The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization is looking for golf teams to play in the Bi-Lo 6th Annual Midlands District Charity Golf Tournament, Tuesday, April 17, at Cheraw State Park.
The event benefits the Scholarship Awards Fund for the 2012 Miss South Carolina and Miss Souh Carolina Teen competitions which will be held in Columbia, July 14-17. Team sponsorship is $600.
Anna Audrey Brown, 18, of Greer has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Anna was nominated for this award by Greer High School, where she is a student.
Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.
Mayor Rick Danner wished 2012 Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabaniss good luck at this year's Miss South Carolina pageant and mentioned that it was Cabaniss' third visit to council representing Greer as a queen. "Maybe the third time is the charm," Danner said.
Cabaniss gave city council members a beauty pageant smile and and offered," It will be. I will bring the title back with me." Cabaniss is a two-time Miss Greater Greer Teen (2005 & 2007).
BY DEBBIE BROWN
Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabaniss and Miss Teen Sydney Sill attended the Miss South Carolina Forum in Columbia last weekend. This is the workshop before we go to the State competition in July. It is held at the Columbia Marriott, which serves as the host hotel for Miss South Carolina.
Lauren Cabaniss, 2012 Miss Greater Greer, and Sydney Sill, 2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen, will make an appearance at Greer City Council Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The Greer beauty queens make an annual appearance at council and give an update on their platform and entertain council questions.
Sydney Sill, 2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen, made her first public appearance Thursday evening at The Shoppes at The Grapevine open house on Trade Street.
It was also the most relaxing week for Sill since she competed for the Miss Teen pageant last month. Consider that in the middle of February Sill was preparing for the Miss Greer pageant, practicing four hours nightly for the just completed and highly successful run of “Hairspray” and sandwiching those productions between full days at school.
Beauty queens, mascots and a fun run is scheduled Saturday at Greer Middle School that will collect food for families in need.
Crestview Elementary School will be raising money and gathering supplies for its Backpack Buddies Program Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pack the Pantry 5k Fun Run.
People around Greer have been telling me I needed to go see the Greer Cultural Arts Council's production of Hairspray, so the wife and I ventured out this Friday. Growing up in a small town (Saluda), I've always enjoyed local productions where I know many of the cast. I would attend to support friends/family, and therefore be more than willing to overlook quality shortfalls. With that said, I also greatly appreciate top talent cast in plays at Greenville's Peace Center, Atlanta's Fox Theatre, and of course, NYC's Broadway.
So where does that put GCAC's Hairspray? For me ... it's in the perfect spot. As Lindsay and I sat through the first few numbers, I leaned back and truly began enjoying the moment. Here was a production that featured many people I knew from around Greer (reminding me of when I watched plays back in Saluda) however the quality exceeded (OK ... far exceeded) those productions from my hometown.