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CPW hosts festival to commemorate 100th anniversary

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

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Greer CPW is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a day of celebration on April 27 at the administrative and operations complex. The family-oriented event will feature music, food and activities and end with a fireworks display at 8 p.m.

Greer CPW is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a day of celebration on April 27 at the administrative and operations complex. The family-oriented event will feature music, food and activities and end with a fireworks display at 8 p.m.



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The Encore Band will provide entertainment at CPW's Centennial Celebration.

The Encore Band will provide entertainment at CPW's Centennial Celebration.



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The New River Bluegrass Band is a popular local band. They appeared at Dollywood last year and play in greater Greer area churches.

The New River Bluegrass Band is a popular local band. They appeared at Dollywood last year and play in greater Greer area churches.

Greer CPW is celebrating its 100th year of service to the greater Greer area and has scheduled a day of celebration for the public to enjoy.

A Centennial Celebration is scheduled at the administrative and operations complex on Saturday, April 27 from 4-8 p.m. that will provide music, food and end with a fireworks display at 8 p.m.

The New River Blue Grass Band and Encore will perform during the evening.

CPW will announce an essay contest that will award winning students scholarships and a coloring contest for 3rd and 4th grade students will also part of the promotion reaching into the schools.

Greer CPW’s utilities – electric, gas, sewer and water – was a key factor in BMW Manufacturing Co., deciding to put its plant in Greer. The utility is also a providing services for the inland port that is being built in Greer and is scheduled to be in service this year.

“We are proud to be celebrating this milestone in our history,” CPW Board Commissioner Gene Gibson, said. “There are not many companies that make it to celebrate their 100th year of doing business. I hope this proves that Greer CPW has been managed throughout its history in a way that has been pleasing to its customers. Today we take a stance that keeps our customers well-being in the forefront of all we do.” 

CPW is inviting the community – customers and non-customers – to the free event. Food will be available to be purchased through vendors.

Call or email Brian M. Forrester at 864-968-3242.

The family-oriented event has scheduled the following activities:

• Bounce houses

• Trackless train rides

• Face painting

• Balloon artist

• Cotton candy booth

• Snow cones

• Popcorn

• Slides

• Obstacle challenges

 • Amusements provided by Will and Kris

• New River Blue Grass Band

• Encore Band

• Multiple Food Vendors

• Departmental exhibits

• Blood Connection

• Scholarship Awards

• Art competition for local 3rd and 4th grade students

• Fireworks display

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