Columbus parks kick off summer programs Friday

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Three Columbus parks will be celebrating upgraded playground facilities tomorrow with summer launch parties. The Race2Play events will be going on at Ninth Street, Morningside and Pence Place parks from 4 to 6 p.m. Four years ago, the city parks partnered with Tony Stewart’s Foundation, among others, to rehabilitate aging equipment at the three parks. Stacy Findley with the Columbus Park Foundation explains that Race2Play is meant  to encourage people to go outside and to get children playing. You can stop by the parks for a hot dog, music and activities. Activities will also include the planting of the community gardens.   For more information, you can to to the Columbus Park Foundation website here. ...

Relay for Life will take to Hope Town Square Saturday

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The Town of Hope will be having its annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, starting Saturday morning on the Town Square. Organizer Jonna Shepherd explains that the event will go from 8 a.m. in the morning to 11 p.m. in the evening. It will start with a breakfast for cancer survivors and a guest at 8 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. and laps to celebrate survivors and caregivers. The event will feature speakers, a fish fry by the Hartsville Fire Department, decorations around the Town Square and other activities. There will be live music in the bandstand to entertain walkers and guests. She said the event concludes with a display of luminaries at 9 p.m. and closing ceremonies at 11 p.m.     ...