A $10,000 gift from the City to the Greer Cultural Arts Council was re-gifted back to the community this evening.
A 3D sculpture, titled “Reaching for the Stars” is anchored at the entrance of the Cannon Centre on Cannon Street. The design incorporates elements of the arts council’s logo and its motto.
Camp Ark (Arts Reaching Kids) has scheduled its theater education program for beginners and advanced individuals. Beginners, ages 5-16, is July 8-12 and advanced, ages 8 and up, is July 22-Aug. 2.
The advanced campers will perform “The Emperor’s New Threads”, written by local playwright Nancy Rechtman, at the Cannon Center, August 2-3 and 9-10. There will be six performances.
Tall Tale Tuesdays continues this week with Mayor Rick Danner talking about “Doing The Right Thing” at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Centre.
The Greer Cultural Arts is producing the 30-minute storytelling session and will feature a 10-minute craft session each week.
The Southern Dance Connection will host a fundraiser featuring its dancers Thursday at the Greer Opry House at 107 Cannon Street.
Dinner will be Kickin’ Pig BBQ, with vendors contributing to a prize package. A baked sale will be held.
The Greenville Road Warriors are offering the coolest Father’s Day gift idea and a hat to keep purchasers warm.
The Road Warriors are offering its Flex Pack, 12 ticket vouchers redeemable for any 2013-2014 game and a free team hat. The packages are $177, $141 and $105 and available through 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Arvie Jr. Band will perform twice this weekend in downtown Greer.
Friday the band will play at Strip Club 104 A Steak House, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday at the Mason Jar, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Strip Club is at 104 Poinsett Street and Mason Jar at 202 Trade Street.
The activities and schedule for the City of Greer Freedom Blast on Saturday, June 29 will feature a Military Salute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services and veterans and a return to Greer of the Swingin’ Medallions. The recognized “Party Band of the South” entertained last year at the Greater Greer Educational Foundation Gala.
Just the mere presence of Sgt. Tim Marcus and his wife, Tiffany, standing alone between the flags of the United States and South Carolina at Greer City Hall was enough to capture the heart of Freedom Blast 2013.
“Just say ‘thank you’," Marcus nervously and softly said in front of a crowded conference room at Greer City Hall today as he fought back tears. No other words were needed. Marcus, a member of the South Carolina Army Reserve and National Guard, was asked to speak on behalf of Greer military veterans, active duty and reserves who will be honored at the June 29 event at City Park.
Thirteen finalists have been selected for the 2013 Greer Idol and Idol Teen competition. Greer Cultural Arts supervisor Robin Byouk announced the finalists in an email late Friday. She said bios will be distributed next week.
The field was pared during callbacks last Tuesday at The Davenport.
Bill Ryman spent Tuesday washing and cleaning the City of Greer’s street sweeper for the evening’s Touch A Truck event on Trade Street.
Greer police had a patrol car, city fire truck, CPW bucket truck, towing truck, and a school bus were among the vehicles on display.
Tickets remain for the free hot dog lunch that will be served to Greer High graduates, students and their friends at McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy at 109 N. Main Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Just ask the staff at the pharmacy counter for free tickets.
Don Wall, owner of McLeskey-Todd and two other independent pharmacies in Greer, and his son, Jed, general manager, are hosting the event to coincide with the Greer High Oldies reunion. Read the story of Don Wall's success as an independent here.
The Lyman Fest is scheduled Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. when a fireworks show will wrap up the festival.
Four Greenville stations are included in Summit Media, LLC's acquisition that closed on its agreement from Cox Media Group today. The stations and their format are WJMZ-FM (urban), WHZT-FM (rhythmic christian), WJMZ-HD2 (adult hits) and WJMZ-HD3 (alternative rock).
"We are pleased to acquire these stations and very excited to be associated with the outstanding radio industry professionals in each market. People are the difference in this industry and we could not be happier with our team," Carl Parmer, Summit Media Chairman/CEO, said in a statement.
Instructors for the dance team will be at Moe’s of Greer (next to Target) for a teacher development fundraiser on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. The instructors will be working – cleaning trays and tables to raise funds to attend a conference for teacher development this summer.
A Kids Fest was held Saturday at the Bi-Lo grocery store at 1365 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. See a photo gallery of the day's activities here.
Johan Schwartz, BMW performance driving instructor, set a world drifting record today at Greer’s BMW Performance Driving Center.
Schwartz set the new standard by drifting 51.278 miles – 322.5 laps – around the performance center’s track. A representative of the Guinness Book of World Records was at the event to authenticate the record.
Lisa Hawkins Lynn found inspiration in a 16-year-old girl’s mission to build churches abroad. Leanna Morris, through Samaritan’s Purse, is raising money to build churches, about $15,000 each, in countries like Egypt, India, Bolivia or third-world nations.
Lynn is all-in supporting Morris and her ministry. "Marne Hannon asked me to help, so when introduced me to Leanna, I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this bigger picture." said Lynn.
The largest turnout for Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen was held last weekend at the Greer Family Fest – in the rain, cold, windy conditions. And CSX Railroad added its horns to the auditions.
The Marshall Tucker Band’s scheduled performance at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest was cancelled tonight because of steady rain that made the City Park venue soggy and the sound equipment susceptible to water damage.
Doug Gray, front man for the MTB band, and Rudy Painter, Family Fest chairman, tentatively agreed for the MTB to perform at the 2014 Family Fest, scheduled May 2-3.
Doug Gray will talk as long as one wants to listen. The lead singer and original Marshall Tucker Band front man brings the renown Southern rock band to Greer at 8 o’clock tonight as the main act for the Greer Family Fest.
Gray, reluctantly fell into the lead role when Tommy Caldwell died from injuries suffered in a Jeep crash in April 1980. Over 30 years and 5,000 shows later, Gray still enjoys talking to the audience, introducing songs and interacting with fans before and after performances.