Ghosts on the Coast Event at Grande Dunes Marina Attracts Big Crowd, Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ Raises More than $2,600 for American Red Cross.

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Ghosts on the Coast, a Halloween festival inaugurated on Saturday, October 28 at Grande Dunes Marina, drew more than 1000 residents from the Myrtle Beach area.

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“We are thrilled so many families, friends, and neighbors loved our very first Ghosts on the Coast, and we look forward to hosting many more events in this exceptionally scenic locale,” said Margaret LaCalle, Division President - Coastal North, LStar Ventures.

The free, public event, at the light-festooned and decorated music and event lawn, featured street performers, carnival games, and live music. An authentic-looking pirate ship packed 72 people for each 30-minute ride throughout the night.

Ghosts on the Coast also introduced Grande Dunes Marina’s new Music and Event Lawn. The lawn offered a lush green space where people spread out, picnicked, and danced to the band Sea Cruz performing against the backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway. A few steps away, attendees could purchase delicious supper fare from Sticky Fingers Catering, Hoosier Daddy’s State Fare, the Trojan Cow, Tropical Sno and the Grande Dunes Members Club.

More than 500 people, decked out in their Halloween best, participated in the costume contests, ranging from Child 0-5, Youth 6-13, or Adult 14+ categories. All winners received $25 gift cards. The first 100 children at the event received goodie bags, with three lucky winners receiving a $100 Toy R Us gift card.

And, while Ghosts on the Coast was free, attendees gave more than $1,300 to the American Red Cross, the event’s designated charity. Grande Dunes matched that amount, creating a total gift of $2,606 to help the American Red Cross in disaster relief efforts.

“This extraordinary generosity shows what a big heart our Myrtle Beach community has,” said Margaret LaCalle, Division President - Coastal North, LStar Ventures. “We are thrilled so many families, friends, and neighbors loved our very first Ghosts on the Coast, and we look forward to hosting many more events in this exceptionally scenic locale.”

LaCalle encourages the community to come back and visit Grande Dunes Marina, which is open to the public year-round, and to visit GrandeDunes.com to stay tuned for future events.

To view photos from the event, visit GrandeHalloween.com.

About Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes is a 2,200-acre master-planned community located in Myrtle Beach, SC. At full build-out, Grande Dunes will have approximately 5,000 single-family homes, villas, home sites and 2 million square feet of retail and commercial properties. This exceptional community stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and from Water Tower Road to Grissom Parkway.

Adding to the value of the community are a range of private and public club amenities, including the private Members Club and golf course, the 25,000 square foot Ocean Club and pool complex on the Atlantic Ocean and the Grande Dunes Tennis Center. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway is the 126-slip Marina at Grande Dunes and the popular Anchor Café. At the southern edge of the community is the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA.
For more information, please visit http://www.GrandeDunes.com.

About LStar Ventures

Since our inception in 2007, LStar Ventures has built more than 65 beautiful, financially successful, and environmentally sensitive communities in 15 states. We are a privately held real estate development firm that owns many of the finest master-planned communities in the country. We take pride in our financial strength, as we maintain little to no debt on any of our real estate assets. This unique approach ensures we can confidently and successfully execute our development strategies over very long periods of time and through varying economic cycles. For more information, please visit http://www.LVNT.com

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