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Tunes in the Park, Idol is in the past, International Festival, Railfest back on track for 2017
JAN 11, 2017

Railfest was the newest and among the most popular family-friendly event added to the City of Greer's entertainment schedule.

UPDATE:  Tunes in the Park has been picked up for the 2017 season. Only Greer Idol was cancelled for this year.  Dates for this year's Tunes in the Park are below:

June 9th - Carolina Coast Band
June 16th - Tellico
June 30th - Sonbachá
July 7th - The Might Kicks!
July 14th - New River Bluegrass
July 21st - Soulution

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Christmas Parade participants, including Gee, brave the cold weather to bring smiles to downtown Greer
DEC 4, 2016

A young beauty queen braved the cold and rainy weather, smiling and waving, while traveling the parade route sitting on the back of a convertible.

Despite the cold and rain, the Greer Christmas Parade, kicked off at 2:30 this past Sunday, with nearly 70 entries.

Unfortunately the Blue Ridge High School and Greer High School marching bands were unable to attend due to the weather condition's effect on instruments and uniforms.  Many band members came out to watch the parade and ride on other floats to support their schools.

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Greer Christmas Parade will go on 'rain or shine'
DEC 4, 2016

A rhythmic dancer parades along Poinsett in the 2015 Christmas Parade.

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start Sunday – rain or shine, according to Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robertson.

The weather forecast is calling for 100 percent chance of rain with a high of 45 degrees Sunday.

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Police Chief Reynolds is grand marshal for Christmas Parade
NOV 28, 2016

Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade.

• Gee will lead Greer High School Marching Band

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for Sunday’s Christmas Parade.

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Gee will be at the Greer Christmas Parade, leading Greer High School Marching Band
NOV 23, 2016


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The City of Greer will be able to give a shout out for Lonnie “Gee” McGee at the Christmas Parade.

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A Christmas Story: Konner wants more school supplies
DEC 23, 2015

Konner Raines said his favorite food during the holidays is breakfast.

Konner Raines, 11, loves to see people having fun. That's what he was most enjoying during the Christmas parade.

"I'm most looking forward to people having fun and enjoying what God has given us to do today," Konner said at the parade.

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A Christmas Story: Cadence exhibits the holiday spirit
DEC 10, 2015

Cadence Bailey isn't bashful about showing her Christmas spirit.

Cadence Bailey is a shy four-year-old, but she's not bashful about showing her Christmas spirit.

"My favorite part of Christmas is getting presents," Cadence said.

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Gee is part of the parade winning entries
DEC 9, 2015

Best Walking entry: Gee and the Greer High School Marching Band.

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, announced the Christmas Parade winning entries.

Thousands of people attended the parade on a sunny, cool afternoon. Lonnie “Gee” McGee returned from his new residence in Clinton and joined more than 90 units and Santa Claus traveling the little more than one-mile rout.

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A Christmas Story: Lillian celebrated birthday at Christmas parade
DEC 9, 2015

A Christmas Story: Lillian celebrated birthday at Christmas parade

Lillian Owens celebrated her fifth birthday on Sunday at the Greer Christmas parade and she is already bursting with holiday spirit.

"I like the (Christmas) lights," said Lillian.

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Christmas parade in a word: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
DEC 7, 2015

What can be better than waving to Santa Claus and enjoying cotton candy during a parade?

The Greer Christmas Parade put an exclamation point on the weekend’s Christ in Greer activities.

“We had perfect weather, people came out early which was great, we had a larger group (92) of entries and Santa was feeling good this year speaking and walking with the crowd, Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, and the organizing non-profit for the third consecutive year.

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Gee will be at Christmas Parade, 90 entries announced
DEC 2, 2015


More than 90 entries have been announced for Sunday's Greer Christmas Parade.

The star of the annual parade, titled An International Christmas, is typically Santa Claus. Santa will have some extra help this year.

Lonnie “Gee” McGee will be at the parade taking his usual place leading the Greer High School Marching Band.



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Dave Ramsey: Be creative to have a wedding without debt
NOV 23, 2015

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

How do you have a wedding without debt?

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It's all about the 'Gee', the heartbeat of Greer
NOV 18, 2015


Jimmy Chulkus laughed out loud while leaning back in a booth at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

“Two hot dogs, French fries and a tea! A big ice tea! To go!”

Chulkus was in mid-sentence talking about Lonnie “Gee” McGee when he paused, busted out laughing again and repeated the phrase.

That was Gee’s standard order when he came for dinner at Clock Restaurant.


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Wilson selected Christmas parade grand marshal
NOV 16, 2015

Larry Wilson named Christmas parade grand marshal.

Larry Wilson, chairman of Partnership for Tomorrow, will be the Grand Marshal of the Greer Christmas Parade.

Wilson and his wife, Linda, will lead the parade through Greer on Sunday Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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Greer Christmas Parade open for entries
NOV 9, 2015

The Greer Christmas Parade is taking entries. No late fee until after Wednesday Nov. 25.

Registration for the Greer Christmas Parade, scheduled Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m., is open.

Greer Relief, the beneficiary and organizer of the parade, is accepting entries received or postmarked by Wednesday, Nov. 25 to avoid a late fee.

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Casey Group takes a bow for winning float
DEC 29, 2014

Casey Group Real Estate come together for award presentation at Greer Relief.

Scott Casey, of the Casey Group Real Estate, received a plaque from Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robinson as the winner of the most original float in the Greer Christmas Parade. The float featured a home setting and families sharing in he “Spirit of Christmas”.

Employees of the company visited Greer Relief for a group photo. The parade raised a record $7,000 for Greer Relief.

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Greer Relief reports $7,000 profit from Christmas parade
DEC 16, 2014

• Photo gallery.

Greer Relief reported it earned $7,000 as host of the Greer Christmas Parade.

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Christmas parade leaves lasting memories on perfect winter day
DEC 8, 2014

Children mugged for the camera.

• Parade gallery

• Santa Christmas Parade cam

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Greer Christmas Parade official lineup
DEC 5, 2014

The weather forecast for Sunday's Greer Christmas Parade is sunny with temperatures in the low 50s with 14 mile per hour winds which will make it feel much colder.


Starts 2:30 p.m. at Clock Restaurant on W. Poinsett Street, turns left on S. Main and ends at the J. Harley Bond Career Center.

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Santa texts: 'Confirmed for Greer USA tree lighting and breakfast.'
DEC 5, 2014

Santa and children share a special time together at the City of Greer's Breakfast with Santa at the Cannon Centre. GreerToday.com photographers will be there to record the event.

Santa Claus has texted GreerToday.com his confirmation for tonight’s Greer Christmas tree lighting and his appearance at breakfast Saturday morning (limited tickets here) at the Cannon Centre. 

Text from Santa: "Confirmed for Greer USA tree lighting and breakfast."

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