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Big Thursday celebrates GCM influencers

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Nancy Welch gave her time and talents to Greer Community Ministries through serving on the board and making angel biscuits for Big Thursday.
 

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Nancy Welch gave her time and talents to Greer Community Ministries through serving on the board and making angel biscuits for Big Thursday.

 



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The D&D Motors Big Thursday event benefiting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What began 40 years ago as a craft bazaar and bake sale has grown into a multi-faceted community event. Fairview Baptist Church in Greer annually hosts the event.

Crafts, baked goods, and used books will be on sale throughout the day.

Schedule
8 a.m.-9 p.m.: crafts, baked goods, books on sale
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Silent Auction
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Barbecue Lunch, $10 (take-out, delivery available)
5-7 p.m.: Pancake Supper, $5
7 p.m.: Live Auction

An order form is available at gcminc.org under the events tab.

“What is great about this event is that churches, businesses, and individuals work together to make it happen,” said Shelley Bierwiler, GCM events coordinator. “For an event to last 40 years, the community has to be involved.”

This year’s sponsorship levels are named for several of GCM’s influencers. The Johnny Stack $5,000 level (provides 1,250 Meals on Wheels lunches) celebrates the ministry’s founder. The $2,500 sponsorship (625 meals) is in memory of Sonny Borroughs, the man who started the barbecue lunch.

The $1,000 level (250 meals) remembers Nancy Welch, who gave her time and talents to GCM through serving on the board and making angel biscuits for the event. The ministry is honoring Ann Helton at the $500 level (125 meals). Helton and her friends make up to 40 apple pies each year to sell at Big Thursday.

“For the last 40 years individuals and businesses have made a huge impact in providing food, clothing, and uplifting social interaction in the greater Greer area by participating in Big Thursday,” said Donny Kauffman, GCM executive director. “We can’t do it without you. Come buy goods, take home a beautiful auction item, eat lunch and supper or have your business purchase a carry out meal. Rest assured that no matter how you participate, your contribution will provide basic necessities for our valued clients.”

The ministry is taking donations of handmade crafts and auction items for the event. Baked goods can be donated at the Fairview Baptist gym on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

 

 

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