Anderson Magazine September/October 2019

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Anderson September/October 2019


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Letter from the Editor Well, it’s here! The new school year is upon us, and the community is getting back in the swing of things that revolve around school – like morning traffic, Friday night football games…and my all-time favorite – making lunches! While it is always sad to say goodbye to the freedom and easiness of summer, I know many parents are thankful for the return of a routine that the school year brings. For me, this time of year has a special meaning, because the first issue of Anderson Magazine was the September/October issue in 2014. I had never thought of myself as an entrepreneur starting a business, but just a girl who loved magazines and the publishing industry. Yet, as we go into our sixth year of publishing, I guess that is a little bit of whom I am – a woman entrepreneur. Today, there are several women-owned businesses in Anderson County, and we can say thank you to trailblazers who opened the doors for us, like the two ladies in our cover story, Amanda Knobel and Linda Miller of Renaissance Interior Design. Not only were they in the minority when starting a womanowned business, but they’ve kept their business alive and thriving for more than 40 years! And speaking of trailblazers, we also have a great story on some people who actually blaze some trails through Sadler’s Creek State Park on their mountain bikes. Friends of Sadler’s Creek is an organization working to improve the state park making it extra family friendly and inviting for guests. After reading this, you’ll definitely want to check it out and experience this treasure right in your own back yard. We’re also addressing a couple of health issues that face so many members of our community – cancer and Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. Anderson County will host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 14, and you can learn more about this fundraiser and resources for those affected by Alzheimer’s in our story in this issue. We also recognize Cancer Awareness Month with a story on our local Cancer Association of Anderson and the good work this non-profit does to help those affected by this disease. We know that health is an important issue to everyone, so in addition to bringing awareness to these topics, we are sharing with you information on a new IV vitamin procedure that can help you feel your best on a day-to-day basis. If you’re not getting all the vitamins and minerals you need to live your best life, the Botox Boutique right here in Anderson has begun to offer this unique service. Check out all your options in the story. And finally, it’s TAILGATE TIME! No matter who you cheer for, tailgating is the game where we can all be winners! We have a couple of fun tailgate recipes for you to try out this season. Hope you’re settling in well during this back-to-school time, and hope this issue offers you some new and interesting info about Anderson County!



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It’s October, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why you can see splashes of pink everywhere. There are fundraisers, speaking events, marathons and pink ribbons throughout the community. Even celebrities don their pink gear to bring awareness to this special time of year. But despite the country dedicating the month of October to breast cancer awareness, only 65 percent of women aged 40 and over have had a mammogram in the last two years. “A mammogram is the best way to detect cancer early,” said Dr. Michelle Tucker of AnMed Health OB/GYN Associates. “Mammograms are specialized X-rays of the breast tissue. A radiologist then tries to interpret if all of the tissue in the breast appears normal, or if there are some areas — which often are otherwise undetectable — that appear suspicious.” If a radiologist sees an abnormality, they then assess how likely an abnormal area is to be cancerous and then rank that likeliness on a scale. Depending on the severity of the ranking, they could recommend further imaging or diagnostics options. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 266,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and some 40,000 will die of the disease in 2018. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. And three out of four women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease. The general recommendation is that women start having annual mammograms at age 40. Women who are at a higher risk, such as those who have had family members develop breast cancer, should talk to their doctor about how often and when to have a mammogram.

Dr. Tucker said early diagnosis through mammography can save lives. “When you diagnose the cancer early, that means the treatment is limited and not very invasive,” she said. “That means the cost of treatment is less, plus the patient’s prognosis is better.” Scheduling a mammogram appointment is easy and the procedure can usually be completed in the timespan of an afternoon lunch break. No prep is needed other than remembering not to wear any deodorant so as to prevent distorted images. Once a woman has a mammogram, she should schedule an annual follow-up and make a note to remind herself of her appointment. Dr. Tucker said, “So put it on your calendar. Remind your friends. Harass your sisters. Gently encourage your mother. Mammograms save lives. Breast cancer can be detected early. We may not yet be able to prevent breast cancer, but by having consistent mammograms, we have a fighting chance.” To talk to your doctor about your breast health, contact your health care provider. If you need a primary care provider or OB/GYN please call AnMed Health WellnessConnect at 864‐512‐3748 or visit www. Dr. Michelle Tucker AnMed Health OB/GYN Associates AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2000 East Greenville Street, Suite 4500 Anderson, SC 29621 Phone: 864.512.4500


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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Cancer Awareness in Anderson County By Allie Pizzemento

1 in 8 Plus Support Group Today, it’s rare to meet someone who hasn’t been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Whether they had it themselves or know someone who did, cancer impacts everyone’s lives. According to the National Cancer Institute, 39.3% of Americans are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Awareness is essential in the fight against cancer because it helps raise money for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. It also encourages people to get regular testing and make healthier lifestyle choices. According to Angie Stringer, executive director of the Cancer Association of Anderson, “Cancer awareness is important because cancer is a deadly predator, and it doesn’t care about your socio-economic status, race, or gender. It’s important that people are aware of the symptoms. Knowledge is power. The more we keep it in the forefront of the conversation, the closer we will come to a cure.” The Cancer Association of Anderson (CAA), located in a century-old house at 215 E. Calhoun Street, was founded in 2003 by cancer survivors and health care professionals for cancer patients. Stringer received assistance from CAA while battling breast cancer and was hired as executive director in January of 2016. When asked about working for the charity, she said, “It’s been a blessing to give back in the way people gave to me.” CAA provides emotional support in oneon-one and group settings. The organization also provides up to $1,000 a year in financial aid to cover

treatment-related expenses, such as prescriptions and travel funds, because even with insurance and a stable income, a family can be bankrupted by the cost of cancer treatment. (For more information about CAA’s services, call (864) 222-3500 or visit its website, www. Yet, the biggest thing the CAA staff and volunteers offer is hope. According to Stringer, many patients come to them straight after being diagnosed. They arrive afraid and overwhelmed with no idea about what to do next. CAA staff is able to answer their questions or get them in touch with someone who can. CAA’s main goal, according to Stringer, is to “lessen the burden on Anderson County residents who are battling cancer.” The comments posted on the organization’s Facebook page by grateful survivors show CAA makes a difference. CAA is Anderson’s only local cancer charity and is funded entirely by donations, proceeds of fund-raising events and grants. An ongoing source of funding since the organization began is its Wall of Hope and Remembrance, which honors people who have fought cancer as well as their caregivers and health care providers. A donation of $500 wins the right to place a name on the wall. The organization’s largest fundraiser is its Concert of Hope and Remembrance, to be held this year on September 14 at 7 p.m. at Boulevard Baptist Church. A mass choir under the baton of Bob Heritage will 6

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sing the music of beloved Broadway composers Rogers and Hammerstein. That will be followed in October by Howling for Hope, an event for dog lovers. In the spring, CAA will host a hot air balloon event called Hot Air Affair: Rising for Hope as well as a paper lantern and decorated candle releasing ceremony called Lanterns on the Lake. Stringer explained, “We do more than fundraisers, they’re events that mean things to people.” These events are opportunities to spread awareness, raise money, and remember those who have lost their cancer battle and honor those who have survived. It’s also a time for people to connect. Stringer said, “All of us are affected by cancer in some way, all of us have that thread connecting us.” Perhaps that is what makes cancer awareness months and events so important. It reminds those struggling that they aren’t alone. We are all connected in some way by the same thread. n

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On a sunny Friday morning in July, I took a drive out to the west side of Anderson on Highway 187 to meet John Seegars and Lee Sindet at Sadlers Creek State Park. This park is an overlooked gem on Lake Hartwell, yet so close to the city. In just a 15-minute drive, you will find yourself in one of the most peaceful state parks on Lake Hartwell. As I was waiting for the men to arrive, I met a lady setting up for a family reunion under a large, covered pavilion overlooking the point on the lake. She had over 100 family members coming to spend the day eating, swimming, playing and catching up on each other’s lives. What a perfect location for any large group looking for a gathering place for a day! She told me all she needed to bring was food, drinks and a couple of basketballs. With so many activities around the park, not much else is necessary except for a “ready to play” attitude. The admission fee to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for people ages 65+ and free for children. Bring cash to put into an envelope when you arrive. You will also need to bring your own food and drinks. Currently there are no vending machines or concession stands in the park. For all of you cross-country runners, there is a six-mile trail for you to explore. Nature lovers will find four beekeeping hives, a pollinating garden, a shaded walking trail in the woods and plenty of gorgeous water views from all over the park. If you are lucky, you may spot one of the fox squirrels that live in the park. Everything is family oriented on the park property. Disc golf, basketball courts and swimming are just some of the activities available. The park recently installed a half-mile Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant trail that connects a parking lot to the beautiful, new 100-foot fishing pier. This allows people with mobility limitations to access the pier for an afternoon of fishing. Sadlers Creek State Park just received news that a grant was approved to purchase large, rubber mats to make a path down to the boat ramp. This will enable people in wheelchairs the ability to get down to the water easily and get into kayaks, canoes and boats where they can enjoy water activities alongside their family and friends. Seegars and Sindet are president and vice president, respectively, of the Friends of Sadlers Creek State Park. They formed the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization after meeting on the bike trail one day and discussing what they thought they could do to help improve the park and encourage others to come out and see what a beautiful place it is. “Our goal is to promote sustainable growth at Sadlers Creek,” said Seegars. “We want the public to have a great place to visit with their friends and family, and we would love volunteers to help out and give input on ideas for additional ways we can improve this amazing park.” Ray Felton took over as the park manager about eight months ago, and he was thrilled to find a group of volunteers ready and willing to help organize events to bring visitors to Sadlers Creek and show them all that the park has to offer. So far, the park manager and the Friends group have organized a 5K run and a well-attended Easter egg hunt. Currently, they have plans in the works for a Halloween event in October and an endurance run (a 24-hour run) scheduled for November 16-17. “We are less than 20 minutes from downtown Anderson and off the beaten path,” said Sindet. “The park is often overlooked possibly due to size and location,


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yet a family could spend an entire day out here without running out of fun things to do.” Three loops of campsites for tents and RVs are scattered throughout the property, and all the areas have lake views. Water and electric hookups are available, and there is even a brand-new recreational building where campers can get out of the elements if they need to. The

“We want the public to have a great place to visit with their friends and family, and we would love volunteers to help out and give input on ideas for additional ways we can improve this amazing park.�

building is heated and cooled and offers ping pong, a reading library and other indoor activities to keep the fun going despite the weather outside. The Friends of Sadlers Creek would love to have some new volunteers as well as corporate sponsors. Businesses who would like to join forces to help with community events and donating volunteer time would also be a huge asset. Please contact Lee Sindet at 908.872.9721 or for more information on how to help out. n

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Carol Burdette Gives Her Birthday to United Way On a snowy Christmas eve almost sixty years ago, a baby girl with twinkly blue eyes was born at the hospital in downtown Anderson. She would become one of the outstanding leaders of her community, as a mayor, business executive, and in the nonprofit field. Over the years, the baby who grew up to be Carol Burdette has raised millions of dollars for causes she believes in. They range from teen pregnancy prevention to the arts, from assistance to cancer patients to ending Alzheimer’s disease. And besides the conventional ways of raising money – cultivating major donors, throwing special events and conducting workplace campaigns – Carol has put herself on the line by doing some outrageous stunts for donations. She’s speed-walked a marathon, performed ballroom dances, jumped into Hartwell Lake in the winter, and pedaled a pimped-up trike. She’s allowed her hair to be shaved off for an audience – twice! One year, she agreed to dress as the Energizer Bunny and carry a huge drum in the Anderson Christmas Parade if a fundraising goal was met. The drum was heavy, she said, but at least it was a cold day and the bunny suit felt good. A few months ago, Carol decided to turn her 60th birthday into a fund-raising opportunity for the United

Way of Anderson County, which she has been involved in for more than half her life. She wants to raise $60,000 for the charity that last year touched some 50,000 people in this community. Carol began volunteering for the United Way in 1989 and after holding almost every volunteer position available was hired in 2002 as its president and chief professional officer. She’s proud of the progress the United Way has made under her leadership, including buying a prominently located building after decades of paying rent in various office spaces around town. It has diversified both its funding sources and its programs, and it has documentation of what donor dollars achieve. Plus, the United Way is raising up a new generation of volunteers and philanthropists: Its Youth Volunteer Corps was ranked the best in North America last year. When asked if she expects to reach her $60,000 goal, Carol just grins and nods. “I can’t use the ‘I’m going to shave my hair off ’ again, because I’ve done it twice,” she said. “I don’t know what other crazy thing I can do!” What about this? If you give to her campaign, you’ll be invited to one wing-ding of a birthday party in January. Who knows? Maybe Carol will jump out of the cake! n

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September/October 2019 Events Sunday, September 1, 1:00 pm - Celebrate Anderson at William A. Floyd Amphitheatre – Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Fireworks, Free Concert– Featuring Joe Nichols. 1:00 – 5:00 pm Family Fun Zone (Kids Play Area - Family Activities) 2:00 pm Budweiser Clydesdale Parade, 5:00 pm Amphitheater Gates Open (Concert begins at 5:30 pm). Monday, September 9, 6:30 -9:30 pm - Vocal Matrix Chorus Guest Night. Join Vocal Matrix Chorus for four Monday evening rehearsals featuring small group voice lessons. Women of all ages and voice ranges welcome. No music education or experience necessary. Guest nights begin September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 2240 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville. For more information, call 864.915.4496, email vocalmatrixchorus@gmail. com or visit our website Friday, September 13, 7:35 pm - 9:35 pm - Movie Night at Carolina Wren Park, Feature Movie is Captain Marvel. Free Admission. For more information call 864-231-2232.

Anderson Sports & Entertainment Complex with support from Tyler Reese Tritt! To purchase tickets, Visit for tickets. Thursday, October 10, 7:30 am - OLC Collaborate South Carolina at Anderson University. This one-day event is for digital learning professionals, educators and administrators. For more information on this and other OLC Collaborate events, including session topics, featured speakers and how to register, visit Friday, October 18, 6:00 pm – Ghost Walk, Pendleton. Walk into the night to hear haunting tales of famous Pendletonians and the places where their souls still dwell. More information, including the ticket sales link, will be added to the website (https://www. as the dates approach. Preregistration to this event is required. If you have any questions, please call (864) 646-7249 or email

Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am – Hyco Family Fun Fest and the 4th Annual Hyco Memorial 5K and Saturday, September 14, 7:00 pm - Concert of Hope Doggie Dash at Anderson Civic Center Parking Lot. & Remembrance at Boulevard Baptist Church. Family Fun Fest begins at 10:00 am and is FREE for Presented by Cancer Association of Anderson. It’s all to attend, vendors, food, Kidz Court area and a Grand Night for Singing! with musicals and show more. Meet the K9s and officers from around SC. tunes from “The Sound of Music”, “Oklahoma” 5K begins 9:15 Doggie Dash begins 11:30. For more and more! Tickets: $25 general admission, or $100 information includes the After-Party, Call 864-222-3500 for more or for 5K or Doggie Dash registration - https:// info. Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm - Travis Tritt live in concert at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater at Thursday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Cancer


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Association of Anderson presents Halloween Howlin’ For Hope, The Anderson Lights of Hope Village is going to the dogs! Pet-friendly, kid-friendly event. Trunk-or-treating, pet experts, costume contests (human and dog), food, entertainment, music and more!! For more information call 864222-3500. Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – BARK! Read to Therapy Dogs, Belton Branch Library, Belton, SC. Children read a book with a therapy dog as a fun and non-judgmental way to increase reading skills and create a lifelong love for reading. Each reading session is 15 minutes. Therapy dogs from SC Dogs Therapy Group. Limited space, registration required: (864) 338-8330, or

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Just what is this thing called

MONTESSORI EDUCATION and how is it different? By Karen Holt If you have lived in Anderson for approximately 50 years, you know it is home to the Montessori School of Anderson. You might even have gone there or been a parent of a child attending sometime during those 50 years. However, if you are not a parent of a student or a past student, you have perhaps wondered what makes Montessori so different from the kind of traditional education you grew up with or that your own children experienced. The basic data: There is a history to the method— developed by Maria Montessori some 110-plus years ago—and an international recognition of it. There are over 20,000 Montessori schools world-wide in 110 free countries and approximately 4,500 in the U.S. Many are public programs supported by tax dollars and many more are private. In most private Montessori programs, there are several different methods for covering the cost of tuition, including scholarships and tuition assistance. Many Montessori programs encompass toddlers through age six; many more reach through the elementary and


middle school years, and a few (approximately 25 in the U.S.) are all-inclusive, infants through high school. It is one of those lucky schools able to watch its students grow from babies learning to hold a cup to graduating seniors ready to take on the broader world. But that is data. What makes the difference? Several significant factors are easily noticed when visiting a classroom. Mixed age groups such as three to six years, six to nine years, nine to 12 years, 12 to 15 years, and then more homogenous ages in high school; Open spaces with no obvious “front of the classroom”; Esthetically appealing classrooms filled with lovely wooden (no plastic) materials that teach the concrete concepts first which lead to the abstractions; Individual or small group activities happening at small tables or on the floor in a quiet nook; The Montessori director giving a lesson to a fiveyear-old while a three-year-old watches with rapt attention. In this same classroom, you might see a child painting an image of a cobweb just discovered on the playground and another child matching the sounds of two sets of musical bells. You might see two children taking turns examining a raindrop with a microscope and finding it filled with wonderfully strange moving objects. A four-year-old might be writing a story (phonetically with the movable alphabet) about his weekend visit with his grandmother. One child might be polishing a mirror while two others are preparing their own snacks of cheese crackers and juice. Another child might be helping a younger one to learn to tie his own shoes. And surely you would see a child spill some rice

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accidentally (from one of the practical life exercises) onto the floor but immediately find the small broom to sweep up the mess, aided by a friend who is holding the dustpan. This vibrant learning community is open to visitors who have children interested in attending so they can see and experience this different form of education. Hopefully, all children in our great Anderson schools leave 12th grade with a love of learning and a sense of who they are in the world and how they can contribute. n

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Alzheimer’s resources in Anderson help patients and caregivers cope

By Liz Carey

Keith Morland knew something was wrong when he started having trouble at work. “I just couldn’t complete tasks the way I used to be able to,” Morland said of his job as a financial analyst for TTI. “I couldn’t think through the process. I would forget my own last name.” His wife, Sheri, noticed something was wrong too. “I’d tell him things and he wouldn’t remember,” she said. “He took care of the finances and we started getting overdrawn notices. Whenever we went anywhere, he’d always take the long way, or he’d forget how to get there.” After a trip to the neurologist, they came back with the diagnosis. It was Alzheimer’s. For Keith, who was in his 50s, and Sheri, it was a blow. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a “type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s include having difficulty remembering new information. As the disease advances, patients’ symptoms get worse, affecting their mood and behavior, and leading to disorientation, confusion about events, time and places; and suspicion of friends, family members and caregivers. Eventually, the disease can cause more serious issues affecting daily life, including difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking. For family members, the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s, said Dr. Stuart Barnes, a physician with AnMed Health System, is when the memory loss is more permanent. “Patients will forget names, or dates, or put something somewhere and not remember where,” Barnes said. “Some of that is normal aging. We all can forget things, but eventually it comes back. With dementia Dr. Stuart Barnes


and Alzheimer’s, it’s a permanent loss of memory. The memory doesn’t return. Eventually, it will develop to the point where the patient experiences a loss of normal functions, like grooming.” For Keith and Sheri, the diagnosis meant communicating with one another and getting support. “I knew what I was up against because I’d worked in long-term nursing care,” Sheri said. “I had an idea of what we needed to do and where we needed to go for help. There really is so much help out there. People don’t realize how much the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations do.” At the Alzheimer’s Association, patients and their caregivers can get support, find information and referrals, work with consultants about care plans, attend fundraising events or workshops and get a break from dealing with the disease and its effects. “We’ve been able to connect with others who are going through the same thing we are,” Sheri said. “It’s nice to know you’re not alone. If I need to vent or cry and scream, there’s someone there to listen to me.” Organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association also raise money to fund research into the disease and its cures. Things like the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Carolina Wren Park raise money for the organization to continue to support patients and their caregivers. This is a great introduction to the association, an inspiring way to honor someone impacted, and an excellent opportunity to join the cause. Registration is free, and donations and fundraising are encouraged. Learn more or register at At Keith’s stage, dealing with the disease includes medication to slow the disease’s progression, as well as modifying some behaviors for both Keith and Sheri. “I have to stay in a pattern,” Keith said. “I still want to have my independence, I still want to do normal things, but I have to have a routine so I can do those things. It’s a learning curve for both of us.” Sometimes, helping Keith maintain his pattern

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means ensuring everything stays exactly the way it was when the pattern was developed. “If I move things in the bathroom, it upsets him because he can’t remember what he uses them for,” she said. “One day I went in and cleaned up the bathroom and put his things away. He couldn’t remember what he was supposed to do with them. I can’t put his aftershave where his denture cream was because he doesn’t remember what they are for if they are mixed up. I have to have patience and let him do his thing, the way he’s used to.” For Keith and Sheri, the help they get from others is nothing compared to the help they give one another. “It’s so hard. Keith’s not just my husband, he’s my best friend,” Sheri said. “To watch someone just fade away, it’s so cruel and so hard.” But the key, they say, is communication. Keith and Sheri both said that being open and honest with each other, coming up with a game plan and working through issues together is what has made the difference. That, and keeping a sense of humor. “You have to be light-hearted about this, or it will eat you alive. You have to have a sense of humor,” she said. “I told him when he was diagnosed ‘There’s Alzheimer’s in your family. There’s Alzheimer’s in my family. Chances are I’ll probably get it too. Honey, we’ll just be two fruit loops in the nursing home together.’” n

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The creative mind may erupt at any time, any place. This poem chose to arrive just after 4:00 a.m. and the first draft was completed at 4:32 a.m.

4:32 By Ginny Martin McKinney They dare not show themselves in light of day Lest they become a distraction Finally, her bone-tired, world-weary body Gives in to a five-hour respite “Whatever happened to eight hours?” She asks, as her head hits the pillow Before the earbud violinist begins his rendition of “Always “ by Patsy Cline She falls asleep Dreams awaken, wings poised And ready to take flight Darting in and out, Piercing her slumber with images of What used to be What could have been What never was


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Anderson Magazine Contributor Honors Three Anderson Magazine contributors were honored at the Foothills Writers Guild’s Honors Night on July 18th, 2019. In addition to announcements of the 2019 Spring Writing Contest winners, three of the magazine’s contributors were recognized by Guild president, Mary McAlister. Dr. Bob Hanley became the second member in its 45-year history to receive the Guild’s Stewardship Award. For the past 20 years he has served the Guild as a contest judge on numerous occasions, as a contributor to Guild publications, and as a speaker on the craft of writing at regular meetings. And because he is on faculty at Anderson University, he has kept the Guild informed of literary events and speakers of interest at the university. Jay Wright became the thirteenth member to receive the Gold Quill Award for excellence in Guild leadership, the arts community, and writing. In addition to being a regular contributor to Anderson Magazine, he also teaches poetry at the Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University and at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at

Cindy O’Brien, Jay Wright, Mary McAlister, Dr. Bob Hanley Clemson University. He recently launched his fifth book, a poetry collection: Foothills Reflections. Cindy O’Brien placed in two of the four Guild Spring Contest poetry categories, won a recent poetry book cover contest, and released her first poetry collection, Blessings of My Heart. Articles by all three honorees have appeared in recent Anderson Magazine editions. n

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IV Vitamin Drip

By Lisa Marie Carter

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You may have seen IV hydration stations if you’ve been to Las Vegas or a big party event or possibly on television. They typically advertise the IV drips for a hangover cure. However, did you know there are several types of IV drips, and they are good for so much more? Donna Burton with Botox Boutique on Greenville Street in Anderson now offers IV Vitamin drips from a company called Liquivida. There are four options she offers. The Executive helps fight stress caused by heavy workloads and long days. This drip also helps you recover from jet lag while giving you a sense of sharper memory and focus. The Executive drip contains Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium, and Selenium, in addition to vitamins B1, B6, and B12. Fountain of Youth detoxifies the body and promotes noticeably healthier skin, hair and nails. The Fountain of Youth drip contains the antioxidant Glutathione, Vitamins A, K, B Complex and C. Rise and Shine is made for when you’ve had a long night. It replenishes electrolytes, rehydrates the body and boosts your energy levels. This IV drip pairs powerful nutrients such as Vitamin B6 with Magnesium Chloride to detoxify your cells. Performance Hydration gives you energy, recovers muscles, and improves athletic performance without caffeine and other stimulants. These drips range in price from $135 up to $225. Burton said she hopes to add additional types of drips if the current ones are well received. According to the manufacturers of Liquivida, IV drips work by administering vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This provides increased cell absorption. With oral supplements, you only get about 20 percent absorption after filtering through your digestive system. After an IV drip, the vitamins remain in your system and maintain your levels for two to three weeks because it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bypasses the GI tract. The frequency of IV drip therapy is determined on a patient-by-patient basis, Burton said. It’s typically one to two infusions per month; however, Burton and her staff will develop a customized approach to suit your individual needs. Liquivida suggests a 30- to 45-minute session enhances your energy, improves your overall mood, and helps prevent future health conditions caused by stress, malnutrition, and dehydration. Almost anyone can use IV fluids for hydration; however, Burton and her staff will review your general health information prior to administering your IV to ensure the IV drip is safe for you. The main side effects

Donna Burton of Botox Boutique reported are some people experience some cooling of the arm and a mineral taste in the mouth. Be sure to check out the continuation of this article online at and read about my experience with my first IV drip that followed a fiveweek therapy of B12 mic injections. I’ll explain what you can expect every step of the way. For more information on the IV drips and different types offered follow Botox Boutique on Facebook at or check out their website at n

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Choosing Assisted Living for YOU By: Kayla Coleman, BSHA, CRCFA, DCP Marchbanks Assisted Living and Memory Care

As we all are aging there may be a time in which you or a loved one may find themselves in search of an assisted living community. The biggest question one often hears is “how do I know what is a good fit for US?” The best answer is without quality research one never knows what one will find. When calling or visiting an assisted living make sure to do so without an appointment the first time; doing this gives you the best picture of daily life. It is important to make an appointment to tour and sit and discuss options and amenities. Try to speak with residents and families while you are visiting; a quality community has nothing to hide good or bad. This provides an inside insight as to many issues such as turn-over, responsiveness of staff, and the daily operations that can be overlooked in a sales discussion. A call into the local long-term care ombudsman office for the community is a valuable resource. The ombudsman will provide insight to complaints against the community. One will also, find similar information on SC DHEC LLR website. After a successful tour, drop by the facility at least once during the day and once at night. During the day, observe the social atmosphere, including activities and meals. Try the food and read the menu to make sure your taste buds would be satisfied eating those selections on a daily basis. A night visit gives you a feel for the atmosphere. Make sure to ask if there is a monthly news letter and activity calendar that goes out to residents and families. Review these and insure those will meet your liking and needs. 2203 Marchbanks Avenue Anderson, SC 29621 (864) 231-7786

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Women By Caroline Anneaux


orty years ago, no one could predict that a budding friendship in Greenville would turn into the successful business that Renaissance Interiors has become today. With a lot of hard work and dedication to being two of the best designers around, Linda Miller and Amanda Knobel own one of the longest lasting women-owned businesses in Anderson. When these two met, they were both working in Greenville and raising young children. Both were eager to become owners instead of employees, so they could have more time for their families. “Little did we know that starting and owning our own business would take up more time than our fulltime jobs did,” said Knobel, laughing. “But we were able to set our own schedules, and that did allow us more freedom to be with our children over the years.” They decided they would move to Anderson with their families and start their interior design business. A local bank issued them a $500 loan—without their husbands’ co-signatures. They moved into a very small office owned by a local architect and began looking for clients. Many clients and two more moves led them to a shop on North Main where they worked to continue growing their business for another 25 years.


“A few years ago, we moved into the Anderson Arts Center,” said Miller. “We love it here. There is always so much activity in this building, and we have a wonderful selection of artwork at our disposal as well. Our office has huge windows that bring so much natural light in, and the exposed brick is so beautiful. It is just a wonderful place to work.” When Renaissance Interiors was newly formed, the women had the idea that they would bring old houses up to date in order to sell them. But before they knew it, old customers from their previous jobs began calling them for help. They worked with clients decorating newly built homes and remodeling for clients moving into century-old homes.

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remodels, new homes and even specialty rooms like nurseries. We have done work for mothers, daughters and granddaughters in the same family. It is a privilege and honor to know that our work spans over four decades, and family members pass our names to one another because they trust us with their homes.” Local families are not the only ones who call Miller and Knobel for their interior design needs. Some of their clients are banks, law firms and restaurants around town. They have also traveled, remodeling an apartment in New York city, homes and hunt clubs in Charleston and other areas of the Lowcountry, a home in Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and historic farm houses in Darlington, South Carolina and Hart County, Georgia, just to name a few. They also had the honor of working on the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. Miller and Knobel have certainly adapted over the years to keep up with the ever-changing business of interior design. “In the early years of opening our business, it was necessary to have a place for our clients to shop for items as we worked on designs with them,” said Miller. “For 25 years we had a large storefront with all kinds of accessories and furniture. Now, we are in a smaller design studio again and do most of our ordering online from our vendors.” They also remember when finding talented local artisans and workers was much easier. “Finding people who know how to hang wallpaper correctly or reupholster furniture is getting harder,” said Knobel. “We are constantly challenged to locate skilled craftsman to help put the finishing touches on our design projects. We have a good list, but it dwindles as the years go by and the new generations are not trained in these specialty areas.” Some things that have remained constant are the friends who have supported Miller and Knobel by working alongside them every day. “Our friends have been part-time workers over the years,” said Miller. “We are grateful for their help and could not do our jobs this well without them. Right now, Eleanor Gray is our office manager and Toni Hicks is our assistant. Synergy in the office is always so important, and we have that here.” When they aren’t sitting down with a client to go over fabric selections or wallpaper patterns, these women stay busy placing orders, emailing clients and vendors, creating drawings, scheduling meetings and more. “People think we just sit around looking at paint colors and fabric swatches all day,” said Knobel. “That could not be further from the truth. Although that is a part of our job, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes that keeps all of us in the office on our toes. We are busier than we have ever been.” This is why their completely female-owned business has survived 40 years in Anderson. Linda Miller and Amanda Knobel are dedicated, hard workers who have a passion for what they do and an incredible talent for pulling it all together and getting the job done. n

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Big in Belton

By Jay Wright

Nestled in the heart of Belton, with its population of about 5,000 and only one zip code, Belton Center for the Arts is a major player in the Upstate’s arts community. It emerged as a vision from a citizen gathering in 1999. Thanks to a host of dedicated community leaders, Belton area residents who embraced the vision, and the work of its passionate Executive Director, Betsy Chapman, the center now attracts visitors and art lovers from near and far. BCA is celebrating a milestone this year. For twenty years the Center has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local and regional artists’ works. Betsy points out, “We’re located at 306 Center Square in the heart of Belton. Our building is 6,400 square feet and has two floors of gallery space. The wooden floors and exposed brick walls with dark charcoal partitions welcome all visitors to this late nineteenth century building. It feels warm, quaint, cozy. And that explains so much of our charm and uniqueness – we feel like part of a big family. “We’re designed especially for art exhibits, children’s art camps, adult art classes, and special events. Some don’t realize this facility may also be rented for private functions such as artistic birthday parties for children and a variety of


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unique opportunities for adults. Located on our second floor are our permanent art gallery donated by a local artist and also a classroom for art projects.” The BCA not only cultivates emerging artists of all ages and ability levels, it promotes local artists by providing multiple exhibition opportunities. Also we operate a gift shop in which all our artists can sell their creations at respectable prices. “We have six exhibits each year. The most popular exhibit that the center hosts is the Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival Juried Art Show, which has $3,500 in awards. This year’s juror is David Gerhardt, an artist, designer, and educator. He serves as Visual Arts Department Chair at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities. He is currently teaching in the Art Department at Clemson University. “The jurying takes place on September 11th, and the opening reception is September 28th from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display that evening through November 8th. The Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts festival itself will be on Saturday, October 5th. BCA will have local artists demonstrating their artistic process throughout the day. “Another popular feature of the special Juried Art Show is the Art Market. This is for entries that were not selected for the Juried Art Show. Its purpose is to give the public an opportunity to experience, view, and purchase more artwork, while providing additional exposure and sales opportunities for the artists. These pieces will be displayed in the Pruitt Gallery on the second level of BCA. It begins on the evening of the opening reception and ends at the close of the Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival.” The Upstate is growing as a destination for residents and tourists who treasure the arts and their value to future generations. Belton Center for the Arts continues to hold tightly to its twenty-year-old vision and ensure that it remains a major player. As Betsy Chapman put it, “We feel like family, well, because we are.” n

The mission of Belton Center for the Arts is to encourage and stimulate the education, practice, and appreciation of the arts. The Center will showcase all forms of art, and act as a community cultural center, creating an inviting atmosphere and further enhancing and uniting the Belton community.


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Happenings in Belton

Sept 8 - Handmade exhibit opening-3-5pm Sept 12-Historical Street Name Project Program-6:30pm Sept 19 - Stain Glass Class (pre-registration required) Sept 22 - Craytonville Well Dedication 3pm at the well Sept 26-Basket Weaving Class (pre-registration required) Oct 5-Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival Oct 10-Quilting Class (pre-registration required) Oct 17-Soapmaking Class (pre-registration required) Oct 24-3rd Annual Ghost Walk Contact the museum for more information about any of our events. • 100 N. Main St. • Belton, SC • 864-338-7400

Anderson County Museum Announces its 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Lewis Dalton Moorhead and Major Frank Rogers Thompson Each year the Anderson County Museum (ACM) and the Advisory Committee honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to Anderson County, its citizens and its way of life. This year, ACM honors Lewis Dalton Moorhead and Major Frank Rogers Thompson. Two very deserving individuals who influenced Anderson County and our State. Appointed by the County Council, the ACM Advisory Committee members made the selection of Moorhead and Thompson from more than 20 outstanding applications. Nominees must be deceased at least ten years before they are eligible to be nominated. Mr. Moorhead was nominated by Jeanie Moorhead Christopher and Major Thompson by William Owens. Lewis Moorhead was “Anderson’s Premier Photographer” of the 20th Century. Born in Sandy Springs and raised in Pendleton, Moorhead attended Clemson College in the 1920s. He graduated Clemson in 1930 and began work at LaFrance Mill. When Mr. Moorhead was laid off from LaFrance Mill, he found himself walking on Anderson’s North Main Street and ran into a long line of people waiting to take “penny” pictures at a local photography studio. He later said at that moment, “I thought I had better get into the picture business.” He joined John Green’s studio, which had been operating in Anderson since 1892, working for Mr. Green for “a dollar a day and dinner.” After his initial training, Moorhead worked for Mr. Green, taking pictures of many local events. Among the most notable was when Amelia Earhart landed at the Anderson Airport on November 14, 1931, as part of her thirteen-state Beech-Nut Gum promotional tour. Earhart stayed in town only for a few hours, but before departing, she posed with several of Anderson’s civic leaders for a photo taken by Moorhead. An extremely prolific photographer, Moorhead has taken pictures for Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA. In 1938, he had his “Five Way Crossing at Three & Twenty Creek” published by Robert Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Major Frank Thompson always lived his life by his motto: “help every needy person from the humblest class up.” Thompson was born on June 15, 1903, in Concord,


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North Carolina. Frank Thompson attended North Carolina College as a teenager; and, earned a Civil and Mechanical Engineering degree at Porter Military Academy in Charleston. He also worked as a cadet at the U.S. Army Supply Base in Charleston. It was here he took up boxing; and, actually became a welterweight champion during WWI. Frank Thompson’s intelligence, integrity, and initiative helped him gain rank. Thompson would eventually serve as a commissioned officer for the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers during the Second World War. He traveled to North Africa and Europe as a member of Task Force “A” advanced echelon with General George S. Patton, Jr. and General Arthur Wilson. Thompson planned and oversaw the construction of the first trenches in the port area of Casablanca after the North Africa invasion. For this achievement and his outstanding service in the Tunisian, Italian, and Balkan campaigns, Frank Thompson was awarded the Bronze Star in 1945. In 1930, Mr. Thompson founded the Anderson Petroleum Company and constructed the plant on Glenn Street along with several service stations. His contributions to Anderson’s economy also included hangers provided for the County Airport and support during crucial periods of the facility’s growth. Perhaps most famously, Thompson flew to Washington to assist the Corps. of Engineers in the planning of the Hartwell Dam Project. He remained a fierce defender of the lake through the rest of life, recognizing the economic potential it represented for Anderson County and the Upstate. The ACM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on October 8th followed by a reception. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public. Applications are now available for the 2020 Hall of Fame at the ACM. Nominees are judged based on a points system rating their contributions to the county, our nation, and world. The judges look at how the nominee advanced his or her particular field and advancements that were made. A nominee need not be a resident of Anderson County; however, one’s residency will earn a slightly higher rating in the point system. Age, gender, and race are not factors in the judging system process. The Anderson County Museum is at 202 East Greenville Street, in downtown Anderson. The Fred Whitten Gallery and Whitner’s Mercantile store hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Roper Research Room is open 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and by appointment with the Curator. ACM is handicap accessible and admission is free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, contact the Museum at (864) 2604737. n

Enjoy international cuisine and learning about different cultures?

Then, join World Trek being offered by the Anderson Area Sister Cities Association! World Trek is an after-work six weeks educational discussion about geographical regions, cultures, traditions and more!

Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 23 • 5-6:30 pm Anderson County Library Hosted by the Anderson Area Sister Cities Association $20 for Sister Cities Member; $45 for non-members Register on Event Brite! Call 864-314-2561 for more information!

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Team Spirit = Community Support Get ready for the fall football season and help support your local hospital. All proceeds from the AnMed Health Something Special gifts shops, which are operated by the AnMed Health Auxiliary, support programs and services to benefit our patients. Whether you cheer for Clemson, Carolina or Georgia, you’ll find everything you need to show your team spirit. Our selection of collegiate merchandise goes far beyond t-shirts to include jewelry, tailgate supplies, home decor, sunglasses, clear stadium bags, totes, leggings, name-brand drinkware, and more.

Something Special AnMed Health Medical Center 800 N. Fant Street 864.512.1288 Mon-Wed, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thurs-Fri, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, 1 – 6 p.m.

Something Special Too AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2000 E. Greenville Street 864.512.4805 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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BETTYE BROWN HONORED AS SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Bettye W. Brown whom some call the most energetic, dependable and friendly senior citizen in Anderson County, now has an award to back up her reputation. Brown was recently chosen Anderson County Senior Citizen of the Year recently at the annual Golden Years Jamboree meeting of the Jo Brown Senior Community Center. And boy does she stay busy. Brown regularly tutors youth, volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Anderson, volunteers at the Emergency Soup Kitchen, and coordinates activities and fundraiser for the JBECO Community Center. She says she is passionate about leading her “Over Easy Exercise Group” at the Westside Community Center, and she plans and demonstrates a variety of exercises and activities that helps participants twice a week to improve their minds and bodies, always putting others first. The mother of three adult sons, and the grandmother of six, she is a retired educator who worked in Anderson School District Three, for more than 30 years. She serves God and others at Mt. Moriah Baptist church where she has taught Sunday school for 25 years, sings in the Sanctuary Choir, serves as chairman of the missionary circle number four, and serves as Deaconess and member of the hospital committee. She and her husband John C. Brown reside in Broadway Lake Community. “Our mom is an absolute marvel to behold,” said her son Leon Brown. “What she was recognized for the other day is what we have known about her for all our lives, that she is a superwomen. She nurtures, advises, encourages, councels, fixes, creates, explores, offers, lends, gives, and the list goes on. She does all these things, tirelessly, and with the biggest smile at all times. If you give a task, one can count on it being completed and she won’t stop until it’s done to the highest standard in which she holds for herself. She has taught us that it’s better to give than receive, and therefore it comes as no surprise that she is the recipient of this prestigious award that recognizes how she serves her community.”

By Greg Wilson, Anderson Observer

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Anderson Native Hubert McClure Named Presidential Medallion Winner

Hubert McClure - Mathematics instructor since 1995

“I enrolled in Tri-County straight out of high school and, like many, struggled in mathematics. But encouragement from compassionate counselors, like Butch Merritt, Diana Walter, and Debbie Nelms, along with great math instructors, helped me to be successful. Tri-County was a pivotal point in my life next to the Marine Corps. Tri-County was the only place I applied to teach when I graduated from Clemson. I wanted to give back to a place that turned my life around. I haven’t forgotten how difficult it was for me as a student, so I show the same patience and compassion to my students that my former instructors did for me. Initially I struggled, but I got assistance and support from faculty and staff and that made the difference. They’re still teaching me today.”


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Anderson native Hubert McClure, who has been teaching mathematics classes at Tri-County Technical College since 1995, was honored with the highest award presented to the faculty. He received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College’s spring commencement. The medallion is presented each year to the instructor who has contributed the most during the academic year to the profession of teaching, to the development of the College, and to the students. “Hubert projects two prominent qualities -- his concern for his students’ success and his use of technology to teach mathematics,” Dr. Jerry Marshall mathematics instructor in the Arts and Sciences Division, wrote in his nomination letter. “No one has done more with using the latest technologies to teach mathematics than Hubert,” said Dr. Marshall. A strong advocate for implementing the latest technology in the classroom, McClure, who teaches at Tri-County’s Anderson Campus, was the first at the College to pilot PolyCom live interactive video stream classes. The use of the video conferencing systems allow the College to maximize the use of teaching resources, while combining low enrollment sections that may not have been feasible to offer at community campuses as individual, stand-alone courses. Using Skype software and PolyCom videoconferencing allows students at all of our community campuses to engage live with an instructor on any campus. McClure was an early adopter of using Smartboards as teaching tools. Six years ago, he began recording his teachings and uploading them to YouTube. Today he records with Skype for Business and uploads to the Internet for students to access. He also uses Skype to advise and maintain virtual office hours. “Hubert’s prime focus is always his students and their success in his classroom and in reaching their goals,” said Keri Catalfomo, mathematics department chair at the College. “He puts extreme effort into what is best for the students -- always -- and his students respect him and enjoy his classes. Many of his students actually say that he makes math fun – how unusual,” she said. Catalfomo said when McClure previously taught mathematics in the Comprehensive Studies Division, he introduced the use of computers in those classes and used Internet math disks to help students learn math. He was responsible for bringing MYMathLab online for use in labs and classrooms. He helped students conquer the dread of college mathematics classes when he began teaching Jumpstart classes – an intense one-week refresher class for all comprehensive algebras. The goal was to help students place themselves mathematically and serves as a way of rebuilding students’ math foundation. Following graduation from Westside High School, McClure enrolled at TriCounty, taking some Comprehensive Studies classes himself and earned an associate in science degree in 1989. He transferred to Clemson University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1994. McClure joined the College as an adjunct instructor in 1995 and was named mathematics department head for the Comprehensive Studies Division in 1996. In 2003 he transferred to the Arts and Sciences Division where he teaches mathematics. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988 – 1994 as a sergeant squad leader. He earned a Presidential Unit citation, Navy Unit citation, Marine Unit citation, National Defense Award, Overseas Deployment Award, Good Conduct Award, Kuwait Liberation Award and a Southwest Asia Award with three stars. He has two children, a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Walter.

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Tribute To All Who Gave Some and All Who Gave All Well done good and faithful vets You have served faithfully day by day And honored our precious nation That we proudly call the USA. You left your home and loved ones And all your dreams and plans To protect the freedoms we all hold dear At home and in foreign lands. With heroes hears you went forth To do all that you could do As you offered your lives to protect us all Under our old red, white and blue. No glory did you seek for self

Or fame for your own name But you went forth humbly for the cause That would never bring you fame. Because of your pain and suffering We still live in a land that’s free Where we all can live in peace In our great land of liberty. So today we honor each one of you And pray God will bless you all For each of you who gave so much And for each one that gave all. George Randall 2007

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“You will make a difference in the community, have a great time and get to do something you may have never thought you could do.”

Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County believes every woman is strong, capable and needed in our community. The organization’s Women Build is designed to empower women to literally build a better future for a family in need. Women will take action against poverty housing by building a Habitat home. “We know there are tons of women in this community who want to make a difference, and we know they can,” said Kylie Herbert, Habitat Anderson’s director of development. “We want to harness that power and build a whole house. It will make a huge impact on a family in need.” Habitat is asking individuals and teams of women to sign up to build and fundraise. The format is similar to what you would see for a charity walk or run, but participants will ask for support to build a Habitat home. Women Build focuses on women, but all are welcome (men, too!). No experience is necessary to help build a home, and every dollar raised will go toward the home’s construction costs. The total fundraising goal is $50,000. The build kickoff, hosted by the Anderson Mall, will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, and plans for a pre-build party also are in the works. Every participant will have


an opportunity to help frame the exterior walls of the home in the mall parking lot and to sign those walls with messages of encouragement. After the walls are moved to the home site, there will be more opportunities for teams to continue to help build the home. “I encourage every woman to sign up for this build,” said Executive Director Angela Wilson. “You will make a difference in the community, have a great time and get to do something you may have never thought you could do.” Although Habitat serves all people and all family types, women and children make up the majority of people living in Habitat neighborhoods. They are the most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. A female heads three out of four single-parent families, and more than 30 percent of these female-headed households with children are below the poverty level. Through Habitat, those in need can work to own a decent, affordable home with an interest-free mortgage. Go online now to sign up, donate to the cause and learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities. Registration ends Sept. 13. n

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Game Day Recipes

Tailgating season is upon us! Whether you bleed orange or your blood runneth garnet, a great tailgate spread is something everyone considers a win! Check out these recipes made just for Clemson and South Carolina tailgating! From Southern Living Magazine

Clemson Orange Chicken Legs 1 cup fresh orange juice, divided 5 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 garlic cloves, pressed 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper 2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 8 drumsticks) 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch Step 1 Preheat grill to 350째 to 400째 (medium-high) heat. Combine 1/4 cup orange juice, 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 10 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Step 2 Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Step 3 Meanwhile, whisk together 2 tsp. brown sugar, remaining 3/4 cup orange juice, and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce in a small saucepan. Whisk together cornstarch and 2 tsp. water, and whisk into orange juice mixture. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Brush sauce over chicken.

Cockaboose Railroad Roasted Peanuts & Pepitas 2 cups unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 cup roasted, salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) Step 1 Preheat oven to 350째. Stir together peanuts and melted butter in a medium bowl Step 2 Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients. Add to peanut mixture, tossing to coat. Place peanuts in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Step 3 Bake at 350째 for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Remove from oven, and stir in pumpkin seeds. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 20 minutes).


September/October 2019

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