You better act quick; this delicious spring weather isnâ€™t going to last long what with it being January and all, and now is an excellent time to take the kids to the playground or park or shed some of those holiday pounds at the nearest tennis and basketball courts.
One of the best places to enjoy the outdoors in this area is South Mountain State Park in Burke County, which has just recently reopened.
The park had been closed due in part to repairs needed after Tropical Depression Frances. Because the repairs have not been completed, detours will be in place on several trails.
The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. One can enjoy horseback riding, trout fishing, mountain biking and picnicking in the great outdoors.
Park hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the winter. It is closed on state holidays.
Also coming up this week:
Â· The Lincoln County Special Olympics program is sponsoring a basketball series on Saturday, which will be held at Pumpkin Center Middle School, North Lincoln High School and East Lincoln High School.
The games begin at 10:30 a.m., and a pep rally complete with cheerleaders will kick it off at North Lincoln at 10:15.
Â· A 4-H Club meeting will be held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Next Monday an achievement program will be held at the Citizens Center at 4 p.m.
Â· Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. by Sarah Grano