Reaching the GOAL

Lib Porter, left, and Joy Evans play and sing at the Hagood Community Center during Saturday’s first-ever Gathering on Appalachian Life (GOAL), held at multiple sites around Pickens. The event drew a large crowd to learn about Appalachian customs and traditions of days gone by at sites ranging from the community center to the Hagood Mill, Pickens County Museum and Hagood-Mauldin House. Check out the printed copy of this week’s Courier for many other pictures.