Leadership Greer presents 'beautiful' mobile booth to DAV
MAY 7, 2012

Preston Johnson could only muster a wide smile, wipe away a tear and say, “Isn’t this the most beautiful thing you ever saw.”

What caught his gaze was the Leadership Greer Class XXXII unveiling of a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) mobile booth to provide the organization the ability to display and give information, to recruit new members and to disseminate resources to veterans and their families.

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Tippin's homecoming is a rousing success
MAY 6, 2012

Aaron Tippin acknowledges the big crowd that filled two-thirds of Greer City Park's front lawn. The crowd stretched from the stage all the way back to city park's entrance on Cannon and Poinsett streets.

Aaron Tippin made a rockin' return to his hometown of Greer tonight performing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.  An energetic crowd, estimated at 6,500 by public safety officers, gave Tippin a rousing welcome.

Tippin performed his hits and shared the stories behind each song. He frequently waved to his friends and acquaintances in the crowd, often calling them by name.

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Greer Idol 6 auditions bring out the best, most talent ever
MAY 5, 2012

Robin Byouk, Greer Cultural Arts Supervisor and Greer Idol 6 director, gives singers some advise before they go on stage Saturday for their auditions.

The 2011 Greer Idol runnerup, a singer headed to Broadway and a bio science major at Coastal Carolina University were among the talent at Greer Idol 6 auditions today at the Greer Family Fest.

Three of the 20 people auditioned were not given gold callback letters. That means 43 callbacks will be held May 14 at The Davenport. Only five people were not voted forward by the judges.

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Greer Idol turnout biggest ever on opening night
MAY 5, 2012

It was a record-breaking night for Greer Idol auditions during the first day of the Village of Pelham Family Fest in Greer Station.  A husband and wife team, father and son, a two-time American Idol  tryout and a Memphis transplant living in Greer entertained the crowd.

Idol contestants have 30 seconds to sing a song of their choice, and may be asked to sing a second song. Judges may request one or two songs.

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Hug fest awaits thousands for Family Fest
MAY 4, 2012

Vendors are lined up putting the finishing touches on their displays along Trade Street. The festival is within one hour of opening.

This weekend a hug fest awaits the thousands of people coming to the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.

Greer Station merchants are embracing this weekend’s festival with staff tripled the size of a normal weekend, merchandise stockpiled fourfold and restaurants preparing buffet-quantity food for thousands of customers.

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Tippin's return to Greer just days away
MAY 2, 2012

Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who produced hundreds of shows overseas to perform for the troops, holds the microphone for Aaron Tippin. This performance began Tippin’s annual tour of military bases in combat zones oversea

Aaron Tippin's return to Greer is days away with his performance at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Greer City Park.

Aaron's debut album, "You've Got to Stand for Something", was released in 1991 and its title cut became a Top Ten smash in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. Aaron was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour. Hope holds the microphone during a performance with the troops.

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