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Christmas Tree at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens



    Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative's Christmas Tree Lighting

The lighting of the Christmas tree at The Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative office in Pickens, South Carolina begins the Christmas season each year. The 2017 tree lighting was the final lighting for Charles Dalton as President and CEO, as he retired at the end of the year. Alan Blackmon, who retired in 2016, had the honor of lighting the majestic tree for 2017. Ashley Dodgens, Choir Director for Pickens Presbyterian Church, sang Christmas music. Rev. Nath Briley, of Pickens Presbyterian Church, delivered an inspirational message. Local dignitaries and members of the public were in attendance. Click here to read the in-depth article and view 23 photographs.




Snowfall on the majestic Christmas tree at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative office in Pickens, a beautiful scene captured by Elaine Banks

                                   Snowfall in Pickens County



Snowfall scenes in Pickens County. Click here to view.



The Bowen House in Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina
decorated for Christmas


              Christmas at The Historic Bowen House

Christina and Scott Carrick opened their home, the historic Bowen House in Pickens, to The Christian View magazine readers on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The house, built in 1880, was home to William Thomas Bowen and Rebecca Amelia Allgood Bowen, the maternal grandparents of journalist, author, and World War II correspondent Ben Robertson, who was killed in a plane crash in Portugal in 1943. Robertson wrote three books, Travelers Rest, I Saw England, and Red Hills and Cotton. The Carricks decorated their home beautifully for Christmas, with more than 20 Christmas trees and other decorations, and led The Christian View magazine on a tour of each room of the house. Click here to read the article and view 77 photos.


Country Santa's Workshop
Pumpkintown/Oolenoy, Pickens County, South Carolina


Country Santa

The Christian View magazine interviews John 'Buddy' Cox, who, along with volunteers through donations from the public, delivers toys to thousands of children each Christmas Eve. Click here to read: With Love From Jesus and Country Santa.




Amanda Smith and Randy Clem of Pizza Inn of Pickens


Ron Scarborough and Cade Crenshaw, of WGOG's The Evening Sports Page radio show, hosted the Miracle Kids Christmas on location in Powdersville.

      The Evening Sports Page Hosts Miracle Kids Christmas

WGOG's The Evening Sports Page, with Ron Scarborough and Cade Crenshaw, hosted the annual Miracle Kids Christmas on location in Powdersville. The occasion was Scarborough's return to radio after his stroke. Guests included Tyler Stroud, Misty and Ella Vinson, Travis Jackson, and Elizabeth Hensley.

 

Tiny Town, Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina

      'Tiny Town' in Easley Celebrates 40 Years of Christmas

'Tiny Town', well known in Easley and open to the public since 1977, celebrated 40 years of Christmas in 2017. Take a photographic tour with The Christian View magazine. Click here to view more than 40 photographs.




McKinney Chapel
Eastatoee Valley, Pickens County, South Carolina



Christmas at McKinney Chapel

The historic McKinney Chapel in Sunset, north of Pickens, South Carolina in the Eastatoee Valley, has been the setting for an annual Christmas pageant since 1982. The old-fashioned program, which always focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, was more meaningful in 2016, for, just a few months earlier, organizer Georgia Chapman was very ill and not expected to live.  Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view a photo slideshow.



Easter at Aunt Sue's Country Corner
north of Pickens on Hwy 11, Pickens County, South Carolina



Kids Enjoy Easter at Aunt Sue's Country Corner

Aunt Sue's Country Corner, on Highway 11 near Table Rock, was the setting for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Click here to read the article and view photos by The Christian View magazine.



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