I've been remiss in getting these festival updates posted. These stories have appeared in The Carolina Gateway the past couple of weeks. We are also getting some wonderful coverage from The Fort Mill Times and The Charlotte Observer! Thank you!
To Appear September 27, 2006:
One exciting aspect of the “Fall into Fun” festival that we have not mentioned very much is the silent auction. Businesses and artists that purchase booth space at the festival are all donating items to our silent auction. In fact, we have a couple of businesses and individuals that are not going to have booths that are donating items anyway. For example, Floy Ervin and Linda McCorkle are each donating handmade baby items. Linda Jones of Sun City has an oil painting she is donating. David and Tracey Langton of Legacy Park are giving a bag of Carolina Panther items. These are just a few of the items that we know about to date.
Silent auction items vary in size and scope. We’ll have baskets of dog grooming supplies, rubber stamps, and one filled with specialty food treats from Young Plantations. There will certificates to bid on as well. So far we know about an area rug from Sistare Carpets, a heating and cooling tune-up from Standard Heating & Cooling, a large insulated rolling picnic basket from Prudential Carolinas, a kitchen item from Pampered Chef, a framed print from Springs Memorial Hospital, two replacement windows with installation included from Southern Pride Contractors, and a handcrafted item from Overman Woodworks of Fort Mill. Leroy Springs Recreation is giving two nights stay at Springmaid Beach, Springfield Golf Club is donating two rounds of golf, and York Technical College is providing a certificate for a free short course.
We also will have a quilt made by Linda McCorkle and Jamison Jamieson that will be raffled. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Friday night football game in Indian Land the night before and during the day at the festival.
If you or your business is interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please call Linda McCorkle at 548.1288 or email us at Indianlandlibrary@gmail.com
Appeared September 20, 2006:
There has been much fanfare about the teen area at the “Fall into Fun” festival. We are excited about Estrada Extreme and the National Guard and all they plan to do for our teens attending the event. Teens will have a chance to scale a climbing wall and skateboard on the skating obstacle course. There will be skateboard demonstrations at the course, as well.
A separate children’s area will have plenty to keep the younger set busy. Kay Hoffman, owner of Earth Angels, will bring a small menagerie of animals to be petted and cuddled. There will be a llama and miniature pony to meet, as well as a selection of chickens, rabbits and other small animals.
Craft tables provided by local churches will offer a variety of activities for children. We want to thank these churches for signing up to offer crafts: All Saints Lutheran, Belair United Methodist Church, Crossroads Lutheran, Gold Hill AME Zion, Higher Ground, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Sonrise Tabernacle and The Well. These churches are footing the bill for craft materials to benefit the library. We also will have tables with activities offered by the Lancaster County Schools Media Specialists, the Indian Land National Junior Honor Society and Indian Land Elementary and Middle School teachers. Many thanks to the schools for supporting our new library!
An “outdoor living room” will be set up by the Lancaster County Library system as well. Storytelling and book-reading teachers and librarians will be in that area throughout the day. A small puppet theatre will offer puppet shows. Roving storybook characters in costume will visit with children and pose for photos. We hope to have a photographer who will sell photos of children with the characters for a fee that will benefit the library.
I almost forgot the most unusual activity in the children’s area. Elementary Science Specialist Denise Trufan plans to bring her inflatable planetarium! Students will be able to go inside her planetarium with her and hear a story about the solar system. Then they will identify constellations on the walls.
As you can see, we have plenty of things to do for the under-13 crowd. Wristbands will be available for $5 and will allow your child access all day to the many activities in the children’s area. $10 wristbands will be sold for access to both the teen and children’s areas.
This area will be bustling with activities and we can certainly use some volunteers (both children and adults) to dress in costume and also to help keep traffic flowing smoothly. Trufan also needs some intergalactic buddies to help shepherd youngsters in and out of the planetarium. We will schedule volunteers to accommodate their availability. If you would like to volunteer to help in this or any other area of the festival, please send an email to Indianlandlibrary@gmail.com.
We plan to see you and your kids and teens at the festival!
Appeared September 13, 2006:
The “Fall into Fun” festival to benefit the Indian Land library is just over a month away and things are beginning to shape up.
Last week we gathered money from 20 different sponsors to get festival t-shirts printed. The shirts will sell for $8-12 each, depending upon the size. This will be the first festival, so you’ll want to be sure to pick up a shirt for a souvenir. Many thanks to the t-shirt sponsors for making that possible:
Belair United Methodist Church
H & R Block Tax & Financial Advisor Services
Indian Land VFD
Blackwell-Trimnal, LLC Attorneys-at-Law
Standard Mechanical Heating and Cooling
Southern States Chiropractic
South Carolina Bank & Trust
Lancaster County First Steps
Springs Memorial Hospital
New Day Family Practice
V2K Window Decor and More
Don's Golf Carts
Jeff Woods Painting, Inc.
Our food area promises to have a wide variety of offerings. There will be BBQ, of course, and our two local pizzerias will both be represented — Figaro’s and Si’s Pizzeria. Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A will both be there, as well as the Pleasant Valley and Indian Land Fire Departments. Legacy Park resident Joe Dellinger will offer bratwurst. After all, what is a festival in October without brats?
Many of our vendors are giving all or part of their profits to the library.
Outside the food area, in an area we are calling “The D.J. area,” we’ll have Midnight Sun Coffee and Di-Dee’s Diner. They will offer beverages and desserts to folks that wish to relax on the grass and enjoy some light music played by Sun City resident Larry Cooper. We are also talking to Schwan’s Ice Cream about bringing treats. Ed Cook has done a fantastic job rounding up food vendors.
So come hungry!