2015 Master National event brings many visitors to area

Nearly a thousand people are visiting the area – with their 918 dogs – to compete in the 2015 Master National event of the Master National Retrievers Club.

According to Jessica Cohen, Director of Tourism and Special Events, the event will take place Oct. 15 – 25 at the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area in Cheraw, and Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill.

The Fairfield Inn in Hartsville will serve as the host hotel for the event’s committee members, judges and participants.

Opening ceremonies will take place in Hartsville at Coker College’s DeLoach Center, 451 E. Carolina Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening, free and open to the public, will feature 2013 “American Idol” winner and South Carolina native, Candice Glover, performing the national anthem. Attendees can expect refreshments and a live auction.

The Cooper River Retriever Club of South Carolina, the Neuse Retriever Club and the Lumber River Retriever Club are hosting the 2015 Master National.

Author: Duane Childers

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