Local Living: Columbia Animal Services adoption event next week, SC State Fair accepting competition entries and more!

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Columbia Animal Services needs your help in getting the word out about its “Clearing the Shelters” event. You have a chance to get a deal on a new forever friend. From August 23-27, the shelter will waive all adoption fees. Then from August 28-September 19, they’re only $15. If you have room in your heart and home for a four-legged friend, stop by the shelter’s location on Humane Lane.

This Saturday, August 21st, it’s the city versus the county in the back-to-school battle. City Councilman Edward McDowell and Richland County Councilman Derrek Pugh are going head-to-head to stuff a school bus with classroom supplies. You can visit the Page Ellington Park next Saturday from 12-3 p.m. and choose which bus you’d like to donate school supplies to. The first bus between the city and the county that fills up, gets to donate those supplies to their choices of schools.

Back To School Drive Through Supply Drive 1

Courtesy: City of Columbia

Students have a chance to keep busy after the school bell rings this year. Registration for the City of Columbia’s After-School Program is now open. Kids ages 5-12 have a chance to get out all that after school energy by playing sports, games, creating arts and crafts and even going on some field trips. Programs start August 18 and run from 3-6 p.m. everyday during the school week. The cost is $30 per week.

The City of Columbia says you can register at the following locations:

  • Edisto Park
    • 1914 Wiley St.
    • 803-255-8103
  • Emily Douglas Park (Teen Program Grades 6th -8th)
    • 2500 Wheat Street
    • 803-733-8531
  • Greenview Park
    • 6700 David St.
    • 803-754-5223
  • Hampton Park
    • 1117 Brandon Avenue
    • 803-695-5207
  • Heathwood Park
    • 800 Abelia Road
    • 803-733-8446
  • Hyatt Park
    • 950 Jackson Ave.
    • 803-733-8445
  • Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center
    • 2611 Grant St.
    • 803-255-8161
  • Lorick Park
    • 1600 Lorick Ave.
    • 803-691-9339
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    • 2300 Greene St.
    • 803-733-8452
  • Melrose Park
    • 1500 Fairview Road
    • 803-733-8493
  • Pinehurst Park
    • 2300 Pinehurst Rd.
    • 803-733-8451
  • Sims Park
    • 3500 Duncan Street
    • 803-733-8451
  • St. Anna’s Park
    • 1313 Liberty Hill Ave.
    • 803-733-8450
  • Woodland Park
    • 6500 Olde Knight Parkway
    • 803-776-1096

The South Carolina State Fair says now is the time to prepare entries for the baking, arts and other contests judged at the Fair. The SC State Fair is now accepting entries for all the categories and the deadline is September 1, 2021. This year’s State Fair will run from October 13-24. For more information click here https://www.scstatefair.org/

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