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Folly Beach named finalist for 2013 All-America City Award

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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

The National Civic League has named Folly Beach a finalist for the All-America City Award.

Coined "The Edge of America", Folly Beach joins 19 other finalists selected by the National Civic League for a shot at the award. This year's competition focuses on locations that produce community-wide initiatives to honor and benefit veterans and military families.

According to the League's website, "All-America City Awards recognize local action through community-based problem-solving and civic engagement efforts involving the public, private, and nonprofit sectors."

"AAC is more than an awards program," noted NCL Interim Chair Liz Hollander. "It gives communities a unique opportunity to celebrate their successes, but also to take a clear-eyed look at their civic capacities."

To qualify for the award, participants must fill out an application showcasing three examples of successful community change and describe their capacities for civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation.

This year's winner will be selected at the 2013 All-America City Awards on June 14-16 in Denver, Colorado.

The 2013 All-America City Award finalists are:

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Downey, California
  • Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Brush, Colorado
  • Canton, New York
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Dunn, North Carolina
  • Montrose, Colorado
  • Garner, North Carolina
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Thomasville, North Carolina
  • Miami Lakes, Florida
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina
  • Sarasota County, Florida
  • The Colony, Texas
  • Peoria, Illinois
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Dubuque, Iowa
  • Platteville, Wisconsin

For more information on the award, click here.

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