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Santee Cooper's Green Power to power NMB festival

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The 7th annual Irish Italian International Festival in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 25 will be powered by Santee Cooper Green Power.

The festival, which benefits the North Myrtle Beach Friends of the Library, is presented by the City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center.

About 20,000 people are expected to visit Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for the festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will be able to enjoy entertainment, food from local restaurants, arts and crafts vendors, street performers and dance groups.

Restaurants will compete for the titles of "Best Entrée," "Best Decorated" and "Best Dessert". Those attending the festival will be able to compete for "Best Spaghetti Sauce."

Santee Cooper generates 22 megawatts of clean, renewable Green Power from sources including landfill biogas and solar power. When an event like the Irish Italian International Festival purchases renewable power, that money is fully reinvested in new or expanded Green Power generation by Santee Cooper.

"The City of North Myrtle Beach is excited to have Santee Cooper provide Green Power for the festival," Callie Jean Wise, recreation coordinator for the City of North Myrtle Beach said. "We are committed to finding new ways to become more environmentally friendly through city sponsored activities, and we encourage you to visit our Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful tent at the festival to learn more about our green practices."

For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.

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