Hawkins felt the love as drummer for MTB at Family Fest
MAY 4, 2014

Scotty Hawkins of Greer performed on drums with the Marshall Tucker Band Saturday at the Family Fest.

By Dana Jordan

Blessed and highly favored is what Scotty Hawkins of Greer said that he felt as he took the stage at Greer Family Fest with the Marshall Tucker Band Saturday night. “It’s amazing to feel all this love,” Hawkins said.

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MTB entertains record crowd at City Park
MAY 4, 2014

The Marshall Tucker Band entertained the Family Fest crowd in a 90-minute set.

The Marshall Tucker Band entertained a record crowd at the 30th Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest Saturday night.

The unofficial attendance was between 16,000-19,000 people. Last year's Freedom Blast at City Park drew between 12,000 - 15,000. Since the concerts are free there are no tickets to get a clear-cut count. However, some food vendors reported record sales on Saturday night and ran out of some inventory.

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Pancake eating contest went on, and on, and on . . .
MAY 3, 2014

Jeremy Adams, from Fountain Inn, entered the contest just before it started when found he an empty seat and took it at the table. In fact, that contestant didn't show up after registering.

The contests for the Southern Thymes Pancake Challenge were confident, to the point they were cocky.

There was one problem. They had to eat all of the pounds of pancake within 90 minutes. It wasn’t a timed event.

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Princess, Prince pageant crown winners
MAY 3, 2014

Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant during the  Family Fest.

Miss Greater Greer Lia Holman and Miss Greater Greer Teen Brittany Doss hosted the Princess and Prince pageant Saturday morning.

Tug Smith, winner of the 2-4 Prince age group, kept the crowd smiling during that competition.

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Plenty of family activity leads up to Marshall Tucker Band performance
MAY 3, 2014

Keddie Mendoza performed during auditions for Greer Idol Teen.

• MTB ready to rock the lawn

• Day 1 gallery

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Pelham Medical Center bringing healthcare practices to Family Fest
MAY 2, 2014

The Pelham Medical Center, title sponsor for the 30th Annual Greer Family Fest, has a full weekend of screenings, education, games for children and doctors from the Medical Group of the Carolinas available both days. Tony Kouskolekas, pictured, is president of Pelham Medical Center.

Pelham Medical Center’s investment as title sponsor of the 30th annual Greer Family Fest is better than free for this weekend’s thousands of visitors– it’s an opportunity to get valuable screenings, learn about the Gibbs Cancer Center Research Institute at Pelham, and an opportunity to meet doctors from various practices.

The Gibbs Health Institute (GHI) is a national initiative announced Tuesday that is projected to revolutionize the way clinical cancer trials are done and how personalized medicine is delivered in the community setting.

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It's party time in Greer at Family Fest this weekend
MAY 1, 2014

A new banner stretching across Trade Street at Poinsett Street signals the Family Fest is a free event in downtown Greer Friday and Saturday. The signage changed when Pelham Medical Center continued its sponsorship with its new brand.

• See MTB: 'We're going to rock the lawn.'

Organizers were putting on the finishing touches Thursday afternoon, just 24 hours before the 30th annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest begins in downtown Greer.

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Partnership for Tomorrow turns vision into Greer's future
MAY 1, 2014

The Partnership For Tomorrow supports community festivals, venues for public art and gateways to the city among other economic initiatives. The Greer Family Fest, scheduled Friday and Saturday, is a benefactor of the PFT.

Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) is celebrating the fulfillment of a 15-year commitment to the Greer community.

That commitment, made in 1998 by a group of business and civic leaders who were determined to turn conversation and vision into action, has become reality.

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