Special Veterans Day Event
Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2016. Instead of a regular monthly meeting, American Legion Post 22 will have a banquet to celebrate the occasion, starting at 6 p.m., in the Veterans Memorial Lodge in Veterans Memorial Park in Union, SC. Persons participating in the night’s Chinese auction are advised to come in slightly earlier. The banquet will offer custom catered food including a chicken dish, and a desert, plus there will be live music from the Union County High School Chorus. Union County High School’s JROTC will present the colors.
Guest Speaker will be retired U.S. Army Colonel Ralph E. Inman. Col. Inman is the husband of Patricia A. Lawson, and has two sons, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Col. Inman’s many awards include the Silver Star, two Legion of Merit medals, and three Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts. After his Army service, Col. Inman was heavily involved in establishing the 911 system throughout South Carolina, including serving as 911 Director of Greenville County. He also received the Public Safety 911 NENA Lifetime Achievement Award for Service.
This year, for the first time, Post 22 will also be paying for not only their own members and their spouses at the Banquet, but also for those of the other Union County Veterans Organizations. Specifically invited are current members of the Jonesville American Legion, Post 129, the Buffalo American Legion, Post 87, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6938, and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 644. Members of all these organizations are asked to bring the up-to-date membership card for their organization to present at the door of the Lodge for the Banquet. Members of any of these veterans’ organizations wanting to bring more than one guest, and all other guests, requires the payment of $10 per person at the door in order to attend this unique event.
The Post also hopes that members will participate in as many other of the Union County Veterans Day Events as possible. This would include the Veterans Breakfast at Augsburg Lutheran Church at 8 a.m., the Veterans Day Parade starting at 10:30 a.m., and the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Union Main Street War Memorial at 11 a.m.
November At The UCAC
The following activities and events will take place this month at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery at 116 E. Main Street in Union.
Window Painting — Who is ready for an afternoon of friends, fun and paint? Join us November 20 from 2-4 p.m. as teacher Brandi Ketterman walks you through creating a winter scene. Our canvas will be vintage windows! All supplies will be provided. You must pre-regsiter for this class.
$25 members/$30 non-members.
Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!
Jam at Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, November 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.! Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community. Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!
Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. This is open to everyone!
Watercolor Expressions — Instructor Dwight Rose will assist students, step-by-step, through the entire painting process. Subjects will vary from still life, landscapes, and floral. Some experience in drawing and watercolor painting would be helpful, but not required.
Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch included)
Local Artists Showcase — We will be taking entries November 7-15 for our 2016 showcase. This is a chance for Union County to view your work, and possibly purchase that special gift for the person on their list that seems to have everything! We are looking for jewelry, woodcarving, signs, clothing, paintings, photography, ceramics, stain glass, ect. If you have any questions contact UCAC.
Mini Monet — This class will bring us back to the basics! Students will create their own paints, and paintbrushes, and then use them to create a piece of art! Call today to reserve your spot!
$15 members/$20 nonmembers.
SPACE IS LIMITED
Community Prayer Meeting
The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, November 3 at the USC-U gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church.
Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Please pray much for God’s guidance in the elections next week. Please pray for our military, our police, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.
ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.
Medi-Home Hospice will hold a Street Fair on Nov. 4 from 3-7 p.m. in the parking lot at 702 S. Duncan Bypass, Union.
The Street Fair is free and the public is invited to attend.
Local Artists Showcase
The Union County Arts Council is calling for entries for the 2016 Local Artists Showcase to be held at the UCAC gallery from Nov. 7 through Dec. 31. This annual showcase features the work of local artists in a variety of media.
The show gives local artists the chance to show their work in a gallery setting and to also sell their work.
The goal of the show is to include as many artists as possible. The show will feature not only paintings and photography, but also wood carving, hand made jewelry, ornaments, signs, clothing, scarves, pottery, soaps and lotions, and works in other mediums.
All artists wanting to take part in this exhibit are asked to drop off their work during UCAC’s normal business hours. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for after hour or weekend drop offs.
All local artists are encouraged to participate in this showcase.
This is a great way for new and seasoned artists to show their work to our community!
If you are interested in doing a live demonstration of your work at UCAC on Nov. 17, please contact Coordinator Amber Ivey at 429-2817.
The UCAC Office/Gallery is located at 116 E. Main Street in Union. For more information about the Local Artists Showcase, please call 864-429-2817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org., www.facebook.com/UnionArts
Sims High School Class Of 1968
“The Sims High School Class of 1968 will hold a meeting on Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building. We will look forward to seeing you there. For additional information feel free to call 864-674-6799.
Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.
For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.
2016 Democratic Party Election Dates
November 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., General Election.
Please volunteer and get involved in your local voting precincts and vote in all elections.
Contact: Ann Stevens, Union County Democratic Party Chair, 864-429-1108 (v/t).
Fun And Fellowship
Betsy and Company along with Over the Hill Relay for Life Team presents a fun-filled day to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Saturday, December 3.
First pick up in Jonesville at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building with second pick up at the old Walmart parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and third pick up in Spartanburg at Ingles on Pine Street at 8:30 a.m.
If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.
This will be a day of fun and fellowship.
Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.
The Bereavement Program will be held at the Medi Home Hospice office located at 720 Duncan Bypass, Suite C, Union, on the top floor of Austin Rehab.
Meetings will be every first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Facilitators are Rev. Richard Brown, Chaplain; Kanisha Benjamin, Social Worker.
For more information contact 864-426-7784.
2016 Union County Council Meetings
Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Election held on November 8, 2016)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
2016 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
November 14, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
November 28, 2016 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
December 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
All meetings are at 7 p.m.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.