Apple harvest festival offers fall fun

From staff reportsOctober 22, 2013 

— Children and adults enjoyed a day of fall fun, including hay rides, scarecrow making, apple treats, music and more during Saturday’s annual Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill.

These other fall events are planned in the coming weeks:

• The York Parks and Recreation Department will hold the Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt and Hayride at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St. This event is free and open to ages 3 to 12. Children are asked to bring their own flashlights.

• The York Parks and Recreation Department will host pumpkin painting, free and open to ages 3 to 12, at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. All materials will be provided.

For details on either event, call 803-684-3742.

• The town of Clover will host a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St. Prizes will be given for first-place winners in all categories, including original carving, painted pumpkin and traditional jack-o-lantern.

Categories for the costume contest, for ages 12 and younger, are funniest costume and most original. The event will include carnival games and refreshments. Download an entry form at or call 803-222-9493.

• Registration is underway for the second annual Mummy Shuffle 5K Fun Run-Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Clover. The event will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, an organization that provides free books to children from birth to age 5.

Registration fees are $10 in advance and participants will receive a race T-shirt. Day of race registration is $15 and will begin at 8 a.m.. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. from the First Baptist Church parking lot, 117 S. Main St., Clover.

There will be a cash prize for first place male and female winners. There will also be prizes for best costumes. Bring children to the fun walk for free.

Entry forms are available at the Clover YMCA, 107 S. Main St., and on the Clover Rotary Club’s Facebook page. This event is sponsored by the Clover Rotary Club with support from the Clover Interact Club.

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