Friends of Lake Robinson
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.
To see the complete guidelines for submitting your artwork click HERE
Day of celebration 2015Many activities are planned for the Friends of Lake Robinson Eighth Annual Day of Celebration to be held October 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunrift Adventures will provide kayaks and canoes for those interested in trying one out. The City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department will provide children’s activities including a casting contest. Inflatables will be provided by the Friends of Lake Robinson. Lillian Hanley of the City of Greer Stormwater Division has organized a Stewardship Fair highlighting numerous organizations that will share ideas about protecting the lake and environs, enjoying the plant and animal life, and living in harmony with nature. This event is a great place to pick up community service ideas for high school students as well as find ideas for science projects and Scout projects. The Lake Cunningham Fire Department will provide a Fire Safety Trailer, fire prevention education and a demonstration on how to act if found in a fire situation. The S. C. Department of Natural Resources will have a virtual fishing simulator available to give people an opportunity to experience catching fish of different sizes. The Rotary Club of Greater Greer will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks throughout the afternoon for a nominal fee. Local musical talent, Locust Grove Blue Grass Band, will entertain the crowd from 3 to 5pm with Joe Beam and his band leading off the music from 1 to 3pm. Entries in the art competition will be on display.
The event is free to the public. All attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs to sit and to enjoy the show. Any proceeds from the event will be devoted to paying for the events and activities to preserve Lake Robinson as well as support local high school scholarships.
The Friends of Lake Robinson, along with the Greer Commission of Public Works, Blue Ridge Rural Water Company, Bank of Travelers Rest, Citizens Building and Loan, Greer State bank and Stillwaters at Lake Robinson, will hold the eighth annual Lake Robinson Day of Celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Verne Smith Park from 1 to 6pm. The park is located next to the Lake Robinson dam at 2544 Mays Bridge Road in Greer. The group has been planning the event since the summer with the help of numerous organizations