PLANS FOR THE BUMS’ OUTING ON OCTOBER 17th HAVE CHANGED

The guided tour scheduled for the BUMS’ visit to the Francis Marion University of Fine Arts Center in downtown Florence has been cancelled due to a gubernatorial debate to be held on that date.  The BUMS look forward to re-scheduling a visit to the Francis Marion Fine Arts Center.

Meanwhile, with a slight change in the time frame of our outing on Wednesday, October 17th, the BUMS are looking forward to experiencing the newly established DOWNTOWN OF FLORENCE, SC.  On October 17th, at 10:00 a.m. the Bethel United Methodist Seniors will meet in the church back parking lot before leaving at 10:15 a.m. to travel to Florence.  The BUMS will arrive in Florence at approximately 11:45 a.m., in time to enjoy a delightful lunch in Downtown Florence.

After lunch, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the BUMS will leave the restaurant for a guided tour of the FLORENCE COUNTY MUSEUM.  Over 140 works are showcased in the Museum, representing 20th Century Southern Art and the region’s artistic, cultural and historic heritage.  As host of the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, the FCM has established a platform for contemporary artists and the best in southern contemporary art since 1954.  Through a range of exhibitions, studios, lectures, and family programming, visitors are provided a Florence County Museum educational experience.

If you can join us on this special trip, please let Mary Ott know by phone at (803) 787-3103 or email at ott@sc.rr.com or call Iva Dell Griffin at (803) 782-5032.