It's time to get movin'... on the Swamp Rabbit Trail! Join your friends
and family on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Gateway Park in Travelers Rest
for the 5K run/walk event! Register online and get a FREE T-shirt plus an invitation to the post-race Block Party - you can enjoy free food and drink and hang around for your award!
No one wants to miss the Reedy River Duck Derby & Children's Festival, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 am-4 pm, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greenville (Evening). Not only does it offer a fun-filled day, it also raised funds for a host of charitable organizations in the state. You can adopt a duck (or 2, or 10) to race down the Reedy River... and if your duck wins first place, you get a year's worth of groceries from Publix! There are plenty of other prizes, but even if you win nothing, you'll have a great time cheering while thousands of little rubber duckies float down the river!
For those of you less inclined to cheer on a rubber duck, don't forget the Mulligans for Memory Alzheimer's fund raiser on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at River Falls Plantation in Duncan. Not only do you get an excuse for heading out to the links on a Saturday morning, you also will helping to make a difference. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. If you've ever had a close relationship with someone who developed Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia, you know what a devastating effect this destructive set of cognitive diseases can have. It doesn't just happen to a person; it happens to the whole family. Right now, there are 80,000 South Carolinians and their families living with Alzheimer's disease. But it's not just a SC threat; it's a global threat. Just in the US, over 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's. Every 6 seconds, someone is diagnosed. It could strike someone you love... now, while you're reading this blog. So don't forget to do your part. Learn about Alzheimer's and support the fight to end it.
You don't want to let your family miss out on the Family Fun on the Mountain celebration on Sunday, May 6, 2012. It's a FREE community day to celebrate 100 years of the YMCA Camp Greenville tradition. If you've never been up to the residential camp, here's your chance to experience some of the fun the campers enjoy. There will be horse rides, crafts, archery, a zipline, guided hikes, and much more. Learn more about the camp and register for the birthday celebration at the Camp Greenville site.
All of that to experience... and the list is just for one weekend! There's always something wonderful going on in Greenville and the surrounding Upstate! What a great place to live!