Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept-Oct 2023

13 | | editor’s note Fall is my favorite time of year, so pardon my bias, but I can’t help where I was raised. Growing up in a rural town in Vermont, known for its fall foliage, watching the leaves change color was one of my favorite pastimes. Down south, the leaves fall a little slower, yet somehow we still manage to get all four seasons. This issue is chock full of all things autumn, like football, cheerleading, camping, hiking, tailgating and tantalizing food recipes for your favorite fall dishes. Whether you’re a Gamecock or a Tiger, there’s something for everyone to root for in this issue. (Full disclosure: I went to Clemson so I bleed orange and purple. If you have a problem with that, take it up with the publisher.) Fall means college football, but more important than tossing the pigskin are those pink and yellow ribbons supporting breast cancer awareness and childhood cancer awareness. In this issue, you’ll hear testimonies of triumph from family members and survivors that will bring a tear to your eye and a heaviness to your heart. There are plenty of tearjerkers planted throughout these pages, such as the anniversary of Hurricane Hugo and the 9/11 attacks. By the time you’re done reading this issue, you’ll have a deeper appreciation for the love of family. Just ask the folks at Boone Hall Farms who built a roadside market in honor of their beloved plantation owner Willie McRae. He was so loved and respected by his staff that even after his death they decided to cultivate one of his dreams and bring it to life. How special is that? There’s a lot to be thankful for in this issue, particularly how the cover photo worked out. But that’s a story for another page; see About the Cover on Page 14. Another reason why fall is the best season of all is because it’s not too hot to complain and it’s not too cold to moan and groan. The temperature is just right and so is the sugar and spice that fills these pages. So sit back, relax and grab a pumpkin spiced latte or a bowl of chili and dig into this edition. Go Tigers! Respectfully yours, Zach Giroux Managing Editor SCAN • CLICK SUBSCRIBE YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023 FALL EDITION • SMILING FACES • CALENDAR OF EVENTS Friday Night Lights Local Football Lore Roadside Market Get Outdoors Guide to Hiking & Camping