If you are going to have a festival you could not have picked a better day than the recent Saturday when the ninth annual Indian Land Fall Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club was held at the City of Light.
It was beautiful!
The festival just keeps getting bigger and better every year and the City of Light is a great place. There’s a lot of space to maneuver and ample parking for everyone. The festival is Southern hospitality at its best with something for everyone.
One of the best things about the event is it’s an opportunity for new residents to meet and mingle with each other, natives and more established residents. Since many new residents are transplants, a community festival is a great way to ease any culture shock.
There were so many vendors at the festival and lots of great homemade art and crafts. It’s also election season, so there were plenty of politicians on hand as well. The Rotary Club always thinks about the children, so the game areas are getting larger and feature fun things to do, such as laser tag, corn hole and inflatable bounce houses.
Ready to greet the kids was Chinroo, aka Dr. Adam Cooper.
Geri Simpson and I decided to go early since there was so much to see and so many friends to reconnect with. Her favorite was the rescue dogs. She found it very hard to resist and is still thinking about a certain one.
I was also surprised at the large group of booths filled by all the new medical facilities – doctors, a dentist, chiropractors and a physical therapist. It’s reassuring to know that no matter what you needed treated, everything is right here in Indian Land. It has not been that many years ago that we all had to go to Charlotte for whatever ailed you.
If you missed attending this year mark your calendar for 2015.