Of pink, terrific events,
honors given, received
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It's not that there are no news items worthy of a thumbs down; it's just that we thought there were too many positives to point out. And so it goes:
A giant thumbs up to the participants and organizers of Tuesday's Pretty in Pink fashion show that helped heighten awareness of breast cancer and, perhaps more important, celebrated the incredible spirit and resolve of survivors of the disease that claims the lives of thousands of women in the U.S. each year.
Last weekend was a busy one in Greenwood - and some people have the nerve to say there's nothing to do around here! - and is also worthy of a thumbs up.
The textile industry is, in many ways, synonymous with Greenwood and many areas of the state. The Museum's newest exhibit, provided through the S.C. State Museum, "Textiles: A History of Innovation and Community," launched Friday and will remain on display through March. Be sure to take a look and get a history lesson or take a trip down Memory Lane. And on topic, Self Family Foundation gets a "shout out" for its support of the exhibit.
Click646 has developed into a must-go event for the fall and is growing under the leadership of organizer Jon Holloway. This year's event was a little different, piggy-backing off the popularity of Oktoberfest celebrations. It was also different in that a new city ordinance allowed attendees to enjoy food, fellowship, music and adult libations in a cordoned-off area of Oregon Avenue. And as expected, the event went without a hitch. Expect Click646 to grow even larger and just as packed with entertainment.
John C. Calhoun Elementary School in Abbeville County deserves a thumbs up for recently being named one of three 2012 Title I Reward Schools for Performance in the state. The honor came from the state Department of Education and includes a $5,000 grant. Well done.
And finally, a thumbs up to Honor Flight of South Carolina, which puts together opportunities to fly veterans to Washington, D.C., for sightseeing, with particular attention given to the war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery. This is a wonderfully organized service that brings veterans together in the nation's capital where they can share a special camaraderie and be honored for their service. Recently, our own former state Sen. John Drummond was on an Honor Flight trip, only this time he did not get to fly the plane.
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