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Myrtle Beach group scrambles for permit for Christmas tree

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach will light up a 16-foot tall Christmas tree on its boardwalk after the Oceanfront Merchants Association scrambled to get permission to erect the giant Fraser Fir.

The ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and is the centerpiece of the association's Holidays on the Boardwalk.

But The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1PZBklu ) the association discovered Monday its permit did not include permission to put up the tree, which was on its way from Virginia. But the city worked fast and got the paperwork for the tree the next day.

The boardwalk in the center of Myrtle Beach will include Santa Claus, Christmas lights, train rides and camel rides.

Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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