The St Augustine Beach Civic Association (SABCA) was established in 1980 to allow volunteers to serve the community in a number of ways including the promotion of community pride, developing ideas and programs that would improve the quality of life for residents, monitoring the actions of local government, promoting and enhancing the beach lifestyle for citizens and visitors by supporting the arts and creating free community events like Music by the Sea and the holiday Christmas Tree lighting event called Surf Illumination.  Civic Association Board Members are volunteers.  The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers!  SABCA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that also has a 501(c)(3) charitable arm called the Beach Music & Art Fund.