Festival seeks sponsors

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By The Staff

INDIAN LAND – Organizers of this year's Fall Into Fun festival are seeking sponsors, volunteers, vendors, silent auction items, bands and teen's and children's activities and entertainers for the annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School.

Proceeds will benefit the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land. Organizers hope to raise about $25,000 this year.

The festival, organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club and Carolina Gateway, is seeking additional sponsors this year through a tiered sponsorship plan.

Sponsors may donate at levels from $100 (T-shirt sponsor) to $1,000 (area sponsor), which will get them escalating levels of advertising at the festival. To be a sponsor, contact Steve Ness at (803) 548-4561, (704) 231-1998 or scness808@aol.com.

Organizers are also seeking committee chairs for the teen area and clean-up. To head up one of these, contact Tracy Little at (803) 548-7141, (866) 695-4745 or tracy.little.szy1@statefarm.com.

Businesses that wish to rent booths ($50 each) may contact Fred Witherspoon at (704) 488-5008 or fwitherspoon@gmail.com.

Artists and crafters who wish to rent booths ($50 each) may contact Jenny Hartley at 283-1151 or jhartley@thelancasternews.com.

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

Children's entertainers and churches interested in offering free children's activities may contact Pat Lowe at (803) 548-5878 or 803 367-2432 or slowe9@carolina.rr.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.

The event will also feature a car and bike show and a 5K run.

Festival organizers are meeting with committee chairs and volunteers at 6 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month in the cafeteria of Indian Land Middle School.

Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend. The next meeting will be Tuesday.