Courier Community Calendar 9-7-16

• Gilstrap reunion planned for Sept. 10

The annual Gilstrap reunion will be held on Sept. 10 at the Antioch Baptist Church Fellowship building on S.C. Highway 11. Plates and cups will be furnished.

• Songwriters series coming to Liberty

A planned Sept. 9 event is the debut of a special Carolina Songwriters Series where BMI brings a bit of Nashville to the Liberty Civic Auditorium. As part of their performances, the award-winning songwriters, Tim James, Kendell Marvel and Dylan Altman, will share the stories behind their hits. James is an American songwriter whose credits are mostly in the field of country music. Marvel penned “Buzzin” for the Blake Shelton Album and “Rum Dumb” on Kenny Chesney’s “Beaches” album. Altman likes collaborating on songs and has a long list to his credit, such as Tim McGraw’s “Watch the Wind Blow” and Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride.” Tickets are $20 and are available at   or the night of the event at the box office.

• Day family reunion planned for Sept. 18

The sixth annual Day family reunion, including descendants of Bradwell Day and Elizabeth Cansler Day, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at 1 p.m. at J.B. Day’s Riverbend Old Stock Car Racing Museum, located at 154 Floyd Circle in Easley.

All attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch or covered dish to share and a drink. Plates, napkins, cups, and eating utensils will be provided.

Parents and grandparents can assist young family members fill out a genealogy chart. There will also be assistance available in filling out DAR membership papers.

The event will also feature a presentation on a court case involving Bradwell Day by cousin Linda Smith Cheek, published genealogist, and tales from the diary of her great aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Ellison, great granddaughter of Bradwell and Elizabeth.

Group photos will be taken of descendants from the children of Bradwell and Elizabeth: Lucretia Day Ellison Cooper, Francis Marion Day, Elias Day, Andrew Jackson Hanson Day, Alonzo Elliot Day and Laura Clementine Day Couch. For more information, contact Judy Ballard at (843) 217-0586 or or Bunny Zygmont at (301) 755-4389 or

• Winchester reunion planned for Sept. 18

The annual Winchester reunion will will be held on Sunday, September 18 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Building on Shady Grove Road in Sunset. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a candlelight memorial service for family members who have passed away since September 2015.Each family will bring food and drinks. Table accessories will be provided.Dale Winchester is serving as president and Mark Holliday is vice president.

• Lewis reunion set for Oct. 2 at Mt. Sinai

The Anthony B. and Evelyn Ellenburg Lewis reunion will be held on October 2 at Mount Sinai Church Fellowship Building. Everyone welcome. Bring a well filled basket.