Clarendon briefs for Aug. 13, 2021: Puddin' Swamp Festival date set for 2022


2022 Puddin' Swamp Festival dates set for April 7-9

TURBEVILLE - The 2022 Puddin' Swamp Festival will be held April 7-9 in Turbeville.

Plans for the festival are in progress. More information will be available in the upcoming months.

Duckfest T-shirts on sale now

SUMMERTON - The 2021 Summerton Duckfest T-shirts are on sale now at Summerton Drugs and Summerton Hardware.

Youth sizes come in short sleeve for $15 and long sleeve for $20. Adult T-shirts are available for $15 for short-sleeve or $25 for long-sleeve shirts.

Duckfest will be held Oct. 9 in Summerton featuring the Duckfest cook-off, parade, a duck calling contest, cornhole tournament, the Ultimate Air Dogs show and dog retriever demonstration. Duckfest's Fall Open Team Bass Tournament will be held Sept. 25 at John C. Land Landing.

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Monarch Strong Bike-Run-Walk Challenge will be held on Sept. 17

MANNING - The first Monarch Strong Bike-Run-Walk Challenge will be held on Sept. 17 with a 26-mile kick-off bike ride from Manning IGA on Mill Street to the Santee Cooper Lake Dam.

On Sept. 18, the challenge's main event will be held beginning at noon at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road. Registration for the main event will be $30 from July 19-Aug. 16.

The second day will feature a barbecue pit master competition. If anyone is interested in competing, call Arthur "Smitty" Smith at (803) 730-5545 before Aug. 16.

The second day of the challenge will also feature lots of food, fun and live entertainment.

The proceeds from the events will support essential needs of deserving students in Manning schools (formerly Clarendon County School District 2).

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