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News Notes: Oct. 17-23

Posted: October 15, 2012 - 6:51pm

Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee coming

The Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee will be held on Oct. 27 and will include a barbecue cook-off, and corn hole and apple dessert contests.

Apple desserts must be submitted by 9:45 a.m. to the Arts and Heritage Center and judging is at 10:40 a.m. For contest rules, visit the North Augusta Women’s Junior League at www.
najwl.com.

Festivities begin with a 5K Spooky Sprint on the Greeneway and then the street festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Georgia Avenue. There will be about 70 craft vendors, food vendors, free activities for children by the Lions Club until 3 p.m. and live entertainment.

The entertainment includes: 11 a.m., Junior Jazzercise; 11:30 a.m., Lost Without Band; 12:30 p.m., Rhythm and Class Dance Studio; and 2:15 p.m., RECing Crew Singers.

A children's costume contest will be held at the main stage at 1 p.m., and barbecue competition results will be announced at 2 p.m.

There will be a car show on Buena Vista Avenue from noon to 6 p.m., and carnival rides and inflatables from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ming Yat/Gary’s parking lot.

North Augusta High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Partnership with Business Project members will hold a pet costume contest from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost to participate is $3 and pets can be entered into one of three categories: best dressed, best Halloween costume and best look alike. Awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m.

The FBLA will also have a memorial wall for those who would like to make a donation in honor of a lost pet. Donations will benefit the SPCA's North Augusta Treasure Chest.

Jackson Square will host the Jack-o-Lantern Jam from 3 to 11:30 p.m. It includes the Palmetto Groove band, adult refreshments and a corn hole tournament at 3 p.m.

Admission to the festival is free, but there is a fee for carnival rides and the barbecue, corn-tossing and apple dessert competitions.

For information, call John Felak at (803) 441-4310.

Merriwether Coalition meeting

The Merriwether Community Coalition will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at Merriwether Elementary School.

‘‘The purpose of this meeting is to inform citizens about issues that affect our community,’’ according to a news release.

The meeting will discuss education and leaders’ visions for the future.

Mike Rosier, former editor of The Citizen News, will be the moderator. Participating panelists include: Genia Blackwell, Edgefield County Council and vice chairwoman; Greg Anderson, superintendent of the Edgefield County Board of Education; Brad Covar, chairman of the Edgefield County Board of Education; Tim Murph, principal of Fox Creek High School; William Smith, assistant principal of Merriwether Middle School; Tracy Walsh, homeschool coordinator; Rusty Denning, associate vice president of continuing education and economic development at Piedmont Technical College; Jennifer Wilbanks, dean of county centers at Piedmont Technical College; and Will Williams, director of Aiken/Edgefield County Economic Development Partnership.

For information, contact Linda Anderson at johnnyfanderson@bellsouth.net or call (803) 279-4138.

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