By Dana Jordan
Blessed and highly favored is what Scotty Hawkins of Greer said that he felt as he took the stage at Greer Family Fest with the Marshall Tucker Band Saturday night. “It’s amazing to feel all this love,” Hawkins said.
The Marshall Tucker Band entertained a record crowd at the 30th Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest Saturday night.
The unofficial attendance was between 16,000-19,000 people. Last year's Freedom Blast at City Park drew between 12,000 - 15,000. Since the concerts are free there are no tickets to get a clear-cut count. However, some food vendors reported record sales on Saturday night and ran out of some inventory.
The contests for the Southern Thymes Pancake Challenge were confident, to the point they were cocky.
There was one problem. They had to eat all of the pounds of pancake within 90 minutes. It wasn’t a timed event.
Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant Saturday morning.
Tug Smith, winner of the 2-4 Prince age group, kept the crowd smiling during that competition.
• MTB ready to rock the lawn
Pelham Medical Center’s investment as title sponsor of the 30th annual Greer Family Fest is better than free for this weekend’s thousands of visitors– it’s an opportunity to get valuable screenings, learn about the Gibbs Cancer Center Research Institute at Pelham, and an opportunity to meet doctors from various practices.
The Gibbs Health Institute (GHI) is a national initiative announced Tuesday that is projected to revolutionize the way clinical cancer trials are done and how personalized medicine is delivered in the community setting.
• See MTB: 'We're going to rock the lawn.'
Organizers were putting on the finishing touches Thursday afternoon, just 24 hours before the 30th annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest begins in downtown Greer.
Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) is celebrating the fulfillment of a 15-year commitment to the Greer community.
That commitment, made in 1998 by a group of business and civic leaders who were determined to turn conversation and vision into action, has become reality.