THE LBF FLAG PROJECT:

IN HONOR OF


The LBF Flag Project is a display of 60 American flags along 3.8 miles of Ocean Highway,

(Rte. 17) corridor on seven patriotic holidays during the year. The LBF web site has an Honor Roll for those that wish to contribute to the flag project in honor of a service member or individual. Every donor receives a personalized card acknowledging an individual of their choice. Donations to the flag project are used to purchase, maintain and install the flags. We are especially grateful for financial sponsors that fund the cost of installing the flags on one of our holidays. All flag days for 2017 have been sponsored by individuals, Home Owner Associations or community groups.


Please click on the Flag for more

detailed information and a Donation Form


Click on Scroll to see the Honor Roll.

About Us


As you drive south on US 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, native palm trees, crape myrtles, and flowering shrubs. These are maintained completely by the consistent generosity of local home owner associations, businesses, Accommodation Tax grants, and generous residents who are dedicated to making this community one of the most beautiful in South Carolina. This scenic stretch of Ocean Highway from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Road has been the labor of love of the Litchfield Beautification Foundation since 2007. With a goal of fostering a unique visible identity and encouraging neighboring communities to follow, the LBF started a community-wide initiative that further embraces their civic pride with American flag displays along the medians on patriotic holidays.


The 13-member board is a dedicated team of all local volunteers that take on the jobs of operations director, information and web site management, fundraising, public relations, treasurer, secretary, legal advice and more. Ron Eaglin, a Tradition resident is our current president.


The hands-on work of maintenance by Waccamaw Landscaping includes weekly mowing, pruning, ground cover, trash pickup seven days a week, and installing flags.

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The value of smart planning and green space reaches beyond aesthetics to also enhance everyone’s property values. Time, talent and funding are always needed to keep Litchfield a source of community pride and a beautiful place to live.




Litchfield Beautification Corridor Background

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

Donor Support


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 local economy through taxes and spending on rooms, meals, golf, and shopping.  Your donation support will help ensure that the proper funds are in place to 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 DONOR LEVELS:


All donors will receive a decal and a letter of appreciation,  


So become a donor 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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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 *

Ron Eaglin-President

r.eaglin@moreheadstate.edu


843-235-9160




989 Tradition Club Drive

Tom Leis-President Emeritus

leistom@gmail.com


843-237-5101


203-545-0997


33 Old Pointe Road

Ken Dewell -Vice President/Treasurer

kdewell@earthlink.net


843-235-3087


843-602-1365 


236 Historic Lane

Bill Renault - Secretary

billtenault@sc.rr.com


843-235-3566




36 Cobblestone Dr.

Vonne Pannucci - Director of Operations

vpann@sc.rr.com


843-235-0455




42 Tara Drive

Jim Register- Information Officer

iregister14@yahoo.com


704-877-8509




74 Wood Duck Ct.

Kathy MacSorley, Public Relations                               Director 

kmacsorley@aol.com


843-235-9257


843-455-3574


32 Thrasher Ct









Board Members








Doug Waikart

dwaikart@gmail.com,


202-365-4191




27 Beaufain Ct.

Liza Van Horn

Lvanhorn22@earthlink.net


843-237-7861




908 Hawthorn Dr.

Henry Jobe

hjobe@sc.rr.com


843-543-4006




78 Sea Oats Circle

Monique Philips

mlovestennis@gmail.com


843-237-0494




244 Sandfiddler Dr

Bob Fulton

wfultonsc2015@gmail.com


203-410-5106




10 Thrasher Court

Bob Gilman

bgilman721@yahoo.com


843-314-3798




42 Golf View Court

Flag Day Litchfield Beach
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  Our Business and HOA Sponsors

Capt. John Seafood

International World Golf Tour

Carefree Catering

MBN - Litchfield Beach Golf Club

Coastal Carolina University

Myrtle Beach National Company

Coastal Observer

National Golf Management

Dunes Beach Home Rentals

Owens Liquors

Eggs Up Grill

Oxner & Stacy

Heron Marsh Villas Council

Reunion Hall

Hidden Oaks Owners Assoc., Inc

River Club Prop Owners Association

Ikon Food Systems, Inc.

Salt Marsh Cove Assoc, Inc.

The Kirkland Group, LLC

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Midway Title Agency

Summerhouse POA, Inc.

Litchfield Retirement, LLC

The Dieter Company, Inc.

Litchfield Real Estate, Inc.

The Reserve

Litchfield Group

Tradition @ WCA

Litchfield Co. RE

Waccamaw Dermatology

Litchfield CC POA

Waccamaw Management

Litchfield by the Sea

Waccamaw Neck Council of POAs

Litchfield Books, Inc.

Waccamaw L/S & Const., Inc.

Litchfield Beaches POA

Waverly Mills HOA, Inc


Willbrook Plantation


WRMD

Financials


In 2016, private donations to the Litchfield Beautification Foundation amounted to $88,411, our second highest yearly contribution total to date. We sincerely thank all of you for your generosity in 2016, and look forward to expanding on this generous giving in 2017. Increased funding will be required in the future as we move forward to both maintain and expand our beautification efforts, particularly in light of recent reductions in Accommodations Tax grant availability. Financial independence remains a high priority for LBF. The chart below shows the percentage of supporter’s dollars by individual, businesses, and HOAs/POAs:


LBF Mission Statement……

To preserve and enhance the natural beauty and the quality of life for all residents, businesses, and visitors in our community.

A Letter From Our President


Thank you for visiting our website and experiencing the resort like atmosphere of Litchfield Beach. I am honored to be involved with the LBF board as its President. The Board is comprised of thirteen volunteers who have assumed the responsibility of insuring the beauty of our community via the median and shoulders of highway 17 from three tenths of a mile south of the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens to Martin Luther King Road (3.4 miles). The mission of the LBF is to maintain the area by mowing, trash pick-up, fertilizing, replacing damaged plants, trimming bushes and insect control – like caring for your own yard. This has been wholly accomplished through a public-private partnership. The Foundation is truly a great example of community involvement. We accomplish our mission with financial support from individual donations, business support, and HOAs. Approximately fifteen percent of the

budget comes from the Georgetown County Accommodation tax funds.


If you are interested in helping us continue to insure that we have such a beautiful entrance to our communities, please consider making a donation to our ongoing efforts. Donation information can be found on the website.


Thank you again for your interest in the work of the Foundation and learning more

about what “Your Gifts at Work” truly means.


Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Eaglin

   President




A Special Thanks To LBF 2017 Flag Sponsors


Armed Forces Day, May 20

Joan & Ed Sheldon (Tradition)
Memorial Day, May   29
River Club HOA        

Flag Day, June 14

    Tradition Winey Wednesday Group

Independence Day, July 4    

Knights of Columbus, Assembly 3272, Pawleys Isl.

Labor Day, September 4    
Marty & Carroll Farrell (Litchfield C.C.)

Patriots Day, September 11      

The Reserve HOA    

Veterans Day Nov 11     

Olin & Linda Warren (Tradition)

Please call Kathy MacSorley, 843-235-9257
to book a sponsor day for 2018
                                             

           

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


MIDWAY FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL COME TO YOUR HOME TO PERFORM A FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION, AT NO
CHARGE TO YOU. THE INSPECTION TAKES ABOUT 30 MINUTES, AND FOCUSES ON THESE AREAS IN YOUR HOME:

OPERATING SMOKE DETECTORS   OPERATING FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND THEIR LOCATION   CO DETECTORS If YOU USE GAS OR PROPANE   
VISIBLE INFORMATION ON 911 EMERGENCY CALLING   USE OF SAFETY PLUGS IN ELECTRICAL OUTLETS SO SMALL CHILDREN CANNOT PUT THEIR FINGERS IN THE OUTLETS   ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT COMMUNITY SERVICE BY CONTACTING Frank Seitz-Fire Inspector at 843-485-3454




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Click to see Ron Eaglin’s interview

With Lisa Sims of Grand Strand Now

    In 2007, the Litchfield Corridor Beautification Committee (LCBC) was organized to take over the landscaping of the medians and shoulders on Route 17 from Sandy Island Road south to Martin Luther King Road.  The Litchfield Company (TLC) funded the initial $250,000 effort in the 80’s and the Litchfield community became recognizably beautiful throughout the highway corridor. It was Foster McKissick, then president and founder of The Litchfield Company that had the vision for the Litchfield corridor.


    During the 90’s TLC provided the largest portion of the annual landscaping maintenance budget along with Litchfield-By-the-Sea Property Owners Association, Myrtle Beach National/Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, and Willbrook Road Maintenance District.  By 2007 TLC was reorganizing, having sold its inventory of properties and the LCBC was formed by local residents.


    In 2013 we acquired a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax deductible status and became the Litchfield Beautification Foundation.  We are committed to continuing the preservation and enhancement of the community’s welcoming appearance. In order to do that we rely on the generosity and community pride of local residents, HOA/POA organizations, businesses and Accommodation Tax Grants.


  Our program consists of trash removal 7 days a week; mowing 3.8 miles of medians and shoulders from Sandy Island Road to Martin Luther King Rd; regular pruning of all shrubs and trees; seasonal maintenance and disease infestation treatments, pine straw applications, replacement of dead and damaged plant material, working with Georgetown County Stormwater Division to implement water conservation projects; and flag displays on patriotic holidays.


     If the LBF did not exist, the South Carolina DOT maintenance plan consists of mowing and grinding up trash ONLY 3 times PER YEAR.


     Please join your neighbors in donating to this grass roots effort to sustain a smart investment in our future and maintain our distinctive local identity.