The Lachlan McIntosh Tannery Foundation will be hosting its second annual Lachlan’s Light the Night Event on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 1-6 p.m. at Norton-Thompson Park in downtown Seneca. The free event was designed as a “thank you” to the upstate community for their support of the foundation, named in memory of two year old Lachlan Tannery, but also as a way to promote awareness for Be the Match, which is the National Marrow Donor Registry.
“Be the Match was a vital part of Lachlan’s story. Because he received a bone marrow transplant from a complete stranger, we were all given the gift of a little more time with him. There’s no way to put a price on something like that,” said Beth Winkler, Vice President of the foundation.
The Lachlan’s Light the Night event will be free admission, thanks to funding from an $8,900 grant that was approved by the City of Seneca’s Accommodations Tax Committee in the spring. The event will feature lots of fun and games for the family, including bounce houses and tractor hayrides as well as live music from Spencer Rush, Chris Branch and Adam Carter. The event was designed to feature many of Lachlan’s favorite things—tractors, fire trucks, etc.. Additionally, Santa Claus himself will also be making a special appearance from 4-6.
There will be food for purchase from food trucks and several of the downtown restaurants will be open during the event. Additionally, the Blood Connection will be onsite for blood donations and the Clemson University Be the Match group will have a tent set up to educate and help sign people up for the bone marrow registry in Lachlan’s memory.
For the second year, Lachlan’s bone marrow donor, Joey Marron, will also be in attendance. Joey and his family will be making a special trip from California for this not-to-be-missed event.
“This is sure to be an amazing afternoon for the upstate community—full of all kinds of fun for all ages. We are extremely thankful for the City of Seneca ATAX committee’s grant that allows us to be able to put on such a great thing that will not only help us raise awareness for our cause, but also bring business into the beautiful downtown area of Seneca,” said Meg Bishop, secretary for the LMTF.
Please make plans to join the foundation for this special event!
Norton-Thompson Park is located at 300 Main St. in Seneca, SC.
We’ll leave you with the highlights video from Lachlan’s Light the Night 2015, created and produced by Jay Wayne Productions. Enjoy!