When: Sat., Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m. 2011
There’s something about a barn that feels very American. Just look at how many times we refer to them in cultural idioms: "Don’t count your chickens before they hatch," or "Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth." Back when there were more than 11 farmers left in America, barns housed closet romances, teenage parties, and gift horses with secret mouths you weren’t supposed to look in. That’s why we should celebrate the barns we still have. Rein and Shine Barn in Awendaw has been serving underprivileged and disabled children for 10 years now, and to celebrate, they’re inviting you to the Rein and Shine Barn Raiser on Saturday. "We don’t turn away any children on their ability to pay, so this event raises money for a scholarship fund that provides them with this experience," Executive Director Mackie Moore says. "I think it’s important for people to come out because it gives them more of an idea of what we do here." They’ll be serving gourmet barbecue provided by 17 North Roadside Kitchen at a buffet, along with beer, wine, and champagne. Kids can take a pony ride, carve pumpkins and have their faces painted; prizes will also be awarded for coolest costumes. Awendaw Green will provide live performances by Kevin West, Nic Sey, and David Ezell, to name a few.