FLORENCE, SC • September 1, 2017 – The SMG-managed Florence Civic Center announced today that they will be partnering with The Big Church Night Out Tour to collect food donations for local food Bank, Harvest Hope. Local church groups will compete to see who can collect the most food donations by September 18th. The winning group will receive a one of a kind private group photo and meet and greet opportunity with the Newsboys. The winning group will also receive special recognition from the concert stage during The Big Church Night Out tour on September 24.

This donation drive will kick off on Sunday, September 3 with donations being accepted through 3pm on Monday, September 18. The contest is open to all church small groups, youth groups, Bible studies and other church affiliated groups. Donations can be dropped off at Harvest Hope Food Bank or at the Florence Civic Center. Please Note: If you drop off your donations at Harvest Hope please let the staff know that you are donating as part of this collection and which church your donation is affiliated with. The winning group will be announced on September 20.

“We are excited to be able to partner with The Big Church Night Out Tour to help Harvest Hope collect food for our neighbors in the Pee Dee,” says Kaylen Snapp, Marketing Coordinator at the Florence Civic Center. “This partnership came along at the perfect time with September being Hunger Action Month,” continues Snapp. Hunger Action Month a month where people all over America stand together with a nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger.

Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. Since then Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties of South Carolina. All food collected by the Harvest Hope Food Bank remains in the Pee Dee area.

Grammy nominated Newsboys’ all new Big Church Night Out Tour will stop at the Florence Civic Center and take the stage on September 24, 2017 at 6pm. Joining the tour will also be Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee from Audio Adrenaline, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain, and Jeremy Willet.

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