‘Down By The River Lockhart’

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

For all of you that like kayaking or canoeing, don’t forget that on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 a.m., there will be a Pacolet and Broad River Race. Access point is Pacolet River-Skull Shoals at SC Hwy 105. Race begins at the Broad and ends at the Lockhart take out. Cash prize. Entry fee is $20 per person. You will receive a “Down By The River Lockhart” T-Shirt and three bottles of water at the start of the race. To register and for more information, call Jeannie Belue at 864-426-5152.

Then the Festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. There will be a Cornhole Tournament. The fee is $15 per team. Again call Jeannie to register at 864-426-5152. There will be arts and crafts, great food, live music, bouncy house, and children’s Halloween costume contest. This will be held in the Lockhart Town Square.

There are T-Shirts for sale with Lockhart, Down by the River logo on them for Youth-to Adult for $10, S,M, L, and XL. 2X and larger are $12. I saw these and they are really nice. You can pick one up at Barry’s Lockhart Cafe. Jeannie has some, and Ailene can locate some.

If you are a food vendor, the fee is $25. and for crafts, $15. Again you can contact Jeannie if you are interested. The reason this year for the fees are so we can have prizes, pay for porta johns, and the power for vendors and musicians. Bring a chair, so you can be comfortable and listen to the music. I have to work at my shop, but can see all of you after 3 p.m. I hope you all come out and have a fun day. You might see some old friends, also.

Clean Up

Lockhart is having a clean up day, today, Oct. 22. If you’re willing to help, please be at the Town Hall around 8 a.m. Gloves and trash bags will be handed out there. If you get this news anytime in the a.m. just hunt around town and find Ailene. Let’s take pride in our little town and make Lockhart the clean, neat place that it once was. And it will be cleaner for our festival. Thanks.

Moved In

Charlene Broome called me today ( Thursday), to tell me that Dolly Broome has moved into Assistant Living on the West Side of Spartanburg. I sure will miss her, but she was already sitting on the porch talking to the other women that live there.

Remember In Prayer

Sympathy and Prayers for the family of Gertrude Valentine, who passed away last week. She called me on the Sunday I had off and I didn’t get back with her until 8 p.m. She said she was going into the hospital the next morning to have them look down her throat, and we both hoped it wasn’t cancer. That was Oct. 2.

Phil Roberts passed away last Thursday, my sympathy to his mother, Bobbie Roberts. I read in the paper that Francis Adams passed away also.

Youth In Charge

On Oct. 30, at Wesley Chapel Church, the Youth will be in charged of church. The service will change with Sunday School at 10 a.m., and Worship at 11. They will serve a meal after worship consisting of Pork Loin, green beans, mashed potatoes, mac&cheese, roll and drink. Donations taken to help with their “Hearts on Fire” trip.

Flowers And Butterflies

I was in Chester yesterday, and ended up in Walmart, at the garden center. Well I’ve been saying that I need to get some fall flowers, since I neglected summer flowers. Well I had a good excuse, remember? I had those shingles and just stayed out of sorts, whatever that means.

Anyway, I’ve put off buying flowers every week, but these at Walmart were big, beautiful and cheap. So anyway, I bought a couple, and just placed them in my back yard. As I was setting them down, yellow butterflies were landing on my arm and on the flowers. Where did they come from so fast? I hadn’t seen a butterfly around in a long time. They love my new flowers and I love watching them. There’s so many.

Faulty Wiring

I rode by the Chester Cove Fish Camp in Chester, also and it’s terrible, just a brick shell. I saw the owner at the side of it, just checking out the damages. He said in the Chester paper that he will rebuild from the bottom up. They believe it started at the circuit breaker box. According to the story, this was built 30 years ago, and I guess the wiring had never been checked that closely. Maybe my story’s right. Chuck’s worried we won’t find a fish camp in our radius. We’ll see.

Well I’ve tried not to bore you, so now I’ll say good night. Call at 864-545-6652.

Connie Column

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist