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Nation Ford's Heather Hammond delivers a pitch during the second inning against Parkwood.
Nation Ford's Heather Hammond delivers a pitch during the second inning against Parkwood.

It seems that when school starts, summer is officially over in our community. During June, July and August, nonprofit groups usually put fundraising on hold.

But once September arrives, programs begin again and the fundraising committees are hard at work planning the "next big thing."

With our area's growth, scheduling an event is no easy matter. First, there are conflicts with other organizations. And in spite of an increase in the pool of volunteers, there is a core of dedicated folks who seem to be involved in everything, and their involvement is often crucial to success.

Then there are football games. In York County, we love football. Game schedules for eight high schools, dozens of colleges and our on-again, off-again Panthers are scrutinized. Event planners must consider where the loyalties of their audience will be.

To use a cliché, it's not brain surgery, but it's not easy being an event planner. How can we improve our event? Get more people to buy tickets? What can we do different? When can we do it without conflicts? And what about the weather? There are a million details that go into planning a success event.

It's fall . . . let the games begin!

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