Georgetown to hold 'major' Front Street Fire fundraiser

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Organizers in Georgetown announced plans Thursday for a festival to benefit the people who lost their homes and businesses to a massive blaze on Front Street in October.

The fundraiser will be a cornhole and music festival on Saturday, November 23 from Noon to 11 p.m. at Carroll Campbell Marine Complex. All proceeds going to the Front Street Fire Relief Fund.

The event will also feature food trucks and an "After Dark on the Deck" evening party complete with live bands and an auction. There will also be a single and doubles cornhole tournament.

The fundraiser is being organized by Ervin "Blue Print" Parker, a former NFL player with the Buffalo Bills and founder of the Blue Print Leadership Academy.

"Our friends in professional athletics and music have really stepped forwards to make this event happen," said Parker. "It is our goal that the community will come out and have a good time while supporting our neighbors, family, and friends directly impacted by the devastating fire on Front Street."

Officials say the fire happened on Sept. 25 around 5:30 a.m. on and spread to several buildings in the 700 block of the street which sits on the Georgetown waterfront, near the Harborwalk. In all, seven historical buildings were destroyed, along with 130 jobs.

Over 200 firefighters from ten different departments and the United States Coast Guard were involved in putting out the fire. 

Live 5 News will keep you updated on this event as more information becomes available.

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