A balloon launch is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 after the memorial drop-in for Stan Christofferson who died last Friday.
The 100 yellow balloons, sold for $1, will be launched at City Park. Money raised from the balloon launch and memorial donations to the “Stand Up For Stan” fund, in lieu of flowers, will help with medical bills for Christofferson as well as other families that are struggling with cancer.
Greer High School alums were everywhere.
They dined, in classes, at Rivera’s, in the courtyard at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub, atop the roof at the Cazbah, BIN112, Great Bay Oyster House and other downtown restaurants. Reservations tonight were made by “Class of … “ instead of individuals. Many visited Acme General Store, the Shoppes at the Grapevine and walked downtown as one – one big reunion of Greer High School graduates, former students, friends and acquaintances.
Greer Station and City Park will be abuzz with the biggest reunion the city and Greer High School alumni has ever hosted on Saturday.
Carl Howell, Deputy Fire Marshal of the Greer Fire Department, who is adept at gauging crowd size, estimates about 2,000 graduates, spouses, faculty and associates of Greer High School will be social butterflies Saturday. “I’m sure there are a lot of other place like Greer. But there’s never been a community get together like ours that I am aware,” Howell said.
Tunes On Trade will open its 7-week Friday series on June 15 that also includes the Greer Idol 6 competition. Beach music will be performed weekly with Greer Idol competition scheduled at intermission.
Greer Cultural Arts and the City of Greer offer the free concerts at 7 p.m. as part of their summer music and Moonlight Movies series.
The Shoppes at The Grapevine is featuring “Art & Artisans” on Thursday May 24 5:30-8:30 p.m. Vendors who are categorized into the artwork and handcrafters category will feature their work in metal work, paintings, art glass, pottery, textiles of all sorts and refurbished home wares.
An open house at The Shoppes last month had over 300 visitors to the boutiques consignment store.
The band of choice, Twisted Trio, was symbolic in its own way performing at the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub tonight on Trade Street.
“We’re celebrating our anniversaries tonight,” Denise VandenBerghe said. “At 4 o’clock today Wild Ace was three years old and today is the first anniversary for Acme.”
Noel Riddle will perform Friday and Saturday 7-10:30 p.m. at The Stomping Grounds.
The Stomping Grounds is at 208 Trade Street. Hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Saturday. Call 801-1555.
Wild Ace Pizza and Pub is celebrating its third anniversary this week. Denise VandenBerghe and her partners opened Wild Ace three years ago during the weekend of the Family Fest.
The success of Wild Ace led to the opening a year ago of Acme General Store which has spurred more growth and renovation in Greer Station.