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Letter from the Editor How is it September already? The summer flew by! This is typically the issue where I use this space to share my thoughts about how much I hate the return of making lunches for my kids for school. Well, guess what? I’m not complaining this year! The start of this school year marked a significant change in my household, because my daughter has moved to her college dorm at Clemson. The lunch-making process has decreased. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still have an aversion to packing a pesky lunch every day, but I see it differently at this point. It’s one of the little things I still get to do to show I care every single day. When the birdie flies the coop to college, you aren’t there every day for some of the little things. So I’ll somewhat happily make lunches for the next few years for my son until it’s his turn to head to college. And I will shout a secret hallelujah when I do pack the last one. But, alas, back to school it is for our community. By now, the kids have probably settled in a little bit and have a better grasp on things they actually need every day. We have a fun article focusing on some of the great gadgets and gizmos that can make the school day a little brighter with cute, fun, yet handy items. And back to school also means back to football! You’ll find a list of all of the high school football schedules in our public school system in the county. Plan now for your Friday Night Lights, and catch all the best match-ups and rivalries in the county. College football is off again as well. While we ladies love our football, we also like looking good while we watch it. Thanks to Wendy Gillespie of Pittypat’s Clothing Company, there are some darling new options for game-day attire. She has such an interesting story to tell of how she came to be involved in fabric design and the clothing industry. You’ll be inspired as well as fired-up for football when you read the story! As a college town, one would think Anderson might get a little less crowded during the summer when the college kids return home. However, thanks to the Crossroads Summer Camp that is held at Anderson University each summer, we seem to remain full of enthusiastic youth. Clayton King Ministries brought Crossroads Summer Camp to Anderson more than 20 years ago. Learn about this dynamic program and how its founders, Clayton and Sharie King, have created a camp that teaches about Jesus as well as life skills and inter-personal relationships. On a personal note, I hope you’ll read about our amazing minister at Central Presbyterian Church that retired this past summer after 23 years as the senior pastor. Dr. David Bailey has impacted so many lives in our community, and he will certainly be missed in this role. Whenever I described his “style” to someone, I would always talk about how soothing his voice was. I think he could have actually yelled or scolded me about something and I would have still felt peace and comfort because of his voice! There are quite a few other interesting stories to round out this issue and make it a must-read! Be sure to take note of our loyal advertisers and support them as you make purchasing decisions for your home and families! Let’s hope for a safe and successful school year for the youth in our community, and let’s show our football fever! n



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AnMed Health top-performing hospital for heart attack patients AnMed Health has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. AnMed Health is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes AnMed Health’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. “We are delighted to be among the nation’s topperforming hospitals for caring for heart attack patients,” said Mark Joczik, assistant vice president of AnMed Health Cardiovascular Services. The Chest Pain Center team aggressively tracks the amount of time it takes to get a patient to the hospital and open the blocked heart vessel. “We make sure not only our staff but also EMS staff are educated on why time is of the essence in treating heart attack patients,” said Chest Pain Center Coordinator Monica Dickerson. “We have educated EMS to call the stemi alerts while in the home or before leaving the driveway to ensure a timely response from the cath lab as well as the cardiologist.” A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. AnMed Health’s aggressive goal of treating heart attack patients meets the standards and levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. To receive the Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, AnMed Health demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain — MI Registry for two consecutive years – 2019 and 2020 – and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. “I am extremely proud of all of our departments that make our program so successful. With all staff understanding the importance of urgency with cardiac patients, it has made us very successful in caring for patients,” Dickerson said.

The Chest Pain — MI Registry empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines. Further, it establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients. “AnMed Health has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current, clinical guideline recommendations,” said Dr. Michael Kontos, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Steering Subcommittee. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. n

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In the Footsteps of Billy Graham By Deborah Tucker

“World travel and getting to know clergy of all denominations has helped mold me into an ecumenical being. We’re separated by theology and, in some instances, culture and race, but all that means nothing to me anymore.” ~ Rev. Billy Graham The first thing I noticed when I visited the Crossroads Summer Camp on the beautiful campus at Anderson University was that it was full of active kids having fun. It was also full of active kids that know how to eat. And it was full of active kids that need to be reminded to pick up after themselves. In other words, it was full of kids being kids. I recently had the opportunity to interview Clayton King about Clayton King Ministries and the Crossroads Summer Camp that has been an integral part of Anderson University for over 20 years. In the past, they have served up to 5,400 campers for the summer. This year, even with shutdowns because of Covid-19, the attendance is still around 3,400. Co-founders Clayton and Sharie King pursue a simple mission – to preach the gospel and make disciples.

On Rev. Billy Graham As with many across the country, Clayton and Sharie King were profoundly touched and moved by the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham. Unlike many, they had the opportunity to visit Graham and his wife, Ruth, in their home. “Meeting Billy Graham was something I dreamed about and prayed for almost 20 years,” remembered King. “It turned out to be one of the best days of my life. He was so kind and loving toward me and Sharie. “What influenced me most, however, was how truly humble and personal he was,” continued King. “He treated us like family. I always use these three words to describe Billy Graham: humility, integrity and simplicity. I want to possess those qualities.” Unity within the Christian church was near and dear to the heart of Billy Graham and a value that King embraces wholeheartedly. “When Sharie and I spent the day with him in his home 15 years ago, [Billy Graham] said that unity in the church was one of the most effective ways for Christians to show the world the love of Christ,” explained King. “He said it had always been his goal in his ministry to see churches work together for the good of society and the souls of individuals as they recognize God’s love for them.”

On the Crossroads Summer Camp There are many summer camps available for kids today. The Crossroads Summer Camp offers a couple of advantages for folks in Anderson County. First, it’s right here in Anderson County. It offers all of the advantages of summer camp while still being close to home. Second, it is non-denominational and attracts kids from all over the region. This summer, kids came from 13 states, including Indiana, Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, and the Carolinas. Although the majority of the students are Baptists, the camp also serves kids from Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal and nondenominational churches. King said this year saw the largest number of churches ever from Anderson County supporting the program And what do the campers learn? According to King, the purpose of the summer camp is to teach the kids to follow Jesus. Learning about Jesus goes part and parcel with learning life skills and working well with others. “We talk about the importance of having personal integrity, working hard, respecting people of all backgrounds and honoring parents and grandparents and teachers and leaders,” said King. “We place a high value on being honest, being generous, living in community and being peacemakers instead of being drawn into drama and division.”

On Anderson University Anderson University is like a timeless oasis in the heart of Anderson, and a perfect location for a summer camp. King says he moved his entire non-profit ministry to Anderson University in 2014 at the invitation of the university president, Dr. Evans Whitaker, for the purpose of expanding the Crossroads Summer Camps. “Dr. Whitaker provided an office for our ministry on campus, named me Distinguished Professor of Evangelism, and welcomed us and our camps with open arms,” enthused King. “Many of my closest friends are faculty and staff members at Anderson University.” Whitaker is just as enthusiastic about the benefits the Clayton King Ministries has brought to Anderson University. “Clayton and Sharie’s numerous ministries are a huge asset to Anderson University, primarily because


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of our complimentary missions of Christian higher education and evangelism,” said Whitaker “When I invited Clayton and Sharie to bring their ministry to Anderson several years ago, I knew it was going to be a special alliance, but I had no idea how impactful it was going to be. It’s a perfect match. They’re great people. We love having them on our campus and in our lives!” On the Future There is a twinkle in King’s eyes when he talks about his latest project – the Crossroads Ministry and Event Center. It will be located on 17 acres on Midway Road that were purchased before the Covid-19 pandemic began. “We want to provide a facility on a gorgeous piece of property that can serve our community in numerous ways: weddings, birthday parties, fund-raisers, banquets, staff events, social gatherings, graduation celebrations, and family reunions,” explained King. “We will also host retreats and small conferences for pastors, missionaries, and ministry leaders and their families. Often times, pastors just need a place to get away, and we want to provide a safe haven for them to disconnect from the pressures of ministry and connect with the Holy Spirit so that they can rest and be refreshed.”

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Supporting Clayton King Ministries Clayton King Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. To learn more about the ministries, visit the web page at www. or visit the Facebook page at @ claytonkingministries. n

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Kelsey McNeely Finds Strong Support System at Tri-County Technical College

Kelsey McNeely Longtime TCTC Career Counselor Butch Merritt says Kelsey McNeely has all the qualities and characteristics that will make her an effective and impactful professional counselor. “She is an active listener and she is open and accepting. And, she is empathetic,” Merritt said about McNeely, who graduated May 11 with an associate in arts degree and transferred to Clemson University. Her goal is to become a clinical psychologist. McNeely says she is dedicated to being to other children what she needed when she was a child, living


in single-parent home where she says negligence and drug abuse in the household led to her being placed in multiple foster care homes. As an adolescent she struggled with mental health issues and sexual abuse that led to self-harm and several suicide attempts. “Back then I didn’t want to be alive,” she said. “I just always wanted to be happy and find a purpose in my life.” She has found both and wants to guide others to find theirs. “A good, caring counselor can do that,” she said. September/October 2021

“Kelsey hasn’t let life get in her way. She knows what kids are going through because she struggled herself. She hasn’t accepted what life handed her. Instead she wants more and has grown leaps and bounds and graduated from TCTC with a 4.0 GPA.”

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~Debbie Thrasher So can a strong support system, which she found at the College’s Anderson Campus after enrolling there after graduating from Westside High School two years ago. She took advantage of free tutoring, which resulted in excelling in her studies and a spot on the President’s List (all A’s). Education wasn’t always a priority for McNeely, who was placed into foster care beginning at age eight. She later returned to her mother’s home for a short while until going to live with her older brother for a year. Her grades were poor – until she entered the 10th grade and came to the realization that education was her way out. She made all A’s and B’s her sophomore year and by junior and senior year, she was making all A’s. “I set a goal. I wanted to feel better about myself. It was personal,” she said. She took a dual enrollment class her senior year and aced it. Suddenly college became a possibility. Tri-County’s Anderson Campus was close to her home so she enrolled. “I surprised myself. With guidance and a tutor, I learned how to be a better student. Tri-County was the best choice for me. It gave me a foundation. I learned how to be a college student,” said McNeely, who also was a workstudy student. She credits her success to the smaller classes, along with caring instructors and tutors who became mentors. Debbie Thrasher, program assistant at the Anderson Campus, has no doubt that McNeely will continue her success in her studies at Clemson. “Kelsey hasn’t let life get in her way. She knows what kids are going through because she struggled herself. She hasn’t accepted what life handed her. Instead she wants more and has grown leaps and bounds and graduated from TCTC with a 4.0 GPA,” said Thrasher. “I’ve worked hard in my studies and on myself. I want to turn my negatives into somebody’s positives,” said McNeely. “I was alone a lot as a child. I grew up quickly. It made me resilient. From birth to 18, it was a learning experience with lots of trial and error on everyone’s part. At age 20, I have a different life ahead of me. I have accomplished a lot and I am looking ahead.” “I was sad when I left Tri-County. It feels like home and it’s hard to find places that feel like home to me. Everyone supports each other. It’s like a big family. It’s what every work place should be,” said McNeely. After earning a bachelor’s degree, her goal is to earn a master’s degree and become a licensed professional counselor. “I want to work in clinical psychology with children,” she said. “Kelsey will do well at Clemson and one of these days she may come back and work at Tri-County,” said Merritt. n


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Junior Golf Tournament to Honor Jackie Seawell There is a new South Carolina Junior Golf Association event coming to Anderson this October. The first “Jackie Seawell Junior” will be held October 9-10, 2021 at Cobb’s Glen in Anderson. It is open to SC junior golfers---Boys 10-12, Boys 13-15, Girls 10-12, and Girls 13-15. Over 100 junior golfers are expected to compete. According to Matt Harbin, committee chair of the tournament, the SC Golf Association (SCGA), SC Junior Golf Association (SCJGA) and Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) identified a need to have a South Carolina event for golfers ages 15 and under, including both boys and girls. “There was a need for a first class event where this age group could compete. We were honored when the Seawell family allowed us to name the event after Jackie Seawell,” said Harbin. Seawell, a native of Anderson, was the first golf professional at Cobb’s Glen and spent much of his storied career instructing junior golfers. “He invested his time and energy in junior golf at a time before the game was popular for young people,” said Dave Chamblee, also a committee member who once took lessons from Seawell. “For many years, when Mr. Seawell was the Cobb’s Glen pro, he and his wife took junior golfers to Myrtle Beach to compete in the state tournament at Myrtlewood,” said Chamblee. “Playing in state tournaments was an opportunity we would not have otherwise had.” According to Chamblee, Seawell taught junior golfers not only the fundamentals of the golf swing, but the rules, sportsmanship, etiquette, and history of the game. Harbin said that Seawell was ahead of his time, embracing technology by using cameras and videos in the ’70s and ’80s. Seawell’s influence culminated in a state championship for the TL Hanna boys’ team in 1983. Players included committee chair Matt Harbin who went on to play at USC Aiken earning All American status, Jon Herring who later won several Anderson County championships, Jon Lummus, Bill Kennedy, individual state champion Jay Seawell, and the late John Burnette. After leaving Anderson, Seawell was the golf professional at Woodside Plantation, director of golf at Sage Valley and then became the owner of Houndlake Country Club in Aiken. He and his son, Daniel, created a world-class teaching facility there where they have instructed golfers from the beginner’s level to a future Master’s champion. Seawell passed away June 14, 2021 at the age of 79. This tournament was created to honor him and his contributions to golf in Anderson, Aiken and the entire state of South Carolina. The committee expects the “Jackie Seawell Junior” to be an annual tribute to Seawell and his contributions to the game of golf, especially his


success in elevating junior golf in South Carolina. “Over the past 50 years, my dad has devoted so much of his time to junior golf. He always believed that growing junior golf was the best way to grow the game. Our family is honored to have this tournament named after him,” said Julie Seawell Allen, his daughter. The organizing committee is seeking sponsorships to offset the cost of the tournament and make it successful for the expected 120 junior players who will travel to Anderson to participate. All sponsorship packages include recognition at the event, and there are varying levels of support opportunities. n

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Sponsor---$1,000 and up Golf bag, one dozen golf balls, tournament hat Supporter---$500 Backpack, one dozen golf balls, tournament hat Friend---$250 One dozen golf balls, tournament hat All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation, a 501 c-3 organization. To become a sponsor, please make checks payable and mail to: SCJGF Attn-Cobb Oxford 312 Five Forks Road, Anderson, SC 29621. Please contact Matt Harbin 864-376-4968 or Cobb Oxford 864-958-2013 for more information. September/October 2021

The Poet’s Nook

By Jay Wright

Our area lost a wonderful person and a wonderful poet this summer: Opal Anderson. After joining in the mid-90s, she served as Foothills Writers Guild’s secretary, as historian, and was the recipient of our highest honor, the Gold Quill Award in 2015. Her poems won a number of first places in our spring and fall writing competitions as well as in statewide competitions. An excellent pianist, Opal also wrote musical compositions for each of her children. Here is one of her poems written in 2013 – a favorite among our members.

Sandspurs On My Shoestrings I was never a bikini babe Or a well-tanned whistle getter I would suntan in ten minutes And freckle in twenty or better Yet, I loved to stroll the beach In the morning at half past seven Breathe sun-warmed, salt-sprayed air Just me and the octogenarians Though I could always find prize shells Some ridged, some scalloped, some curly I could never find me a fellow Combing the beach so early But I danced in the receding tide With mesmerizing waves a-murmer As I kissed my first-time love On a moonlit night one summer


Beaches are havens to run to As life gives a push and a shove There’s solace in waves with no ending And a heaven full of love

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Dr. Bailey Bids Adieu By Caroline Anneaux

Dr. David Bailey served 23 years as the senior pastor at Central Presbyterian Church on North Boulevard in Anderson before retiring in June. He is the third generation in his family to minister in the Presbyterian church. His father and grandfather also served as ministers for many years. “If you had asked me years ago what I was going to do after college, my answer would have been designing golf courses, teaching history in college or becoming a lawyer,” said Bailey. “However, I felt the calling to go into ministry as I was nearing graduation from Davidson College, and decided I would go into seminary for one year to give it a try and see if I was meant to preach.” After graduating from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, he ministered in churches in Gastonia and Dunn, North Carolina before eventually taking the position here in Anderson. “We were looking for a young minister who also had some experience under his belt,” said Dick Christopher, a longtime church member who was on the committee that brought Bailey to Central Presbyterian Church. “He had his PhD in ministry, which was impressive, served in three churches already, and he had a wife and young children who were able to move and transition to a new location. We never imagined our choice would arrive and stay for 23 years, but we sure were blessed that he did.” Noelle Read, associate pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, was a child of the church when Bailey arrived. Her parents joined the church in 1974. “David has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said Read. “He was my pastor, then my mentor when I was at Columbia Seminary. He visited and encouraged me every step of the way. He did my marriage counseling and married me. So, in 2017, when my dear father had a stroke and I was back in Anderson visiting him, David mentioned an opening as an associate pastor. Within four months, my husband, children and I were back in Anderson. He helped me come home.” Bailey is described as a peacemaker, and a man who opens conversations. He listens to both sides and tries his best to remain fair. The church is considered a “purple church” where liberal and conservative members worship together and strive for harmony and peace despite current political issues. “The richest reward as a minister are the in-depth relationships I have formed with people and their families during good and bad times,” said Bailey. “I have


been blessed with many friendships over the years.” Bailey loves teaching and preaching the Bible. He believes it is a minister’s privilege and task to engage the congregation every week. As the years went by and people became accustomed to getting more of their information from electronic devices, it became more difficult to keep people engaged during sermons. He challenged himself to find ways to connect with his congregation each week during the time he had with them in a quiet sanctuary where the focus was on God. Bailey is married to Claire, and they have three children and three grandchildren. “Claire is a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother,” said Bailey. “She has been right beside me every step of the way, and we raised three kids together. Erin is an accountant and lives in Charleston with her husband and three boys. Our daughter, Allison, is a teacher in Spartanburg and our son, John is a lieutenant in the Navy and stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.” Now that he has retired, he plans to play more golf, read, volunteer in the community, play his guitar, catch up on yard work and take more walks. For years he lived by the saying “Oh my gosh, it’s Friday!” Now, he will be able to do normal things on the weekend instead of preparing for work on Sunday. In fact, the first week of full retirement, he was in Blowing Rock on a vacation he takes every year at the end of June. It is going to take a while for him to settle into retirement and get used to a new schedule, but he said he is looking forward to every minute of it. “I’m going to take my retirement one day at a time,” he said. n September/October 2021

Central Presbyterian Church Renovates Sanctuary Dr. Bailey did not expect to oversee the complete renovation of the church sanctuary in his final year as a minister, yet he did. A large piece of plaster fell about seven years ago and landed on a pew – thankfully not while members of the congregation were in attendance! He could see the large hole every time he preached. When the church was not able to meet in the sanctuary during the Covid-19 pandemic, it proved to be just the right time to fix it. As you know, when one thing needs to be fixed, a whole list of other items usually gets added to the to-do list as well. About three months into the pandemic, the renovations began on the 63-year-old church sanctuary. “Our original intention was to work on the pulpit and choir area,” said Harold Gilbert, who has been a member for over 30 years. “We also knew that the plaster needed repairing, but that would involve taking out every single pew in the sanctuary. We received a very generous gift from a church member who wanted to see the pews restored, and before we could blink we had $300,000 from the congregation to get the job started.” The pews were taken out and hauled all the way to North Carolina for a complete restoration. While the pews were gone, all of the old carpet and flooring was taken up and replaced. Beautiful hardwood floors were installed. All of the plaster was repaired and repainted. “And what better time to update the sound and media systems?” said Gilbert. “We got to work on those as well. They installed three new cameras and one has the ability to turn 180 degrees as well as move up and down. We put in a sound board that can handle 30 microphones at one time. All new wiring went in and a ‘hearing loop’ was installed by a company in Greenville. It allows our hearing-impaired members to listen to the sermon directly through their hearing aids.” Central Presbyterian Church member and master carpenter, Will Nickles, created a hand-carved cross to hang in the newly renovated sanctuary. The ringed Celtic cross is made of walnut wood donated by Dick Christopher, walnut facing given to Nickles over 25 years ago by a dear friend of his father’s, and curly maple wood. The dark wood represents Christ’s death and despair, and the light wood is a sign of rebirth and hope. This beautiful cross hangs in the sanctuary, and Dr. David Bailey was given a smaller replica as a gift upon his retirement.. April Swanson, also a church member and an artist, made all the new sconces hanging in the sanctuary. The beautiful, hand-pieced metal and glass lights all show off a cross when lit. “Everything just came together beautifully,” said Gilbert. “The pandemic blessed us with perfect timing to update our sanctuary.”

“I have known David almost my entire life,” said another longtime church member, Sidney Mize. “Our fathers were in seminary together and our families met in the summers at Montreat Conference Center in western North Carolina. Imagine my surprise 23 years ago when he was announced as our new minister. And, now, here I am on the committee to find a new minister to build on the legacy he left here and lead us into the future of our church. It is so hard not to look for a clone, but we know that person does not exist anyway. David is one of a kind.”


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and the university’s iconic wrought iron gates. New this year is the University of Georgia-themed apparel which features Uga, the team mascot, the stadium, the Georgia Theatre and the Hedges. In addition to the new UGA-themed toile this year there is also Christmasthemed toile for Clemson and the University of South Carolina, each adding just a touch of some holiday colors to the toile. How did these unique pattern ideas come about? “I always had a difficult time finding good quality, cute, age-appropriate game day clothing,” Gillespie said. “Living right outside of Clemson, I knew first-hand that there was a need for an upscale ladies game day clothing brand that could take you from the tailgate to out to dinner.” In addition to the three local favorites, Gillespie has plans to debut Wofford, Furman, The Citadel, University of Alabama, Auburn, Old Miss and Louisiana State University garments starting in January 2022, and the entire Pittypat line is made in the United States. Her faith in God has led her this far and she has hopes to wholesale her goods to a major retailer, as she will tell you, “if it’s God’s will.” Are there plans to add other items, like bags or jackets or maybe home goods? Gillespie responds “Perhaps. Who knows what God has in store for Pittypat’s!”

hen you were young, did you ever dream of being something particular, like an astronaut or a firefighter, or doing something specific like having your own restaurant or animal shelter when you grew up? If you’re like most, you did have dreams of your future but often life gets in the way and the path you dreamed of gets adjusted as time goes by. Wendy Gillespie is not like most. Gillespie always wanted to have her own clothing line and after a slight detour, she made that dream come true. Growing up, she would always get excited about going with her mother to New York. The clothing thing kind of runs in her blood as her mother was a buyer for a retailer called Baby Superstore. “I always had a love for all things fashion,” she said. However, Gillespie wasn’t always on the clothing line path. She left her banking job in April 2020 to pursue her life-long passion. As her faith is strong, she knows God steers her in the direction she needs to go, and the direction for this particular journey was clear from the beginning. As many of us stayed in our homes and binge-watched our favorite shows during the COVID-19 shutdown, Gillespie put pencil to paper and spent more time on sketching. She’s always liked fashion and drawing; the two together brought her closer to her dream After the sketches came the research. Gillespie started looking into what was needed to start her clothing line and looking for vendors to supply her needs, including one of the most important vendors, a pattern maker. After some research she was able to locate one in New York and made plans to travel to there to meet with them. But this trip was not going to happen. In what Gillespie says is “another God thing,” she learned of a local pattern maker, and not just any pattern maker. This one works for another popular clothing line you may have heard of, Draper James by Reese Witherspoon. Pittypat’s Clothing Company, which launched June 15th, 2021, got its name from the childhood nickname bestowed upon Gillespie by her grandmother, Sally Poole. She said this was a little way for her to pay homage to her grandmother. The Pittypat line is as unique as the story behind it. A big part of this clothing line is made from a toile pattern of college landmarks. Wikipedia describes a toile pattern this way: “Toile de Jouy, sometimes abbreviated to simply ‘toile’, is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which is a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers.” Pittypat’s Clemson University-themed line features a pattern of orange-colored print with scenes such as the Esso Club, Memorial Stadium and Tiger football players running down the stadium’s famed hill. University of South Carolina-themed apparel features a pattern of black colored print with scenes such as Williams-Brice Stadium, the South Carolina Statehouse

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After-Summer Skin Care By Danielle McDuffie There are many ways to prevent skin damage and keep your skin in shape during and after those hot summer months. The most important and easiest way to prevent sun damage is to wear sunscreen. The sun damages the skin in various ways, and it is a direct cause of skin cancer. When shopping for sun protection, look for physical sunscreens. They form a physical barrier between your face and the sun to prevent UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) rays from absorbing into the skin. Supergoop is an SPF (sun protection factor)-dedicated company that sells over 40 sunscreen options for both the face and body. Its products have full Federal Drug Administration reports, contain broad-spectrum SPF, and some don’t leave a white cast on the face. Sunscreen is the first step to maintaining healthy


skin and avoiding accelerated aging, wrinkles, and dry skin. For those who already suffer from sun damage, there are several ways to help the skin begin the healing process. When looking to heal the skin from sun damage, find products with AHAs and BHAs (two types of hydroxy acids). They are exfoliants that penetrate into the skin and remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. These ingredients make your skin sensitive to the sun, so it is especially imperative to use SPF during the day when using them. The brand The Ordinary has an September/October 2021

AHA and BHA peeling solution that works as an exfoliating facial. This helps with sun-induced problems such as texture issues and dull or congested skin. After using sunscreen and exfoliants to help take care of the skin during the summer months, it is just as essential to maintain the complexion that you’ve worked so hard for. To keep that summer glow going year-round, look for products with niacinamide, which helps support the skin’s barrier. This helps to make pores look smaller, increase the skin’s resiliency, and helps to balance oil production. The brand Maya Chia has a product that is an “all-in-one” for sun repair called The Super Lift Vitamin C More Treatment. It is even called the miracle product because of how quickly results can be seen. The Super Lift Vitamin C More Treatment has three types of vitamin C, niacinamide, peptides, stem cells, and more. These ingredients help to tone skin, soothe the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten the skin’s appearance. There are many other products to choose from that will help to protect, heal, and maintain your skin. It all starts with finding skincare products that contain ingredients that will guarantee results. The most critical items to look for are physical sunscreens formulated for the face to avoid sun damage, exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs that help to reduce wrinkles along with discoloration from the sun, and moisturizers with niacinamide to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier as the sun does dehydrate the skin. With all of these tips are followed, your skin will be in perfect shape for the summer months and beyond. n

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When the giant floodlights begin to shine, the community knows that it is time to come together to cheer on their favorite high school football team. Whether they are supporting their star quarterback or talented trumpet player, parents and families from all around town will meet at the football field for a night full of competition, music, and high energy. The new school year comes along with brand new competition for the teams all over Anderson County. See schedules to find out when and where each high school team in the county is playing.


10/1 @ 7:30 PM ...............Woodmont 10/8 @ 7:30 PM ..............Mauldin 10/15 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ J.L. Mann 10/22 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Byrnes 10/29 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Hillcrest September/October 2021


9/10 @ 7:30 PM ..............BHP

9/3 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Pickens


9/3 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ BHP

9/10 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Woodmont

9/10 @ 7:30 PM ..............Powdersville

9/17 @ 7:30 PM ..............Wren

9/17 @ 7:30 PM ..............West-Oak 9/24 @ 7:30 PM ..............Palmetto


9/24 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Pendleton

10/1 @ 7:30 PM ..............BHP

10/1 @ 7:30 PM ..............Powdersville

10/8 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Daniel

10/8 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Blue Ridge

10/22 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Seneca

10/15 @ 7:30 PM ..............Berea

10/29 @ 7:30 PM ..............Wren

10/22 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Southside


10/29 @ 7:30 PM ..............Carolina Academy





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9/3 @ 7:30pm ..............@ Landrum


9/10 @ 7:30pm ................ Hart County 9/17 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Franklin County 9/24 @ 7:30pm ..............McCormick


10/1 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Abbeville

9/3 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Greer

10/8 @ 7:30pm ..............Ninety Six

9/10 @ 7:30 PM ..............Byrnes

10/15 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Christ Church Episcopal

9/17 @ 7:30 PM ..............Hart County

10/22 @ 7:30pm ................ @ West-Oak

9/24 @ 7:30 PM ..............T.L Hanna

10/29 @ 7:30pm ..............Liberty

10/1 @ 7:30 PM ..............Easley

10/22 @ 7:30 PM ..............Walhalla


10/29 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Pickens



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10/8 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Travelers Rest


9/10 @ 7:30pm ................ @ T.L. Hanna 9/24 @ 7:30pm ..............Abbeville 10/1 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Pendleton 10/8 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Greer

9/3 @ 7:00 PM ................ @ Powdersville

10/15 @ 7:30pm ..............Seneca

9/10 @ 7:30 PM ..............Easley

10/22 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Wren

9/17 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Palmetto

10/29 @ 7:30pm ..............Daniel

9/24 @ 7:30 PM ..............Hillcrest


10/8 @ 7:30 PM ................ @ Seneca 10/15 @ 7:30 PM ..............Daniel


10/22 @ 7:30 PM ..............BHP




9/3 @ 7:30pm ..............Palmetto

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9/3 @ 7:00pm ..............Wren

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9/10 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Pendleton


10/1 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Palmetto 10/8 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Berea


9/17 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Liberty

10/15 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Carolina Academy

10/22 @ 7:30pm ................ @ Blue Ridge 10/29 @ TBA ..............Southside


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Cobb’s Glen Champions The Matchmakers – State Champions - L to R - Andrea Craft, Sunny Davis, Bredae Graves, Joo Ho Kim, Autumn Cathey, Christy Burnette, Debbie Bergeron, Carolyn Hassey. What started as a way to cure the quarantine blues became a road to success as first-time tennis players turned into champions while battling the boredom of Covid restrictions. “There were six of us that would go walking every afternoon during the lockdown, and we decided to just try tennis one day,” said Sunny Davis. Davis and her girlfriends walked through the Cobb’s Glen neighborhood and would pass the tennis courts daily. One of the walking partners, Bredae Graves, just happened to have a long-time relationship with Joo Ho Kim, a private tennis instructor. The group of women began taking lessons from Kim; they invited additional friends to participate; and soon, a new, thriving tennis group had begun at Cobb’s Glen. “It was a healthy and safe way to keep up exercise and get out of the house,” said Kasey Farrar. “Tennis was a perfect solution, because of its minimal contact and natural social distancing. What began as a mental and physical health break soon turned into a passion for many of us!” When formal league tennis resumed in South Carolina in the spring of 2021, the Cobb’s Glen group had grown enough to for two separate teams playing in two different leagues, UPTA (Upstate Tennis Association) and FTA (Foothills Tennis Association). After a hard-fought season of league play, both teams advanced to the state finals in their respective groups.

The Matchmakers won all of their state matches to become the Women’s 2.5 40 & Over State Champions, and the team, Love Hurts, finished as the Women’s 2.5 18 & Over State Finalists. “Not only did we learn a new sport, but we gained so many friendships during this past year,” said Davis. “Joo’s passion, love of the game and patience helped us bring home a state championship and second place win at state,” she said. n

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Remembering and Learning from our Past By Lisa Marie Carter

The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This move represented a form of hope for African Americans: Our country had finally outlawed slavery. However, the next 12 years, known as Reconstruction, was actually one of the most horrific periods of organized racial terrorism in American history, with white mobs attacking and lynching blacks. These assaults continued into the early 1950s. The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. This initiative includes bringing awareness, remembrance and reconciliation regarding lynchings. Historians originally claimed that approximately 4,400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, or beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950 and millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism. An EJI report, “Reconstruction in America,” documents that an additional 2,000 Black people killed by white mobs in racial terror lynchings just between 1865 and 1876. Added to the original tally, it comes to a total of over 6,500 people. The Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AARI), formed in 2020, is the local representative of EJI. It is headed by a six-member steering committee: Stuart Sprague, Juana Slade, Terrance Roberts, Rusty Burns, Ankoma Anderson and John Miller. AARI’s missions are to foster dialogue, promote education and encourage conversations around the five victims of racial lynching in Anderson County between 1894 and 1911, with a goal of promoting harmony. Steering Committee member Slade said, “You have to remember where you came from if you want to find your path forward.” The five Anderson County victims of lynching to be memorialized are: • Mr. Edward Sullivan – 1894 • Mr. Elbert Harris – 1898 • Mr. John Laddison – 1901 • Mr. Reuben Elrod – 1903 • Mr. Willis Jackson - 1911 According to Slade, AARI wishes to memorialize the history by visiting the lynching sites across Anderson County, soil collection and dedication ceremonies, and erecting five individual public markers as well as one main marker in an effort to properly remember and memorialize this part of our history. Though the markers are made and supplied by EJI, the remainder of the Anderson remembrance projects planned by AARI will be funded solely by donations.


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Anderson Area YMCA 201 E. Reed Road 864.716.6261 Slade said the AARI’s plans include travel across Anderson County displaying the jars holding soil collections in public places such as schools, churches and government buildings, and hand-delivery of the Anderson County samples to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice located at 417 Caroline Street in Montgomery, Alabama. The delivery of the soil samples is to be a ceremonial event as well. AARI has two upcoming public events planned. The first is a screening of the HBO documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality. This will be shown at the Anderson County Library Main Branch on September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The second event is being held in conjunction with AnMed Health’s Annual Diversity Inclusion Symposium, Connect 2021. There will be an interview of the AARI steering committee by Trey Walk, a Justice Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative of Montgomery, Alabama. This event will take place at Anderson University on October 28. Free tickets can be reserved at To learn more about the upcoming events, AARI or to join the initiative, please email n

Let your child express themselves in the Weekly Classes for Students of All Ages! Anderson Arts Center’s After School Art Studio School Art Studio is a fun and • Kids After 4-18 are invited for age-appropriate classes in After School Art Studio collaborative art adventure for kids of all things art! Ages 4-18 all ability and experience levels that want to learn and make art. We’re

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Caring for Clients and the Community We are very proud to announce that we have welcomed Jaime C. Jones to our firm in the position of head sales assistant. Jaime is a 2019 graduate of T.L. Hanna High and a ninth-generation Andersonian. In her time off she enjoys traveling with family and friends, spending time on the family farm and playing sports. Being life-long residents of Anderson, Stuart, Carter, and Jaime feel it is important not only to live in our community, but also to serve our community. Stuart Knobel, our founder, has served on the Anderson City Planning and Zoning Commission as chairman, served on the Vestry of Grace Episcopal Church as senior warden, and was on the Board of Visitors for Anderson University. His business background consists of 49 years as a financial advisor with several brokerage firms and as a Trust Officer at SCN bank. Carter Knobel, president of Knobel Investments, also served on the Anderson Planning and Zoning Commission, the Anderson University Board of Visitors, Grace Church Vestry, as president of the Anderson Arts Center, and chairman of the Anderson Area YMCA. He has been a financial advisor in Anderson for 26 years. While Knobel Investments is a small, local firm, we are an affiliate of Capitol Securities Management which is a company with 48 offices and 16,000 clients. Our

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Westside High School JROTC Team Competed in National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC in Washington, DC in late July. The 2021 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship was held on the campus of The Catholic University of America. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation. Westside JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,717 Army JROTC academic teams that competed from around the world. The team was one of only 32 Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition. During the two fastpaced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of core curriculum such as math, science, and language arts as well as current events, citizenship, and leadership skills. n

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It can be difficult for parents and students to decide what new gadgets and gear are essential for every new school year, but here’s some information about some of those important items to grab for students of all ages before they return to campus. For elementary students, parents will certainly need to get their children some stylish yet sustainable lunch ware. Most kids look forward to lunch after a morning of new lessons and math problems. An affordable lunchbox option that assures convenience and sustainability this year is the Bento lunchbox. It makes lunch preparation much easier for parents, with different compartments that give kids an organized selection of vegetables, snacks, and, of course, a sandwich. The Bento lunchbox also has snap-on lids, which help avoid the common problem of spillage and messy leftovers. They can be found at Target starting at $7.99. Another helpful product is reusable snack bags which have a slim design that will fit into any lunchbox. Like the Bento lunchboxes, they are leakproof and have an airtight seal to avoid messes. These bags can be labeled and erased, which makes organization easier. They come in plain design as well as whimsical whales, unicorns and more. Prices are $4.00 for plain ones and $6.99 for a pack of two with a design. If students are entering a new year of middle or high school, they will need an easier way to


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Events Thursday, September 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM “True Justice” screening, Anderson Library Main Branch, 300 North McDuffie St., Anderson. This is a free screening of the HBO documentary True Justice, which follows Bryan Stevenson and EJI’s struggle to create greater fairness in the criminal justice system. For more information email andersonareainitiative@ Friday, September 10, 6:30PM Art Show Opening, Atrium Gallery at the Anderson Arts Center, 110 Federal Street, Anderson. Enjoy large scale watercolor paintings by Jamie Hansen and live music by Sounds of Carolina Music Academy. The series of watercolor portraits document musicians’ experiences during COVID and lockdown last year. See more about the event at Saturday, September 11, 7:00 – 11:00 AM GIANT Yard Sale, Dominion Senior Living, 3461 N Hwy 81, Anderson. Multiple families/staff will bring items, of all kinds, to sell. Contact Carly Rhodes ( or Jennifer Stewart for questions or more information. Thursday, September 30, 5:30 – 8:30PM Women’s Leadership Series Dinner - An Evening of Hope and Inspiration with Hope Carpenter, Edgewood Farm Event Venue, 1100 Slatton Road, Townville. Official kick off of Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Series. Featuring Hope Carpenter, she will take you through an evening of hope and inspiration by sharing her story “The Most Beautiful Disaster” For more information visit www. Saturday, October 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Succulent Pumpkin Make n’ Take, City Seed at the Station, 520 North Murray Avenue, Anderson. The class will be held outdoors at the new courtyard in the back (will move inside with weather does not permit). They will have all the supplies necessary to make your own Succulent Pumpkin arrangement, just in time for Fall. Class fee is $30 and includes the ‘know-how’, pumpkin/gourd (4-6” diameter), moss, and succulent cuttings. Registration/prepayment required. Register/ pre-pay at the Station or online at cityseedatthestation. com/classes. If you have any further questions, please contact Donna LeBrun at the Station at 864-225-7511 or email

Reconciliation Initiative”. Anderson University Banquet Hall (located in the G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Student Center), 316 Boulevard, Anderson. This event will be moderated by Trey Walk, Senior Fellow, Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL. CONNECT is an annual diversity and inclusion symposium hosted by AnMed Health in partnership with local business, industry, and civic allies. For more information, contact AnMed Health Chief Diversity Officer Juana Slade at 864-5122361.

Thursday, October 28, July 3, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Connect 2021, “The Road to Reconciliation: A Conversation with the Anderson Area Remembrance &

Due to potential COVID changes please remember to check with the events as the date gets closer to confirm the details of the events are still correct.


September/October 2021

Lender, volunteer, baseball fan. - Nick Carver, Commercial Lending

We’re more than our job titles and you’re more than an account number. The personal attention we provide comes from a promise to serve you with respect and compassion. By being responsive to your questions, and taking time to understand your needs and goals, we give you more than just a place to bank. That’s the more you can expect from Park National Bank. Find Nick or a Park National banker near you at


September/October 2021

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The Legacy of Anderson is an Independent Senior Living Community

Retire Well & Enjoy Senior Living at its Best!

Here at The Legacy of Anderson, we have over 40 years combined experience in the senior industry. At any given time you will be able to find conversation, socialization, and friends here at The Legacy. We have been in business for over 15 years and plan for another 15 strong. Please stop by if you are in the Anderson area or please give Dee Golden a call at 864-276-3501. You will be pleased to know you will be able enjoy retirement living at its best here at The Legacy of Anderson. We look forward to seeing you!

Call Dee Golden at The Legacy today to schedule a visit.

Urgent Care When and where you need it. When you’re sick or hurt and can’t see your regular doctor, AnMed Health CareConnect is here for you in two locations with extended hours for your convenience. You can walk in anytime or reserve your spot online at You’ll receive expert urgent care, from a friendly and highly trained staff. Plus, it’s AnMed Health’s Urgent Care, so you’re connected to providers and services system wide. If you need treatment fast, get it at AnMed Health CareConnect.

AnMed Health CareConnect-Anderson 600 North Fant Street Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AnMed Health CareConnect-Clemson 885 Tiger Boulevard/U.S. Hwy 123, Building B Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.