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Th e Easley Progress

33rd Annual Pumpkin Fest is October 8


feeling of Fall is in the air in

the Oolenoy Valley which

means it is time to make

plans to attend the 33 rd Annual

Pumpkin Festival in

Pumpkintown on Saturday,

Oct. 8.

The festival will kick off

at 9 a.m. with the parade

(who knows what will be in

it) and continue until 5 p.m.

on that Saturday afternoon.

The theme for this year’s

festival is “Cherokee Indian

Maid.” The festival site is

on the grounds of the Oolenoy

Community House located

at 5301 at Dacusville


It is expected that there

will be thousands of attendees

for this year’s festival, so

come early and bring your

lawn chairs or blankets to

set up in front of the music

stage and begin to wander

through the more than 150

arts and crafts booths which

will have a variety of handmade/homemade


No commercial products are

allowed at this festival.

There will also be a number

of food booths which

have funnel cakes, barbecue

chicken, hamburgers,

hot dogs, fried fi sh, chili,

sausage dogs, fried pies and

more. To satisfy the sweet

tooth there will be numerous

cake and cookie booths

set up around the perimeter

of the Oolenoy Building.

Drink stands are also available

throughout the festival

grounds. There will be a variety

of breakfast items being

offered inside the building

starting at 6 a.m. that


There will be bluegrass

and gospel music, plus cloggers,

appearing on the music

stage throughout the day.

Most of the festival goers

looked forward to the

greased pole climb around 3

p.m. in the afternoon. It isn’t

an easily won competition,

but the climbers persevere

until someone captures the

fl ag on the pole to claim the

coveted prize.

Amusement rides for

children will be available on

State Treasurer

proclaims Sept.

as College

Savings Month

Back to school time is the best time

to consider funding a 529 Future

Scholar College Savings Account

COLUMBIA- September

is College Savings Month,

a month dedicated by State

Treasurer Curtis Loftis and

Treasurers across the country

to highlight the benefi ts

of education savings plans.

South Carolina’s Future

Scholar 529 College Savings

Plan is designed to give

families a tax deduction

while being able to build up

an account for their future

college student.

The phrase “529 plan” refers

to Section 529 of the Internal

Revenue Code which

created these types of savings

plans in 1996.

“I am happy to proclaim

September 2011 is College

Savings Month,” Treasurer

Loftis said. “I am amazed to

see how much college tuition

has increased since I was at

USC in the 80’s. Nearly four

out of 10 parents of collegebound

children are not put-

ting money aside, so being

prepared with a 529 plan is a

sound fi nancial decision.”

South Carolina’s Future

Scholar 529 College Savings

Plan has received the highest

“5 cap” rating by www. Automatic

savings deductions

can start with as little as $25

a month.

Anyone can start a Future

Scholar account and designate

it to their benefi ciary

of choice. If grandparents

can’t think of a gift to give

as birthdays or the Christmas

holidays approach; a Future

Scholar account always fi ts,

is always in fashion and is

tax deductible.

Future Scholar accounts

can be used for educational

expenses like books, supplies,

plus room and board at

any public or private two or

four year institution eligible

for federal fi nancial aid.

Pickens County Council


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to law, a Public Hearing will be held in the

Auditorium, Pickens County Administration Facility, 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens,

South Carolina, commencing at 6:30 P.M. on Monday October 3, 2011 on the

following matters:

Ordinance No. 448- An Ordinance to adopt the redistricting plan for Pickens

County pursuant t title 4, section 4-9-90, as amended of the 1979 Code of laws of

South Carolina

Pursuant to Section 4-9-30 (5) (E) of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976,

district; and other matters related thereto.

Members of the general public are invited to attend the public hearing. It is

requested that those desiring to be heard concerning this matter advise the Clerk

to Council in writing at 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, S.C., 29671. Such requests

should be received by the Clerk to Council on or before October 3, 2011

Donna F. Owen

Clerk to Council

the back side of the festival

grounds. Festival souvenirs

will be available outside

and inside the Community

Building, which will include

T-shirts, sweat shirts, totes,

car tags and books written

by local authors.

As usual, there will be a

wide variety of pumpkins to

select from to get that special

one you want to take

home. Of course, as with

every year, the pumpkin pile

is a big attraction for taking

that special picture of the

baby or small child.

A popular fundraiser for

the festival is the annual

quilt raffl e which gives anyone

interested an opportunity

to win the Festival Quilt.

The quilt was designed and

quilted by Peggy “Thomas”

Crum. The theme of this

year’s quilt is “Cherokee Indian

Maid.” Tickets are $1

each and may be purchased

the day of the festival inside

the Community Building.

The quilt drawing will be

held at 4 p.m. and you do

not have to be present to


This annual event is sponsored

and organized by the

Pumpkintown Community

Club and raises money for

community projects that

benefi t many area organizations.

The club meets the

2 nd Monday of each month

at 7 p.m. in the Oolenoy

Community Building (with

the exception of July and

December) and encourages

anyone interested in helping

with this event and other

Free September 22 Web

Conference Helps Family


STATE - The non-profi t

National Private Duty Association

(NPDA) has announced

that it will host a

consumer education web

conference entitled Addressing

Legal Issues that Impact

Seniors on Sept. 22, 2011, at

8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT).

The live and interactive

program will provide advice

on elder law matters,

including pinpointing when

you need to address legal issues,

what the implications

are, and how to ensure that

you and your family are


The event is free of charge

to participants.

The web conference topics

include an overview of

elder law issues, powers of

attorney, informed consent

and guardianship, advance

directives, will and trusts,

and the timing involved for


“Caring for an aging parent

brings many challenges,”

said Sheila McMackin,

president of NPDA. “It’s

Easley Church

to ‘Feed a

Need’ in the


By Jason Evans

EASLEY - Though it still

feels like summer to many

of us, those who run food

pantries and other organizations

that help the needy

know that fall will soon be

here - and behind it, winter.

Cooler weather months

typically increase the demand

on local food pantries

and other charities that help

those in need.

Increase demand means

increased strain on the supplies

of these pantries.

A church in Easley is

throwing an event that

combines a good time with

a chance to enlist the community’s

help to stock the

larder at the Warehouse

Church’s food pantry.

“Feed the Need 2011” will

be held 5- 9:30 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 16 at the church.

The event will feature

live music from a number of

groups including Discrepancy,

Swamp Monkey and

Carrie Lee Creek.

“Feed the Need 2011” will

also feature infl atables, free

chair massages, face painting,

balloons and food.

Admission is one canned

good or non-perishable food

item per person.

Bring your donation to

the registration table to pick

up your wrist band, which is

good for unlimited access to

the infl atables.

While you’re there, don’t

miss your chance to register

for a chance to win some

great prizes.

All Donations will go

to help The Warehouse

Church’s food pantry feed

the hungry.

“Feed the Need 2011” is

sponsored by Ruby Tuesday

and Dunkin Donuts.

The Warehouse Church is

located at 112 Beacon Hill

Court in Easley.

For more information on

the church, its food pantry or

this event, call the food pantry

line at 864-810-4008 or

visit the Warehouse Church

online at

vital that a family know

what legal issues they need

to address and the appropriate

timing involved. Being

knowledgeable of these

issues is key to protecting

your aging parent, providing

the best care possible.”

This event’s presenter is

an expert on social work issues,

as well as being an attorney.

Joseph T. Monahan,

M.S.W., A.C.S.W., J.D. is

the legal counsel for the


He received his bachelor’s

and master’s degree in social

work from the University of

Illinois in Champaign and

his law degree from DePaul

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community projects to attend

our meetings.

No pets will be allowed

on the festival grounds unless

it is a service animal.

The festival is free and

open to the public. There

will be handicapped

So come join us for a

day of food, fun, music and

shopping. For additional information

on the festival or

rental of the Oolenoy Community

Building, contact

Susie Flowers.

University College of Law.

He is very involved with

training and counseling for

several legal and social issues


Pre-registration for the

event is required.

Sign up today by visiting

the registration link at www.

The NPDA is the fi rst and

only association in the country

dedicated exclusively to

private pay home care providers.

The NPDA, a non-profi t

organization, currently represents

more than 1,100

home care agencies in fortyfour

states and Puerto Rico.

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