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SPIRIT OF ’45 UPSTATE
CELEBRATING THE ENDING OF WORLD WAR II ON AUGUST 14, 1945
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
YOUNTS CONFERENCE CENTER
AT FURMAN UNIVERSITY
2:00 PM EXHIBITS – 3:00 PM CELEBRATION
- Sponsored by the Travelers Rest Historical Society and the City of Travelers
Rest, SC, with the cooperation of Honor Flight Upstate SC and the
American Legion War Museum, Post # 3, Greenville, SC and the American
Legion Post # 214, Taylors, SC (the Cecil D. Buchanan War Museum)
- Honoring Veterans of World War II
- Celebrating the accomplishments of our Greatest Generation
- Promoting the “can do attitude” and national unity, the Spirit of 1945, among our citizens today
THERE ARE STILL WORLD WAR II VETERANS IN OUR AREA WHO HAVE NOT YET
EXPERIENCED A SPIRIT OF ’45 EVENT. Please help to get the word out and help
to provide transportation for our veterans.
- Special reserved seating for World War II Veterans
- Parking is easily accessible at the Younts Conference Center, with a covered entrance way and no steps
Face Book: Spirit of ’45 Upstate
Instrument Building and Woodworking with Hand Tools
Tuesday – July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
This month special guest, Mike Weems, will do a program on instrument building and woodworking with hand tools. While electric tools have forever changed the way instruments are constructed, Mike uses a blend of the old and new to create fine acoustic instruments. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn from a man who is actively taking part in the centuries old luthier’s tradition of the Upstate and broader South!
Favorite Foods and Recipes
This month’s theme is everyone’s favorite topic…FOOD! Bring your favorite food memories and recipes to share.
Thursday, July 14th, 7:00—8:00 pm
at the Travelers Rest Sargent Branch Library.
Mark your calendars for 2016 Storytelling Nights:
Sept 15 “School Day Memories”
Nov 15 “Thanksgiving Memories or Things I’m Thankful for”
Association’s latest exhibit, which opened on Sunday, June 26.
During the opening reception of Butterflies, Beetles, and Bugs, Oh My!, James Ott of Cedar
Ridge Apiary gave a presentation on backyard beekeeping. He even brought a viewing hive with
a Queen amongst the worker bees.
The BB& T Lighthouse Carolina Butterfly Garden was dedicated with a gathering led by Mayor
Pro-Tem Jay West. West commented on how the garden was a prime example of cooperation
among education, government, business, civic, and non-profit agencies working together to
produce something that the entire community could enjoy.
The exhibit Butterflies, Beetles, and Bugs, Oh My! includes the samples from the Clemson
University Arthropod collection, examples of edible bugs, items made from bugs, insect/pest
control devices, relics from South Carolina’s silk horticulture, decorative home goods with bug
themes, jewelry, and interactive activities for children such as matching the x-rays of insects and
finding camouflaged bugs. Live Madagascarhissing cockroaches are even available for petting!
The exhibit is sponsored by American Pest Control, Anderson County ATAX, and the City of
Belton HTAX and will be on display until August 27.
Continuing the fun, two weeks of upcoming children’s summer camps will center on bugs and
their habitats. Children aged 7 – 12 can sign up for Week 1, July 12 – 14, from 9:30 – 12:30 or
Week 2, July 19 – 21 from 1 – 4 PM.
Week 1 examines the life of bugs. Students will be learning the difference between insects,
spiders, centipedes, and other creepy crawlies. They will examine the parts of the insect as well
as their life cycles through crafts and other hands-on learning experiences.
Bugs and Food is the topic of Week 2. Campers will discover what bugs eat, how they can be
both a pest and an aide to our backyard gardens, and even sample a few buggy foods. There will
be hands-on learning experiences and students will be able to help the butterfly population by
adding plants to the BAMA/BB&T Lighthouse Carolina Butterfly Garden.
Cost is $45 for BAMA members and $55 for non members and spaces are limited. Check the
Belton Area Museum Association’s FACEBOOK page for camp registration forms.
The museum is open Wednesday -Friday, 9 am to 2 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. Or call
Executive Director Abigail Burden at 338-7400 for more information.