When the Gap Creek Singers was founded in 1995, it was all for fun. But since then, the group has taken a melodic hobby to create scholarship opportunities for high school seniors who are going to college to major in music-related fields.
Susan and Chip Fink unexpectedly found themselves immersed in Christmas after they purchased property that was home to more than 500 Virginia pine trees--or Christmas trees. That was in 1983. Since then, the pair, along with their children and grandchildren, have maintained about 5,000 trees creating what’s now known as Mystic Farm.
In the spirit of Christmas, the S.C. Children’s Theatre is performing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” beginning Dec. 5 through Dec. 14 at the Peace Center Gunter Theatre, located at 300 S. Main St., Greenville.
Operation Christmas Child is a charity that provides shoeboxes filled with needed items for children in poverty-stricken areas of the world in more than 150 countries, and drop-off centers are open now through Monday, Nov. 24.
The Greer area drop-off is at Joshua’s Way Inc., located at 1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer.
Dave & Buster’s opened a new location on Woodruff Road Monday, drawing in thousands from around the Upstate.
This is the chain’s 73rd location, a 27,000-square-foot facility that features food, drinks, games and a sports bar sitting in Greenville’s Magnolia Park behind Hollywood 20 Cinemas.
Trade Street was packed with taste-testers last Tuesday night during Greer Station Association’s first Chili Cook Off.
Leland Burch is continuing to tell his story, and he is hoping to make you laugh again.
A longtime resident of Greer, Burch will launch his second book, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” this week.
Bailey Jo Phillips was crowned Teen Miss Greer 2015 in the Little Miss South Carolina’s (LMSC) Easley, Greer, Pickens County preliminary on Sunday, Nov. 2. Phillips was also crowned both overall queen and color photogenic. The LMSC teen category includes ages 16-19. Phillips, 16, is from Taylors and is a sophomore at Wade Hampton High School.
By Sam Mazzotta
For The Greer Citizen
At 82 years old, Alma Parks Mills was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia that results in memory loss, cognitive changes, personality loss and an inability to reason and relate to others, according to the Center for Disease Control.