Community block party to feature area businesses

PICKENS — Arise From The Ashes Community Development Corporation will host a free Pickens Community Block Party on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 450 Garvin St. in Pickens.

The event will be for the people of Pickens and surrounding areas to get better acquainted with what Pickens has to offer. Many businesses are excited to be on board. AFTA has secured the Pickens fire, EMS and police departments and has many restaurants excited to showcase their menu items with free samples and giveaways. Local businesses including shop owners, community service organizations, churches to attorneys are getting in on this event.

Participation is free for any business and the community at large.

“Everything from your reserved space to your advertising is free,” officials said. “Your business gains great advertising, you get direct face time with many potential customers and you get to show your current customer base that you too care about this place that they call home. AFTA continues to encourage each business to take this opportunity to showcase what you have to offer the public.”

To participate in the event, contact Block Party lead coordinator Alexander Dukes at or (864) 534-7212.

“Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to this vision of community togetherness,” Dukes said. “Without a doubt I believe that it will ultimately become a successful and impactful annual event.”