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  Fall 2018                       Vol. 9 Issue 4
Greetings from Avista Resort!
Fall weather has arrived, and tourists and visitors are coming to the North Myrtle Beach area to enjoy the mild temperatures and warmth of the season. Families and friends come to the area to experience festivals, attractions and of course, the beach! Many golfers visit to experience the numerous golf courses the area has to offer. Continue reading to see all the fun Avista has planned for snowbirds and Thanksgiving!

Our room rates have now been released through 2019! To make your reservations at Avista Resort, please call 1-877-392-2713 or check our rates online.


News from Avista

Hurricane Florence Relief
Avista Resort made it through Hurricane Florence without sustaining damage to the property. The impact on our coastal areas was minimal. Just days after the storm the resort welcomed vacationers to North Myrtle Beach's beautiful beaches.
 
Avista Resort is working to provide relief to people who have been affected by Hurricane Florence. Join these efforts and make a donation to help those impacted in the Carolinas, including Avista's employees.

Carolina StrongWMBF News, a local affiliate of NBC News, states, "Horry County officials say that the catastrophic storm caused more than $40 million in damage to homes and businesses in the area."
 
The resort is collecting hygiene products to donate to The American Red Cross and local shelters. Needed items include deodorant, soap, shampoo, feminine products, razors and lotion.
 
"Most of Florence's destruction in Horry County came from the flooding of the Waccamaw and Little Pee Dee rivers. The Waccamaw reached record heights and the Little Pee Dee inundated homes along the county's western and southern borders," according to a WMBF news article.
 
Donors may drop off items at Avista Resort. Donations can be submitted in the donation box at the front desk or given directly to front desk personnel.



Employee Spotlight: Kathryn Covington
Avista Resort has a new addition to its great team! Kathryn Covington joined the Avista team this fall as a group sales manager.


Kathyrn Covington at Avista ResortCovington said, "I love the team of ladies I work with. It's a pleasure to see them first thing every morning. They have all been so welcoming and helpful."
 
Covington recalls working after Hurricane Florence, "Immediately following the hurricane, I received a call from a planner for Duke Energy. They needed lots of beds for emergency crews who were working to get power restored to our neighboring communities in North and South Carolina. I was incredibly impressed with how so many of our people from various departments and multiple resorts worked as a team to accommodate these workers. It was great to be a part of that."
 
Covington moved to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She planned to retire at the coast, but said, "I'll probably never retire, so why wait to be happy?"
 
Covington's previous work experience includes event sales, retail management and membership retention.
 
During her free time Covington enjoys playing the piano, reading, painting and spending time with her family, friends and dog.
 
Join Avista in welcoming Covington to their family!

Monthly Activities
Our snowbirds are having an amazing time participating in the activities at Avista Resort. Guests can enjoy numerous fun and relaxing activities specially planned for them. Visitors can engage in activities and participate in charitable initiatives every month through March.

Each month snowbirds can mingle at coffee socials, have a theater experience at movie nights, play games of bingo, sing at karaoke nights, create crafts and experience potluck dinners.
 
Avista is excited to introduce its monthly charity initiative where the resort focuses on contributing to one charity per month. Participants will have the option to donate to the "charity of the month" in lieu of payment for activities.
 
See our monthly featured charities below:
 
October: Habitat for Humanity of Horry County
November: Grand Strand Miracle Leagues
December: Christmas Angels
January: North Myrtle Beach Humane Society
February: Sea Haven for Youth
March: VFW in North Myrtle Beach
 
Click here to see the monthly activities calendar.
 
 
Thanksgiving at Avista
Avista Resort invites you to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the beach this year. Just Off Main, Avista's onsite restaurant, will host a traditional Thanksgiving buffet on November 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the Avista ballroom.

Myrtle Beach ThanksgivingA variety of homestyle dishes will be served including: fresh fruit and cheese, spring house tossed salad, deep fried turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry relish, slow cooked smoked ham with honey glaze, prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, smoked cheddar mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole with tossed pecan and bourbon glaze, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green bean cassoulet, broccolini with cotija cheese sauce, smoked maple glazed oven roasted baby carrots, corn spoon bread and garlic cheddar biscuits. For desert indulge in sweet potato pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, red velvet cake and cheesecake.
 
Call Avista Resort at 844-698-8093 to make your reservation today. Adults are $25 each plus tax and gratuity, children ages 6 through 9 are $12.50 each plus tax and gratuity, and children under 5 years old are free.


Avista in the Community
Keya Darby Moll, sales manager, volunteers with Freedom Readers as part of the Leadership Grand Strand program. Freedom Readers provides supportive afterschool extended reading and learning opportunities throughout the Grand Strand.

Moll was selected to participate in Leadership Grand Strand. "Leadership Grand Strand is a program sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand area. The nine month program accepts 30 participants each year and meets monthly to work on team projects.", according to the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. It also ensures the selection will reflect the demographic, geographic, and professional diversity of the area. Those selected must reside or be employed in Horry County during the previous year.

Moll was nominated by Pauline Levesque, director of sales. The criteria for selection included: prior evidence of leadership abilities, potential to provide leadership to the Grand Strand, an interest in community affairs and commitment to volunteer and become more involved in the Grand Strand.
 
Chosen from over 150 candidates, she will participate in the program focusing on developing leadership skills as outlined below.
 
Leadership Grand Strand Objectives
 
1. Develop informed, trained and committed leaders who understand the issues and needs of our community.
 
2. Create the opportunity for leaders to meet, establish rapport, and maintain ongoing professional relationships.
 
3. Ensure that participants involve themselves in greater roles in our community through volunteerism in service and civic organizations, serving on appointed boards and running for local elected offices.
 
4. Create the opportunity for future leaders to continue to identify and study local issues.
 
5. Enhance the skills necessary to become effective leaders of the community.
 
For additional information about Leadership Grand Strand visit https://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com/lgs/


News from the Beach

Featured Attraction: Legends in Concert
Experience this shockingly realistic tribute show.
 
Legends in ConcertWitness multiple eras of extraordinary music flash before your eyes. See artists
like "Michael Jackson", "Elvis Presley", "Shania Twain", "Jimmy Buffett", "Brooks & Dunn", "Lionel Richie", "Marilyn Monroe", "Roy Orbison", "Frank Sinatra", "Aretha Franklin", "Martina McBride" and more. Enjoy the presentation of realistic costumes, performers and productions.
 
Attendees of all ages will enjoy this family friendly show. Musical gurus will experience music they love featuring "artists" they adore. Children will have the opportunity to learn music history and enjoy the origins of today's tunes. Sing and dance along with the tribute artists as they wow you with their impeccable impressions of music mogals.
 
After the show, take photos with your favorite "legend". Meet the artists in the lobby and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Legends in Concert is located less than 20 miles from Avista Resort.
 

Fall is in the air! What a great time to book a golf package for you and your friends. Good tee times are still available and the courses are in great shape!

Hurricanes Florence and Michael blew their way through the Grand Strand in September leaving minor damage in their wake. The majority of the courses received little to no damage at all, while others suffered just some superficial wounds. Everything is now up and running in Myrtle Beach and the fall weather is perfect for golfing.
 
Whether you are still thinking of coming this fall or contemplating a spring package, the quicker you book the better your price will be. Rooms are going quickly as are the premium tee times. With several amazing packages to choose from, many with added perks, we can tailor a package to fit any budget. Pick a date and give us a call. Our knowledgeable golf department will make every effort to get you the best package at the best price.
 
Have a wonderful holiday season and stay out of the bunkers!
 
From all of us in the Golf Department,
 
Kathy Phillips, Don Herlocker, and Dave Walker
 
Guest Comments
"The best part of staying at Avista is their attention to making your stay a pleasant one. They will text you to check on your visit and then quickly respond to ensure that everything meets your expecations." Mike, 10/16/18 after a 4 night stay

"The Avista Resort was very accommodating to my family for our weekend trip. We're from West Virginia and all of the staff members treated us with the same southern hospitality that we're used to back home." Christina, 10/14/18 after a 3 night stay

Read more guest comments.

Fall Recipe

Country Apple Dumlings
Ingredients
 
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of citrus flavored soda
 
Directions
 
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
 
2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wdge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
 
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour citrus flavored soda over the dumplings.
 
4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
 
 
 
Featured recipe from Allrecipes.com
 

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