Friends of Lake Robinson
2016 Day of CelebrationThe annual Lake Robinson Day of Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 2016, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The day will be filled with family activities, good food and music by Locust Grove Blue Grass Band. You can try kayaking or canoeing on the lake courtesy of Sunrift Adventures. You can also visit interesting educational booths that teach environmental stewardship. There will be games for children as well as the ever popular bounce house.
2016 Lake CleanupThe clean up is a part of an international event sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The Ocean Conservancy encourages volunteer groups to clean up coastlines of lakes, rivers and oceans throughout the world during September. This is an opportunity to demonstrate peoples' concern about the trash and litter in the Lake Robinson community and to do something about it.
The event will take place at Verne Smith Park on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Verne Smith Park is located off Mays Bridge Road on Lake Robinson. Garbage bags will be provided. Interested volunteers should bring gloves and other tools to help in the clean up effort. Personnel with the Greer Commission of Public Works have identified the areas that they would like FLR to target. FLR will split the participants into three or four groups which will be sent to specific sites designated for clean up by the Greer Commission of Public Works.
Residents who live lakeside are encouraged to join the effort on September 17 by cleaning up the property between their yard and the lake.
2016 Art and Photo Contest
We invite you to submit your best 2 dimensional artwork (photos, paintings, watercolors, etc.) capturing the beauty of Lake Robinson and the surrounding area to vie for a chance to receive:
$100 For First Place
The contest is open to the general public regardless of age. Your artwork is to be of Lake Robinson or its environs and must be submitted by August 29, 2016. (limit two entries per artist). We have started accepting entries, so now is the time to start preparing your work.
$50 For Second Place
$25 For Third Place
Your artwork will be displayed at the Pavilion at the J. Verne Smith Park on September 25, 2016, during the Lake Robinson Day of Celebration, and then they will be on display at the Greer CPW building for a period of about one month.
This year’s juror is Bruce McCandless, an accomplished photographer who has taught photography classes at OLLI at Furman. He and his wife travel to photogenic locales throughout North America and the world.
This years photo and art contest is closed to new entries. Now is the time to start working for next years event.