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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Lexington, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Lexington, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Lexington native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Lexington, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Lexington's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Lexington?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Lexington, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Lexington, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Lexington, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Lexington, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Flies, roaches and mold: These Midlands restaurants had the lowest June inspection ratings

South Carolina health inspectors found a host of violations at restaurants across the Midlands in June, from roaches and flies in kitchens to mold and food being stored on floors.The state Department of Health and Environmental Control each month releases grades and inspection reports for food establishments across Lexington and Richland counties.Here are the restaurants that received some of the lowest ratings in June.Brooklyn Express was inspected on June 10 and got a 70% C grade.An inspector observed an employe...

South Carolina health inspectors found a host of violations at restaurants across the Midlands in June, from roaches and flies in kitchens to mold and food being stored on floors.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control each month releases grades and inspection reports for food establishments across Lexington and Richland counties.

Here are the restaurants that received some of the lowest ratings in June.

Brooklyn Express was inspected on June 10 and got a 70% C grade.

An inspector observed an employee handle ready to eat food items with bare hands and an employee not wash hands between points of contamination. Also observed was chicken wings and Italian sausage being thawed at ambient temperature under a hand washing sink.

Sheet pans were seen not adequately washed, rinsed and air-dried before placing on a prep table for use.

Certain foods were seen not being held at proper temperatures.

A required followup inspection was held June 13 and the restaurant got an A grade.

Liberty at the Lake was inspected on June 20 and got a 77% C grade.

An inspector observed fly activity throughout the kitchen area. Also observed was waste water running across the floor in the lower bar when the hand sink was used.

Multiple employees were seen handling ready to eat food with bare hands. Dishes with food matter and pans with plastic reside were seen stored as clean. Also, certain foods were not being held at proper temperatures.

A required followup inspection was held on June 28 and the restaurant got an A grade.

US Wings & Deli was inspected on June 21 and got a 75% C grade.

An inspector observed roaches and flies in back of the dish line area. Also observed was two bus pans of wings subject to time not discarded from the previous day.

Grease was seen dripping from the hood system to the prep area below. Grease accumulation, encrusted food debris and buildup were seen on equipment and shelving throughout the kitchen areas.

A required followup inspection was held on June 27 and the restaurant received another C grade. Another required followup inspection has not yet been held.

Waffle House was inspected on June 21 and got a 75% C grade.

An inspector observed flies at the back of the building and the front of the building. Also observed was expired milk within reach in the cooler at the cook/make line.

An employee was seen cracking eggs, placing raw meat on the griddle without proper hand washing. Also seen was water buildup at the cook line under the counter refrigerator and the dishwasher in poor repair.

A followup inspection was held on June 22 and the restaurant got another C grade. Another required followup inspection has not yet been held.

El Mariachi was inspected on June 29 and got a 70% C grade.

An inspector observed white, fuzzy growth on squash in the walk-in cooler. Also observed was 14 large containers of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler.

An employee was observed handling raw fish, then proceeded to touch ready to eat foods. Also seen was corn husks in a pot sitting in the hand sink, along with a vegetable peeler and gloves. Raw meats and shell eggs were stored above salsas in the walk-in cooler.

A required followup inspection has not yet been held.

Tacos Locos was inspected on June 27 and got a 74% C grade.

An inspector observed flies throughout the kitchen and prep areas. Also observed was boxed food and open foods stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer, along with tamale husks stored directly on a dirty surface.

Plates stored and ready to use to serve food were seen with food debris and greasy buildup. White, pink and brown buildup was seen inside the ice machine.

A required followup inspection has not yet been held.

Waffle House was inspected on June 14 and got a 76% C grade.

An inspector observed employees not washing hands between points of contamination with glove changes, when switching from handling dirty dishes to clean and between handling raw food and ready to eat food. Also observed was certain foods not being held at proper temperatures. Soiled crates were seen being used to hold clean lids. Also, several cases of product were seen on the floor throughout the back of the building and dry storage area.

A required followup inspection was held on June 22 and the restaurant got an A grade.

Schattdecor expanding operations in Lexington County

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Schattdecor, an international, family-owned decor printing company, today announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County. The company’s $21 million investment will create 23 new jobs over the next five years.

Headquartered in Germany, Schattdecor produces printed, impregnated and finished surfaces. Since 1985, the company has provided customers with unique surfaces for flooring, furniture, countertops, doors and interior design. With a focus on sustainability, Schattdecor works to ensure minimal emissions by using state-of-the-art production facilities, energy-optimized processes and by continuously investing in environmentally friendly, future-oriented technologies.

Located at 138 Zenker Road in Lexington, Schattdecor’s expansion will include the addition of a new production line and mixing plant to accommodate more capacity due to increased demand.

The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Schattdecor team should visit the company’s careers page.

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“Schattdecor is proud to announce the expansion at our Lexington facility as we grow to meet global demand. The positive manufacturing environment in South Carolina motivated Schattdecor to focus our development efforts in North America toward Lexington. We are excited to be part of this community and look forward to a long future of further investment and cooperation.” -Schattdecor President Flavio Nunes

“Today’s announcement is a big win for Lexington County and all of South Carolina. Schattdecor’s expansion proves that South Carolina is a place for international businesses to find continued success. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“When an international company like Schattdecor expands in our state, it is yet another testament that South Carolina has the business-friendly environment and talented workforce where companies can succeed. Congratulations to Schattdecor on their $21 million investment that will create 23 new jobs in Lexington County.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“This internationally known company is recognized for creating high-quality products and providing reliable service to its customers, and we are excited to see that continue as they expand their operations in Lexington County. The growth of Schattdecor adds to our list of the many successful manufacturing industries which are creating more jobs for our residents and helping Lexington County see continued prosperity in the future.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone

“Congratulations to Schattdecor on today’s expansion announcement. A younger company of the Lexington community, it’s exciting to see that its successes have yielded growth opportunities for its local operations and opportunities for skilled workers.” -Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam

Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. expanding operations in Lexington County

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc., a family-owned strength training equipment company, today announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County. The company’s $7 million investment will create 35 new jobs.

For more than 40 years, Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. has specialized in creating custom exercise gear and workout apparel. From weight racks to machines, the company uses raw materials, laser technology and craftmanship to create equipment to provide high-quality workout experiences for customers. Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. serves a variety of customers including high schools, colleges, professional teams, military bases and more.

Located at 120 Glassmaster Road in Lexington, Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc.’s new Lexington County facility will accommodate increased capacity due to growing demand.

The expansion is expected to be completed within 12 months. Individuals interested in joining the Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. team should visit the company’s careers page.

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“Lexington County has been home to Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. and many of our employees for years. We look forward to continuing our expansion, growth and investments in the county that we work and live in. We're proud to have the opportunity to build the most innovative weight equipment in the world right here in Lexington, S.C.” -Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. Controller Kenny Workman

“It is great to see family-owned businesses like Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. expand in South Carolina. We congratulate them on their continued growth, and we look forward to the positive impact they’ll continue to make in Lexington County and beyond.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Congratulations to Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. on their $7 million investment that will create 35 new jobs. When one of our existing companies expands, it’s another testament to our state’s business-friendly environment and talented workforce.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“We are thrilled to see Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. expand its business and continue to invest in Lexington County. This investment will bring more job opportunities to our residents and allow the county to keep growing and moving in a positive direction. We are excited to see what the future holds for Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. and for Lexington County.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone

“Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. is an expert at building strong bodies. With today’s investment, the company is also helping build a stronger community. We look forward to seeing the growth at Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Inc. and among the people who will be part of the company’s future.” -Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam

Lexington County fire marshals know fireworks can be fun, but they are also dangerous if misused

Lexington, SC 06/30/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Fire marshals with the Lexington County Fire Service are hoping that members of the public who decides to buy and use their own fireworks over the holiday weekend will take the time to read the manufacturer’s directions and be safe. Each year across the country, thousands spend a portion of their holidays in the Emergency Department of the local hospital waiting to be treated for wounds from these pyrotechnics that were supposed to be enjoyable.According to nationwide statistics prov...

Lexington, SC 06/30/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Fire marshals with the Lexington County Fire Service are hoping that members of the public who decides to buy and use their own fireworks over the holiday weekend will take the time to read the manufacturer’s directions and be safe. Each year across the country, thousands spend a portion of their holidays in the Emergency Department of the local hospital waiting to be treated for wounds from these pyrotechnics that were supposed to be enjoyable.

According to nationwide statistics provided by Lexington County, in 2017, 12,000 fireworks injuries were reported and 50 percent of these were children or young adults under the age of 20. About 1,200 of those injuries came from sparklers and firecrackers. Also, fireworks start on average 18,500 fires a year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 17,000 other fires. Even though we have had rain this week, it takes only a few warm, dry hours and a good stiff wind to allow things to get to the point that they can be ignited by fireworks.

Take a moment to look at some facts about the most popular types of fireworks and their dangers.

Sparklers Are Dangerous

Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees. They are hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.

Firecrackers can Permanently Injure or Disable Hands and Fingers

Although firecrackers can be fun, if the go off while being held, they can do permanent damage or even disable the user’s hand or fingers. They’ve also been known to damage people’s eyes and ears if used improperly. Never light these in your hand or throw them in the direction of someone who’s enjoying the fireworks with you. What seems like a harmless prank way well end up with one or both of you having to seek medical attention. There have been recorded cases where someone has lost the use of a finger or a portion of their hand because of misusing firecrackers.

Fireworks safety tips

· Never allow young children to handle fireworks

· Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting

· Never ignite devices in a container. It may explode sending shrapnel in all directions.

· Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding

· Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

· If a fire does start, have someone call 911 before trying to extinguish the fire yourself. Even a slight delay may make a big difference in whether the fire department must simply wet something down or battle a raging blaze

· Have a shovel or rake on hand to extinguish any small grass fires but still call 911

· Always, always, always read the manufacturer’s instructions on the fireworks packaging before use

Before you choose to use personal fireworks, it might be in your best interest to check local regulations on their use before you begin. In some cities and towns, the use of these are prohibited. There may also be an ordinance that covers the hours that you can begin and when you must stop using fireworks. Knowing the rules beforehand may prevent an embarrassing and sometimes costly visit from law enforcement.

Many pets fear fireworks. Make sure that yours’s are secure and comfortable before you begin. Also, check on them regularly while using personal fireworks. If you find a strange pet at your home or in your neighborhood after a night of fireworks, approach them cautiously. If the seem scared but approachable and will let you hold or pet them, check for a collar with a name, address, and phone number on it. Rabies tags also have the name of the veterinarian that administered that vaccine and an ID number. You can check with that vet for a record of the pet’s owner. Veterinarians can also scan lost pets for a microchip linked to a national database for their owner’s contact information. Vets will perform this scan for free.

Lastly, be a good neighbor. Not everyone is a fan of fireworks and the noise associated with their use. Many combat veterans have trouble dealing with the explosions associated with fireworks. It can send them into a bout of depression or trigger PTSD flashbacks. Set a reasonable limit for when you are going to stop using fireworks so the whole neighborhood isn’t wide awake while you and your friends or family enjoy themselves.

The very safest way to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July is to attend one of the many professional displays that will be occurring over the weekend. Some of those are:

Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington

Join the Town of Lexington for an Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 1 at Icehouse Amphitheater!

The 246th Army Band will play a concert from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and there will be fireworks to follow.

You can tune into to 93.1FM The Lake to listen to patriotic music during the fireworks show.

Best viewing areas include the Icehouse Amphitheater, Main St. restaurants, Lexington Square Park, Lexington Veterans Monument, and any public parking lot in the Downtown Area.

The parking lots along Church Street will be closed all day. Virginia Hylton Park will close at 7:00pm.

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On Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, the celebration will kick off with the

Patriotic Boat Parade at 12pm at Bomb Island. Enjoy the patriotic display as locals & visitors decorate their boats in ways that will leave you amazed! Viewable from the park sites at the Lake Murray Dam after 1pm or by boat! This year’s theme is “Honoring our Heroes.” Registration for the boat parade has closed.

SC’s Largest Fireworks Show on Lake Murray will begin just after dark (9:15-9:30pm) from two lake locations: Spence Island & Dreher Island. Fireworks DO NOT launch from the park sites at the dam. The fireworks show is synchronized to music. Turn on your radio to B106.7 to hear the patriotic music while enjoying the view.

For those that miss the event, tune into WLTX -TV; they will televise the fireworks show at 8:30pm on July 4th.

More information can be found at https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/event/4th-of-july-celebration-on-lake-murray-presented-by-lexington-medical-center/

Fort Jackson Independence Day Celebration

Fort Jackson Independence Day Celebration at Hilton Field commemorating the 246th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and creation of our Nation. Entertainment includes a variety of static displays, concert by country/R&B/Pop artist “Breland,” Fireworks, Kids Zone with Carnival Rides and Crafts Tents, Food/Beverages; AAFES food trucks and NCO Club Bar tents (beer and wine only), NO sales to IET. Soldiers are highly encouraged to attend. Civilians, Family Members, contractors, Partners in Excellence (PiE), the general public and friends of Fort Jackson are invited and encouraged to attend.

2 p.m. - Gate opens to the public.

4 p.m. - Field opens (SC Picnic, Soldiers arrival, Kids Zone, food and beverages).

6 p.m. - Event starts.

6:35 - 7:05 p.m. - Opening performance.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Breland concert performance (brought to you by the USO).

8:40 - 8:50 p.m. - 282nd Band “1812” Performance with Salute Battery

8:50 - 9:15 p.m. - Fireworks show.

Remember, enjoy yourself but be safe!

Airline captain writes note to tooth fairy for South Carolina girl

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A 6-year-old South Carolina girl discovered that the friendly skies include successful pleas to the tooth fairy.Lena Larmon, of Lexington, was taking a nap as she and her family returned to Columbia via Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on June 17, ...

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A 6-year-old South Carolina girl discovered that the friendly skies include successful pleas to the tooth fairy.

Lena Larmon, of Lexington, was taking a nap as she and her family returned to Columbia via Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on June 17, WLTX-TV reported. Her family was on the last leg of a flight that originated in Norway and had a 36-hour delay in New York City, ABC News reported.

The Larmon family reached the airport in Greer, South Carolina, at about 2 a.m. EDT, the network reported.

After she woke up, Lena noticed that one of her bottom teeth had fallen out.

“I was sleeping on the airplane. My mom woke me up … and we were going to go pick our suitcases up,” Lena told “Good Morning America.” And I said, ‘Mommy, Mommy, I think my tooth fell out.’”

She could not find the tooth on the plane, so she had nothing to leave behind for the tooth fairy. There goes a good payday, and the child was understandably upset.

Captain Josh Duchow, who piloted the United Express flight from New York to Greenville, offered to write a note to the tooth fairy to explain the situation.

“Dear tooth fairy, Lena had a tooth fall out on her flight to Greenville,” Duchow wrote. “Please take this note in place of her tooth.”

“I wouldn’t expect this from a stranger at 2 a.m. It was just such a nice thing, and just a kind thing to do,” Lena’s mother, Lauren Larmon, told WLTX. “So I guess the best part of this is that his mom has seen some of these articles, so, just to be able to share that with another mom and say you raised a really good human, we appreciate that.”

Lena put her note under her pillow and was rewarded with $6, the television station reported. She also received a note back from the tooth fairy.

“She said, ‘Lena, it is OK that you have lost your tooth on the airplane. I will get it. Keep brushing,’” Lena told “Good Morning America.”

“Thank you for not being mad at me,” Lena said in remarks directed to the tooth fairy. “And thank you for all my gifts when I lost my teeth. I love you.”

United Airlines could not resist getting in on the fun.

“To tell you the tooth, we’re fairy certain Captain Josh doubles as the Tooth Fairy’s secret accomplice,” United wrote in a post responding to Lauren Larmon’s Instagram post.

“In a world full of bad airline stories, @united came through.” Lena Larmon wrote on Instagram.

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