Mile of smiles

Walking for a good cause

Sept. 23, 2020 — On Saturday, Florence Habitat for Humanity held its 17th annual Beachwalk. Participants in this year’s event met at the North Jetty Parking, signed in and made their way approximately 1 mile to Driftwood Shores.

Along the way, walkers found special sea shells and hand-painted rocks hidden along the route, as a keepsake from the event.

The Beachwalk is one of the most important fund raisers for Florence Habitat for Humanity, providing financial support for build- ing affordable housing for the community.

At Driftwood Shores, walkers were greeted with entertainment, giant bubbles, kite flyers and refreshments.

Social distance mandates and masking were in effect at the event and the final amount of money raised was still be calculated at press time.

There are still ways to contribute to Habitat as anyone that donates $100 or more will receive a free 2020 Beachwalk t-shirt.

Go to and click on “Beachwalk” to find the link.