More than 50 Midlands residents scaled down Columbia’s second-tallest building Saturday for charity.
“I like a little bit of adventure,” Dee Travis of Batesburg-Leesville said after rappelling 326 feet down the side of The Hub, a student apartment building on Main Street.
Like 51 others, the 59-year-old Travis took the 20-story controlled plunge to raise money for Harvest Hope Food Bank a day after local celebrities did it.
Food bank officials expect to realize more than $50,000 from the fund-raising event.
Those who took part were supported by donations received and promised. “It looks like it’s going to be a big success,” Harvest Hope spokesman Ash Little said.
The trips occurred without problem as rappelling experts guided the plunges with safety mechanisms, he said.
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