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Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator

Bell’s Bits – Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex (Woodside Park) is really taking shape. Check out some aerial photos taken by a drone on the City’s Facebook page The press box/concession building is getting very close to completion and the playground equipment has just been installed. Stay tuned for information regarding a grand opening ceremony.

Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Catch this show at the Younts Center for Performing Arts each weekend through October 26th.

Our Fall Festival on Main is coming up on Saturday, October 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Drop off your best carved pumpkin at 110 Depot Street between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The cost to enter the contest is only $10 and all proceeds will benefit the United Way. Also, at the festival there will be a costume contest, food, music, kids’ entertainment, and of course candy. To cap off the night, we’ll be showing Toy Story 4 at 7:00 p.m. on Depot Street. Don’t forget those lawn chairs and blankets.

If you are looking for a safe place for your children to trick or treat on Halloween night, bring them down to North Main Street in Fountain Inn where we will have the street shut down from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fountain Inn Natural Gas customers, did you know you can sign up for auto pay and/or electronic bill just going to
Attention runners and walkers, the City of Fountain Inn’s annual Rudolph Run will be held on Friday, November 29th. Online registration will be available soon.

Mark your calendar for the annual Fountain Inn Christmas parade. As always, it will be held on the first Wednesday of December (December 4th) and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, December 5th, Christmas Inn Our Town begins with the tree lighting on City Hall grounds. The three weeks of Christmas festivities, including our famous horse drawn carriage rides, will continue through December 22nd. New this year will be a small petting zoo.

Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 5th. Please do your civic duty and vote!

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

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