Fall is right around the corner, and to celebrate, the public is invited to the 30th annual fall festival at Clover Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday.
The day’s events begin at 11 a.m. with a parade from Clover General Store to the intersection of South Main Street and Moseley Ferry Road.
Opening ceremonies will take place on the stage on the grounds of the Clover Volunteer Fire Station at the conclusion of the parade.
Entertainment for the day includes High Grass Band, Forever Blessed, Stain Glass Bluegrass and MoonShine Son.
Inflatables will be available for the young and young at heart.
A turkey shoot for cash will start at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m.
Throughout the day, members will be selling $1 chances for their grand prize drawing for $1,000 with three consolation prizes of $250 each.
The drawing will be held at 7 p.m.
Raffle tickets also are on sale at Mt. Laurel Grocery, Carol’s Beauty and Barber Shop and Clover General Store, or interested persons may see a member of the department.
Meanwhile, Clover VFD members will be staffing the grills cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bologna burgers and French fries.
Kevin Lindsey will be serving up pork barbecue starting at 5 p.m.
Along with his barbecue, chicken tenders also will be available for those who would like another choice or a combination plate. Sides include baked beans, slaw or French fries. Drink and dessert are included with the meal.
In August, the fire department purchased a 2019 Freightliner Rosenbauer rescue pumper at a cost of $259,725, according to Bert Martin, president, and Jamie Davis, fire chief.
With a down payment of $25,972.50, the fire department plans to pay $26,675 annually over the next 10 years.
“As you can see, we need to have a successful day, and we are asking you to help us with a donation during our annual fund drive. We look forward to seeing you in Clover on Saturday,” Martin and Davis said in a joint letter.
More information also can be found online at http://www.clovervfd.org/index.html or on their Facebook page, Clover Volunteer Fire Department.