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It was hot outside this past weekend in Uptown Greenwood. One source of relief was to climb into the dunking booth set up by Sunny 103.5 and let people attempt to send you into the water tank below, all while collecting dollars for the Humane Society of Greenwood.

Angelle LaBorde of Greenwood SC Chamber fame might say I gush too much about the upcoming festival and don’t give enough credit to the S.C. Festival of Flowers, a 52-year tradition that is interspersed throughout the month of June. Actually, it now spills into July, but that’s not the point.

Al Gore? Not so much. Herb Alpert? Cool. Gabe Kaplan? Yes — I even have his autograph after a chance meeting in a Rockland, Maine restaurant. Rhea Perlman? Funny woman. Great role in “Cheers.” Shirley Jones? Yeah.

Remember the August 2017 solar eclipse that carved a path through South Carolina? Bright daylight gave way to shadows, which then gave way to total darkness. Within minutes, of course, a summer day was again put into the sun’s bright light.