Share your military adventure or story, win a prize at Family Fest
APR 30, 2012

Aaron Tippin entertains the troops overseas as part of the USO shows. Tippin began performing for the troops when Bob Hope invited. Tippin has visited troops in harm's way since. Tippin is photographed at one of his visits to Afghanistan in this photo.

As Americans we appreciate our active duty and veterans who serve the United States in war and peace. The Greer Family Fest is inviting you to share your story about a family member, friend or associate that is active, retired or deceased.

Benton Blount, The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Disabled American Veterans and GreerToday.com are partnering on a prize package to reward an individual for sharing their story(s). They will be published in a special link on GreerToday.com.

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Greer Station road closings for Family Fest announced
APR 30, 2012



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Creation Station does have something for everybody
APR 27, 2012

Children visiting Creation Station is one of the most active parts of the Greer Family Fest on Saturday morning. There are arts and crafts that have something for everyone. Greer area churches volunteer for this popular activity.

Parents may be advised to practice time management with their children next Saturday, May 5 at the free Anne Helton’s Creation Station from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The venue will be at the Train Depot at Randall Street.

There are at least a half dozen new arts and crafts featured among the 30 ranging from splatter paint to construction wood pile.

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Run in combat zone honors Pat Tillman
APR 26, 2012

A United States Army soldier participates in a dance-off competition after the Pat Tillman run on Forward Operating Base Salerno after a Pat Tillman run in Afghanistan's Khost province.

A United States Army soldier participates in a dance-off competition after the Pat Tillman run on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan's Khost province. More than 200 runners participated in the run, which raises awareness of the Pat Tillman Foundation and pays tribute to the fallen comrade.

A "Walk of Honor" will be held Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest. Active military personnel of all armed services and veterans are invited to participate. Aaron Tippin will headline the night's entertainment with his music including a patriotic medley.

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16 food vendors announced for Family Fest
APR 23, 2012

Sixteen restaurants and food vendors will be at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest May 4-5. Seven restaurants will occupy the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Food Court in City Park. Nine other vendors will be located throughout the festival.

“We are excited to offer a variety of food choices and options in our Greenville- Spartanburg Airport Food Court and throughout the festival. We hope people will eat lunch and dinner with us as well as treat themselves to some traditional festival food.” stated Dana Martin, of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

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Tippin and his 'I Wanna Play' selected for nation-wide collaboration
APR 20, 2012

'I Wanna Play' by platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin and producer James Stroud is NAMM's designated Music Monday song. Music Monday participants will be performing this song May 7 at 1 p.m.

Aaron Tippin is the designated National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) artist for nearly 600,000 students across the United States and Canada who will join together in song in a collaborative show of support for music education on Monday, May 7.

Tippin is scheduled to perform at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest on Saturday May 5 at 8 p.m., two days before the NAMM event.

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Tippin is an 'average country boy' coming home to his roots
APR 19, 2012

Aaron Tippin produced his own records, under his NIPPIT label, as well as a pop/jazz album by his wife, Thea.

There’s a divide in the Nashville country scene. On the one side are the Taylor Swifts of the world that for all their cuteness and accessibility appeal to a certain kind of modern crowd. On the other side are the New Traditionalists, the musicians that are trying to stay true to the roots of country.

But what is true country music? That’s a subjective question, and one that can only be answered by a voice of experience. One of those voices is Aaron Tippin, who is coming to the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest on Saturday, May 5.

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Volunteer opportunities for Family Fest May 4 & 5
APR 18, 2012

Volunteer opportunities for Family Fest May 4 & 5

The Greer Chamber is looking for volunteers to help in the ticket booths & drink stations. 

We have the following opportunities open:

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Majestic Moroccan sunset frames U.S. Marines
APR 18, 2012

Majestic Moroccan sunset frames U.S. Marines

Today's photo submitted by the Department of Defense is a picturesque illustration of a Moroccan sunset. U.S. Marines clean their M1A1 Abrams battle tank after a day of training during Exercise Africa Lion 2012 in Cap Draa, Morocco. The Marines are assigned to the 4th Tank Battalion, 24th Marine.

A Walk of Honor honoring United States active duty and veterans from the military will take place Saturday, May 6 at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest at City Park at 7:30 p.m. to honor active and veteran military personnel. Aaron Tippin will perform at 8 p.m. 

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Tippin's love for flying included an invite to pilot a B-25
APR 18, 2012

Aaron Tippin proudly stands in front of one of his four planes that are housed in a hangar on his Tennessee estate. Tippin flies frequently, often taking friends and associates to their destinations.

Most Aaron Tippin fans know his love for flying and having a hangar with four airplanes at his Tennessee estate. Tippin will perform at the Village Hospital Family Fest on Saturday May 5.

GreerToday.com entertainment writer Bart Bishop learned first hand of Tippin's commitment to flying. At the end of Bishop's interview, Tippin alluded that he was flying friends to a meeting. Look for Bart's story this week on his interview with the iconic Greer entertainer.

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The final flight for the space shuttle Discovery
APR 17, 2012

The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport aircraft passes over Washington, D.C., on its final flight today.

The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport aircraft passes over Washington, D.C. today.

The shuttle will become an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The Discovery, along with the rest of the shuttle fleet, has been retired from active service after 32 years of operations.

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Hero's actions earn Air Force Cross
APR 16, 2012

The photo of the day pays tribute to Air Force Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. of Pennsylvania who was presented the Air Force Cross, second highest honor behind the Purple Heart, during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon last Thursday. To read Capt. Crawford’s story visit: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/04/usaf-captain-barry-f-crawford-jr-someone-you-should-know.html
A Walk of Honor will take place Saturday, May 6 at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest at City Park at 7:30 p.m. to honor active and veteran military personnel. Aaron Tippin will perform at 8 p.m. 

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Tippin's support of military gaining momentum for Family Fest
APR 13, 2012

Active-duty airmen and South Carolina Air National Guard airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing prepare to deploy to Afghanistan on Thursday from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Richland County.

Aaron Tippin has long been an advocate for the United States military armed services.  This past week the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced a "Walk of Honor" for all veterans and active duty personnel.

GreerToday.com, media sponsor for the Family Fest, will present a daily photo in honor of all military personnel, active and veterans. The Department of Defense is providing the photography from all over the world where the U.S. military has a presence. Today's photo was taken at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina.

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Walk of Honor to recognize veterans at Family Fest
APR 11, 2012

The 28th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest will honor veterans on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Greer City Park.

Veterans are invited to participate in a “Walk of Honor” through the park leading up to the main stage area. The Blue Ridge High School National Guard will escort the veterans through the park and will end with a presentation of the colors. Aaron Tippin will take the stage at 8 p.m.

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Fowler and Tippin crossed paths early in their careers
APR 9, 2012

Mark McAfee recalled his experiences with the late Mickey Fowler and the recording of Fowler's album in both Greenville and at Aaron Tippin’s house (what Fowler describes as a “compound”) outside Nashville 10 years ago.

The original outlaw country singer from Greenville, everyone in the local club scene knows the name Mickey Fowler.

A fixture of the local scene in the ‘70s, and even having shared a bill with Alabama in the ‘80s, he died in December 2007. Almost five years later, however, he has left behind a considerable legacy. Among those who cite Fowler as a great influence is Aaron Tippin, the popular country music artist that will be playing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest On May 5.

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2012 Miss Greater Greer Prince and Princess Pageant
APR 9, 2012

The Miss Greater Greer Scholarship Committee, in conjunction with the Greer Family Fest, will be hosting its annual Prince and Princess Pageant. The pageant is Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. on the stage located on Trade Street at the Depot. Registration s $40. Age groups run from through 12 months, through 14 - 16 years of age. The entry deadline is April 23.See the attached brochure or contact Kelly @ 444-1573 for more information.

This event serves as a fundraiser to help Miss Greater Greer and Miss Greater Greer Teen with expenses when they compete at the state pageant in Columbia during July 7-14.

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