NEESES – The 2nd Annual Neeses Fall Festival will be a little bit country and a lot gospel this year. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Firemen’s Shed beside the Giant Flea Market on  U.S. 321 in Neeses.

Performing at the festival will be the Twin Rivers group, Robert Hay and Quinn and Kathy Berry. The music will begin at 1 p.m., and the performances will be free.

Additional gospel and country musical groups are being sought, and those interested in performing are asked to call 803-653-2809 or 803-860-0185.

“Except for the food vendors, no money will be made by the event itself,” said James Williams, coordinator of the Neeses Fall Festival.

Food trucks will be selling shrimp, fish, mushrooms, barbecue chicken, fries and funnel cakes, he said. 

Williams said this year's festival will be family friendly and fun for all, with an emphasis on local churches and charities.

Calvary Baptist Church of Neeses will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child at its table at the Giant Flea Market, and Providence Baptist Church of Orangeburg will be collecting clothing, toys and other new items for West Virginia Christmas Charities to be distributed to impoverished families in Appalachia.

“Beaver Creek Baptist Church will also be ministering during the day,” Williams said.

Other area churches will have tables at the Giant Flea Market as well, he noted.

For more information about the Neeses Fall Festival, call 803-653-2809 or 803-860-0185.

Contact the writer: rbaxley37@gmail.com.

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