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SCIWAY News No. 74 – September 2009


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In This Issue

  1. "SC Swimming Hole" Photo Contest Winner!
  2. South Carolina's "Top 11" September Events

"SC Swimming Hole" Photo Contest Winner!

Melanie Thomas of Johns Island won the $100 prize in our "SC Swimming Holes" contest with her beautiful photograph of Beachwalker Park. She received 605 of 1676 votes – over 35%!

Beachwalker Park
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Melanie describes the winning scene: "On this particular evening I had rushed home after working at the Hollings Cancer Center, and hurried to the beach to catch the last minutes of daylight. The tides were extremely high this week due to the new moon. This beautiful view of the Kiawah River from Beachwalker Park forced me to slow down, focus on the moment, and appreciate my good fortune to be living in the SC Lowcountry.."

Beachwalker Park provides the only public access to Kiawah Island – at least by land. Its 11 miles of pristine, open beach offers unparalleled views. The park's many amenities – including restrooms, lifeguards, outdoor showers, and a seasonal snack bar – make it a great place for picnics, sunbathing, and of course swimming!

We very much appreciate all the wonderful entries we received from our readers. We also appreciate everyone who took the time to vote in our contest. We hope to have another South Carolina photo contest soon. If you have ideas for a good theme, please send us a quick email at service@sciway.net.

To see all five of the photo contest's finalists, please click here.

South Carolina's Top 10 September Events

Here are our selections for South Carolina's top 10 September events. Please be sure to click here to find links for ALL September 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 Featured September Event

West Greenville Arts Festival – September 19-20, 2009 - page no longer exists

South Carolina's Top 10 September Events

Sep 8-12: South Carolina Apple Festival - Westminster - IPRA Championship Rodeo, 5K & 1-mile run, parade

Sep 11-12: Aiken's Makin' - handcrafted arts & crafts, food, live entertainment

Sep 17-20: Yemassee Shrimp Festival - parades, music, rides, fireworks, street dance, Battle of the Shrimp

Sep 18-20: SC Tobacco Festival - Lake City - street dance, entertainment, parade, tobacco tying & stringing

Sep 19: Aynor Harvest Hoe Down - Horry County - parade, games, food, arts & crafts, vendors

Sep 19: Beach Sweep / River Sweep - SC comes together to clean our beaches, rivers, lakes, and marshes

Sep 19: Marine Corps Ultimate Challenge Mud Run - Eastover - 4-person teams, kids pollywog course - benefit

Sep 19-20: West Greenville Arts Festival - nearly 100 artists plus live music and kid's activities - page no longer exists

Sep 25-26: Okra Strut - Irmo - music, food, parade, rides, street dance, 10K dam run, okra-eating contest - site no longer available

Sep 25-27: Raylrode Daze Festivul - Branchville - music, food, parade, fireworks, carnival rides, contests
Learn more about Branchville

Please click here to find links for ALL September events.


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