LITTLE MOUNTAIN — This year at the Little Mountain Reunion, the 5K and 10K races will be in honor of the race’s late organizer, Glenn Shealy.
“We think that is a fitting tribute,” said organizer Woody Kaminer, “since the 10K race was developed and marketed by Glenn and he was such a passionate supporter of Little Mountain and the Reunion.”
Starting on Saturday morning, August 2, the races are administered by the Strictly Running program and people can sign up at www.strictlyrunning.com/.
A parade follows at 10 a.m. with political speeches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Music follows from noon until 2 p.m. by Dixieland Crossroads.
Other bands performing include two gospel bands, Third Generation, High Maintenance, Keith Dominick Band and Anybody’s Guess.
Saturday includes karaoke from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition the reunion includes rides for children, craft vendors, food vendors and helicopter rides.
“There are two shelters with tables and chairs, but it is a good idea to being your own chairs for Friday and Saturday entertainment,” Kaminer said.
Admission is free to the relaunch of what once was the longest uninterrupted festival in South Carolina.
Kaminer said people need to be aware that coolers are prohibited but that soft drinks, beer, wine, water and other food are for sale.
Though the planning for this year’s reunion set up is pretty much complete, Kaminer said there is room for local volunteers to help make the event happen and/or help with clean up on Sunday.
People interested in lending a hand should contact Little Mountain Reunion Association Secretary Alison Fulmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-600-0761 for more information.