McCravy

County Bank

Home | Facebook | Twitter
GwdToday | Greenwood, SC
News
• Greenwood
• Lakelands & beyond
• School
• Sports
• Church News
• Closings & Delays
ShareGwd
• Special Occasions
• Pics & Vids
• Community
GwdMarket
• Promotions
• Classifieds
• Employment
• Yard Sales
• Add Product/Service
• Add Classifieds
• Add Events

Sheriff Tony Davis 2016
Crime Network
• Arrest Reports
• SC Sex Offenders
Obituaries
• Obituaries
• Notices
2016 Elections
• Election Overview
• Political News & Events

Mr John Pizza
Kirks Pool
YMCA Banner


home : news : greenwood April 29, 2016

Carolina Health

Ninety Six Piggly Wiggly



Ewirelessgear Top HP



11/9/2012 1:04:00 PM
Veterans Day Events in Greenwood
Greenwood County Veterans Center is all dressed up and ready to greet guests Sunday, November 11 for three special events that are free and open to the public. During a reception immediately following the Veterans Day Parade, refreshments will be served and a Patriotic Art Display will be unveiled. Guests are also invited to visit The Healing Garden at the rear of the building. The SC Festival of Flowers is refurbishing and replanting the garden.
+ click to enlarge

Greenwood County Veterans Center is all dressed up and ready to greet guests Sunday, November 11 for three special events that are free and open to the public. During a reception immediately following the Veterans Day Parade, refreshments will be served and a Patriotic Art Display will be unveiled. Guests are also invited to visit The Healing Garden at the rear of the building. The SC Festival of Flowers is refurbishing and replanting the garden.

A patriotic work of art inspired by the poem
+ click to enlarge

A patriotic work of art inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields" and completed by 3rd through 8th grade students from Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens Counties will be unveiled Sunday. Students participated in a tutorial session led by local artist Gene Shirley before creating six by six inch squares that represent their own individual interpretations of a red field of poppies against a blue sky.


In observance of Veterans Day, the Ladies Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 8131) will host three events on Sunday, November 11 at the new Greenwood County Veterans Center.  All three events will follow the Veterans Day Parade and program at the monument on Main Street.

All three events are open to the public at no charge.  The first event is the official unveiling of the Patriotic Art Display.  A pictorial representation of the poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae, it is the product of children in grades 3 – 8 from Abbeville, Laurens and Greenwood Counties.

The 4’ by 6’ feet work of art comprises 36 individual pieces that are six by six inches.  Each is a student’s own interpretations of a field of poppies against a sky of blue.  Last month, local artist Gene Shirley conducted an instructional session for participants at the veterans center.  He introduced students to the use of space, color, depth, value and shading.  They also had the opportunity to practice sketching designs and patterns.  Assisting Shirley were Dot Hershey of the Greenwood Artist Guild and Ms. Pesche of Cambridge Academy.

Immediately after the parade, a reception will be held at the center to honor veterans and open the display to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  Susan Murphy, auxiliary member who coordinated the project along with Shirley, issued a special invitation to those who are in the parade and community members attending the parade as well as students and families of those students who contributed their work to the display.

Beginning at 12:30 Sunday, a group representing the S.C. Festival of Flowers will begin cleaning and replanting The Healing Garden located behind the center.  Visitors to the reception and art project opening are invited to view the garden as well.

Murphy recognized Shirley, along with those who assisted in completing the project:  Veterans Affairs Officer Carey Bolt, GCVC Administrator Carey Bolt, Hobby Lobby Greenwood Manager Kenny Eichorn and Mike Beard.  She also thanked Dot Hershey and Ms. Pesche, who assisted with the tutorial session and the many veterans whose sacrifices are recognized on this special day.



Star Fort Membership Banner
Related Stories:
• Greenwood honors veterans
• Beer and wine for Veteran's Day!
• We Honor Veterans
• Officials: Legion doesn't qualify for A-Tax funds





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search














Greenwood Living
Home | Facebook | Twitter
GwdToday.com • 720 Montague Ave Suite 314 • Greenwood • SC • 29649 • News@GwdToday.com
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved