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  Spring 2019                      Vol. 10 Issue 2
Greetings from Avista Resort!
Spring weather has arrived, bringing an influx of tourists and visitors to the North Myrtle Beach area and golf season is now in full swing. Many golf groups visit to experience the warmer temperatures and beautiful landscaping that graces the local golf courses during the spring season.
 
If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to book your beach vacation! To make your reservations at Avista Resort, please call 1-877-392-2713 or check our rates online.

News from Avista

Easter at Avista Resort
Easter at Avista ResortEaster at Avista Resort is always an "EGG-citing" time for our guests and staff. From the moment our guests check-in, our staff works hard to ensure our visiting families feel at home and welcome.
 
Fun activities were provided all weekend long including a coloring contest, jelly bean hunt, and an Easter party. Hundreds of colored Easter eggs were scattered around the resort each day for kids to hunt for!
 
On Easter Sunday, the Easter bunny arrived at the resort to deliver baskets stuffed with goodies much to the surprise of many of our younger guests. After the Easter bunny finished delivering baskets, he hopped on down to Just Off Main to join our guests for a delicious Easter Brunch. Our chef prepared a delicious spread this year including ham, petite filet, eggs benedict, french toast casserole, a fruit display, a variety of delicious sides and desserts. Guests enjoyed a Bloody Mary Bar with the option to enhance their beverage with horseradish, celery, Tabasco, olives, blue cheese crumbles, and crispy bacon strips.
 
We look forward to planning next year's Easter celebration!
 
Fundraising Efforts
Avista Resort has hosted several fundraising events over the past few months:
 
chocolate cupcakes"A Ride to Remember" Bake Sale
 
Every year, Mark Gillis, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts IT, participates in "A Ride to Remember" to raise money for a cause that is close to his heart. "A Ride to Remember" is a 3-day charity ride taking cyclists across the state of South Carolina to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
 
The ride is 252 miles long and starts upstate in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The first 2 days of the ride cover 152.5 miles on mountains and hilly terrain. The 3rd and final day is spent on flat ground which takes cyclists 100.4 miles to the finish line in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
Avista Resort employees baked goodies and hosted a bake sale in support of the effort. We are proud to announce our bake sale was a huge success! Thanks to our generous guests and staff, we raised $2,337.50 for "A Ride to Remember".
 
We love helping Mark meet and exceed his fundraising goal!
 
Team Member Fundraiser
 
Avista Resort hosted a Team Member Fundraiser in April to benefit a team member's family in their time of great need.
 
duck race at avistaWe hosted several events including a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and an Easter basket silent auction.
 
The highlight of the fundraising event was a series of "duck races" hosted at the outdoor pool. Rubber ducks were available for a donation of $1 per duck or $5 for 6 ducks.
The rubber ducks were gathered and released to race around the winding lazy river with a little help from waves generated by our guests. The guest with the first duck to cross the finish line won a complimentary breakfast buffet at Just Off Main. It was a splashing good time for all involved.
 
Thank you to all of our generous guests who supported our fundraising efforts.
 
Notice Anything New?
"Creations from the Sand" coming to the pool deck

We are excited to announce a new service that will be available to our guests during the spring and summer months. Creations from the Sand will be hosted at our outdoor pool deck several days a week through early September.

Creations from the Sand offers our guests a unique sandbox experience where art meets the sand. Guests can create a unique treasure to bring a bit of the beach home with designs starting at just $10!
 
This experience is fun for all ages, not just kids. Create custom picture frames, plaques, candle holders or decorative accents including flip flops, starfish, seahorses and more.
 
 
Strike a pose with our #AvistaLife sign

avista lifeAvista guests and groups - let's get social!
 
Brenna Gahagen, Corporate Director of Operations worked with Bruce and Kaila in our Engineering Department to create a fun photo station for our guests who love enjoying the #AvistaLife on their vacations. Gather your friends and family and pose in the frame for the perfect Instagram-worthy vacation photo!
 
The new #AvistaLife photo frame will be available at the front desk. The label at the bottom of the frame is a chalkboard so guests may customize their photo with their own message! Stop by the front desk on your next trip and strike a pose.
 
Photo: Back row, left to right - Danielle Rome, Marketing, Saundra Wilson, Quality Control, and Danielle Wisner, Marketing. Front - Brenna Gahagen, Operations.
 
Enter our "Spring Fun" photo contest
Do you have any photos from your Avista Resort vacation that you'd like to share? Enter our "Spring Fun" photo contest for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

 
One grand prize winner will receive a $300 resort credit on their next stay of 3+ nights. The second place winner will receive a $150 resort credit on the next stay of 3+ nights and two runners up will receive a 40% discount off our standard rates on their next stay!
 
Click here to submit your photo by May 31st for a chance to win!

News from the Beach
Featured Attraction: The Simpsons in 4D
It's showtime! A new dimension of family fun hits Broadway at the Beach with a first-of-its-kind attraction - The Simpsons in 4D.
 
Simpsons in 4DThis all-new experience features Springfield's Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart. Guests will rub elbows with the town's popular residents including America's favorite family, The Simpsons. This ticketed attraction includes a fully themed lobby and theater experience. Guests join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the youngest Simpsons, Maggie in a new 4D Experience® adventure. 

Next visit the immersive, fully themed iconic convenience store, which sells a wide array of products including Buzz Cola, Heat-Lamp Hot Dogs, and Lard Lad Donuts. Guests can quench their thirst by choosing from a tasty selection of show-inspired Squishee flavors. In addition to these Springfield staples, the Kwik-E-Mart offers a variety of food and beverage options, as well as unique The Simpsons merchandise.

 
Guest Comments
"I stay at the Avista because it feels like home. After 11 years, when you walk in and CJ says "Welcome back" or Mr. Tony offers a ride to the garage, I know I've made the right choice. Excellent staff and great value."
Michael C, 4/22/19 after a 6-night stay

"The rooms are always well maintained and the beds were very comfortable! We were well rested every day which made the many rounds of golf we played even more enjoyable! The short walk to the beach is always nice. The pool is great for those days you just want to get off the elevator and find a lounge chair! We will be back!"
Dennis M, 4/18/19 after a 5-night stay

Read more guest comments.

Spring Recipe

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
Ingredients
 
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 pounds green tomatoes, sliced
1 cup canola oil for frying
 
Directions
 
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper
 
2. Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls. Season cornmeal with salt and pepper.
 
3. Dip each tomato slice into flour, then dip into egg mixture. Press tomato into cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Transfer tomato to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tomato slices, arranging tomatoes in a single layer.
 
4. Heat about 1/4 inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil begins to simmer. Fry tomatoes in batches until golden and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel lined plates. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.
 
 
Featured recipe from AllRecipes.com
 

 
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300 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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