2022 Cruise for the Cause, and participants can’t wait to see what theme the next year holds. 

  • quintay kelley
    Front Page

    ‘I wanted to give back’

    School supplies drive Aug. 14 Quintay Kelley has a need to help young people. “Growing up, besides a few teachers, I feel like a lot of students in my community didn’t have the proper guidance,” [Read More]
  • Some of the contraband seized during Friday's checking station. (CCSO photo)
    Crime

    Checkpoint lands 67 violations

    The latest Columbus County sobriety checkpoint tallied 67 violations Friday night, including 13 drug offenses. The checkpoint was set up at the intersection of Princess Ann and N.C. 242 near Williamson’s Crossroads, the sheriff’s office [Read More]
  • Crime

    Stabbing victim airlifted

    One man was airlifted from Tabor City after he was stabbed in the head during a melee near Chadbourn Monday. Shikei Daniels, 24, was transported to New Hanover Regional. Daniels was a passenger in a [Read More]
  • Levon Green
    Obituaries

    Levon Green

    Mr. Levon Green, age 69, of Tabor City, entered eternal rest Friday, July 23, 2021 [Read More]
  • Mr. Fred D. Massey
    Obituaries

    Mr. Fred D. Massey

    Mr. Fred Douglas Massey 76, of Supply, NC exchanged his life on earth for a home in glory [Read More]

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply