On November 16, 2018, Keep the Midlands Beautiful held its seventh annual Gala for a Greener Midlands. We would like to thank the River Center staff at Saluda Shoals Park for being a wonderful partner throughout the months leading up to the event, and we would like to thank Farm2Table Event and Catering Company for putting together a wonderful meal. Without our sponsors, donors, venue hosts, and caterer, this gala would not have been such a success. We had an incredible turnout, and our donors and sponsors went above and beyond by graciously donating silent and live auction items. All of the proceeds from the gala will go toward beautification projects throughout the Midlands.
This year, Executive Director Jacq Buck delivered a message regarding the importance of partnerships. In 2018, it was more evident than ever before that Keep the Midlands Beautiful can accomplish more by partnering with fellow Midlands organizations. Through each partnership, we have been able to gauge the needs of the community and create practical solutions that will last for years to come.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful has served Richland County, Lexington County, and the City of Columbia since 1989. As such, the 2019 Gala for a Greener Midlands will be a celebration—not only of another year of successful programs, but we will also be celebrating thirty years of service to the Midlands. Keep the Midlands Beautiful is proud to serve the Midlands, and we look forward to partnering with other Midlands organizations for many years to come.