Ok okra, strut your stuff

IRMO (WACH) â?? If you look at the calendar you will see this weekend is the last weekend of September, which means that Halloween is right around the corner. The last weekend of the ninth month also means that 40,000 or so people will descend on Irmo for the Okra Strut Festival.

The annual event was started 40 years ago, by the Lake Murray â?? Irmo Womenâ??s Club as a fund raiser for a new library. Today, the festival hasnâ??t changed much, except for the size. Each year, the money raised goes to Town of Irmo community initiatives, and scholarships.

This year, Delbert McClinton, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, and Rob Crosby will be entertaining festival goers over the weekend.

The Irmo Okra Strut Festival starts Friday at 6:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

You can get details on the schedule and other information by checking out the

Irmo Okra Strut website.