IL festival this Saturday

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By The Staff

By Jane Alford

Carolina Gateway Editor

Come celebrate spring at the 10th annual Indian Land Spring Festival on Saturday, March 29.

The festival will offer a full day of activities for children and adults, beginning at 10 a.m. and winding down at 4 p.m.

The festival will be held, rain or shine, in the elementary school's bus parking lot, behind the school on Doby's Bridge Road, just off U.S. 521.

This year's event will offer plenty of festival favorites, including arts and crafts, sillent and live auctions, raffles, business vendors and live entertainment.

Children will enjoy the face painting and carnival games and rides, including last year's popular train and pony rides and the Titanic and shark inflatable slides, as well as some new attractions, such as laser tag and the Flex Flying ride.

The Flex Flying ride is a multi-station super trampoline with a bungee setup that enables riders to jump extremely high in the air and do flips and somersaults. Rides on it will cost $5 each.

And of course, there will be plenty of festival food available, including cotton candy, sno-cones and more.

Armbands for children's rides and games are being sold in advance at Indian Land Elementary School for $10 each. Armbands will allow children to enjoy all games and rides, except for the pony rides and Flex Flying ride.

Armbands will also be available at the festival for $15 each. Armbands for children 3 and under will be $5 each. Individual tickets will also be sold for 25 cents each.

The festival, sponsored by the Indian Land Elementary/Middle School PTA, helps raise money for education.

About 4,000 people attended last year's festival, which made about $12,525. Most of the money made last year was spent on Smartboards, which are interactive whiteboards that are used in classrooms instead of chalkboards.

For details, call the middle school at (803) 578-2500.