Folly Association of Business Donates $25,500 From Festivals to Local Charities and the City of Folly Beach

Proceeds from the three 2018 Folly events will go to city beautification and charity organizations

Folly BeachSC - The Folly Association of Business (FAB) was honored to donate $25,500 in proceeds from the three FAB hosted events that have taken place so far this year: the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge, January’s Taste of Folly and February’s Folly Gras. A total of $10,000 was donated to the City of Folly Beach last week at the City Council meeting held at City Hall. This donation was for the beautification of Folly Beach and island assets. An additional $15,500 was donated to local civic and charity organizations.

Last Thursday, May 10, FAB hosted a check presentation ceremony at the Tides Hotel to award $15,000 in donations to several local civic organizations and charity groups: $3,000 - Folly Anglers; $3,000 - Warrior Surf Foundation; $3,000 - Surfer’s Healing; $3,000 - Folly Beach Exchange Club; $1,000 – Folly Civic Club’s Halloween Carnival; $2,000 - Big Brothers Big Sisters / Warrior Surf Camp; and $500 - Folly Beach United Methodist Church’s Praise in the Park event.

The $10,000 that was donated to the City of Folly Beach is designated for the following projects; $1,500 – City of Folly Beach Beautification; $500 - Center Street Holiday Decorations; $1,500 - New Year’s Eve Clean-Up; $5,000 - Water Fountain at Folly River Park; and $1,500 - Beach Renourishment.

FAB president, Lewis Dodson says, “It’s humbling to be able to offer such a substantial amount of money to these charities who do such amazing work and to city projects that elevate our quality of life and our visitor experience.”

FAB is a non-profit organization made up of Folly business owners who are dedicated to the community in which they live and work. FAB works closely with Folly Beach residents and City Hall to help make Folly Beach a thriving beach community that is a comfortable home to residents and a welcome respite for visitors. The next FAB hosted event is the annual Sea and Sand Festival which is scheduled for September 22, 2018.

For more information about FAB and Folly Beach, please go to www.VisitFolly.com, find us on Facebook at Visit Folly, or download the free ‘Visit Folly’ app on your smartphone.