Here is where you will find all the information for the upcoming reunion weekend.
Saturday, May 16
We'll be giving away a 1 week Beach House rental!
Don't forget to bring Food donations for the Soup Kitchen!
The Band - Honey and the Hot Rods
Alumni Planning Committee
Support Greer Soup Kitchen
We believe in giving back to our community, and have asked Martha Littlefield from the Greer Soup Kitchen to accept donations at our event on May 16. She will be in front of the Greer City Hall to collect food and cash donations.
Interesting Links for Long Lost Greerites
The alumni reunion day is a great day to plan some fun with your class. If you are eating out, please consider reserving a space for your class at one of our sponsor restaurants.
Jim Benson was awarded an honorary degree at the Greenville Technical College commencement exercises last week.
Benson established a business in Greer at the age of 17, hauling used cars from Pennsylvania back to Greer to be sold. With the money he earned, he established a used car lot, and before he was 21, established a Chrysler franchise. Today, that one dealership has turned into seven, an amazing success story that began in Greer.
Noah Hannon epitomizes what it means to be a favorite son of the City of Greer.
The Greer High School Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nominees must have graduated from Greer High School a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.
"A society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members."
By Perry Williams
In the 1970's McGee (he was always known only as McGee back then) was inseparable from his constant companion DC Townsend. They probably spent more time at Greer High School than I did and McGee was and still is a sports team’s (any sports team) biggest fan.
McGee has an uncanny ability to show up anytime and almost every time that something is going on. He has attended more grand openings and ribbon cuttings than anyone that I know.
Greer stepped onto the football field at rival Blue Ridge Friday night with its unbeaten record on the line and left with a 32-7 victory over the Tigers and another slice of history for itself.
The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 3A, recorded back-to-back undefeated seasons for the first time in the nearly 100-year history of Greer football and will carry a 10-0 mark into the Class 3A playoffs for the second straight year.
“It's absolutely amazing to go undefeated two times in a row with your brothers is just amazing,” Greer linebacker Brodie Wright said.
The 2015 Greer High School Reunion held last Saturday evening filled downtown and area restaurants and later the big turnout spilled out of Greer City Hall into the park.
Perry Williams has been taking photographs since he attended Greer High School. A camera, sometimes three or four, are nearby at all times.
Williams, a commissioner on the Greer Commission of Public Works, entrepreneur and professor at Clemson University, all but swept the Greer Juried Arts photography contest judged last month. He finished 1-2-3 in “Greer Goes Global” and 1-2 in “Greer – An Upstate Destination”.
Jeff Farringon, head coach at North Greenville University, has been named the National Christian College Athletic Association football coach of the Year, it was reported on the school's Facebook page.
Farrington coached the NGU Crusaders to a 7-5 record and the NCCAA Victory Bowl Championship. The Crusaders beat Shorter College, 42-16, last month in Rome, Ga.
The Greer High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the class of 2014 during a ceremony Friday night before the Yellow Jackets' game against Chapman at Dooley Field.
This year's Hall of Fame class included:
The Yellow Jackets Sports Network, for the past 25 years, has committed its Friday nights to bringing the sounds of Greer High School football to its followers one play at a time.
Robbie Gravley, Chad Lister, and Van Brannon, in 1990, went live on the radio and a new tradition in Greer was born. They have added more local talent along the way picking up Steven "Worm" Gay, Bryan "Red" Watson, and David Holtzclaw but continued with the traditional play-by-play calls, coaches and players interviews and halftime reports.
The Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College today became the Benson Campus honoring Jim Benson and his $3 million gift to the college.
Benson’s $2 million cash gift is the largest ever received by the Greenville Tech Foundation. In addition, he also pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years. In recognition of both gifts, the campus has been renamed and Building 302 will bear the names of Evelyn and Jim Benson.
Skip Davenport, a favorite son of Greer, is celebrating a birthday today.
Davenport, President and General Manager of D&D Ford, is a third generation owner of the 77-year-old dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton.
Jim Benson shared the 50th celebration of his automobile business by opening his Old Car Museum Saturday to Greer High School graduates and acquaintances Saturday.
The antique and classic cars were starting points for the classmates reminicing about their growing up and attending high school in Greer.
Forty years ago Danny Gambrell rushed into burning buildings with a wet cloth covering his nose and mouth, while he listened for sounds of life. His eyes burned from the fire's smoke.
It was how his father, Ralph, and uncle, Jack, taught him. It was a way of life for the Gambrell men as volunteer firemen with the Greer Fire Department for an aggregate of 176 years. "You follow by example what you wanted to do," Danny said. "Your pay was people telling you 'thank you.'"
If a picture is worth a thousand words then the scrapbook décor of photos on the walls at Rosie Hot Dog must be worth millions.
It’s easy to be grateful for the big moments in your life, but in the day-to-day craziness, sometimes we forget to be grateful for all of the people and the little things in life that make us happy.
Besides being grateful for my family . . . especially my late mother, Bobbie Wood Hawkins, I am grateful for good health.
The Greer High Oldies presented by Jim Benson have their reunion Friday and Saturday with several functions scheduled.
Can you identify some of the people in these photos?
The Greer High Oldies are coming to town to spill the beans on classmates and events through the years and celebrate one common thread – their passion for all things Greer High School, past and present.
The reunion, well into the hundreds, makes an economic impact in downtown Greer, eating and shopping in the central business district.
A fundraising golf tournament for the Greer High School booster club is looking for players and sponsors for the tournament scheduled Friday, May 2 at Greer Golf and Country Club.
Four man teams are $300 and include green fees, cart, range balls and lunch.
Leland Burch will have a book signing at Dobson Gifts and General Hardware Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
The book , "Greer, S.C. - The Center of the Universe" is a compilation of some of Burch's columns written during his time as editor at the Greer Citizen during its heyday.