SCIWAY News, South Carolina's Newsletter for August 2010
SC Picture of the Month – Langley Pond in Burnettown

As we enter another sultry South Carolina August, we wanted to share this refreshing scene of a dock on beautiful Langley Pond in Aiken County.

At 285 acres, Langley Pond seems large enough to be a lake, but the name given to it when it was created in the late 1800s has stuck. The vast pond serves as the center of a spacious water recreation park with facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, regattas, picnicking, and community events.

Prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Langley Pond became the home practice facility of the US Rowing Team. After five years, the Olympic team moved to California, but Langley Pond remains a popular training and regatta venue for rowing teams from all over the country.

Many thanks to Larry Gleason of Aiken for contributing this photograph.

South Carolina's August Calendar of Events

The Cookie Cup – Bennettsville – August 28, 2010

Imagine all the fun of a traditional 5K race, then throw in obstacles and Girl Scout cookies – and you've got The Cookie Cup! The race will take place at Camp Sandy Ridge and all proceeds will go directly to Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina.

The race starts at 9 AM. Obstacles include a clay pit to crawl in, tires to jump through, and walls to climb over. The first place male and female winners will receive a year's supply of Girl Scout cookies!

Complete Calendar of August's SC Events – Statewide – August 1-31, 2010

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