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Friday, June 2, 2023
The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge 10th Anniversary Celebration — Not Your Typical Garden Party!
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Riverside Event Center

We can’t believe it’s been ten years since the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came onto the Lake Lure scene! The Bridge is a premier garden destination that draws visitors from around the world. From the beginning, our volunteers have lovingly created and maintained the gardens and delighted in sharing information and their passion with all who visit.

Whether we’re chatting with visitors as they walk the gardens or making presentations in more formal sessions, we love talking shop. To mark this special occasion, we are hosting a special FUNraising and FUNDraising event.

As part of commemorating the anniversary, we are growing and enhancing our education program. Currently, all classes are conducted “open air,” which means we sometimes have to cancel or move a class due to rain or excessive wind or do our best to provide shelter from the hot sun. To grow our vision and attract even more visitors to our beautiful area, we need a structure where we can safely conduct classes and events and where our schedule is not weather-dependent.  All proceeds from the anniversary party will go toward building and operating our new Education Center. Make plans now to join in the fun and support the cause.

Tickets – $80 per person

  • Live music by Johnnie Blackwell
  • Three-course dinner buffet & dessert
  • Cash bar
  • Silent Auction – get ready to purchase items for your garden and more!
Monday, June 5, 2023
BMW Charity ProAm
Jun 5 – Jun 11 all-day
Thornblade Club
If you’re a Donor
You Donate. We Match.
When you chip in to help area charities, you can win some great prizes,
but your designated charity will be the real winner;
they will receive every single penny of the donations from this program plus a 25% match*
Double the Donation:
See if your employer will match your donation. Donate now by clicking the blue ‘Donate Now’ button above.
Play “Guess the Birdies” for your chance to win the grand prize**
Two-night stay at the Spartanburg Marriott
Two-night stay at the Greenville Marriott
An outing for four at Thornblade Club and the
BMW Performance Driving School
Donate now by clicking the blue ‘Donate Now’ button above.
If you’re a registered 501(c)(3) or K-12 school in the Upstate
Register to participate and enjoy the benefits:
1. Earn a 25% bonus on every dollar raised!*
2. No cost, no risk program
3. Turnkey program administration
Sign up now by clicking the blue ‘Donate Now’ button on the right.
To view your reports, please enter your User Name and Password in the ‘LOGIN HERE’ area.
A note from Michelin North America:

As a long-standing partner for the BMW Charity Pro-Am and proud member of the Greenville community for more than 45 years, Michelin is honored to support the Birdies for Charity event. This initiative supports Michelin’s purpose to provide a better way forward through sustainable mobility for our employees, customers, and communities. Michelin looks forward to the lasting impact that each charity will have as we work together to make our community an even greater place to live, work and play.

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich travel and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries—from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)

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