Ocean Lakes Family Campground Celebrates "Lost Sock Memorial Day" And Launches Pinterest Campaign

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Myrtle Beach Campground Continues Its “Leap Into Fun” Theme With Lost Sock Fun At Soapy Suds, And Virtually, With Social Media

Ocean Lakes Family Campground celebrates “Lost Sock Memorial Day” on Wednesday, May 9. The event takes place at the Myrtle Beach campground, and virtually, online on the campground’s Pinterest account.

The campground’s laundromat, Sandy’s Soapy Suds, is the location of the “Lost Sock Memorial Wall.” The wall features a clothesline and clothes pins for guests to pin their remaining single sock looking for its “solemate.” Socks hang on the top clothesline with letters on their toes spelling out “Lost Sock Memorial Wall,” and underneath it reads “For those left behind.” Promotional posters have be placed throughout the campground with headlines stating “Missing” or “Wanted” with pictures of various socks and descriptions to encourage guests to visit Soapy Suds to pin their sock(s).

All guests at the park are invited to participate, along with others who can join the celebration through Pinterest. Followers can email a photo of their sock(s) to info@oceanlakes.com and Ocean Lakes will pin it to one of its boards. Be sure to follow Ocean Lakes by searching for OceanLakesFC under the "People" category in the search box to see your sock(s) displayed.

“We have been looking forward to this particular holiday for months,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “Guests were giggling as teammates were creating the 'Lost Sock Memorial Wall.' This event is perfect for launching our new Pinterest account. The campground’s new Pinterest account will kick off with pin boards highlighting 'Single Sock Occupations,' 'The Crafty Sock,' 'Laughing Our Socks Off,' and 'It Socks to be Lonely' sock personal ads."

This event is part of Ocean Lakes’ year-long theme called “Leap Into Fun,” which started in February due to leap year. Ocean Lakes teammates and guests have recognized unofficial holidays that have fun themes, providing activities in the park and online to campground guests. Each month, "Leap Into Fun" has encompassed several unique holidays or commemorative days that relate to various aspects of Ocean Lakes’ amenities, activities and culture.

The award-winning campground will include the wacky celebrations on its activities calendars and online through its website, Facebook page, Twitter account and blog.

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites — 893 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25, 000 - 30, 000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination. It currently holds a 10/9.5/10 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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