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Greer High Oldies have memorable reunion mapped out

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Greer High School Oldies presented by Jim Benson hold their 2014 Reunion Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17.
 

Greer High School Oldies presented by Jim Benson hold their 2014 Reunion Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17.

 



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Honey and the Hot Rods brings a show of subculture that hastens back the fashions, attitude, and music of the 1950's! 

Honey and the Hot Rods brings a show of subculture that hastens back the fashions, attitude, and music of the 1950's! 

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.

What was dinner and storytelling in restaurants downtown and nearby several years ago has emerged as a traditional May homecoming spread over two days. This year’s GHS Oldies presented by Jim Benson is Friday and Saturday, May 16-17.

The reunion has found a home celebrating its event the weekend after Mother’s Day.

This year’s reunion begins with a Friday night story telling, or as it’s promoted, “newcomer liars and story tellers” at the Stomping Grounds. All GHS grads are invited to visit Jim Benson’s Old Car Museum, a polished warehouse-size collection of classic automobiles on Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon. Benson is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the automobile business.

The evening will wind up at the Cannon Centre with oldies band “Honey and the Hot Rods” performing.

The reunion has grown so big it now commands its own specialized location on the web with information on all the activities and links to stories and galleries of photos.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday

7 p.m. – until – Oldies storytelling at Stomping Grounds, 208 Trade Street, 864-801-1555.

Saturday

10 a.m. – noon – Old Car Museum behind Benson’s Chrysler. Tour of a collection of Jim Benson’s antique/classic cars and the lunch counter from Lewis Drive-In. 400 Wade Hampton Blvd.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – The Cannon Centre and City Park. Food donations accepted for the Greer Soup Kitchen. “Honey and Hot Rods” an oldies band will perform. 204 Cannon Street.

Martha Littlefield O'Neal, of the Greer Soup Kitchen, will have a donation table at front door of the Cannon Centre.

 

 

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