Enjoy the sunshine (finally) and local events

For the remainder of this week through the weekend, there are several events around the county giving residents the opportunity to get out and hopefully enjoy some springtime weather.
The weather should be clear after Wednesday with warmer temperatures through the weekend, so these events should be able to enjoy springtime weather.
Thursday, the city of Barnwell will host a Spring Fling. The event is sponsored by the Barnwell Development Association and the city's Recreational Department. It will be held on the Circle from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Music will be provided by Loose Stone and there will be children's activities including a quarter carnival with games and prizes. Hot dog dinner and fixings will be available from Boy Scout Troop 392.
On Saturday, residents have a variety of events to choose from including the Taste of Blackville, the Susie Rosier 5K Run, and two Easter Egg hunts - one in Barnwell and one at the Long Branch Fire Department.
The Susie Rosier 5K run/walk will start Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park. Dogs are welcome to walk with their owners. Proceeds benefit the Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation's No Cost/Low Cost-Spay/Neuter program as well as their support and improvements at the animal shelter.
After getting some morning exercise and helping a wonderful cause, residents can take a short drive to Blackville for the 8th Annual Taste of Blackville. Fido is welcome in Blackville, too. (Bring Fido dressed for the best dressed pet competition!)
The Downtown Development Association is hosting the event. Raffle tickets for a BBQ grill are still available at Enterprise Bank in Blackville. The winner will be chosen during the festival.
Vendors include cooks cooking BBQ, inflatable slides, the Blackville-Hilda step team and band, pictures with the Easter Bunny (inside), a hat parade and the best dressed pet parade.
Many other activities are planned during the daylong event.
For the little ones' excitement, egg hunts are here!
Long Branch Fire Department will start off the Easter tradition and will hold their Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. They will also have a fire truck to explore and tires to climb. Two bouncy units will also keep the kids entertained. Hot dogs will be served.
The City of Barnwell will hold their annual egg hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lemon Park. There will be prizes for the "prize eggs."
So, as the skies clear and the temperatures warm, make plans to take part in these local events.
Large amounts of time have been commited by many volunteers to make these events possible. Take advantage of what Barnwell County has to offer.
Happy Spring!