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3 things to know before you go

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

 Good Morning WIS friends. Here are the three things to know before you go Friday:

1.) Bikefest: You may see a lot of motorcycles passing through the Midlands on the way to Myrtle Beach for Bikefest this weekend. Be aware of the motorcycles on the area roads. Law enforcement officers from throughout South Carolina will be helping police in Myrtle Beach and Horry County deal with the influx of motorcycle riders.

2.) Grilling safety: A lot of people will be grilling this Memorial Day weekend, and that means there's a risk of foodborne illnesses. DHEC recommends keeping your hands and cooking utensils clean, use separate plates for uncooked and cooked meat, use a meat thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to the proper temperature.

3.) Operation Thank You: A local nonprofit is hoping to send more than 5,000 cards this year to troops, veterans, and military families. Shoppers and moviegoers at Dutch Square Mall can write a message of support and encouragement to be sent. You can stop by the mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday to show your appreciation.

A bit cooler today with a clear holiday weekend.

Have a great day and a safe Memorial Day weekend. 

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