Spinx presents 19th annual Run Fest in Greenville
Greenville-based The Spinx Co. will hold its 19th Spinx Run Fest Oct. 27. This year’s event will feature five different races for all ages and skill levels. Registration is open online at www.spinxrunfest.com. The event is sponsored by the Greenville Track Club, Bon Secours, and Flying Melon Productions.
Races start and finish at Fluor Field. Races include the Swamp Rabbit Marathon, the USA Half Marathon, the Downtown 10K, the Big Punkin 5K, and the Spunky’s Kids Run. Post-race snacks will be provided for all runners by Spinx. Prizes and giveaways will also follow the event.
“I could not be more thrilled to participate in the 19th annual Spinx Run Fest this year and hand out the awards following the event,” Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The Spinx Co., said in a release. “This is such a great event for the entire Greenville community and something we look forward to hosting all year long.”
The Greenville Kroc Center hosts Kroctoberfest
The Kroc Center will present Kroctoberfest, a free family festival, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 27 to celebrate its seventh anniversary. Several paid activities at the annual fall event will raise funds to support the Kroc scholarship program. Lawn games, dodgeball, concessions, face-painting, mini-pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, and more will be featured at this year’s festival. In partnership with The Traveling Peddler, food concessions and small plates will be available at Kroctoberfest. Proceeds from the ticket drawing, tennis tournament, and KrocFit challenge will benefit the scholarship fund.
The Salvation Army Kroc Church will also host an outdoor movie night at 7:30 p.m. with concessions to benefit the Kroc Church.
“The Kroc Center is excited to host our family fall event, Kroctoberfest,”Steve Cook, Kroc Center executive director, said in a release. “We hope this event is fun experience for local families as well as a fundraiser for those in need.”
Over 300 volunteers participate in third annual Live United Day
During United Way of Greenville County’s annual Live United Day, over 300 volunteers from 21 teams served across 18 project sites. UPS Inside Sales, Michelin North America, GE, TD Bank, Propel HR, Wells Fargo Bank, ITW Hartness, Greenville Health System, and 3M were among the companies who participated in the annual day of volunteerism.
The service event benefited 16 United Way-funded agencies and community partners. This year’s event also expanded into Live United Week.
“United Way is proud to serve as a connection between our community partners and agencies to build a better Greenville County for all,” Meghan Barp, United Way of Greenville County president and CEO said in a release. “We are grateful to all of our partners for volunteering their time, talents, and resources to making this year’s Live United Day a success and creating a lasting impact in our community.”
South Carolina fallen firefighter honored at National Memorial Service
During the 37th National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service, a South Carolina firefighter who died in the line of duty was honored among over 100 other fallen firefighters. The U.S. Fire Service held the memorial at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. At age 48, Darryl Wayne Frost of the Town of Duncan Fire Department died from a heart attack on Nov. 20, 2014. His death came after he responded to three emergency calls within 24 hours. His named was added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the academy.
The Assembly to present two debutantes at Annual Ball
The Assembly will present two young women at its 95th Annual Ball Nov. 17 at The Poinsett Club. Katherine Rowan Earle, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle IV, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle III and Mrs. Jack Rowan Byrd and the late Mr. Jack Rowan Byrd and the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle Jr. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Fletcher Jordan, was a charter member of The Assembly. Miss Earle, a student at Anderson University, will be presented by her mother.
Helen Regina Hayn Arrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington III, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington Jr. and Dr. Carol Regina Graham and the late Mr. Jackie Christian Bissinger and the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. John White Arrington, was a charter member of The Assembly. Miss Arrington, a student at Clemson University, will be presented by her mother.
Wade Hampton High School raises over $300,000 for charity
Students at Wade Hampton High School raised $306,000 during Spirit Week and presented the check to Clement’s Kindness. The funds raised will help address the medical, psychological, social, emotional, and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer or serious blood disorders.