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Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator

Bell’s Bits – Thank goodness it’s starting to feel more like Spring! Opening Day for Fountain Inn baseball and softball is April 6th at Woodside Park.

The City’s next Neighborhood Roundtable meeting will be held on April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at Capstone Church. This meeting will include lots of important information about 44 City Serve.

44 City Serve (clean-up day) is on April 6. Please register online at

The 13th annual Mac Arnold Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival will be held April 25-27. This is always a can’t miss event!

Jane Eyre by Artios Greenville will be showing at the Younts Center for Performing Arts from April 11-13; and The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, will grace the stage on April 28. Go to for more information.

Our annual Bluegrass series will be on Thursday evenings in Commerce Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning May 9th and ending on June 13th.

Save the Date for the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Our Town on May 18th and for the City’s Wingin’ out on Main event May 31st – June 1st.

The Fountain Inn Famers Market opens on May 18th and runs through September 28th (Saturday’s from 8:00 a.m. to noon).

The #AsktheAdministrator schedule for the rest of the year is as follows: 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Facebook on May 2nd, August 1st, and November 7th.

The #AdminOnTheGo (City Administrator mobile office hours) schedule for the rest of the year is as follows: April 12th at Tony’s Pizza from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; May 18th at the Farmers Market; June 14th at Sweet Catherine’s from noon to 2:00 p.m.; July 13th at the Farmers Market; August 16th at J. Peters from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; September 27th at Zaxby’s from noon to 2:00 p.m.; and October 11th at Subway from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Our Coffee with Council schedule for the rest of the year is as follows: April 2nd at Steam Coffee & Cream from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; May 7th at The Ice Cream Fountain from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; June 4th at Carolina Growers Group from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; August 6th at Garcia’s Cuisine from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and October 1st at Burger King from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

The 2019 Dancing on Depot (fee concert series) schedule and line-up has been set:

• June 7 – Nathan Angelo (cover band)
• June 14 – Jazzsmith (jazz)
• June 21 – The Soulfeathers (soul/r&b)
• June 28 – The Night Affair Band (soul/r&b)
• July 5 – Super 60’s Band (60’s, 70’s, & 80’s cover band)
• July 12 – Chris Marks (country)
• July 19 – Phillip & Henry Magic Show (will also have a DJ)
• July 26 – My Fever (pop/rock)
• August 2 – The Latin Caravan (salsa/samba)
• August 9 – SONG Band (cover band)
• August 16 – Firewater (rock)
• August 23 – Kami cean (cover band)
• August 30 – Power 2 Party (cover band)

Shawn Bell is the City Administrator of Fountain Inn. For more information, go to, call 864-862-4421, or email♦

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