"There’s a constant uncertainty for starving artists,” said Joe Everson of Joe’s Studio. “It’s difficult being a dreamer in a world where dreams don’t make money.”
By Lynn Bruce
For The Greer Citizen
Sydney Sill and Brooklyn Brewster were crowned on Saturday night at Greer High School, earning the titles of Miss Greater Greer and Miss Greater Greer Teen.
The Greater Greer communty celebrated Halloween and fall festivities with several events last week including Halloween Hoopla, a Craft and Gift Show, and Wellford Fall Fest.
The City of Greer will give residents a look at its new Center for the Arts during the free open house celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 3.
“We are working hard down at the new Center for the Arts,” said Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “We have created some spaces for artists down there.”
Kathyrn Smith Burns, pictured center, recently turned 90 years old. Burns posed with her family during the City of Greer’s recent Vintage Market at the Park event in downtown Greer earlier in the month.
Country singer Aaron Tippin, a native of Blue Ridge, is receiving accolades for his recent documentary, taking home the 37th annual Telly Award.
“That’s a pretty neat honor and, boy, what a cool, little, neat trophy,” Tippin said.
Billy Bush of Expressions Unlimited strolled through Greer City Park last Wednesday, handing out free flowers to anyone he met.
“It’s some way to give back to the community,” Bush said. “It’s amazing to watch people react when they get a free flower.”
The semi-annual outdoor Vintage Market was held at Greer City Park on Saturday.
Local students are raising money for their school as construction continues to take place at Greer Middle College Charter High School.
In an effort to fundraise for the project, Greer Middle College students will be holding their annual spirit week from Oct. 21-28.
Since 2011, Nancy Welch has been in the fight of her life. Battling cancer, chemotherapy and radiation, Welch has learned to take life as it comes.
“It’s an ongoing journey, but it’s just a bend in the road,” she said.