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SCIWAY News No. 76 – October 2009

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In This Issue

  1. SC Picture of the Month – Furman's Fabled Belltower
  2. South Carolina's First 10 October Events

SC Picture of the Month – Furman's Fabled Belltower

In the spirit of college football season, this month's picture features the home of the mighty Furman Paladins. You may not know this, but the university has a proud history of athletic success. Its football team has claimed 12 Southern Conference titles, and Furman has more former student-athletes competing at the professional level than any other school in its conference. In 2002, Furman was the only liberal arts college ranked in Sports Illustrated's "100 Best Sports Colleges."

Furman University

The school's official mascot is a knight on a horse. However, a sportswriter in the 1930s once described the Furman basketball team as Paladins – or heroic people full of chivalry and honor. The moniker stuck, and the student body voted in 1961 to make it the official nickname for all of their sports teams.

This iconic belltower is a beloved part of the school's sprawling campus in Greenville. Furman was founded in 1826 as an academy and theological institute by Richard Furman, a prominent Baptist minister from Charleston. The school has since evolved into a renowned liberal arts college that has produced two governors, two US congressmen, 17 Truman Scholars, six Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel Laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner!

Mauldin's Calvin Kelley, Sr, who took this stunning picture in June 2009, also shared with us an interesting bit of folklore. He says, "The story is, if you kiss your girl in the belltower, she will become your bride." If anyone has any personal experience to back this up, please write us at news@sciway.net and let us know!

Calling All Photographers & Artists! Over 76,000 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.

South Carolina's First 10 October Events

Warning, Sandlappers: Planning your weekend just got really complicated!

October is bursting at the seams when it comes to festivals and events. In fact, it's South Carolina's busiest month of the year – surpassing even May, which comes in at a close second. SCIWAY's calendar links to over 125 major SC events this time around. The opportunities are endless, and we couldn't dream of trying to pick the Top 10.

Since October is so packed with fun, this month we'll just list the FIRST 10 instead. And as proof of the good times to come, you'll see that this list doesn't even make it through the first two days! There are three events on the second we had to leave off!

Hopefully, these 10 events will whet your appetite, and you will click here to find ALL October events.

As always, if you are interested in adding your SC event to our calendar, please visit our calendar options.

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 https://www.sciway.net/calendar.html.

South Carolina's First 10 October Events

Oct 1-3: Downtown Blues Festival - Rock Hill - live music at restaurants and larger venues - page no longer exists

Oct 1-3: Heritage Days at the Depot - Belton - traditional artisans demonstrate their craft plus hand-on activities

Oct 1-3: Sumter County Fair - amusement rides, food, live entertainment, livestock, art show, flower show

Oct 1-4: MOJA Arts Festival - Charleston - celebration of African-American & Caribbean art, many events free

Oct 1-4: Orangeburg County Fair - carnival rides, shows, midway with games & food, crafts, livestock

Oct 1-25: Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens - Charleston - choose from 16 tours - Thursdays-Sundays

Oct 2: International Gala: A World Class Evening in the Upstate - Greenville - international food & entertainment - page no longer exists

Oct 2-3: Heritage Jubilee - Edgefield - "anything goes" cook-off, live entertainment, carnival rides, car show - site no longer exists

Oct 2-3: Moonshiners Reunion & Mountain Music Festival - Campobello - live bands, camping, all-night pickin'

Oct 2-3: Rock Around the Clock Festival - Winnsboro - street dance, amusements, car & truck show - page no longer exists

Please click here to find links for ALL October events.

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