Celebrating cultures of the world and more
A big green dragon came to life during the 2015 International Day at Presbyterian College’s Springs Center - the cultural exhibitions and performances will be part of this year’s Confucius Institute International Day Celebration Saturday, Oct 1, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on East Plaza. Springs will be the in case of rain location. A free lunch buffet will be provided, and the public is welcome to attend and visit the cultural displays. Co-hosts for this event are the Office of International Programs, Student Involvement, Multicultural Programs, Modern Foreign Languages Department and the Music Department. - Clinton Chronicle File Photos
THIS SATURDAY: Laurens County SAFE Home is doing a Glow Run, with a dance party at the end, silent auction, bounce house and fun for the whole family on 9-24-16, at Little River Park, Laurens. For those community members only wishing to attend the silent auction there will be a $5.00 admission charge to the event.
Laurens County SAFE Home
The popular Squealin’ on the Square festival returns NEXT weekend to downtown Laurens for the annual barbecue cook-off, entertainment, arts and crafts, and vintage vehicles show.
The 16th annual Squealin’ is presented by the City of Laurens, PRTC and the Laurens Commission of Public Works, along with other sponsors. The cook-off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, during the Sept. 30 - Oct 1 festival.
Tickets are necessary for the carnival rides, but all other activities are free and open to the public. Also, ducks will be on sale at the Rotary booth for the Laurens Rotary Duck Race, 3 p.m. Saturday at Little River Amphitheater.
The festival starts Friday (Sept. 30). Barbecue sales start at noon, continuing until 10 p.m. Food sales, and arts and crafts run from 4 to 10 p.m. Amusement rides are open in the county parking lot from 4 to 10 p.m.
The band Vinyl will play from 5 to 7 p.m., then Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues takes over, 8 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, activities get underway at 8 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m., with the antique tractor and engine show, and the Ugliest Tractor Contest. Amusement rides open at 10 a.m. Down on the Farm petting zoo will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the children’s area behind Palmetto Bank. Contests, horse rides, fire trucks and local dance teams also will be in this area.
The Gospel Hour begins at 10 a.m., with Redeemers of Faith followed by Southern Travelers (at 11), and the vintage motorcycle show will be in the Sun Trust parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pickle-eating contest will be at noon in the Main Stage Area.
The tractors Parade of Power will be at noon, and the classic car cruise-in and car show will be held from 11 a.m. until. Roving entertainers (Bobo the clown and mascots) will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Ballad of Carolina will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the hawg calling contests will begin at 2:30 in the Main Stage Area. The Folsom Prison Gang will perform from 3 to 5 p.m.
Barbecue contest awards will be presented at 5 p.m., followed by the Zaxby’s Insane Fireman’s Challenge (wings-eating contest) at 5:30.
Rounding out the festival will be the Carolina Coast Band from 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact Main Street Laurens for more information about Squealin’ on the Square.
PHOTOS: 2015 Run Like a Mann - Clinton Chronicle File Photos
The Laurens County Cancer Association will hold its 7th annual “Run Like a Mann” 5K event on Saturday, Oct. 22 with a start time of 8:30 am. The event will be held at the office of the Laurens County Cancer Association located at 1337 Medical Ridge Road, Clinton, in the LC Professional Park behind the GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital.
Registration is open for anyone who wishes to participate. Registration fee is $30 if registered before Oct. 15.
After Oct. 15, registration will be $35. This year, a One Mile Fun Run will be offered for a $20 registration fee. Bounce house play area will be open for children.
All proceeds from the run goes to support the mission of the Laurens County Cancer Association – providing tangible support for citizens of Laurens County who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
For more information visit LCCA’s website: www.hopeincommunity.com or call the LCCA office at 833-3976.
The Run Like a Mann major sponsors for 2016 are Greenville Health System, Self Regional Healthcare and Lanford Industrial Services.