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DI park DayIf you’ve ever visited Daniel Island, you know the area has quite a few wonderful parks. And to celebrate the beautiful Lowcountry fall weather and all the parks here, there is an annual Park Day celebration. This year, Park Day will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at Governor’s Park.

The event is an old-fashioned community get-together that raises money for more than 20 nonprofit organizations. And it is really a lot of fun for the entire family. Included in the day are children’s events, games and prize drawings. Some of the children’s activities include face painting, jump castles, a treasure dig, a mini petting zoo and pony rides.

Adult activities include a yard and garden showcase put together by the Daniel Island Garden Club, a Dance Party contest for young and old, and the main event — an old-fashioned pie baking contest. Last year, the winners were a decadent chocolate bourbon pecan pie with salted caramel and whipped cream submitted by Woody Coker and Heather Hollifield’s perfect apple pie. The recipes for these classic fall treats have been reprinted on the Daniel Island News website and can be found at this link.

Food vendors will be on hand offering everything from pizza to seafood to barbeque to ice cream. Admission to Park Day on Daniel Island is free, but some of the activities require a small fee that supports area local nonprofit organizations.

Governor’s Park is located just off Interstate 526 (Exit 24) and is accessible via either Seven Farms Drive or Fairbanks Oak Alley and overlooks the Wando River. It has been under development since 2010 and includes walking and bike trails, a playground,  a dog park, baseball and soft ball fields, and the Great Lawn which is used for concerts, festivals, soccer and lacrosse. Here’s a map:

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Hope you make it to the wonderfully organized festival to enjoy a day on Daniel Island with the family while helping raise money for charity.