Saturday, 02 May 2015
On May 2nd, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church hosted the 19th Annual Blessing of the Inlet. A Murrells Inlet tradition held on the first Saturday of May, the event featured over 70 arts and crafts vendors showcasing their wares, live entertainment, and a variety of outstanding food from some of Murrells Inlet's best restaurants.
First organized 19 years ago by a Belin Memorial UMC Sunday school class, The Blessing of the Inlet has become a mainstay tradition in the Murrells Inlet community. On May 2nd, 2015, thousands of people came out for the ceremony, all while raising money for local nonprofit organizations (as well as for The Wounded Warrior Foundation).
Said Master of Ceremonies Jeff Benton, "We have a beautiful place that we call home. We want to share that with as many people as possible and for people to enjoy it for many many years to come, but we want people to be thankful. This stuff not given to us for free, we've been blessed where we live, how it looks and what it is."
We at Marlin Quay couldn't agree more!