Community Calendar

• Legion, Robinson’s to honor fallen vets

Easley American Legion Post 52, along with Robinson’s Memorial Gardens on Powdersville Road, will be paying honor to fallen veterans at 10 a.m. Dec. 19. As part of a national program, a wreath will be placed on every veteran’s grave in the veterans section of the cemetery. Special speaker will be retired Army Col. Jarrel Alexander of Pickens.

The public is welcome to attend the event.

Wreaths Across America is a program to enable designated cemeteries across America to place wreaths on individual graves as at Arlington National Cemetery. There is a fundraising program to help in the effort. A donation of $15 will help cover expenses.

Anyone wishing to donate to the project may make donations to “Wreaths Across America,” American Legion Post 52, 118A Legion Street, Easley, SC 29642 or call (864) 230-4765.

• Organizations team up for donation drive

The Steppin’ It Up Coalition and Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County are partnering for a “Helping Hands Drive.” Donations of non-perishable food items, personal care items and new/gently used blankets or coats will be accepted and can be dropped off at 303 E. Main St. in Pickens, next to the Burning Brick. The two organizations realize that 2020 has been a hard year for a lot of folks and want to help in any way they can. Donations will be given out at a drive-thru Helping Hands drive right before Christmas.

Contact Jessica Gibson at (864) 898-5800 or with any questions. Learn more about the coalition at