GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Twenty days ago, a fire pummeled its way through eight Front Street businesses in Georgetown before it stopped at the South Carolina Maritime Museum, thanks to a fire wall placed in the building back in the 1930's.
Mac Mcalister is a board member for the museum, and he said he is expecting more people to attend the event this weekend for two reasons: there has been a growing interest in the museum recently, and because of the community's desire to help rebuild downtown.
The Wooden Boat Show on average raises $60,000 to put towards the yearly operation costs, but this year organizers are anticipating even more money.
Carol Gainey is volunteering at the museum to get ready for this weekend's event, and she said she knows Georgetown will be able to bounce back. "It's truly amazing to see how the people of Georgetown have all pulled together to help those who suffered losses. It's just a community and a team effort."