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    Are you committed to the fight against cancer? Come to the Gamecocks Curing Kids Cancer Dinner at Williams-Brice Stadium. This event is dedicated to the cause, with all funds going towards Curing Kids Cancer. This program helps fund medical therapies at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, which are essential to children diagnosed with cancer. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, and programming from Marcus Lattimore, Curing Kids Cancer founders Grain and Clay Owen, and Lee Corso. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the coaches from the USC athletic team, including coaches of basketball, football, horse-back riding, golf, tennis, swimming, and volleyball. The event is on May 3 at 6:00 pm. Dress is business casual. Click here for more information.

    If you want a chance to win up to $10,000, come to the Blue Ridge Fest! The Blue Ridge Fest is a great event full of every type of fun! A raffle will be available to win three cash prices: $2,000, $5,000, or $10,000. This event also includes classics, including vintage food and cars. Many people will be bringing their antique models of 1989 or older (and if you have one, bring it too!) for all to view in the annual cruise-in. Bands playing include The Spinners, Jim Quick and Coastline, and Magic. The best part of the whole event is that all the proceeds go towards local charities. So be sure to come on Friday, May 4 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in downtown Pickens. Click here for more information.

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    Do you love strawberries? There’s still time to go to the South Carolina Strawberry Festival! There are so many opportunities at this event, all spread out across April 31 – May 5. On May 2, at 6:00 pm, one can pick their own strawberries, participate in a multitude of games and activities, eat local food and desserts, and watch a movie on a big screen! May 4th and 5th will offer tons of different bands, including a tribute band to Bruno Mars called Uptown Funk. Other activities include amusement rides, a pancake breakfast, pig racing, and much more! If you’re in a competitive mood, try and win the ice cream, shortcake, or hottest wing eating contest. You really don’t want to miss this! Click here for more information on events.

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