THE LCBC FLAG PROJECT: “IN HONOR OF

A new section has been created on our web site where you may honor or memorialize an individual that has served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a $25 membership to the Litchfield Beautification Flag Project. All monies given to support the flag fund will be used to purchase, replace and install the flags on Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14), July 4th, Patriots Day (Sept. 11), and Veterans Day (Nov. 11th).


 Click on flag to go to a membership form.

Click on Scroll to see the Honor Roll.

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As you drive south on route 17 from Brookgreen Gardens to the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area, you will see a transformation of the median from tall overgrown grass to a beautiful oasis of manicured lawns, beautiful palm trees and bushes.  These are maintained completely by the generosity of local home owner associations, businesses and generous residents who are dedicated to making the area one of the most beautiful in South Carolina.  This area runs from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Road, some 3.2 miles.  When you first come to the Litchfield area, you are immediately struck how beautiful the median looks and how it sets this community apart from all the others.

Litchfield Beautification Corridor Background

In 2007, the Litchfield Corridor Beautification Committee (LCBC) was organized to maintain the medians and shoulders on Route 17 from Sandy Island Road south to Martin Luther King Road.  Without the LCBC and the generosity of local businesses and residents, this stretch of road would look like the majority of Route 17.  It's the beauty of the area that sets it a part. All maintenance on this area, which includes weekly mowing, trash pickup five days a week, new plantings, and care of the existing plants is done under the direction of the LCBC organization and is funded entirely by donations and grants.  In 2013 the LCBC started mowing the grass north of Sandy Island Road to meet the part that is maintained by Brookgreen Gardens. We believe this enhances the visual affect as you drive from Brookgreen towards Litchfield. This is done through the generosity of a $15,000 A Tax Grant.

Click here for more information and to contact any
of the Officers and Board Members listed below.

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Membership

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO YOU

  A beautiful environment in which to live, work, play and shop.

  A tourist enhancement to bring more money into our community to support our local economy through taxes and spending on rooms, meals, golf and shopping.

  According to an informal survey of local realtors, property values have increased due to the appearance of our front door, the Litchfield Corridor.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP 

  Your membership will help ensure that the proper funds are in place  to properly maintain this area and ensure the beauty that we have all come to appreciate and value.

  Your donations are tax deductible and important no matter what the amount.


SUGGESTED ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Qualify as Voting Members

Large Business $1,000

Small Business $250 - $500

Family/Individual Business $100

Property Owner Associations
(Based on number of members)

Non-Voting Members

Any amount is gladly accepted and appreciated


All members will receive a decal and a letter of appreciation.

Voting Members are invited to the annual meeting
to vote on budget, officers, etc.

To become a member Now!  It's easy and fast.

To pay by check,

click on the logo below

                               






or to pay using PayPal 



Got a question?

litchfieldbeautification@gmail.com

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 Contents:

Letter from Tom Leis, President page 2

Flag Project page 3

Learning about Crepe Myrtles page 4

Financial Report page 7

Business Donors page 8

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What people are saying

"The private - public partnership between the Litchfield Corridor Beautification Committee and governmental entities on behalf of our community has set a precedence for cooperation and excellence. The Highway 17 beautification project is recognized and admired by tourists, business and locals. Our entire area has benefited by the "pride of  community" of this project."

Vida Miller, Former State Representative

Group beautifies area’s “front door”

…Georgetown County Councilman Jerry Oakley, who represents Litchfield Beach, applauded the committee’s efforts.

“That is our front door” Oakley said." That is the one stretch that I hear more comments about no matter where I am in the state about how attractive that strip is.”

---Sun News October 2008

IF it’s landscaped it must be Litchfield!

---Coastal Observer July 2009

The Natural Beauty of Litchfield…

"People will see this as not just another beach community, but someplace special"

Henry Jobe, President of the Litchfield-By-The-Sea
Property Owners Association

As residents of the Tradition and Litchfield Community, we are very pleased to see how the beautification is coming along.  We are always hearing from friends that live elsewhere, about our "beautiful Litchfield".  We are tickled about their compliments!

Bobbie and Phil Fleiss, Tradition

For more information contact any of the Officers and Board Members listed below.


















Officers

Email Address


Main  Phone #


Alt Phone #


Address for Mailings *

Tom Leis-President

leistom@gmail.com


843-237-5101


203-545-0997


33 Old Pointe Road

Lewis Bowers-Vice President 

lewisbowers@chicora.net


843-455-0099


843-238-9343


674 Tradition Club Drive 

Mark Gilles-Secretary

marktgilles@aol.com


843-237-3860




121 Golf View Court

Ken Dewell -Treasurer/CFO

kdewell@earthlink.net


843-235-3087


843-602-1365 


236 Historic Lane

Vonne Pannucci - Director of Operations

vpann@sc.rr.com


843-235-0455




42 Tara Drive

Ragan Ormand-Information Officer

theormands@yahoo.com


843-237-3747




27 Maritime Cir

Kathy MacSorley, Public Relations Director 

kmacsorley@aol.com


843-235-9257


843-455-3574


32 Thrasher Ct

Bill McElroy-Director Advisory Board

wmcelroy@earthlink.net


843-237-5523




694 Tradition Club Drive









Board Members








Joseph Muffolett

attymuffo@aol.com


843-237-7278


843-222-8543


498 Chapman Loop

Bill Hoyle

williamhoyle@gmail.com


843-324-3016


336-337-9374


96 Bald Cypress Court

Vic Figlar

vfiglar@earthlink.net


843-237-5973


none 


1516 Oatland Lake Road 

John Thomas 

 jthomas120@sc.rr.com


843-237-3718


P O Box 3209


37 Bobcat Drive










Click to see the Litchfield Beautification Foundation Letter

Reprint
COASTAL OBSERVER Thursday, June 26, 2014

LITCHFIELD CORRIDOR

Foundation gets nonprofit status


For the Litchfield Corridor Beautification Foundation, the second time was the charm. President Tom Leis said the organization that maintains the landscaped median through Litchfield has been granted 501(c) (3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to the group are now tax-deductible. Two years ago the organization discovered it had never been granted 501(c) (3) status and tax deductions claimed by donors were improper. “An intense effort was started to get approval for a 501(c) (3),” Leis said, “but after almost a year the application was denied.” The organization was granted 501(c)(4) status, recognizing it as a nonprofit but not allowing donations to be tax-deductible. County Council Member Jerry Oakley suggested directors contact Mike Shaw, a retired IRS employee from Andrews who specialized in 501(c)(3) applications.  “Mike agreed to help,” Leis said, “and at no charge to the organization worked tirelessly.


In September of 2013 we officially formed a new organization called the Litchfield Beautification Foundation (LBF) and filed for a 501(c)(3). After many months of waiting, the group received a letter from the IRS dated June 13, 2014, that ‘officially’ granted the 501(c)(3) status. We hope that this will now allow some individuals, businesses and foundations who were reluctant or could not donate unless we were a 501(c) (3) to now donate to the organization. The group is strongly supported by the local HOA’s, many individuals and some local businesses.” The group spends about $110,000 a year maintaining the Litchfield median. Its support comes from property owners associations, businesses and county accommodations tax grants.

JASON LESLEY



We appreciate any and all comments from those who travel The Litchfield Corridor. As an ongoing project its success benefits from your feedback and support.

Flag Day Litchfield Beach
WPDE Newschannel 15

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Advisory   Board


Email Address


Phone preferred


Phone


Address

Bill McElroy-Chairman 


eaglescoutbill@gmail.com


843-237-5523




694 Tradition Club Drive

Press Courtney


pressc@waccamawmanagement.com


843-237-9551


 none


P. O. Box 2308

Henry Jobe


hjobe@sc.rr.com


843-543-4006 


843-237-3124


78 Sea Oats Circle

Jim Warrick


razbiesdad@aol.com


843-240-0551


843-237-7706


1254 Parker Drive

David Teems


ownerservices@litchfieldbeach.com


843-235-5559


843-240-9136


PO Box 3785

Stoney Miller


estone@litchfieldrealestate.com


843-222-1141


843-333-2114


Drawer 320

Vince Franco


qualitykid@sc.rr.com


843-237-9190




304 Historic Lane

C. J. Brockington


cjb@thelitchfieldcompany.com 


843-235-3796




282 Historic Lane



















  Our Business and HOA Sponsors

Bowers Comm Group, Inc.

Mingo Townhomes HOA

Charlestowne Grant

Myrtle Beach National Company

Crooked Oak Cottages HOA

Litchfield Retirement, LLC

Dunes Beach Home Rentals

National Golf Management

Eggs Up Grill

Reunion Hall

H & H & Mc. Inc.

River Club Prop Owners Association

Heron Marsh Villas Council

Salt Marsh Cove Assoc, Inc.

Hidden Oaks Owners Assoc., Inc

St. Paul's Wac. Meth. Church

Ikon Food Systems, Inc.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Inlet Point Association, Inc.

Stox & Co.

LBTS

Summerhouse POA, Inc.

Litchfield CC POA

The Dieter Company, Inc.

Litchfield Beach & Golf  Resort

The Reserve

Litchfield Beaches POA

Tradition @ WCA

Litchfield Books, Inc.

Waccamaw L/S & Const., Inc.

Litchfield Co. RE

Waccamaw Neck Council of POAs

Litchfield Real Estate, Inc.

Waverly Mills HOA, Inc.

Litchfield Villas, Inc.

Willbrook Plantation

MBN - L'field Beach Golf Club

WRMD

Midway Inlet Title Agency,   Inc.



LBC SOURCE OF MEMBERSHIP

In 2013, private donations to the Litchfield Beautification Corridor increased 5% from $80,800 in 2012 to $84,500.  This is the highest level of private giving experienced to date and we sincerely thank all of you for your generosity.  We hope this upward trend continues as increased funding will be required as we move forward to both maintain and expand our beautification efforts.  The chart below show the percentage of member’s dollars by individual, businesses, and HOAs/POAs:


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