Preston Johnson could only muster a wide smile, wipe away a tear and say, “Isn’t this the most beautiful thing you ever saw.”
What caught his gaze was the Leadership Greer Class XXXII unveiling of a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) mobile booth to provide the organization the ability to display and give information, to recruit new members and to disseminate resources to veterans and their families.
Aaron Tippin made a rockin' return to his hometown of Greer tonight performing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest. An energetic crowd, estimated at 6,500 by public safety officers, gave Tippin a rousing welcome.
Tippin performed his hits and shared the stories behind each song. He frequently waved to his friends and acquaintances in the crowd, often calling them by name.
The 2011 Greer Idol runnerup, a singer headed to Broadway and a bio science major at Coastal Carolina University were among the talent at Greer Idol 6 auditions today at the Greer Family Fest.
Three of the 20 people auditioned were not given gold callback letters. That means 43 callbacks will be held May 14 at The Davenport. Only five people were not voted forward by the judges.
It was a record-breaking night for Greer Idol auditions during the first day of the Village of Pelham Family Fest in Greer Station. A husband and wife team, father and son, a two-time American Idol tryout and a Memphis transplant living in Greer entertained the crowd.
Idol contestants have 30 seconds to sing a song of their choice, and may be asked to sing a second song. Judges may request one or two songs.
This weekend a hug fest awaits the thousands of people coming to the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.
Greer Station merchants are embracing this weekend’s festival with staff tripled the size of a normal weekend, merchandise stockpiled fourfold and restaurants preparing buffet-quantity food for thousands of customers.
Aaron Tippin's return to Greer is days away with his performance at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Greer City Park.
Aaron's debut album, "You've Got to Stand for Something", was released in 1991 and its title cut became a Top Ten smash in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. Aaron was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour. Hope holds the microphone during a performance with the troops.