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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Festival Update: October 11, 2006

The Fall into Fun Festival is only three days away and I’m starting to get excited about the day!
This past week Rena Livengood and I met with Heather Himes of the teen rock band “Fervent.” The group has been together only eight months, but they have already put many miles under their belts, traveling as far as Tulsa, OK to play at youth events. They are also regular hosts of “Generation Alive,” a quarterly youth event at Open Door Fellowship in Lancaster. I encourage you to visit their website, http://www.myspace.com/FERVENT5, where you can read their bios, listen to samples of their music, and see what other events they have on their calendar.
We received a bit of bad news this week. Wendy’s Hamburgers had to pull out of the festival due to equipment problems. Wendy’s graciously asked us to keep their booth rental fee as a donation to the library. Thank you Wendy’s! We’ll be sure to catch you at a future festival. We continue to be bowled over by the generosity of our sponsors, Sun City, The Carolina Gateway, and Estrada Extreme, but we also are amazed by all the small ways people have stepped up to help, both with their time and money. As a result, we have not had to spend any significant money at all to put on this event. The last time I checked, I think we’d spent less than $200 of library funds to put on this event. Most of that has been for postage and office supplies.

When Wendy’s notified us that they would be unable to come, we immediately thought of J.O. McCorkle. J.O. is a “can-do” guy with the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. Ed Cook, our food area chairperson, called J.O. and said “Hey! We need some burgers at the festival!” J.O. immediately agreed to flip some for the festival, despite the fact that he and his crew will be serving at the football game the night before.
We have only one lingering concern about the day. We still have several golf carts and three minivans that need to be driven that day, to shuttle festival goers to and from their cars. Email us at Indianlandlibrary@gmail.com and volunteer to take an hour or two behind the wheel.
See you Saturday!


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