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Summer Fest 2009 is Saturday in HS

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By Jesef Williams

HEATH SPRINGS – Residents in the southern part of Lancaster County and beyond are asked to come out this weekend to a fun-filled event that will benefit the community.

The first-ever Summer Fest 2009 will be held Saturday at the United Citizens Community Center in Heath Springs. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include children’s activities, live singing, praise dancing and much food.

Participants can also come out to get blood-pressure checks, diabetes screenings and receive other valuable health-related information.

There’s no charge to attend the festival, which is sponsored by the United Citizens Club.

“We want to extend the invitation to Heath Springs and everyone in Lancaster and Kershaw county,” said Pamela Stewart, chairwoman of the club’s fundraising committee. “We hope people come out and enjoy themselves.”

There will also be a flea market and yard sale to kick off the day at 7 a.m. If you are interested in selling, it costs $25 to set up a table. Sellers keep 100 percent of the money made.

During the actual festival, there will be drawings and door prizes, as well as games, such as bingo and musical chairs.

Fish plates, fish sandwiches, hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn will be some of the food available.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the United Citizens Club.

The club offers a wide range of programs and services to people in the Heath Springs area, including youth summer camps and computer classes for the general public.

Those events are usually held at the community center, located at 672 Hart St.

For details about Saturday’s festival, call 283-6787, 273-6666 or 286-5338.

Contact reporter  Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com  or at (803) 283-1152