The Creative Advancement Centers After School Program placed fifth out of 14 finalists to be considered for awards for nonprofits at a ceremony in Munich, Germany. More than 100 programs based out of 58 countries applied and the top four programs were honored with awards.
United Community Bank Ice on Main, located at 50 W. Broad St., Greenville, will be held on today from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The year was not without sadness, as the Greer community suffered the losses of several of its instrumental members and leaders.
Listed are just a few of those lost and remembered in 2013:
Cliff Harpst works one day a year – a day when most people would like to have off.
For the past five years, Harpst has worked Christmas Day at Waffle House, greeting customers.
“I call it my Christmas present to me,” he said.
The manager asked Harpst to help out on Christmas.
Friday night, the Creative Advancement Centers held its Christmas program. Children sang songs, read poems and Christmas classics and gave instrumental performances for teachers, parents and fellow students.
Leyly Bagherof, a student at Christ Church Episcopal School and The Fine Arts Center, has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Bagherof will perform at the famous New York fixture in February with the Honors Choir.
With Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) changing, at least one local nonprofit is bracing for an influx of people who need food assistance.
Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director, said she expects to see an increase in need as dollars decrease.
Greer Station selling
Greer Station, located at 111B S. Main St., Greer, is selling 2013 Greer Station ornaments, the “A Taste of Greer Station” cookbook and will soon have a Greer Station discount card for 2014. Each item costs $10.
For more information call 416-0125.
There is a price for everything. Over the years, I’ve learned it over and over again.
Just in time for the holidays, Greer Community Ministries received a large gift.
The Blue Ridge Middle School student council coordinated a canned food drive and fundraiser for local food pantries.
“Oh my goodness. We got some cans,” said Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director.