Collins to sponsor empathy lunch

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Newly elected state representative Neil Collins will sponsor a special empathy lunch at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Five Point Church at 1600 E. Main St. in Easley, the former location of Crane Chevrolet.

The purpose of the lunch is to raise money and awareness for the Pickens County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

Upon arrival, each person will be assigned a disability — whether it be blindness, deafness, or loss of use of your hands and arms. A special presentation will be made.

The lunch and the presentation will be free. Donations will be accepted at the exit. All proceeds will go toward the PCBDSN activity fund.

Space is limited to the first 120 people to sign up by emailing Collins at

Already confirmed to attend the dinner are State Sen. Larry A. Martin, State Rep. Davey Hiott, State Rep. Phil Owens, State Rep. Gary Clary, Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark, Pickens County Council person Jennifer Willis, Pickens County School Board Trustee Dr. Brian Swords, Pickens County School Board Trustee Jim Shelton, Easley mayor Larry Bagwell, Easley City Councilman Brian Garrison, Easley City Councilman Chris Mann and Easley City Councilman Terry Moore.