Third annual Fall into Fun festival is Saturday

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By Jenny Hartley

INDIAN LAND – The countdown is here – only three more days until the third annual Fall into Fun festival.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Indian Land Middle School.

Proceeds from the festival 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 people.

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

"The festival is going to be bigger and better than it's ever been," said festival chairman Tracy Little.

'I want two good things to happen on Saturday: One, I hope we have a good crowd that will come out, have a good time and support the library, and two, good weather," he said.

As in years past, the festival will offer a business and arts fair.

Live music, a 50/50 drawing, games for children and teens, silent auction and car/bike shows are expected to delight festival goers of all ages.

Silent auction items include a golf cart from Carolina Golf Cars; Carolina Panthers tickets; passes to the 2009 Wachovia Championship; set of golf cart tires; rounds of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club and Edgewater Golf Club; and free income tax preparation. The auction will end for some items at noon and the rest at 2 p.m., so get your bids in early.

There will also be the chance to win a one-of-a-kind quilt. The Scrap Happy Quilters of Osceola United Methodist Church donated a full/queen size red, white and blue Monkey Star Block quilt to be raffled off at the festival Saturday. Tickets are $5.

"Classic car buffs should enjoy the car show, which we're expecting will be much larger this year," said festival organizer Jane Alford, editor of Carolina Gateway. "The Sun City Crazy for Cars Club has put a lot of work into it and we're expecting a lot of snazzy-looking cars to be rolling into the festival Saturday morning."

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