|Aunt Het Family Fall Festival|
|Friday, 01 July 2011 18:39|
30th Annual Aunt Het Family Fall Festival
Sponsored by The Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce for 30 years.
October 5, 2013
Classic / Antique Car & Truck Show
Who is Aunt Het?
She was created by Fountain Inn native, Robert Quillen, an internationally-known humorist and syndicated writer and founder of The Fountain Inn Tribune (today it is known simply as The Tribune Times). It was through his wit and his love of the pen that Aunt Het came to life from the late 1920’s through the late 1940’s. Robert Quillen declared, “There is no original Aunt Het”. She was a woman of Quillen’s imagination, though perhaps every community has it’s own Aunt Het - a woman who observes and reflects on what is going on around her. Aunt Het could have been anyone’s next door neighbor. She was the nice motherly type, pure-at-heart and always ready to freely speak her mind.
Original Quillen cartoon Robert Quillen at Work
Directions from Columbia, SC: Take I-26 West. At Exit 51 on left, merge onto I-385N towards Laurens / Greenville. Take the SC-418 exit,
EXIT 23, toward FOUNTAIN INN. Turn RIGHT onto McCARTER RD/SC-418. Turn LEFT onto S MAIN ST/SC-14.
Directions from Asheville, NC: Take I-26 E toward ASHEVILLE AIRPORT/HENDERSONVILLE/SPARTANBURG (Crossing into SOUTH
CAROLINA). Merge onto I-85 S via EXIT 18A toward GREENVILLE. Take the I-385 S/SC-146/WOODRUFF
RD exit, EXIT 51, toward COLUMBIA. Take EXIT 24 toward FAIRVIEW ST/FOUNTAIN INN. Turn RIGHT onto
FAIRVIEW ST. Follow into downtown Fountain Inn.