Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.
More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.
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.
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.
• Gee will lead Greer High School Marching Band
Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for Sunday’s Christmas Parade.
The City of Greer will be able to give a shout out for Lonnie “Gee” McGee at the Christmas Parade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Greer Relief reported it earned $7,000 as host of the Greer Christmas Parade.
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.
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."