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The 10th anniversary of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is Friday, May 15. City officials and business leaders broke ground for the boardwalk in September 2009, at the height of the Great Recession. Using plastic beach buckets and shovels, they “turned sand” to get the $6.5 million project underway. The boardwalk has three main sections: a raised wooden boardwalk, a wide entertainment section and a meandering oceanfront promenade. After eight months of construction, grand opening ceremonies were held May 15, 2010. Guest star Buddy Valastro, TLC’s “Cake Boss,” baked an enormous, flip-flop-shaped cake for the occasion, which everyone enjoyed. The National Shag Dance Champions performed, and thousands of people celebrated the boardwalk’s completion. Originally, the boardwalk stretched 1.2 miles, from pier to pier. Later additions have extended the boardwalk to 16th Avenue North and a total of 1.3 miles in length.
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