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Cigarette Litter Prevention
The City of Fountain Inn and Keep Greenville County Beautiful (KGCB) will take part this year in a national program to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter, the Keep America Beautiful® Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The program will target cigarette butt litter throughout the downtown area through a concentrated and sustained effort.
Approximately 25 cigarette litter/ash receptacles will be placed strategically in downtown in coordination with businesses and local merchants. Additionally 400 pocket/potable ashtrays will be distributed. The purpose of the portable ashtrays is to reduce the urge to litter cigarette butts, making it convenient for the smoker to dispose of the cigarette butts later in the proper place.
WHY IT MATTERS
Cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the US and across the globe. For more information on why it matters click the links below:
Fountain Inn Rotary Club
The Fountain Inn Club has the honor of being the second Rotary Club in Greenville County. The Club was chartered in 1937 and supports local projects and organizations including Fountain Inn Community Patrol, Strong Communities, Fountain Inn Elementary PTA, Boy Scouts, United Churches and Neighbors, Relay for Life, and others. The Rotary CLub meets for lunch Mondays at the Rotary-Lions Civic Center at the Southgate Shopping Center on South Main at 12:15pm. For information about joining Rotary, contact current president, Ray Overstreet at 864-630-7276. President-Elect, Charles Fleming takes over in July.
The Garden Club works tirelessly throughout the years to add an extra dimension to the town. The Club maintains flower beds around town, sponsors the home decorating contest as a part of the Spirit of Christmas Past festival and educates students through Arbor Day activities at the local school. These talented individuals have given of their time and energy to develop civic awareness, anti-littering, environmental awareness and beautification to the City of Fountain Inn. The Garden Club meets September through June at 4:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce. For information about joining the Garden Club, contact President Sheila Miller at 864-409-1489 or check out their website at www.fountaininngardenclub.com.
The Fountain Inn Music Club
The Fountain Inn Music Club is a member of the National and South Carolina Federations of Music Clubs. The Music Club was formed in 1938 with a mission "to bring the spiritualizing force of music to the inner life of our nation." Fundraisers are the Christmas Tour of Homes and Musical Chairs Benefit held in October. Proceeds are used for music scholarships. The Club has long been a major force in raising cultural awareness in the Fountain Inn Area. For information about joining the Music Club, contact Randy Flower at 864.-409-0651.
The American Legion Auxiliary
The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary provide support to hospitalized veterans and American troops abroad and their families. The Auxiliary also supports high school juniors to participate in South Carolina Girls State. For more information about the Auxiliary or its events, contact Carolyn White at 864-862-3579.
Strong Communities Program:
A Public Service Activity of Clemson University, is a comprehensive, community-wide initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect by building systems of care for families of young children in southern Greenville County (South Carolina). Specifically, Strong Communities seeks to build, strengthen and renew community norms of neighbors' helping each other by watching out for their own and their neighbors'children. The initiative is based at the Golden Strip Center in Simpsonville, SC.
In effect, Strong Communities is designed to give new strength to the application of the Golden Rule in the participating communities as they care for their youngest members. The initiative reflects the developers'belief that every family and every child should be confident that someone will notice and someone will care whenever they have cause for joy, sorrow, or worry. Strong Communities is led by Gary B. Melton, director of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University on partnerships with the Piedmont Center for Mental Health Services, the Greenville County Schools, Prevent Child Abuse Greenville, Prevent Child Abuse Anderson, and numerous other local and state organizations.
Strong Communities is supported by a multi-year grant of more than $1 million per year by The Duke Endowment to Clemson University through the Clemson University Research Foundation.
Strong Communities relies on the efforts of community volunteers from Fountain Inn and Simpsonville to Piedmont and from Fork Shoals to Conestee and Mauldin. It includes attention to the contributions that many sectors can make to the well-being of children and families:
- civic organizations
- Cooperative Extension
- housing agencies
- health agencies
- law enforcement
- local government
- religious organizations
- social service agencies
Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Call Janine Sutter with Strong Communities at 864-918-2720. Make sure you check out the Tribune Times for weekly Strong Communities activities in Fountain Inn.
Fountain Arms Apartment:
A federally subsidized one and two bedroom apartment community located at 111 Old Fairview Road in FountainInn, South Carolina, designed for families, elderly, and disabled persons. Each unit is equipped with central hear/air, stove, refrigerator, carpet/vinyl, and washer/dryer connections are available in our two beroom unites. A central laundry is located on site.
All rents are based on annual income. Limited rental assistance is available with rents ranging from $0 to $571 per month for qualified applicants. Accessible unites are available periodically, and reasonable accommodations can be made. Housing Choice Vouchers are accepted.
Applications are accepted at the site office on Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday by appointment. We encourage you to visit Fountain Arms Apartments. If you have additional questions, call (864)862-2278.
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