Great American Cleanup

Keep Florence Beautiful hosted a cleanup day for the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 1.  Volunteer teams cleaned their designated areas, then gathered by Naturally Outdoors Outfitters (W. Palmetto Street) between 11 AM and 1 PM.  KFB Board members served a free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers to hungry clean-up crews with appetites!

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Teams had a beautiful, sunny, and warm day for removing trash from our roadways!

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The Great American Cleanup continues until May 31.  If you or your group would still like to participate, please click here for more information on the GAC!

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Keep Florence Beautiful Board Members

Front Row (L to R): Lisa Perry, Tara Durden, Bonnie Calkins; Back Row (L to R):  Danny Hill, Patty Taylor, Michelle Bailey, Raymond Kennedy, Tabatha Bellflowers

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The 2017 Great American Cleanup

In its 17th year as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the Keep Florence Beautiful Board of Directors, along with individuals, churches, nonprofit organizations, political organizations, businesses and schools, join hands in cleaning up Florence and ridding streets and neighborhoods of debris and trash.

The Great American Cleanup (GAC) will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017. Volunteers will be cleaning their designated areas of the community then meeting at Naturally Outdoors Outfitters, 2519 W Palmetto Street, Florence, where teams turn in their clean up reports and enjoy a free lunch provided by Keep Florence Beautiful and its sponsors’.

In addition to the GAC, Keep Florence Beautiful has teamed up with Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs to collect paper at Naturally Outdoors, to be recycled; the paper will be collected onsite then shredded at the AAA certified Palmetto Secure Document Destruction Facility.

For additional information, contact Michelle Bailey at michelle@keepflorencebeautiful.org or visit http://www.keepflorencebeautiful.org. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful go to http://www.kab.org
About Keep Florence Beautiful – “KFB” is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Florence, South Carolina. Our mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving Florence through the visual aspects of our community. We support Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Community Greening. We identify the causes of litter and reduce it by organizing cleanups and programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment, these programs include community education for responsible consumerism and sustainability; source reduction, reuse and recycling; community gardens; restoration of vacant lots and waterway beautification.

KFB Brewfest 2017!!

2017 Brew Fest, benefiting Keep Florence Beautiful

Keep Florence Beautiful will hosts it’s Sixth Annual Brew Fest Fundraiser on Saturday, September 30 2017  from 2 until 6pm.  Tickets are 25$ online or 30$ at the gate. *Designated Driver tickets are also available online ( 15$, you will be required to wear a wrist band during the event).

Wine and Craft Beer Samples will be available, and the event will feature local food vendors, artists, and musicians..  Tv’s will  be setup airing the Clemson & Carolina away games.

Once again the event will be hosted at Roseneath Farm  [1102 Cherokee Rd] Florence, SC.  Ticket sales from the event help Keep Florence Beautiful, a local non-profit organization with the mission of improving the community through beautification projects and recycling initiatives.  Sponsorship Opportunities are available, click to download the Sponsor Guide.


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Frequently Asked Question’s

What if I don’t want to miss the college Football games? …We’ve got you covered!  We’ll have a couple large screen tvs so you can catch all the action of the big game while enjoying some damn good beer!

What if it rains!? …What are you scared of a little rain?  Again, we have you covered (or Coastal Tents and Events will have you covered) …its a rain or shine event; come one come all.  We’ll have fun,  and we’ll be covered! 🙂

Is it Dog Friendly? …At KFB we are all dog lovers but we ask that you leave your dogs at home for this one.. let ’em hang out on the couch, turn the tv on and give them a day off.

What is the Age Limit for this event/Can I bring my kids?  …This is a 21 and over event PLEASE leave the kids at home  (with a sitter, or with your dog on the couch 🙂 ).  Join us for some grown up fun!

What if I’m not a fan of  beer?…Join us anyway!  We will have lots of beers you may have never tried, some non-traditional types of craft beers.  It’s a tasting, so if you don’t like it you don’t have to finish it.  There will be well over 100 different beers for every palate.  By the way: There will also be various wines for tasting – so if you cant find a beer you like come for the fun and try some of the wines we have to offer.

When and Where do I show up (Date / Time / Place)?  …Sat September 30th / 2pm until 6pm / Roseneath Farm, corner of Franklin & Cherokee Rd (1102 Cherokee Road for the GPS Savvy)

Where do I park?  …Parking will be across the street (on Cherokee)…better yet : get a ride , commute with friends (and your DD), or ride your bike.  Cab Service will be available/on standby to get you home after the event.

Why should we attend? …Because its a unique and cool event!  There will be lots of people to see, great music,  great food, its for a  good cause…and of course GREAT BEER.   This is our 6th event and we are sure to have fun, join us for one of Florence’s best-coolest-neatest events.

Who benefits from this event?  … You do!  We offer a fun, cool event for you to go to!  Keep Florence Beautiful uses funds raised to give back to the community  by doing recycling & beautification projects in the area.  Find more info at keepflorencebeautiful.org

Will there be Food?…Yes! Wholly Smokin’ will be there with their world famous  BBQ and the 4 Cheese Spicy Mac & Cheese.  Also the Brooklyn South Food Truck will be there with some great options to choose from…bring some cash and try some of our best  local eats!

Will there be Music?  …Yes!  Enjoy two live bands all day:  Yellow Drama, and The Naked Bootleggers.  Both local to the Florence Area.

Will there be Wine? …Yes!  There will be wine at our event for tasting.  Price included in your donation/ticket cost.

Will there be other vendors? …Yes, we will have local artisans for you to peruse while you’re there.  If you are interested in being a vendor contact us! info@keepflorence.org

BREW FEST GALLERY

Brewfest 2016

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By now most of you have probably already noticed that we haven’t mentioned anything about Brewfest 2016. Due to new enforcement regulations etc we are unable to host the event until we can come up with new ideas and sponsors that can help us.

Until then, please support our organization in other ways by volunteering or by making a donation on our website.

You can read more information about the new regulations here: https://beerofsc.com/2016/06/28/your-special-event-is-probably-illegal-now/

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