By Jayden Schading
For The Greer Citizen
The Fourth of July holiday offers an opportunity for local residents to take a walk in Victor Memorial Veterans Park.
The small park, tucked between 16th and 17th Street off South Line, honors local heroes from the Vietnam War and World War II.
For dog owners with limited yard space, Pelham Mill Park offers the perfect place to run.
The riverside park features a dog park, as well as the remains of the historic textile mill and post office and walking trails in shaded woods.
Greer artist Eddie Donald helped put the finishing touches on the new chapel at Pelham Medical Center with the installment of his stained glass windows.
Pelham Medical has been undergoing major renovations, requiring the relocation of the chapel.
More than 7,400 miles separate Greer from Hoima, Uganda.
But earlier this summer, a 16-member team from North Greenville University bridged that gap.
As the summer winds blow, area parks are attracting more visitors.
One popular destination is Stoneledge Park in Duncan, which features a playground, picnic shelters and restrooms adjacent to the Shipwreck Cove Water Park.
A Greer veteran was recently awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent after a decade of service at Lutheran Hospice.
Rick McKeeman has worked as a Veteran to Veteran Volunteer for ten years, taking on additional duties as well following his time in the Navy.
After 60 years of marriage, Jack and Patti Nance are still laughing together.
“We met in summer school,” Patti said. “We were both going to Wofford. I was going to be a senior at Limestone and Jack was at Carolina in Columbia.”
Area Girl Scouts Grace Davis, Caitlin Robertson and Nichole Reitz are among 28 Gold Award recipients earning recognition from the state.
The award is presented to Girl Scouts who have demonstrated leadership by initiating and completing sustainable service projects in their communities.