Fundraiser held Thursday for Friends of Sesquicentennial State Park to revamp park’s spillway

It was a good time for a great cause.

A fundraiser was held Thursday for Friends of Sesqui at Columbia Craft on Greene Street.

Sesquicentennial State Park encompasses 1,419 acres at 9564 Two Notch Road

Those attending the fundraiser grabbed a beer and toasted the exciting updates Friends of Sesqui has in store for Sesquicentennial State Park. And $1 from every beer poured was donated to Friends of Sesqui to help revamp the park’s spillway. The Friends’ goal is to turn the live-oak rich area into an incredible destination for events, pictures, and more.

In addition to the toasts, raffles were conducted every hour of the day. Some of the prizes included 2 SC State Park Passes ($75 dollar value each), gift cards to Columbia Cycle, a signed copy of Wild South Carolina, prints of Sesqui Spillway by a local artist.

Click for Friends of Sesqui website

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Spillway, when fully revamped, will create a signature destination for the park. With ample seating, visitors can expect lovely picnic spots or a truly magical location for a wedding.

Park activities and facilities: 84 campsites, bird watching, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, picnic shelters, picnic pads and tables, large group meeting areas, sand volleyball court, softball field, playground, splash pad, dog park, and so much more. Photos by Marie Stover. 

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