Something for all in Best Week of Fall

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Register now for variety of events Sept. 29-Oct. 6

By Chris McGinn

The Best Week of Fall will soon arrive, but now is the time to register for special events planned for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 6.
“We are excited to celebrate so many wonderful aspects of our community during this week,” said Mike Neese, events director. “Indian Land and Lancaster County have so much to offer.”
Carolinas Chili Championship
The first Carolinas Chili Championship on Sept. 28 at McClancy Corp. headquarters, 8746 Charlotte Highway, will also feature a pancake breakfast, car show, cornhole tournament and motorcycle ride. For all the details, visit www.carolinaschilichampionship.com.
Day at the Park
Andrew Jackson State Park will host a free Day at the Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Indian Land Community Church have partnered with the fall festival to provide a day of free food, fun and fishing.
Pro bass fisherman Maliek Carrington’s fishing outreach program – Fishing4Reel Outdoor – will give instruction on basic techniques such as hooking bait, casting and reeling.
Free fishing poles will be available while supplies last for kids ages 5-12.
More activities will be available at no charge. Free hot dogs and drinks will also be provided.
Admission will be free that day at the park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road off U.S. 521, nine miles north of Lancaster.
Business mixer
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, local business people are invited to the Carolinas Referral Group mixer starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy free food and networking in one of Indian Land’s newest restaurants, The Office, located in RedStone.  
Shooting challenge
On Oct. 2, shooting enthusiasts are invited to a Shotgun Clay and .22 Rifle Shooting Challenge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at a private shooting club in Van Wyck.
Each participant will have two opportunities to fire either a shotgun or rifle or both. Firearms, ammunition and targets will be provided and instructors are available for new shooters.  Lunch will be provided as well.
For more information or to register, contact Dave at firearmtrainer@yahoo.com. There is limited space, so registration and payment of $75 is required.
Golf tournament
Golfers are wanted for the annual Indian Land Fall Classic golf tournament Oct. 3 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10.
Participants are invited to play on-course games and challenges, and enjoy food and drink. Prizes will be awarded following the round at 2 p.m. Cost is $100 per player.
To register, contact Adam Leach at (507) 461-0838 or email leach.ada@gmail.com.
Mini golf
Join the Indian Land Rotary Club for a fun-filled night of mini golf from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at High Seas Miniature Golf, 10001 Charlotte Highway. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar available. The event is free for all with registration. To register, email Amber Young at amber@chchemp.com.
On Friday, Oct. 4, everyone is invited to the Indian Land High School homecoming game versus Chester High School at the ILHS football field at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate.
Indian Land Fall Festival
The Best Week of Fall will end with the two-day Indian Land Fall Festival featuring vendors, kids’ activities, live entertainment, food trucks, fireworks and more. Visit www.indianlandfallfest.com for more details.