“At Home in the City of Greer” is a free 32-page coloring and activity book produced by the city and drawn by Greer native, Roy Miller, Jr.
The softbound book depicts landmarks in Greer and drawn by Roy Miller, Jr., formerly from Greer who lives in Philadelphia and works as an artist.
A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Miller’s work has been featured on the covers of the Strawbridge & Clothier Christmas catalog and has appeared in the Toronto Star, Ebony, and the Saturday Evening Post children’s magazines. His work has been highlighted at the Greer Heritage Museum and an example of his building artwork hangs in the Greer State Bank boardroom.
“I’m proud that the city picked me to be of assistance in the book’s creation. I love my hometown,” Miller said. “I have many good memories from my childhood days there until we moved when I was eight years old.”
City Administrator Ed Driggers introduced the coloring book at City Council Tuesday night and presented it to each council member. “It’s a great tool to introduce some services we provide in the community,” Driggers said.
Several schools have asked for them for their students, according to Driggers.
Miller produced local landmarks Greer City Hall, City Park, Kids Planet Playground, Greer Station and the Police and Court Complex. Children may color pictures of city firefighters, police officers and building inspectors, as well as such events as Freedom Blast, the International Festival and Moonlight Movies.
“Students begin learning about all levels of government early in their elementary school careers so a coloring book with familiar events and landmarks seemed like the ideal way to introduce them to city government,” Steve Owens, communications manager for the City of Greer, said.
“The city offers services and programs that touch their families’ lives every day and this is a fun way to introduce those,” Owens said. “Who knows? Maybe it will spark a desire for the young people to become more involved in local government as they grow older.” Free copies of the coloring and activity book are being offered at Greer City Hall at 301 E. Poinsett St. and the City of Greer Operations Center at 446 Pennsylvania Ave.
Digital copies of the books are available here.