Jamison Jamieson, left, and Linda McCorkle display the Indian Land quilt they made. They are donating the quilt to the Fall Into Fun Festival. The quilt will be raffled and the proceeds from the quilt will go the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land.Join us for Fall into Fun festival Saturday
From Carolina Gateway
After months of planning and anticipation, the day is finally almost here. Carolina Gateway, Sun City Carolina Lakes and Estrada Extreme Sports are sponsoring the Fall into Fun festival at Sun City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, which will be built on commercial acreage at Sun City early next year. There will be food and fun for everyone, but festival organizers, including Carolina Gateway staff and Lancaster County Friends of the Library board members, are especially looking forward to seeing smiling faces in the children's and teen areas of the festival. Teens will have a chance to scale a climbing wall and test their skating prowess on a skating obstacle course. There will also be skateboard demonstrations at the course. In the afternoon, the teen band Fervent will play in the skateboarding area. A separate children's area will have plenty to keep the younger set busy. Claude Ellis will bring his petting zoo, Have Pets Will Travel, with a small menagerie of animals for cuddling. There will be a llama and miniature pony to meet, along with chickens, rabbits and other small animals. Local churches will offer a variety of craft activities for children. An "outdoor living room" will be set up by the Lancaster County Library system where there will be storytelling by book-reading teachers and librarians. A small puppet theater will offer puppet shows. Roving storybook characters in costume will visit with children and pose for photos. Photographers will sell photos of children with the characters for a fee that will benefit the library. The most unique exhibit in the children's area will be Indian Land Elementary/Middle School science teacher Denise Trufan's inflatable planetarium. Students will be able to go inside the planetarium to hear a story about the solar system and identify the constellations on the walls. Wristbands will be available for $5, giving children access all day to the many activities in the children¹s area. For $10, youngsters can get a wristband access to both the teen and children's areas. Adults will enjoy looking over the many business booths and visiting the artists' colony, where area artists will have their wares on display for sale. Businesses and artists who purchase booth space at the festival are donating items to the festival's silent auction. Handmade baby items, Carolina Panther items, baskets of dog grooming supplies, rubber stamps, specialty food treats and an area rug are among the many items to be auctioned off. Leroy Springs Co. is giving a two-night 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. The festival food area will offer up many tasty dishes, including barbecue and pizza from local pizzeria Figaro's. Chick-fil-A will be there, as well as the Pleasant Valley and Indian Land volunteer fire departments. Legacy Park resident Joe Dellinger will offer bratwursts. Many of the food vendors are giving all or part of their profits to the library.
Outside the food area, Midnight Sun Coffee and Di-Dee¹s Diner 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. The festival will also feature a motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bikes will compete in six classes: touring, softail, sportster, shovelhead, radical and antique. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in each class. Winners will be picked by festival-goers who will get to vote for their favorites. For details or to sign up, call David "Coot" Freeman at
(803) 548-7536 or (803) 242-8011 or Jane Alford at (803) 283-1154. Cost is $20 per bike, which will go to the new library. Twenty different sponsors helped get festival T-shirts printed. The shirts will sell for $8-12 each, depending on size. Those attending need to be sure to pick up a shirt for a souvenir of Indian Land's first community-wide festival. Profits from the T-shirt sales will go to the library. Volunteers to work the festival are still needed.