Carolina Spotlight: Pawnbrokers give gift of music

The halls are alive with the sound of music or they soon will be now that the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind got their long-awaited wish!

Students were granted the gift of music on Monday. The surprise gifts were provided by Myrtle Beach-area pawn shops, including Dick's Pawn, Jim Starnes, owner of American Pawn Exchange, the Downtown Spartanburg Lions Club and other members of the National Pawnbrokers Association from around the state of South Carolina.

Dick's Pawn is owned by Dick Smith and located in Surfside Beach, SC. Here's a list of people and agencies that participated: Janis Feazelle, National Pawnbrokers Association; Jim Starnes, American Pawn Exchange; Danny Burkett, Shawn Gate Pawn; Dick Smith, Dick's Pawn; Jimmy Herring, Camden Pawn; 411 Rutledge Street, Camden, SC 29020; Jay Friedman, Bonded Loan Office, Inc.; Sherry Estes, Top Dollar Pawn; John Nesbitt, Reliable Pawn; Jon Fins, People's Pawn Shop; Dave Carroll, M&M Merchandise; Sumter Pawn, EZ Money Pawn Shop, Inc, Buck Stop Pawn Shop.

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