Come-See-Me goes retro to mark 50th festival of spring

adouglas@heraldonline.comFebruary 23, 2013 

  • Come-See-Me 2013 Here’s the daily Come-See-Me schedule of events: April 11, Thursday Bridge/Games Luncheon – 12 p.m. Come-See-Me on Display (extended hours) – 6 p.m. Parade – 6:30 p.m. April 12, Friday Area Eleven Special Olympics Spring Games – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow Wow – 3-10 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. Chalk on Main – 4:30-7:30 p.m. Winthrop Outdoor Track & Field – 5 p.m. Beach Bash – 5:30-10 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 6 p.m. Tennis Tournament – 6-10 p.m. April 13, Saturday AAU District Gymnastics Championships – TBA Appetites for Autism – 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Pancake Breakfast – 7-11 a.m. Fun Run – 8 a.m. Tennis Tournament – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Road Race – 8:30 a.m. 2nd Annual Waggin’ Trail Dog Walk – 9 a.m. Mayor’s Frog Jump – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sheep Shearing & Everything Wool – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 11 a.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow-Wow – 11 a.m.-10 p.m., dance at 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Historic House and Garden Tour – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Gourmet Gardens – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Doggy Couture Pet Fashion Show & Pet Expo – 12 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 1 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 2 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 2 p.m. Canines for Veterans – 2 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 3 p.m. Musical Mania – 4-6 p.m. April 14, Sunday AAU District Gymnastics Championships – TBA Tennis Tournament – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow-Wow – 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dance at 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Brunch – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Women’s Lacrosse – 1 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 2 p.m. Sundaes with Glen & Mother Goose – 2-5 p.m. York County Choral Society Spring Concert – 4-5:30 p.m. Out of Bounds Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. April 15, Monday Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Leap into Literacy – 10:30 a.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. FCA Development Dinner – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winthrop Jazz Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. April 16, Tuesday Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. Golf Tournament – 12:45 p.m. Teddy Bear Tea Party – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 4 p.m. Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts – 6-7 p.m. Winthrop Chorale – 7:30 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 8 p.m. April 17, Wednesday Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts – 10-11 a.m. & 3-4 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Froggy Friends – 10:30 a.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 6 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m. April 18, Thursday Winthrop Tennis – Men’s Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winthrop Tennis – Women’s Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. 1921 Speakeasy Luncheon – 12 p.m. Butterfly Release – 2 p.m. Coloring Contest Awards Reception – 5:30 p.m. Come-See-Me on Display Public Reception – 6 p.m. Artist Reception featuring Arianne King – 6:30 p.m. Broadway Night – 6:30 p.m. Rock and Read! – 6:30 p.m. Winthrop Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony – 7:30 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 8 p.m. April 19, Friday Winthrop Tennis – Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Frog Hoppin’ Fun – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 3 p.m. Catawba River Rod Run VIII – 5-9 p.m. Moonlight Jazz & Blues – 6-10 p.m. PRO Night – 6 p.m. Christian Music Night – 7 p.m. Barbeque Cook-Off Anything But Butts sales – 7-9 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m. Teen Movie Night in the Park – 8 p.m. April 20, Saturday Winthrop Tennis – Women’s Big South Championship – 9 a.m. Catawba River Rod Run VIII – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Plant Sale – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ben Watson Football Clinic 2nd-5th grades – 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Make a Bed, Make a Difference Bed Race – 10 a.m. Everything Trucks! – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Spring Garden Tour – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 11 a.m. Winthrop Softball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Tennis – Men’s Big South Championship – 1 p.m. Healthy Kid Zone – 1-3 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 2 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 2 p.m. BBQ sales at Tailgate – 3:30 p.m. until... Tailgate Party – 3:30-9 p.m. Come-See-Me Cornhole Throwdown – 5 p.m. Ben Watson Football Clinic 6th-8th grades – 5-7 p.m. Skydiving Exhibition – 6:45 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza – 9 p.m.
  • Come-See-Me 2013 Here’s the daily Come-See-Me schedule of events: April 11, Thursday Bridge/Games Luncheon – 12 p.m. Come-See-Me on Display (extended hours) – 6 p.m. Parade – 6:30 p.m. April 12, Friday Area Eleven Special Olympics Spring Games – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow Wow – 3-10 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. Chalk on Main – 4:30-7:30 p.m. Winthrop Outdoor Track & Field – 5 p.m. Beach Bash – 5:30-10 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 6 p.m. Tennis Tournament – 6-10 p.m. April 13, Saturday AAU District Gymnastics Championships – TBA Appetites for Autism – 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Pancake Breakfast – 7-11 a.m. Fun Run – 8 a.m. Tennis Tournament – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Road Race – 8:30 a.m. 2nd Annual Waggin’ Trail Dog Walk – 9 a.m. Mayor’s Frog Jump – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sheep Shearing & Everything Wool – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 11 a.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow-Wow – 11 a.m.-10 p.m., dance at 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Historic House and Garden Tour – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Gourmet Gardens – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Doggy Couture Pet Fashion Show & Pet Expo – 12 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 1 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 2 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 2 p.m. Canines for Veterans – 2 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 3 p.m. Musical Mania – 4-6 p.m. April 14, Sunday AAU District Gymnastics Championships – TBA Tennis Tournament – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 4th Annual Catawba Pow-Wow – 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dance at 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Brunch – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Women’s Lacrosse – 1 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 2 p.m. Sundaes with Glen & Mother Goose – 2-5 p.m. York County Choral Society Spring Concert – 4-5:30 p.m. Out of Bounds Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. April 15, Monday Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Leap into Literacy – 10:30 a.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. FCA Development Dinner – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winthrop Jazz Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. April 16, Tuesday Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. Golf Tournament – 12:45 p.m. Teddy Bear Tea Party – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 4 p.m. Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts – 6-7 p.m. Winthrop Chorale – 7:30 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 8 p.m. April 17, Wednesday Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts – 10-11 a.m. & 3-4 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Froggy Friends – 10:30 a.m. The Golden Welcome! – Flower Exhibition – 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. Winthrop Baseball Game – 6 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m. April 18, Thursday Winthrop Tennis – Men’s Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winthrop Tennis – Women’s Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Glencairn Garden Entertainment – 12-1:30 p.m. 1921 Speakeasy Luncheon – 12 p.m. Butterfly Release – 2 p.m. Coloring Contest Awards Reception – 5:30 p.m. Come-See-Me on Display Public Reception – 6 p.m. Artist Reception featuring Arianne King – 6:30 p.m. Broadway Night – 6:30 p.m. Rock and Read! – 6:30 p.m. Winthrop Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony – 7:30 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 8 p.m. April 19, Friday Winthrop Tennis – Big South tournament – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Frog Hoppin’ Fun – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pottery Festival – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winthrop Softball Game (DH) – 3 p.m. Catawba River Rod Run VIII – 5-9 p.m. Moonlight Jazz & Blues – 6-10 p.m. PRO Night – 6 p.m. Christian Music Night – 7 p.m. Barbeque Cook-Off Anything But Butts sales – 7-9 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m. Teen Movie Night in the Park – 8 p.m. April 20, Saturday Winthrop Tennis – Women’s Big South Championship – 9 a.m. Catawba River Rod Run VIII – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Plant Sale – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ben Watson Football Clinic 2nd-5th grades – 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Make a Bed, Make a Difference Bed Race – 10 a.m. Everything Trucks! – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Spring Garden Tour – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 11 a.m. Winthrop Softball Game – 1 p.m. Winthrop Tennis – Men’s Big South Championship – 1 p.m. Healthy Kid Zone – 1-3 p.m. Settlemyre Planetarium Show – 2 p.m. Student Choreography Showcase – 2 p.m. BBQ sales at Tailgate – 3:30 p.m. until... Tailgate Party – 3:30-9 p.m. Come-See-Me Cornhole Throwdown – 5 p.m. Ben Watson Football Clinic 6th-8th grades – 5-7 p.m. Skydiving Exhibition – 6:45 p.m. Spring One-Act Play Festival – 8 p.m.

Come-See-Me – Rock Hill’s annual 10-day celebration of spring – will have a throwback feel this year to mark the 50th festival.

Organizers unveiled the 2013 Come-See-Me logo and theme at a breakfast with event sponsors and community leaders Thursday morning.

The festival runs April 11-20 at venues throughout Rock Hill.

In 51 years, Come-See-Me has been canceled only once. In 1973, the festival was not held because of construction of the roof over downtown Rock Hill, organizers said Thursday.

The Come-See-Me Collection in Winthrop University’s Louise Pettus Archives notes that “traffic issues” caused the then-weekend event cancellation.

The 2013 logo features festival mascot Glen the Frog, designed by the late Vernon Grant, nationally acclaimed illustrator and Rock Hill resident. The logo includes a 50th festival marker and the Grant-designed owl, Come-See-Me’s first mascot in 1962.

For the April 11 kickoff parade, participants and spectators will be asked to dress in fashion from the 1960s, 70s, 80s or 90s.

Come-See-Me will feature a mix of new activities – a cornhole tournament, shag contest – and returning favorites such as the Catawba Pow Wow, the Teddy Bear Tea Party and the Mayor’s Frog Jump.

At Thursday’s unveiling, organizers honored four people with the Come-See-Me community service award:

• Dale Dove, local adoption attorney and founder of Renew Our Community, a non-profit organization in downtown Rock Hill.

• Manning Kimmel, co-owner and managing partner of Our Three Sons Broadcasting and supporter of The York County Arts Council, the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County and ChristmasVille.

• Mary Beth Knapp, volunteer and member of board of directors for the Humane Society of York County.

• Jane Peeples, former educator, Rock Hill School Board member, York County Chamber of Commerce and member of the Rock Hill Planning Commission and the Rock Hill Economic Development Council.

Fireworks Extravaganza – 9 p.m.

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