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Gettys Middle Junior Honor Society Hosts 'Get Colored Purple Run for 51' 
In Memory of Former Student and Domestic Violence Victim Daniel Smith
Funds Raised Support Domestic Violence Shelters MARY'S House and Safe Harbor


Trish Spence and daughter, Maggie, and sons, Cullen and J.T., were among a crowd of Gettys Middle School students and parents participating in the 'Get Colored Purple Run for 51' to benefit MARY'S House and Safe Harbor, shelters for victims of domestic violence. The event was held in memory of Daniel Smith, a former student at Gettys Middle School in Easley. Daniel and his mother both lost their lives to domestic violence, at the hands of Daniel's stepfather.  Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view 45 photos of the event.

 Charles Dalton, Recently Retired President of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 
                        is Honored with Founder's Award at 2018 Blue Ridge Fest.
               This Year's Fundraiser Raises Record $225,000 for Local Charities.
                   Blue Ridge Fest Includes Upstate's Largest Classic Car Cruise-In 
        and Oldies Music by The Spinners, Jim Quick and the Coastline, and Magic. 


Charles Dalton (left), President and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative from 1982 until his recent retirement, was presented the Blue Ridge Fest Founder's Award from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative President and CEO Jim Lovinggood (right) and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (center) during the 2018 Blue Ridge Fest charity fundraiser. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article on the 2018 Blue Ridge Fest and to view The Christian View magazine's 125 photographs from the event. 

                                           Central Railroad Festival

Click here to view The Christian View magazine's photos from the 2018 Central Railroad Festival, including the non-profit organizations' booths, miniature train rides, tours of the red caboose, Cannon Memorial Baptist Church and inflatables for the kids, music by the Sweet Potato Pie Kids, and more.  Also inside: the Central Railway Museum.



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Pickens County's Official Sesquicentennial Logo/Seal
designed by Isabel Wallace and Haiden Ferreira,
students at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center


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