Policeman, fireman of year are selected
State Senator Greg Hembree of Little River was the speaker at the July 20 meeting of the North Strand Optimist Club. He visited the club to present the Policeman of the Year Award to Heather Swarthout and the Fireman of the Year Award to Jennifer Hanna. Sadly, both awards were presented posthumously and accepted on their behalves by North Myrtle Beach Police Chief Phil Webster and North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Garry Spain.|
Senator Hembree praised both recipients for having a consistently cheerful attitude even while serving under difficult circumstances.
The North Strand Optimist Club has honored the Policeman of the Year and Fireman of the Year from the North Myrtle Beach Public Service Department since 1986.
North Strand Optimist Club meets at The Grill House Restaurant at noon on Wednesdays. Visitors are welcome.