Festival almost here

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By Jenny Hartley

INDIAN LAND – There is something planned for everyone at the third annual Fall into Fun Festival.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, which is slated to open late this year or in early 2009.

The festival has a change of venue this year, from Sun City Carolina Lakes to Indian Land Middle School. Organizers hope the new location will offer better parking and more visibility from U.S. 521, to draw in more attendance.

Festival organizers hope to raise $25,000 for the library's browsing area.

Live music, games for children and teens, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and silent auction are expected to delight festival goers of all ages.

As in years past, the festival will offer arts and crafts and business fairs, and it's not too late to sign up to participate.

A car and motorcycle show, a popular attraction last year, will also be held at this year's festival.

"This year's Fall Into Fun is shaping up to offer lots of fun for the whole family, with more activities for children and teens and a great car show, organized by the Sun City Crazy for Cars club," said Carolina Gateway editor Jane Alford. "We encourage everyone to come out for a day full of fun for a good cause – the new Indian Land library."

Major festival sponsors are Carolina Gateway, Indian Land Rotary Club, Lancaster County School District, Mick Mulvaney for S.C. Senate and Springs Memorial Hospital.

Rain date for the festival is Oct. 11.

To reserve a business or craft booth, contact Fred Witherspoon at (704) 488-5008 or fwitherspoon@gmail.com.

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

Organizers and volunteers are meeting weekly at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the ILMS cafeteria.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151