For 24 years at Christmastime, thousands of cars, vans, buses and even limousines streamed down Adger Street in Pelzer to behold people dressed in suits of colorful lights. After a six-year hiatus, The Pelzer Light People returned last year and are back in 2021.
Today we’re kicking off our fun old fashioned family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols – the Christmas tree!
Katina and Tim Shirley closed on their five-acre farm in West Pelzer on Nov. 12. On Dec. 3 and 4, they will host Christmastime at Dalrymple Place, a two-day holiday celebration at the South Carolina century farm that will benefit a new Upstate gathering home for siblings in foster care.
Have you ever considered a career in higher education? Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton presently is hiring adjunct instructors for all areas of study.
Paula Payton remembers hanging out at West Pelzer Town Hall as a child when her grandfather, Johnny Gaines, was mayor. She’s still hanging out there but now as Town Clerk and she’s earned a designation held by only eight municipal clerks in South Carolina.
Eight Upstate companies demonstrating a commitment to ethics and community leadership have been named Business of Integrity Award winners by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate SC.
Holiday parades, festivals and celebrations that were sidelined last year due to COVID-19 are making a comeback this year as Upstate cities and towns host everything from tree lightings to ice skating.
Sarabeth McCall started her business in her college dorm room. Today, she owns Sarabeth Jordan Boutique in downtown Laurens and is doing her part to encourage Upstate residents to shop local for the holidays.
Hendersonville’s collection of holiday events, known as Home for the Holidays, returns this year with festivities starting the day after Thanksgiving and running through the end of the year.