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Grits and Gospel in Historic Pendleton SC
Grits and Gospel
A Fundraiser for Pendleton Pride In Motion in Pendleton South Carolina
Grits and Gospel 2012 was held April 21 at the Pendleton Community Center. The music began 9:30 and continued until 12 with Jacky Manley, Sandra Gantt, Clemson University Gospel Choir, and Sorelle Trio. The grits were served from 10 to 11 offering a variety of toppings and pastries. In addition, PPIM unveiled the South Carolina bronze marker was installed at the community center recognizing The Hundreds. Over 100 Tickets were sold for $8 for adults and $3 for children under 8 yrs of age. PPIM is very fortunate to partner with Clemson University's Community Health Promotion Class under the leadership of Sarah Griffin. The students work very hard on this event as well as the Health and Heritage Trails.Grits and Gospel in Pendleton South Carolina is sponsored by Pendleton Pride In Motion, a non profit community organization. Pendleton Pride In Motion partnered with Clemson University's Community Health Promotion Class (HLTH 480).This event is a fundraiser for the Mission of Pendleton Pride In Motion to provide for a "Healthier" Pendleton including the sponsorship of a South Carolina Bronze Marker for "The Hundreds" recognizing African American Heritage in Pendleton and continuation of the PPIM $1,000 "Quality of Life" Scholarship to a deserving PHS Senior. It was decided that in 2013, the fundraiser will be a Walk-a-Thon instead of another Grits and Gospel. It is scheduled for April 13, 2013 and registration forms are available at The Palmetto Bank. The PPIM Walk-a-Thon was a big success and a lot of fun but I think some folks missed the Grits and Gospel. The 2014 Walk-a-Thon will be April 12.
Photo Credit: Grits and Gospel flyer designed by Clemson University Health Promotion Class. Photos from the 2012 Grits and Gospel by Jesse Von Fange and Nancy Hellams
2015 Health and Heritage Walk and History Tour at Doghouse
April 11 will find Pendleton Pride in Motion’s Health and Heritage Walk and History Tour a fun event for the entire family. The event begins at the Doghouse with walks designed for the young and young-in-spirit.
Serve your grits with cheese, shrimp, sausage, and more!
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Most Southerners are born to love to eat Grits and I am one of them. Of course, you don't have to be a Southerner to enjoy them but it sure helps. We like them for breakfast or really just about any time of day or night. My husband makes great grits.
Scenes from Grits and Gospel 2012
PPIM and Clemson students prepare for Grits and Gospel 2012 - PPIM sure wouldn't attempt this event without the Clemson students help!
Visitors to Grits and Gospel enjoyed the display on Jane E. Hunter - Thank you, Carol Burdette
Denise Jackson tells about The Faith Cabin during Grits and Gospel 2012
Built in the 1930s, this is one of the few remaining examples of the libraries built for African-Americans in South Carolina and Georgia by the Faith Cabin Libraries. The organization was founded by Willie Lee Buffington, a poor white mill worker from Saluda. Buffington went on to graduate from Furman and became a Methodist minister. His organization from the 1930s to 1950s started more than a 100 libraries with more than 200,000 donated books. Pendleton's Faith Library is one of only two still standing in SC.
The Official Bronze Marker for The Hundreds installed at Pendleton Community Center - during Grits and Gospel April 21, 2012
Our Entertainers were Great at Grits and Gospel! - Pendleton sure has some talented folks.
Great Food at Grits and Gospel - Thank you to all those who donated food and helped to prepare it
Scenes from Grits and Gospel 2011
PPIM Chairman Scott Ward tells about Grits and Gospel - at Old Silver Springs Church in Pendleton SC
CU's Community Health Awareness Class provided great signage at Grits and Gospel - This sign explains the "Quality of Life" Scholarship for a deserving Pendleto
Clemson University's Community Health Promotion Class and PPIM - A Great Team!
Powell Hickman, Chairman of PPIM"S Health and Wellness Committee talks with Dr. Sarah Griffin - Dr. Griffin"s Community Health Promotion Class at Clemson Univer
Clemson Students were busy serving food, giving out information and cleaning up. - These students were professional, enthusiastic, and willing to do whatever th
These students were very involved in the organizing and promotion of this event. I asked Dr. Sarah Griffin to describe this class and it's involvement with Pendleton Pride In Motion:The Community Health Promotion class at Clemson University is comprised of 34 Public Health Sciences and Language and International Health students. All of the students are Juniors or Seniors. This course focuses on participatory approaches to planning and implementing community health programs. The course emphasizes professional ethics, coalition building, collaboration, participatory assessment and evaluation, and special event planning. Through partnering with Pendleton Pride in Motion the students get a hands-on experience in helping a successful coalition with multiple health projects.
This fundraiser helped to pay for the South Carolina Bronze Marker for "The Hundreds" - Recognizing African American Heritage in Pendleton South Carolina
It is said that it was called "The Hundreds" because folks gathered there by the hundreds.
Old Silver Springs Baptist Church
Terence Hassan gives tours and history of Old Silver Springs Church - This church was built in 1874 and has recently been renovated.
The Historic Silver Springs Baptist Church
The following information was taken from the Pendleton District Commission Website:In 1874, African-American Baptists in Pendleton founded Silver Spring Church. Many youth received their early education there, including Jane Hunter who went on to found the nationwide Phillis Wheatley Association. The church is located on Jackson Street in Pendleton, SC 29670. Churchyard contained 75 marked grave sites. The congregation's newer building is located on N. Mechanic Street.
Gospel Music Provided by Local Talent
PUMC Quartet - Pendleton United Methodist Church
Breazeale Grocery Store Boys Bluegrass Band - Led by Don Acevedo
Joyce and Don Porter - Joyce says "We just like to make a Joyful Noise"!
Sandra Gantt - Pendleton Town Council woman
Some Members of the New Holly Light Baptist Church Choir - Visit their website - see link below
Jacky Manley - Lifelong resident of Pendleton South Carolina
A Breakfast Bowl featuring your favorite topping shrimp, cheese, bacon or sausage with a fruit cup and your choice of breads, pastries, and coffee or juice.
Great Food combined with Fantastic Entertainment and wonderful folks - made for a very special morning in Pendleton SCClick thumbnail to view full-size
Thank You, Sponsors!
Pendleton Bi-LoDyar's DinerPaul's RestaurantPalmetto BankDunkin DonutsHudson BagelsSarah Lee Thrift StoreTaco Bell
Thank You To All The Volunteers!
Thank you to the Reverend Jerome Williams of Silver Springs Baptist Church for blessing our food and this event. Thank you to all our entertainers who were each marvelous and so very talented. Thank you to Silver Springs Church and the Silver Springs Foundation as well as the Pendleton Foundation for Black Culture & History. Thank you to SOUP (Supper on Us Pendleton) & Thanks to Margie Welchel for cooking 15 lbs of grits. Thanks to the Grits & Gospel Volunteer Committee and the CU volunteers.