Courier Community Calendar 11-18-20

• Delegation plans meeting Thursday

The Pickens County Legislative Delegation will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse.

The purpose of the meeting is to administer the oath of office and election of officers for the next legislative term. Judge Perry Gravely will perform the swearing-in of the delegation members.

The courthouse is located at 214 E. Main St. in Pickens.

Call the delegation office at (864) 850-7070 with any questions.

• Christmas events set in Dacusville

Dacusville will soon be getting into the Christmas spirit with the annual Christmas tree lighting event and Christmas parade in December. The tree lighting event will be held at 7 p.m Dec. 11 at the old Dacusville school on Earls Bridge Road. The annual Christmas parade will be the next day on Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. For more information on participating in the parade, call David Norton at (864) 855-2920 or Randy Williams at (864) 270-1599.

• Liberty Christmas Parade set for Dec. 5

The city of Liberty will be holding its annual Christmas Parade on Dec 5.

The theme of this year’s Christmas parade will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

This year, due to a required approval of a large event to comply with state COVID-19 guidelines, the city’s Christmas tree lighting will be held the same day prior to the parade on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., with the parade following at 6:30 p.m. As a result of this change, and in order to be in compliance with state requirements, there will not be any visits or pictures with Santa hosted by the city this year.

Santa will, however, be in attendance in the Christmas parade as usual.

Due to COVID-19 requirements from the South Carolina Department of Commerce and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, approved events in excess of 250 attendees require appropriate group social distancing and masks. The Liberty Christmas parade is an approved S.C. Department of Commerce event.

For more information about parade entries, contact Jan Petersen at

• 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