Kennemore inspires return of The Toads on Trade

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Kelci Kennemore helps bring back popular Toads on Trade.

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Kelci Kennemore helps bring back popular Toads on Trade.


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The toads are back on Main Street in downtown Greer and if you’re wondering who helped bring them back, look no further than 10 year-old Kelsi Kennemore.

Kennemore decided they needed to return after being displaced during the city’s streetscape project.  Through research and support of her family, city, and downtown businesses, 16 toads have been installed on and off Trade Street.

“It just feels really good because everyone is down here, it’s helping the businesses get more customers, and it’s having fun,” Kennemore said. “Kids can walk down here with their parent’s supervision and find toads and everyone will be happy, it’s fun. It’s not for school, it’s just me trying to make a difference in downtown Greer.”

Kennemore helped install one of the last toads on Monday with previous creator, Jason Clark, owner of The Strip Club 104. Clark originally crafted the toads in 2009. The toads were a family friendly scavenger hunt.

“We are excited for what Kelsi’s enthusiasm has accomplished and the fun children’s activity that she’’s brought back to Trade Street,” City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner stated. “Toads on Trade will provide an exciting family activity for visitors to Greer Station for years to come.”

There are 16 toads and Kennemore selected their locations by picking an era (Greer during 1900-1940) and researching what buildings and businesses existed during that time. A hint sheet describes the toad’s locations and the history of the buildings where they are located and can also be found here.





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