SCIWAY News No. 72 – August 2009
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SC Picture of the MonthHampton Plantation sits along the Wambaw Creek in McClellanville, inviting visitors to wander its sprawling grounds. Once a wealthy rice plantation, it now serves as an interpretive site where people can learn about rice culture and the history of slavery.
Many prominent South Carolina families have lived at Hampton Plantation, including the Horrys, Pinckneys, and Rutledges. President George Washington even visited the plantation, which is how the great "Washington Oak" in front of the house received its name.
Calling All Photographers & Artists! Over 72,000 different people view our gallery every month. Submitting a picture is a great way to bring attention to you or your town. Please send us your pictures and help us celebrate South Carolina's history, culture, and beauty.
Win $100 in Our "SC Swimming Holes" Photo ContestJust a reminder: Our $100 photo contest ends July 31. In the next issue of SCIWAY News, we will be featuring the five best entries for YOU to vote on.
The contest is for ALL South Carolina swimming spots – including any of our lakes, rivers, creeks, harbours, streams, ponds, waterfalls, fountains, and, of course, the ocean! Please click here for complete information.
South Carolina's Top 10 August EventsHere are our selections for South Carolina's top 10 August events. Please be sure to click here to find links for ALL August events. We don't want you to miss any of them!
If you are interested in adding your SC event to our calendar, please read through and fill out our event form.
Last but not least, remember that all of our calendars of events, for every month of the year, are available on SCIway website's 24/7/365 – just go to http://www.sciway.net/calendar.html
South Carolina's Top 10 August Events
August 1: Fried Green Tomato Festival - Beech Island - Live music, classic car & bike show, benefits Make-A-Wish
August 1-5: Big League Baseball World Series - Easley - Tournament for players ages 16-18
August 7: Nighttime at the State Museum - Columbia - Bring your flashlight and tour the darkened museum - page no longer exists
August 7-8: South Carolina Peanut Party - Pelion - Food, entertainment, children's rides, parade, crafts, pageant
August 20-22: Spittoono - Clemson - Live music brought to you by the Redneck Performing Arts Association
August 21-23: Gullah / Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival - Charleston
August 22: Half Rubber Tournament - Isle of Palms - Beach game played with half rubber ball and thin bat
August 22: Summerfest - York - Arts & crafts, food, car show, sporting events, kids' activities, live music
August 22: Williamston Spring Water Festival - Music, food, children's activities and rides, 5K run, 1-mile fun run
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