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Many have been asking so here are the details.
We will meet at Walgreens parking lot on Fairview Rd off 385.
KSU at 6:00am on Friday, Dec. 14th
Ride down to Columbia and join some veterans and have LEO escort to cemetery and unload a trailer there. Should be done by 10:30-11:00 and you can ride back as a group.
For the group that is planning to continue on and support our fallen, here is the deal.
We will finish with trailer in Columbia and head straight down to Lakeland, FL. We will have dinner once we get into the Orlando area. For those that are making this voyage, don’t delay, call right away.
Friday night stay is at:
Holiday Inn Express
4500 Lakeland Park Dr
Early rise and line up for 3rd largest wreath laying in America. After finishing with the unload that day, we will bust up interstate and stay in Tifton, GA Sat night:
Hilton Garden Inn
201 Boo Dr
Tifton, GA. 31793
We will have a nice dinner there and get some rest before heading home early Sunday. Last year we arrived back in Greenville around 2:00pm
Little tidbits about the event(s):
It will be cold. But it was also cold when these young men and women gave their lives for us and they didn’t complain having to sleep in it. I’m sure we can withstand a couple hours. Toughen up buttercup
Wear a long sleeve shirt that you are willing to throw away. These are live wreaths and the sleeves will be sticky when you’re finished. You will not want to put your coat on over it so bring a shirt to change to after you finish.
Bring a pair of gloves that again, you’re willing to chunk afterwards. Good chance of being sticky and you will not want your hands uncovered as these wreaths are cold and you may never get the sticky washed off.
If you know someone who is going, share a room. Communicate with Scott or Robert if you plan to go down Thurs night and stay in Columbia. We leave at 6:00am but sure don’t want to miss someone by 45 seconds and make them ride alone in the dark. So send a quick text if you’re going. If you are “thinking about it”…don’t send a text. Keep the back-n-forth for yourself until you’re sure and it will be simple for everyone.
Jeff Nelson will lead this ride again and has completed several of these so you can also reach out to him if you have specific questions. It’s pretty straight forward. It’s gonna be cold, you will get sticky, you may ruin a long sleeve shirt and pair of gloves. But it will be one of the most rewarding things you will do see.
Don’t forget, you can go online and buy a wreath or a box of wreaths. Cheap expense to be part of getting a wreath on every soldiers headstone. While hundreds of thousands are done, there are still hundreds of thousands that get no wreath. You can make a small difference. Grab your company and they can have a tax deductible donation. You can do this. The only reason not every headstone has a wreath is because many folks still do not know this happens. Go online and look it up and take to school, work, neighbors. And don’t forget that you can request which cemetery it goes to. You can decide Columbia (Ft Jackson) or Lakeland (Florida National Cemetery) actually in Bushnell
And remember to say Greenville HOG
All new! In 2017, we broke box office records with A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. In 2018, come join us for a brand new version of this holiday tradition.
Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM
Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731
Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
Showtimes are Thursdays at 3:00PM, Fridays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, Saturdays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, and Sundays at 3:00PM.
125 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!
Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.
THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 9, 2018, and operates through December 31, 2018.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why… SANTA CLAUS is coming to Liberty Tap Room!
Enjoy a special breakfast buffet and get your picture with the big jolly man himself! We’re featuring pancakes, Applewood smoked bacon, eggs, & Stone ground yellow cheddar grits on our buffet!
>> Saturday, December 15th
>> 8am – 11am
>> $10 buffet for adults
>> $7 buffet for children
>> Photos with Santa
**NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS**
Only at Liberty Tap Room in Greenville!
Join us as we celebrate the Holidays and the final Market of 2018! You can shop for local food and gifts, get your picture taken with Buddy the Elf, listen to great music by the Spartanburg Day School Upper School Chorus and help us spread some Christmas cheer! See you there!
Join us at Sweet Catherine’s for
“Pancakes with Santa”
on December 15th!
Each family will have time to spend with Santa. This is a great photo opportunity so be sure to bring your camera!
Our hearty plated pancake breakfast will include: pancakes, sausage, and fruit and beverage choices include hot cocoa, milk, orange juice and coffee.
Reservations are available from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15.00 for adults and children
(Children 2 and under are no charge)
By reservation only, please call 862-0777
This message is to inform you that the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K has been cancelled, due Holiday traffic and logistical issues . The safety of attendees, staff, and volunteers always comes first.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at our next event.
We are issuing full refunds and you’ll receive an email within the next 1-2 days to confirm your refund has been issued. At that point, it’ll take 5-7 banking days for your funds to be available for use. Only primary ticket purchasers will receive a refund. For questions, please contact us: [email protected] or 864-222-3500
Community Outreach Coordinator
Cancer Association of Anderson
Join us for a buffet breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts and much more!
The 2018 Santa Fun Run/Walk 5K will take place at:
December 15, 2018 – 9am
Leroy Mathis Park
50 Bishop St
Inman, Sc 29349
Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration: 8am-9am
Once again, the only cost to run is a toy donation. These toys are given to kids in the Inman Community via the Inman Police Department. SCSAR and CERT Support coordinate the event and as always, the big man himself, Santa Claus, will be there for those who have last minute Christmas requests.
Last year, 162 people ran this race and I hope we can come close, maybe even surpass that number this year (see the pic from last year – awesome community support). However, the only way we can do that is for you, your family, your friends, your church groups, your community groups, etc to take part in this awesome race for a great cause.
If anyone has any questions regarding the race, feel free to call 864-595-5368. To register, click here: https://www.myregnow.com/robbie-swoffo…/…/2018-santa-fun-run. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope we’re afforded the opportunity to have a great crowd which will result in a lot of happy kids on Christmas Day.
This will be our 4th year having our Hurricane Holidayland Art and Craft show. This event raises money for the Wren High Band.
Bring the kids and have breakfast with Santa, Elsa, Olaf and of course the elves! Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy lots of hands on craft making…and of course breakfast!
Register NOW at the Member Service Desk!
Children : $4
Picture with Santa $1
Children under 2 free!
Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019 (daily)
*Included with estate admission.
*Does not include “Candlelight Christmas Evenings”
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.
Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas
Dave & Buster’s Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa
Date: 12/8 & 12/15
Location: Dave and Buster’s Greenville
Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea.$10.00 power card for Ticket Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non- ticket games).
Crafts and Photo with Santa Available.
Please note that buffets are portioned per person and quantities are not all you can eat. Tickets are non refundable and must be present at check in of the event.
If you have any questions please contact our Special Events Department
Name: Caitlin Blair
Email: [email protected]
Gift Wrapping for a cause
Every Holiday season Barnes & Noble allows non-profit organizations to come in and wrap gifts for contributions To their cause/organization.
We supply the gift wrap & supplies
Your organization keeps all contributions
Your presence helps raise awareness for your cause
*organizations must sign up & be approved- to be scheduled.
Interested? See a manager or send an email to [email protected]
Dates are Nov.25-December 24th
Another crazy pre-holiday week, another free in-store yoga class. Join us at lululemon for an all-levels yoga class led by Marsha Thompson. Join us after class for some tasty treats provided by Clean Juice.
Grab a friend & bring your mat!
Storm Diego has made a muddy mess of the Cottonwood Trail and with rain in the forecast for Friday, sadly we are calling off this year’s Jingle Bell 5k. With help from our friends Little River Roastingng and Hub City Writers Projects we are still collecting goods for Hope Center for Childrenren White Christmas. Stop by Little River Roasting at 460 Marion Avenue or the Hub City Book Store at 186 West Main Street sometime this week to drop off your donations. Grab a cup of coffee and a book while you’re at it! Sorry to disappoint and we hope you understand. Alternative Cottonwood Fun Run 2019 TBD.
Bundle up and join us for one of Spartanburg’s favorite holiday traditions — the SPACE Jingle Bell 5K on The Cottonwood Trail. Come out Saturday, December 15th – race time 9 a.m., to celebrate one of Spartanburg’s oldest and most popular nature preserves. Pre-register here or show up at the Sydnor Road entrance to the Trail at 8am on race day.
Runners are welcome to donate to SPACE if desired but instead of a registration fee, we’re asking folks to help us collect goods for The Hope Center for Children’s “White Christmas” drive. The Hope Center helps build stable healthy families providing children a safe place from abuse and neglect. Please bring any of the following with you to the race: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, deodorant, toothpaste, free and clear laundry detergent.
Many thanks to the JM Smith Foundationfor supporting this event. Hope to see you on the Trail, Santa wear and jingle bells encouraged!
Please note: This is a fun run in support of the Hope Center. We won’t be timing the race or handing out any prizes. We hope you’ll still come out, support a great cause, and run with your community at Cottonwood Trail.
Join us for our 2018 Juried Holiday Craft Market sponsored by The Art Lounge
Over 25+ local artists and fine craftspeople will fill the Chapman Cultural Center lobby with their handmade items on Saturday, Dec 15th! It’s the perfect time to come listen to some holiday music and grab those last-minute items all while supporting local artisans. Whether you are looking for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts for the people on your list or want to pick up something for yourself, we have hundreds of options to choose from.
Grab lunch or a snack from Cafe Around the Corner Mobile!
The 2018 Holiday Craft Market will feature the very best of 2-D and 3-D arts, handmade jewelry, personal care products and so much more! Check out our juried artists below!
2D: Watercolors By Rita Glenn Howard, Rosetta Nesbitt, Sketch and sky – Ali Stones Art Classes,
3D: Hart Brothers Woodturning, Joan Wheatley’s Creations, Olde World Carvings, Hand Inspired by Marg , Dora Elizondo Ceramics
To Wear: Dewi Maya Handbags, Dash Designs, McRose Designs, Ashley Gilreath Jewelry, Urban Collars, Willow And Poppy Studios, MLC Findings Jewelry
Personal Care/ Prepared: Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones, The CoffeeLady31, Amy Lynnes, Iviva , Tropical Vibes Glow LLC
Everything Else: CNG Woodcrafts, Mission Pens, Deborah Ford’s Craft Cottage, Ida Dolls, Ballew Woodworks, Fairy Garden Magic
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More than 35 local vendors will offer unique gifts, holiday decorations, fresh local produce & honey, homemade jams & jellies, handmade jewelry, homemade baked goods, hand thrown pottery, hand crafted soaps & lotions & more! There will also be live music, free kid’s activities and Sadlers Creek BBQ will be serving breakfast and lunch. Anderson County Farmers Market is covered and ADA accessible. The Holiday Market will be open from 10 am to 2 pm Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22 and 5 pm – 8 pm on Thursday, Dec 20 RAIN or SHINE
Vendors include Whimsi”Cool” Designs, Ivey’s Cookies, Palmatier Farms, Le Bone Appétit, Kiss A Prince Handcrafted Soap and Bath Products, Wolfe Den Beads, Holliday’s Veggie Patch, Franny & Dot, Vdovichenko Bee Farm, Madame Dragonflys Emporium, Claynouveau, Twin Creeks Lavender, Friends Farm and Catering, Sadlers Creek BBQ, Vickery’ Pure SC Honey, L’s Finds & Treaure, Stitches & Stuff, City Chicks, Rose’s Homemade Goodies, Craft Me A Gift, Fractured Elements, Electric City Forge, Ms B’s, Banana Bread Shop, Nature’s Art, Exit2Beaches, Gigi’s Bowtique. The Hemp Mine Forx Farm