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Little River artificial reef gets big gift from can collection

(Source: North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce) (Source: North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce)
North Myrtle Beach, SC -

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A patch of artificial reef located a few miles off of the Little River shoreline is getting quite the financial boost, in hopes it will continue to grow in years to come.

The Seacoast Anglers Association donated $1,000 to the Jim Caudle Memorial Reef Foundation on Monday at a ceremony at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. The money will be used to continue growing the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef.

"Seacoast Anglers has always worked with us and it's refreshing to know they're behind a community effort, like the reef," said Ron McManus, chairman of the Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament. "In turn, we will support their ‘Take a Kid Fishing' program at the annoual Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament in May."

The money donated to the reef was raised by the Seacoast Anglers Association through the collection of aluminum cans. Over the course of the past year, members collected $1,000 worth of aluminum.

2010 is the third year the organization has donated to the Jim Caudle Memorial Reef Foundation.

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