Looks like no Sun Fun Festival next year
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ There was no Sun Fun Festival to kick off the tourist season in Myrtle Beach this year. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/PYWSQN ) it doesn’t look like the festival will return next year, either. Richard Singleton with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce says no group has responded to a call to overhaul the festival. The chamber had sponsored it for 60 years until this year. The chamber says the event no longer pays for itself. It had said it April that it would overhaul the festival and bring it back next year. It had put out a request for proposals from event planners or others interested in running the event. Singleton says there has been no response. Fewer than 12,000 people attended in 2011.