Annual Irmo Okra Strut -
Get ready to strut your stuff for the annual Irmo Okra Strut in Irmo September 27 and 28. The festival begins at 5 p.m. September 27 and the concert gets into gear around 7 p.m. with Lisa Haley and the Zylocats, followed by Delbert McClinton at 9 p.m. An okra eating contest will be held in between the two bands. Susan K. Hoots, Okra Strut Administrator, said the Saturday September 28 parade begins at 9 a.m. down St. Andrews Road. The Strut will be near Irmo Town Park. The festival opens at 10 a.m. Concerts begin at noon and include Fat Back and the Groove Band, the Gentlemen of Distinction. Natural Desire and Rob Crosby begin at 3 p.m. There will be prize giveaways throughout the day and a children's okra eating contest. The festival closes at 5 p.m. Call Susan K. Hoots at 803-331-3875 for more information.


Mr. Lake Murray Open Bass Tournament -
The Bass Federation of South Carolina once again is hosting the Mr. Lake Murray Open Bass Tournament on Lake Murray October 5th. Registration will be at Dreher Island State Park. The two-person team bringing in the heaviest 5 bass limit could win as much as $5000. There is also a $500 prize value for big bass. For more information, call (210)772-6401.