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Christmas Calendar 2022

• Christmas carol concert scheduled

The Old Market Amphitheater in Easley will host a Christmas carol concert at 6 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 16, where various singing groups will come together, while children will have festive activities to participate in.

• Pickens firefighters planning parade

Although the city has already held its annual parade, as the Christmas holiday grows closer, the Pickens Fire Department plans on doing an “Around Town” Parade, along Main Street in Pickens, starting at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 18.

PES unveils Hope Garden

PICKENS — Pickens Elementary recently unveiled the Memorial Hope Garden in remembrance of two students who passed away in recent years.

Funded with $50,000 from the Lowe’s Hometowns program the school received in July 2022, Pickens Elementary is now able to provide an outdoor learning environment for students and teachers alike.

In July, Pickens Elementary School was selected as one of 100 schools and organizations in the U.S. to be awarded the Lowe’s Hometowns grant. The current hope

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Christmas Calendar 12-7-22

• Pickens planning plenty holiday cheer

Although the city has already held its annual parade, as the Christmas holiday grows closer, the Pickens Fire Department plans on doing an “Around Town” Parade, along Main Street in Pickens, starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

• Easley to kick off Christmas festivities

The city of Easley is staying in the festive spirit over the next few weeks as it hosts the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s annual

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‘Christmas at the Barn’ event set for Dec. 11

MARIETTA — On Sunday, Dec. 11, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center will be hosting its 19th annual “Christmas at the Barn” fundraising event at Eden Farms, located at 4700 Dacusville Highway in Marietta. The event will run from 2-5 pm.

Guests will enjoy reindeer rides (the horses are dressed up with red noses, glitter and antlers), visits with Santa, a Nativity scene and Christmas music, a candy cane garden, a variety of arts and crafts to make, a “Peeplechase” jump course for children and

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Pickens Christmas parade grand marshals announced

 

PICKENS — The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Pickens Christmas parade this Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in downtown Pickens.

This year’s theme is “A Dickens Christmas.”

For those who cannot attend in person, the parade will be livestreamed on the city of Pickens’ Facebook page.

The chamber has announced that there will be two grand marshals for this year’s parade.

The first is Mable Owens Clarke who was recently awarded the Order of the Palmetto for her diligent work over the past two decades to save historic Soapstone Baptist Church.

The second grand marshal is the Pickens High School girls’ golf team, which won the Class 4A state championship this year.

 

Courier Christmas Calendar 11-30-22

• Pickens planning plenty holiday cheer

The city of Pickens will continue their holiday celebrartions this Friday, with the community coming alive for the annual Christmas parade at 7 p.m. in downtown Pickens. As the holiday grows closer, the Pickens Fire Department plans on doing an “Around Town” Parade, along Main Street in Pickens, starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

• Easley to kick off Christmas festivities

The city of Easley is staying in the festive spirit over the next few weeks as it hosts the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s annual

Quilt raffle set to end Dec. 21

This quilt, which is being raffled off as a fundraiser, was completed by the Granger Fiber Arts quilters at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens during 2022. The blue and white quilt was machine pieced, hand marked and hand quilted on a quilt frame in the fiber arts room at the center. The quilt measures 60 inches by 70 inches. The Ohio Star is a traditional pattern. It is a nine-patch quilt block made with five plain squares and four quarter-square triangle units. The eight points form a star. The pattern has been used since 1803, when Ohio became a state. Tickets for the quilt raffle are $2 each or three for $5. The drawing will be held in the Hagood Community Center dining room during lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Farm Bureau women celebrate

GEORGETOWN — Pickens County residents Ardona Summerall, Yvonne Bryant, Nan Boggs and Melanie Ginn joined more than 100 women from across the state in Georgetown last month for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

The group of women participated in workshops that highlighted Ag in the Classroom programs, offered personal development and provided tools to promote agriculture in their counties.

The program opened with keynote speaker Kalena Bruce, a farm mom, former American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher committee chair and a CPA. Bruce recently ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, and she shared her story of volunteer leadership and inspired attendees to be advocates for agriculture.

Following the keynote speaker, attendees heard from four county Women’s Committee chairs as they shared insight into their success with their local programs.

New this year, two tracks were offered so the women could personalize their conference experience. The Agricultural Literacy track focused on Ag in the Classroom programs and resources while the Agribusiness and Advocacy track gave attendees tools for growing their business and being successful advocates for agriculture.

The conference concluded with a tour of the area, including stops at Brookgreen Gardens and Hobcaw Barony.

Farm Bureau Women at county, state and national levels coordinate agricultural education and promotional activities. Their work includes supporting important legislation for family farmers, youth programs, educational activities, leadership development and commodity promotions.

“Farm Bureau women work hard to advance agriculture in South Carolina,” Agricultural Literacy and Women’s Program director Elizabeth Wood said. “Their knowledge of and interest in family farms contributes so much to the organization, as they work for the future success of agriculture in our state.”

The SCFB Women’s Leadership Program works through the organization’s volunteers to tell the farm story through education and advocacy with children and youth. The SCFB Women’s Leadership program is one of many purpose activities sponsored by the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation.

Veterans honored

On Veterans Day, the Pickens Senior Center honored all of its veterans during a day of fun and fellowship. The veterans who were honored are, front row from left, Margie Reeves, Billy Singleton, Jim Pace, Marion Aiken, Joe Bolen, Raymond Dawkins and Greg Hester. In the second row are Earl Reeves, Ralph Smith, Evan Chastain, Glenn Grant, Donnie McKinney, Harry Maraska, Terry Houston, Jack Mize, Earl Rice, Tommy Parker and John Noel.

Christmas Calendar

• Pickens planning plenty holiday cheer

The city of Pickens will be starting the holiday season with a tree lighting at the Doodle Pavilion at 7 p.m. Nov. 25. On Dec. 2, the community will come alive with the annual Christmas parade at 7 p.m. in downtown Pickens. As the holiday grows closer, the Pickens Fire Department plans on doing an “Around Town” Parade, along Main Street in Pickens, starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

• Easley to kick off Christmas festivities

The city of Easley will be holding a tree-lighting ceremony that will take place at Easley City Hall downtown at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25. At 6 p.m. Dec. 10, the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights will be making its round through the downtown area. To bring holiday cheer to everyone around the area, the Old Market Amphitheater will host a Christmas Carol concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, where various singing groups will come together, while children will have festive activities to attend.

• Holly jolly time set for city of Liberty

Liberty will be hosting its annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 3, starting at the old Liberty football stadium.

• Central attempts to create new traditions

The town of Central will be holding its annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Central Main Street Caboose at 5 p.m. Dec. 2.
After the lighting ceremony, the town of Central will be holding its Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Cannon Memorial Baptist Church and end at the Mt. Zion Cemetery area. Members of the community will be starting a new tradition of a Central Porch Tree Tour. Participating residents will decorate a tree however they want and display it on either their porch, patio or front yard.
To be a part of the new tradition, enter your address at centralmainstreet.org before Dec. 3, when the organizers will be releasing a map of all of the participating locations in town.

• An Ole Fashioned Christmas is Dec. 9

To kick off Six Mile’s Christmas festivities, the town will have its signature lights brighten Main Street at the annual Ole Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 9.
The next day, on Dec. 10, Six Mile’s 51st annual Christmas parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Afterward, a Christmas market will be held at the Red, White and Brew Coffee Co. building, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All shoppers will have free entry.