Civic Center donates to SNAC program
Although Pee Dee winter weather has been mild, ice still made a huge impact in Florence.
The Florence Civic Center hosted more than 12,000 skaters for its 2016-2017 ice skating season which ended on Jan. 2, and as a part of the community support initiative, the venue recently announced a portion of the proceeds from public skate admissions would go to the SNAC program.
SNAC, short for Shelter and Nutrition for All Children, is a non-profit organization working to decrease the number of homeless, indigent and hungry children in Florence. This year the program was able to donate over $11,800 to aid the program.
“Our community and its residents are vital to our success. It’s critical that the venue works closely with organizations throughout the Pee Dee and assists whenever feasible, said Nick Hooker, Director of Marketing for the Florence Civic Center said.
The Civic Center has confirmed the ice rink will be back in 2017 for another year. Public ice skating sessions are slated to open in December 2017 with sessions throughout the month and into January 2018. Ice skate dates are expected to be announced later this fall.