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Beech Island Historical Society Honors Flo Carter

Beech Island, SC –

A CSRA music legend was honored Tuesday night by the Beech Island Historical Society.

In a special Tribute to Flo Carter, SC State Rep. Roland Smith presented a proclamation from the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Flo Carter began singing professionally at age 5.

A jazz and gospel singer, she has been a fixture here at WJBF since the beginning. Back in the 1950's and 60's, Flo often hosted a noon variety show.

"60 years and still counting with Channel 6! It gets better & better, 'gooder & gooder' and celebrating tonight here at the Beech Island Historical Society with all these wonderful people, that just piled the accolades on me- who does NOT deserve it- I thank you, I thank you! I thank everybody out there that's supported us for all these years- Flo Carter and the Sounds of Joy- my family, all of us, and we thank you so much!"

Flo and her band have performed gospel songs every month for 20 years on the Parade of Quartets… the country's longest running gospel program.

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13th Annual Historic Beech Island Tour Set for April 27

13th Annual Historic Beech Island Tour Set for April 27

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The 13th Annual Historic Beech Island Tour will be held Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include stops at Beech Island’s historic homes, churches and cemeteries along with other interesting and historic places.  An old-fashion barbecue lunch, also sponsored by the society, will be served at the Visitors Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost of tickets for the day-long, self-guided, driving tour will be $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60 & up) the day of the tour and $20 for adults and $15 for seniors in advance.  Children up to age 18 are free.  Barbecue pork or chicken dinners will cost $10.  Tour brochures and more information will be in the March newsletter.  Please plan to volunteer or attend and support the society.  Volunteers are allowed to tour free.

 

7th Annual Historic Beech Island Tour (last year)

Beech Island, South Carolina
Featuring Homes, Churches, Cemeteries and Other Historic Sites
 

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Saturday
April 27, 2013
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

See All The Tour Locations

SPONSORED BY
The Beech Island Historical Society, Inc.
Proceeds Will Benefit The Beech Island Historical Society, Inc.Beech Island, South Carolina


Tour Information
Low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and we ask that no pictures be taken inside private homes on the tour (unless owners grant permission).

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BBQ LUNCH 

An old-fashioned barbecue lunch, sponsored by the Beech Island Historical Society, will be served from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Beech Island Historical Society’s History & Visitors Center (site #10) at 144 Old Jackson Hwy. BBQ dinners will cost $8.

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Ticket Information
Tour ticket prices are $25 the day of the tour, $20 in advance, $20 for senior citizens (age 60 & up), $15 in advance. Children & students are free under age 18. Tickets the day of the tour can be purchased at the Beech Island Historical Society History & Visitors Center (site #10) at 144 Old Jackson Highway (803) 867-3600 and at any of the houses on this tour. 

Advance tickets can be purchased from the Beech Island Historical Society or at any of the following locations:

  • Beech Island – Handy Hardware – 257 Beech Island Ave. – (803) 827-1138
  • Augusta, Ga. – Historic Augusta – 415 Seventh Street – (706) 724-0436
  • North Augusta – Estate Jewelry – 506 Georgia Ave. – (803) 279-8362
  • Aiken – Material Things – 782 Silver Bluff Road – (803) 643-3701
  • Aiken – Aiken County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Visitors Center – The Holley Building, 113 Laurens St. Ste. 103 – (803) 642-7557

Or by mail from:
The Beech Island Historical Society, Inc.
144 Old Jackson Highway • Beech Island, SC 29842
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Makes checks payable to the Beech Island Historical Society
Add $1 for postage & handling

For tickets or more info, call:
Beech Island Historical Society (803) 867-3600 or Jackie Bartley (803) 827-0184
Or by email: Contact Us