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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Festival Update

From The Carolina Gateway

The organizers of the Fall Into Fun Festival have extended the deadline for festival sponsorships through

Friday, Sept. 19. The festival is organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club and Carolina Gateway. Proceeds

from the third annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School, will benefit

the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land. Festival organizers hope to raise $25,000 for the library’s

browsing area.

The festival’s major ($1,000) sponsors are Mulvaney for S.C. Senate, Lancaster County School District

and Springs Memorial Hospital. At the $250 level are Carolina First Bank and First Citizens Bank in Indian Land.

T-shirt sponsors ($100) are Carolina Chiropractor & Wellness, Founders Federal Credit Union, Faith

Presbyterian Church, Barry Adams Allstate Agency and Coldwell Banker United.

Festival sponsorship opportunities include:

For $100, business name will be featured on the festival T-shirt. Each sponsor will receive two free T-shirts;

all festival volunteers will wear the T-shirt on the day of the festival; and the shirts will be available to the

public to buy for $5 each.

For $250, your business name will be featured on the festival T-shirt and festival map, which will be distributed

to festival attendees as they arrive. For $500, your business name will be featured on the festival T-shirt and

festival map, and on a sign in the festival area of your choice. For $1,000, your business name will be featured

on the festival T-shirt and festival map, on a banner at the festival area you choose to sponsor and on the festival

entrance banner.

To be a sponsor, contact Steve Ness at (803) 548-4561, (704) 231-1998 or scness808@aol.com.

The festival will offer a silent auction; business and arts and crafts fairs; car and bike shows; children’s area

with petting zoo, pony rides, games and crafts; teen activities; and live entertainment with local bands. A

few local celebrities may also be making appearances at the festival.

Organizers are still seeking volunteers, business, arts and crafts and food vendors, silent auction items,

bands and children’s activities and entertainers for the annual festival.

Businesses that wish to rent booths may contact Fred Witherspoon at (704) 488-5008 or


Artists and crafters may contact Jane Alford at (803) 283-1154 or cgnews@thelancasternews.com.

Bands or entertainers who wish to perform for free may contact Ernie Holmes at (704) 681-4275 or eholmes@gendelman.com.

Food vendors may contact Laura Loughry at (803) 396-3917 or Ed Cook at (803) 548-7646.

Those who wish to donate items to the silent auction may contact Suzy McCain at (704) 534-5746 or suzy.mccain@hotmail.com.

Those interested in providing children’s activities may call Pat Lowe at (803) 548-5878 or (803) 367-2432 or slowe9@carolina.rr.com.

Those who would like to volunteer may call Judy Fuller at (803) 548-7894.

Organizers will meet with volunteers at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the cafeteria of Indian Land Middle School. Anyone interested

in helping is welcome to attend.