Pumpkin Festival offers ‘something different’

Dozens turn out for inaugural event

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

CHERAW, S.C. — The atmosphere at St. David’s School on Market Street is normally a quiet place of learning.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

On Thursday night, however, the volume was turned way up. Kids of all ages were joined by parents and friends as dozens turned out for the inaugural Pumpkin Festival at the pre-school for 3- to 5-year-olds.  Second-year Principal Vickie Buckner generated the idea after realizing there were plenty of things to do in the spring, but the fall schedule was wide open.

“I thought, ‘let’s do something different,'” said the once-retired educator with more than 40 years under a school roof.

That something different converted the parking lot of St. David’s Episcopal Church into a bazaar of sorts, complete with an ATV-led hayride — a favorite among children — a book sale and more. Pastor Bill Oldland was behind the wheel of the ATV.

Inside was a party full of games — including pin the spider on the web, spider ring toss, ghost darts and witch hat ring toss among them — face-painting, a bake sale, a pumpkin decorating station and more.

St. David’s School is a private school that has approximately 55 students enrolled. The church hosts its annual barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

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