Oct 18 2016

Hurricane Matthew couldn’t hold us down! FollyPalooza is still a go this Saturday, Oct. 22 – and it’s for a great cause, too

You know what they say: You can’t keep a good beach down … or, you know, something like that.

Despite Hurricane Matthew’s best efforts, our tiny beach town weathered the storm. Thanks to residents’ infallible spirit and willingness to help each other out as well as the tireless work of Folly Beach Public Safety officials, Folly is already starting to feel like herself again.

In fact, she’s ready for one heck of a party, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

For the ninth year running, the annual FollyPalooza cancer benefit and street festival is soon set to take over Center Street. On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10am until 5pm, this beloved community fundraiser will transform Folly Beach’s main drag into a family-friendly experience full of food, fun, and lots of live music from Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Burnt Wood, Forty Mile Detour, Saluda Shoals, Taco Donkey & WPOS.

As if you needed any more incentive to stop by, consider this: the event raises money for Folly Angels, an organization dedicated to supporting Folly Beach residents who are battling cancer — and, in some cases, other critical illnesses — and affected by hardships such as prohibitive cost of treatment.  Since entrance to the festival is free, the opportunity to contribute this worthy cause comes in the form of a silent auction, date auction, raffle and more.

In addition, this year’s festival will feature over 50 local craft and food vendors lined up along Center Street and at the Folly River Park. There will also be a bevy of carnival games and kids’ activities to keep the young and young-at-heart entertained. And, well, if you’re into people watching, you’ll have thousands of friendly Folly lovers in attendance to observe.

Another perk of this year’s event? We’ll be there, handing out free FB stickers until they run out. Come out and say hello while you support this incredibly worthy cause. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Folly emerging from maelstrom of Hurricane Matthew than spending a sunny day on Center Street designed to lift up locals in need.

For more information on FollyPalooza, visit www.Facebook.com/Follypalooza or www.follybeachfestivals.com.




Bob Hart Author

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