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FORevR partners with Jingle Bell Market to build riverside campsites

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Friends of Revolutionary Rivers, FORevR, plans to build platform campsites accessible only by Lynches River boaters, and the Florence Center’s Jingle Bell Market November 15-18 is helping to reach that goal. FORevR volunteers will be at Jingle Bell Market with large ceramic beads for kids and adults to decorate, selling them for $1 each to fund the buying of boards for the platform camping sites. Beads have been donated by Olio Studio in Lake City. “Our goal is to build platform campsites every 10 miles on Lynches River’s National Recreation Trail that is called SC Revolutionary Rivers,” says committee chairman Barry Frick. “We have the plans and the land for the first site, as well as the goahead from the Corps of

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Flourish, Quilts of Valor, Florence County Disabilities Foundation, and King’s Academy. FORevR is coordinated with help from the National Park Service through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. It is a special non-profit account of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. As a National Recreation Trail, the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail is a component of the National Park Service. FORevR includes the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Florence County, Town of Johnsonville, Department of Natural Resources, SC Forestry Commission, Eastern SC Heritage Region, SC National Heritage Corridor, local outfitters and landowners.


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Engineers. All we need now are the materials!” Frick noted that the group will utilize plans from a similar project on the Tar-Pamlico River Trail in NC. Ticket buyers can also help by buying admission tickets with the code FOREVR. One dollar from every ticket will benefit the project. Once inside, look for the Beads for Boards FORevR booth. Jingle Bell Market will be held at the Florence Center November 15-18. With perfect timing for holiday gift buying, the market will offer crafts, apparel, vintage finds, home decor, gourmet foods, jewelry, and much more. In addition to FORevR, Jingle Bell Market is partnering with these charities: House of Hope, Durant Children’s Home, Women in Philanthropy, Helping Florence


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