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Pendleton 225 and Alive! - A Community Celebration

Updated on March 13, 2018

We Wished Pendleton, SC a Very Happy 225th Birthday in 2015

Official 225 Logo by Deborah Bzdyl of Impact Graphics
Official 225 Logo by Deborah Bzdyl of Impact Graphics

Pendleton, SC Celebrates 225th Birthday in 2015

Pendleton - 225 and Alive! was a town wide celebration of all things Pendleton.

During 2015, events and activities - some new, some special editions of perennial favorites - commemorated the town's 225th birthday.


This article chronicles all of those special events and the pictures and videos below exemplify what a wonderful celebration was held and enjoyed.

Town of Pendleton’s 225th Anniversary

The logo, 225 and Alive! captured the essence of the committee to showcase the vibrancy of the town for residents and visitors alike.
The logo, 225 and Alive! captured the essence of the committee to showcase the vibrancy of the town for residents and visitors alike.

Brief History of Pendleton, SC

Cherokee Indians lived in this region long before the American Revolution. It was the Cherokee’s choice to side with Great Britain during the war for independence and two months of fighting in the summer of 1776 between the Patriot militia and the Cherokees, aided by Loyalists, brought Indian defeat. Crops were destroyed, towns were burned and the Cherokees gave up, ceding their land to South Carolina. By 1789 this region became Pendleton County, later named Pendleton District. Today, that area is now Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties, but a common bond remains.

The Town of Pendleton was created in 1790 for a courthouse seat. It is named for Judge Henry Pendleton, a Virginian who fought in the Revolution and remained in South Carolina. Until a division of the district in 1826, the town was one of the most influential in the upper half of South Carolina. Initial settlement was by Scots-Irish veterans, but by 1800 the aristocratic LowCountry planters and politicians had discovered the Pendleton Area and built summer homes. It caused a mix of poorly educated farmers and well-educated wealthy citizens and together they laid the groundwork for the progressive region here today.

On April 2, 1790, commissioners of the new Pendleton County met for the first time and minutes of that meeting stated that a tract of land owned by Isaac Lynch was considered to be central in the county and “most convenient to erect the county buildings”. The next order of business was to select a Clerk of the County and Printer John Miller, who later would begin a newspaper after giving up the business in London and later Charleston, was unanimously chosen.

The commissioners were Andrew Pickens, Robert Anderson, John Miller, John Wilson, Benjamin Cleveland, William Halbert, Henry Clark and John Moffet. They determined each road should lead from Pendleton to or by their homes - but it worked well, as they lived in all parts of the county.

April 8, 1790, is the day the Town of Pendleton—also known as Pendleton Courthouse or Pendleton Village—can officially be dated. Book A, page one of Pendleton County land deeds records Isaac Lynch was paid five shillings by the commissioners for the land.

In November, 1790, the commissioners had ordered the surveying and staking out of six one acre lots for the public buildings and several businesses and families moved in. A log courthouse had been built on Tanyard Branch and it was 1797 before the first courthouse was built on what became the village green.

The state legislature, in the meantime, had determined there should be a new system of courts, and Pendleton became a district rather than a county. The lack of growth from 1790 to 1800 was due to the former Washington District, composed of Greenville and Pendleton counties, having a district seat at Pickensville (long gone, but located at Easley’s Wal-Mart site today).

When the Pendleton District was created, the commissioners ordered the formal layout of the town. It resulted in fifty-one town lots of one acre each and forty-three “outlots” of several acres each. One of the first to come and open a store (in When the Pendleton District was created, the commissioners ordered the formal layout of the town. It resulted in fifty-one town lots of one acre each and forty-three “outlots” of several acres each. One of the first to come and open a store which still stands today (build in 1793 site of the Village Baker Cafe), was William Steele, who also became the postmaster. By 1800, South Carolina low-country plantation owners had discovered Pendleton as a summer home retreat. R. W. Simpson, writing in a later period, said many were attracted “by the salubrious climate and its rich and fertile soil. Simpson said they built fine homes and though some were miles away, they referred to their place as being in “the Town of Pendleton”. Simpson said they brought refined customs and manners, “and the very name of Pendleton became a synonym for refined and beautiful women, and for elegant high-toned and chivalrous gentlemen”.

The Sponsors for 225 and Alive! Year-long Celebration!

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Birthday Cards Came In From All Over The World

Schedule of Events for 225 and Alive!

225th Anniversary Events

  • December 31, 2014 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Kick-Off Event on the Village Green with the band, Soul Play, food and special midnight surprise!
  • January 10th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Official Kick-Off Reception at Tri-County Technical College in the Ruby Hicks Library
  • January 22nd at noon The State of Pendleton Luncheon in Cox Hall at the Pendleton Playhouse
  • February 7th 3:00 p.m. Celebrating our African American Heritage at the Pendleton Community Center
  • February 12 at 2:00 p.m. Tree Planting Event at the Anderson School District 4 Administration Building - Coffee and Water will be served.
  • February 26th 6:00 p.m. Jane Edna Hunter Event in Cox Hall at the Pendleton Playhouse - cancelled due to weather
  • March 5th, 6th, 7th 7:30 p.m. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs being sponsored by 225th Anniversary Committee at the Pendleton Playhouse
  • March 8th 3:00 p.m. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pendleton Playhouse
  • March 17th and March 19th Celebrating the Arts as Pendleton Per4ms

    • 5:30 Storytelling

    • 6:00 – 8:00 Musical Performances and Our Digital Story


  • March 24 - "The Most Famous Woman You've Never Heard Of" Exhibit and Program at the library at 6 pm sponsored by Anderson Co Library System
  • March 28th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Celebrating our Agricultural Heritage at Old Farm Days at Ashtabula
  • April 2nd 6:00 p.m. Pendleton’s 225th Anniversary Exhibit at the Anderson County Museum
  • April 4th and 5th Spring Jubilee on the Village Green
  • April 4th 8:00 a.m. Jubilee Joy Ride with launch at the SC Agricultural Museum
  • April 4th 6:00 p.m. Bluegrass Under The Stars at the Tri-County Tech Amphitheatre
  • April 15 - Clemson Area Blues Festival featuring Wanda Johnson 7pm Cox Hall
  • May 3rd 6:00 p.m. Jazz In The Park on the Village Green
  • May 14 - Pendleton Historic Foundation Annual Meeting at Cox Hall 6pm featuring Guest Speaker, Roger Stroup, former director of SC Archives & History
  • June 6th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pendleton’s Official Birthday Party with music, cake and ice-cream on the Village Green. Enjoy the Carolina Coast Band!
  • July 4th 10:00 a.m. Celebrating our Freedom at our Patriotic Parade in downtown Pendleton
  • August 1st 7:00 p.m. Community Variety Show at the Pendleton Playhouse
  • August 1 - Sept 18 Celebrating our Textile History at Hunter’s Store
  • Sept 17 and 18 - Pendleton will host Sister Cities State Meeting at Cox Hall
  • September 27th Doors Open Event from noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • October 1st – 30th In honor of the 200th Birthday of the Pendleton Farmers Society a Farmers Hall Exhibit at Hunters Store
  • October 11, Sunday- Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Barrett’s Place Playground 3-5
  • October 24 - Fall Harvest Festival 10 to 5 on the Village Green
  • November 22nd 6:00 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service featuring a Community Choir at Pendleton United Methodist Church
  • November 27th 6:00 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting on the Village Green
  • November 28th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9th Annual Holidays in the Village Christmas Market
  • December 5th, 12th & 19th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9th Annual Holidays in the Village Christmas Market
  • December 5th Noon – 4:00 Event at Boxwood Manor that includes classic cars, music, house tours, food, artists selling their wares and the FFA selling wreaths
  • December 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th Christmas At Ashtabula
  • December 13th 3:00 p.m. Annual Town Christmas Parade in downtown Pendleton
  • December 31st 8:00 p.m. “A Toast To The Future” Event in Cox Hall at the Pendleton Playhouse

Monthly Features in Anderson Independent Mail

January: Nell Reeves and Lowther Hall

February: Robert Thompson and Pendleton Community Center

March: Jerry Sloan, Jr. and Farmers Hall

April: Jim Smith and Sitton House

May: Ben Morton and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

June: Hattie Smith and Kings Chapel AME Church

July: Harry Dunlap and Veterans Park

August: Ovalyn Williams and Textiles

September: Ed & Davie Kirkley and The Glen

October: Mayor Frank Crenshaw and Town Hall

November: Jo & Pete McConnell and Hunters Store

December: The Majors Family and the Mechanic Street Streetscape Project

Commemorative Merchandise

Wonderful gifts for that very special Pendletonian!
Wonderful gifts for that very special Pendletonian! | Source

Our Fearless Leader made the cover of the Anderson Magazine

Carol Burdette on the cover with wonderful write up about Pendleton's 225th birthday!
Carol Burdette on the cover with wonderful write up about Pendleton's 225th birthday! | Source

Pendleton Timeline Book

Pendleton, South Carolina: Timeline of Village History 1785 - 2015
Pendleton, South Carolina: Timeline of Village History 1785 - 2015

The town of Pendleton, SC was founded in 1790. In honor of our 225th Anniversary the Pendleton Historic Foundation has published this Timeline covering 1785 to 2015. Pendleton is an important part of the what was known as the Pendleton District and the Pendleton Historic District is one of the largest historic districts in the United States.

A Review of this book by a friend:

As a citizen of Pendleton, I find the "Pendleton Timeline Book" very informative. From the founding of the town in 1790 to our 225 celebration in 2015, I can follow the growth of Pendleton.

I've learned the village and surrounding plantations were settled by some of Charleston's most prominent families. Today, Pendleton Historic Foundation maintains and shows two historic plantations: Ashtabula and Woodburn. Other historic homes are privately owned.

The history of the town's churches begins with St. Paul's Episcopal and goes on through the years to the other churches. These churches have played an important part in the lives of the Pendletonians.

As you read the timeline, the same names of the citizens are found in each generation and many descendants still live in Pendleton today.

The 1900's saw many improvements in the town and some population growth. Pendleton has maintained a population of around 3,000 citizens up through the 2000's.

Today Pendleton has thriving businesses around the Village Green or the Square - shops, restaurants, and even a US Senator's office. There is a theatre in town sponsored by citizens of Pendleton and Clemson.

Jackie Reynolds worked tirelessly on this project and the finished book is a testament to her hard work. If you love Pendleton SC, you will love owning this important book depicting some of the most important dates in history. I treasure mine and I am sure that it will stay in our family for years and years after I am gone.

This book is also available on the square in Pendleton at Mountain Made so stop in and look around and check out this book.

 

Monthly Meetings for Pendleton 225 and Alive

Meetings were held every month in preparation for our big year.
Meetings were held every month in preparation for our big year. | Source

Pendleton - 225 and Alive! Committee

Formed in 2013, a group of enthusiastic citizens came together to form a committee to celebrate Pendleton's 225th birthday. The committee sought out civic groups, institutions of higher learning, churches, and citizens to "brainstorm" ideas for a yearlong celebration - all under the guidance of the Town of Pendleton.

The mission of the committee was to organize, seek funding, and host a yearlong celebration that highlighted the town's story through its people, schools, agriculture, textiles, and the arts.

225th Anniversary Committee

  • Carol Burdette, Chair
  • Tom Allen
  • Wanda Batten
  • Lenora Blanton
  • Annette Buchanan
  • Kim Burgess
  • Frank Crenshaw
  • Dr. Lee D’Andrea
  • Rebecca Eidson
  • Mona Fleming
  • Vicki Fletcher
  • Sandra Gantt
  • Yvette Garrison
  • Rhonda Gray
  • Terence Hassan
  • Nancy Hellams
  • Powell Hickman
  • Ingrid Jackson
  • Martha Jeffries
  • Davie Kirkley
  • Lou Kopel
  • Dr. Courtney Krueger
  • Wendy Longo
  • Ruthie Millar
  • Jo McConnell
  • Jackie Reynolds
  • Lou Robinson
  • Jim Smith
  • Lori Solymosi
  • Jean Vegod
  • Scott Ward

Some 225 Committee Members Toasted Our Town on April 8

Frank Crenshaw, Lou Robinson, Nancy Hellams, Davie Kirkley, Carol Burdette, Sandra Gantt, and Martha Jeffries History shows that on this day, April 8, in 1790, the Town of Pendleton became  official.
Frank Crenshaw, Lou Robinson, Nancy Hellams, Davie Kirkley, Carol Burdette, Sandra Gantt, and Martha Jeffries History shows that on this day, April 8, in 1790, the Town of Pendleton became official. | Source

Thank you to our 225 Sponsors: AnMed, Independent Mail and The Palmetto Bank

Thank you, AnMed
Thank you, AnMed
Thank you, Independent Mail
Thank you, Independent Mail
Thank you, The Palmetto Bank
Thank you, The Palmetto Bank

Jo and Carol on Channel 4 WYFF May 30, 2015

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Daffodils for Pendleton

Daffodils for Pendleton!

Sponsor or Daffodil Sponsors for Pendleton-225 and Alive!

Tree and Daffodil Sponsors for Pendleton-225 and Alive!
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Wow, Our Town came alive with Daffodils

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225 Trees for Pendleton and Thousands of Daffodils for Spring!

Committee Chairperson - Davie Kirkley

Davie's committee has Annette Buchanan and Lynn Merchant along with Juanita Garrison and Heather Majors.

Committee Report by Davie:

We have been working on our Feb.month event.

We are going to be planting 225 trees around town and surrounding areas with sponsorships and are still getting prices for trees to offer. If you plant a tree in your yard or sponsor a tree around town, you will receive a 225 Flag/sign to place by it for the year. This committee hopes to have them all planted by February. . You can plant them in your yard, at neighborhood entrances, sponsor one for a school or on public property. We will be giving ideas where they can be planted or sponsored.

The other part of the project is planting 225 daffodils around town or in your yard. We have sponsorships for 12,000 daffodils that have been ordered. We will be ordering more. I would like to propose to the Garden Club they sponsor some daffodils and maybe a tree. Annette and I looked at the Courtyard Garden and really did not think we had room to plant 225 in a group, but at the entrance we could plant some to carry the theme to the courtyard. We could sponsor some for a school, church, or public space. The cost of 225 daffodils is around a 100 dollars. I have some that I ordered that I can provide for around 85. This sale ends July 3 and the next orders will be around 125 with shipping.

I am telling you all this in hopes that some of you would like to buy some for your own garden. I think Linda McCuen could put some under her great dogwoods on her corner. What about Barbara Seals on her corner? Our committee hopes make this an ongoing project for getting people to come to Pendleton in the spring to see our daffodils and blooming trees. We will be getting the daffodils in mid Oct and planting in Nov. I am going to have volunteers planting around public places and if someone needs help, we will try to get them help.

I have daffodils at the triangle on 76, the new bed across from Buddy's Garage, Forest Hills neighborhood entrance, the Playhouse corner at Duke St and Mechanic. We have the School District is sponsoring 500 and more schools are hoping to plant. Merchant's Gate is doing 225 and others are still working on sponsorships.

Call Davie Kirkley (864-646-6291) if you would be interested in sponsoring a tree or 225 daffodils.

Over 14,000 Daffodil Bulbs were planted

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Scarecrow for Pendleton's 225th Birthday!

Scarecrow telling folks about the Celebration
Scarecrow telling folks about the Celebration

Sold 225 Mementos at the Fall Harvest Festival

These three helped to spread the word about the upcoming celebration
These three helped to spread the word about the upcoming celebration

The New Year Began

Pendleton got off to a great start with our year long celebration!
Pendleton got off to a great start with our year long celebration! | Source

Soul Play Band was Fantastic!

A Great Time Was At By All At New Years Eve on the Green

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Happy New Year
Happy New Year
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Happy New Year! Here's to a Wonderful 2015!

Kick Off Reception at Tri County Technical College - A Great Success!

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Beautiful Reception at Tri Co Technical College

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State of Pendleton January 22, 2015

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Pendleton 225 CommitteeClemson Area Chamber ChairwomanClemson Area Chamber President/CEOMayor of Pendleton, SCPresident Tri-County Technical CollegeSuperintendent Anderson School District 4Director Clemson Area Transit225 and Alive! Committee Chairwoman
Pendleton 225 Committee
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Clemson Area Chamber Chairwoman
Clemson Area Chamber Chairwoman | Source
Clemson Area Chamber President/CEO
Clemson Area Chamber President/CEO | Source
Mayor of Pendleton, SC
Mayor of Pendleton, SC | Source
President Tri-County Technical College
President Tri-County Technical College | Source
Superintendent Anderson School District 4
Superintendent Anderson School District 4 | Source
Director Clemson Area Transit
Director Clemson Area Transit | Source
225 and Alive! Committee Chairwoman
225 and Alive! Committee Chairwoman | Source

African American Heritage Program at Pendleton Community Center

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Photos from the African American Heritage Event at Pendleton Community Center

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Red Oak Dedication at School District Office

Red Oak Dedication Ceremony (taken from the school district website)

Over 50 townspeople from Pendleton shared in today's celebration of the Red Oak Dedication. Planted at the intersection of East Queen Street and Greenville Street stands the symbol of continued life and growth; both in District 4 and the Town of Pendleton. Today the dedication included remarks from Superintendent, Dr. Lee D'Andrea; Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Tom Dobbins; 225th Pendleton Anniversary Committee Chair, Ms. Carol Burdette; Pendleton First Baptist Pastor, Rev. Courtney Krueger; and Town of Pendleton Mayor Frank Crenshaw. Participants nodded in affirmation of the true words emphasized by each speaker and condensed in a familiar quotation by Alexander Smith. “A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”

Red Oak Tree Dedication at School District Office

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The program was embedded with seeds and those in attendance were encouraged to plant their program this spring.
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The program was embedded with seeds and those in attendance were encouraged to plant their program this spring. | Source
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The Peggy Denny Show

Carol Burdette, Davie Kirkley and Jo McConnell were great on the Peggy Denny Show
Carol Burdette, Davie Kirkley and Jo McConnell were great on the Peggy Denny Show | Source

School District 4 - Youth Art Month in Pendleton

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Wonderful Displays and Performances by Our School Students

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The amazing PES Musical Minions
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Jane Edna Hunter Event at the Library

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A Capella Trio Sang at the Jane Edna Hunter Event

"Swing Low" by the A Capella Trio

Everyone Enjoyed Learning About the Jane Edna Hunter Documentary

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Vic Aviles explains about the documentaryA Capella Trio performs two beautiful songsCarol Burdette talks about the importance of knowing about Jane Edna HunterMayor Crenshaw welcomes crowdCarol Burdette, 225 Committee ChairwomanEnjoying the programAttendees at the programNancy sells tickets to win 225 MementosRebecca Eidson tells about the Bluegrass Under The Stars and the special program providing by Country Music Television for High School Juniors and SeniorsTerence Hassan presents a generous check for the documentary representing the PENDLETON FOUNDATION for BLACK HISTORY and CULTUREVic Aviles tells the audience what is involved in making the documentary
Vic Aviles explains about the documentary
Vic Aviles explains about the documentary
A Capella Trio performs two beautiful songs
A Capella Trio performs two beautiful songs
Carol Burdette talks about the importance of knowing about Jane Edna Hunter
Carol Burdette talks about the importance of knowing about Jane Edna Hunter
Mayor Crenshaw welcomes crowd
Mayor Crenshaw welcomes crowd
Carol Burdette, 225 Committee Chairwoman
Carol Burdette, 225 Committee Chairwoman
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Enjoying the program
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Attendees at the program
Nancy sells tickets to win 225 Mementos
Nancy sells tickets to win 225 Mementos
Rebecca Eidson tells about the Bluegrass Under The Stars and the special program providing by Country Music Television for High School Juniors and Seniors
Rebecca Eidson tells about the Bluegrass Under The Stars and the special program providing by Country Music Television for High School Juniors and Seniors
Terence Hassan presents a generous check for the documentary representing the PENDLETON FOUNDATION for BLACK HISTORY and CULTURE
Terence Hassan presents a generous check for the documentary representing the PENDLETON FOUNDATION for BLACK HISTORY and CULTURE
Vic Aviles tells the audience what is involved in making the documentary
Vic Aviles tells the audience what is involved in making the documentary

Old Farm Day at Ashtabula March 28, 2015

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Photos from Old Farm Day by Rebecca Pokorny

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Reception for the Pendleton Exhibit at the Anderson Co. Museum

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Wonderful Reception at the Anderson County Museum

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Grand Entrance to Open Spring Jubilee 2015

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It Was Beautiful Weekend for Spring Jubilee in Pendleton SC

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Bluegrass Under The Stars

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Another Success Bluegrass Under The Stars at Tri County Technical College

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Wanda Johnson in Concert

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Wanda Johnson Event Photos by Barry Richards and Ruthie Millar

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Vince Jackson and Wanda Johnson
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Jazz in the Park was such a great time!

Sandra Gantt chaired the committee to plan the Jazz in the Park - Great job, Sandra!
Sandra Gantt chaired the committee to plan the Jazz in the Park - Great job, Sandra! | Source

Scenes from Jazz in the Park

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Wonder Event by Pendleton Historic Foundation

A Great time was had by all who attended.  The meal was wonderful and the speaker was so very interesting.
A Great time was had by all who attended. The meal was wonderful and the speaker was so very interesting. | Source

Congratulations to Jackie Reynolds!

First recipient of the Miles Watson Preservation Award
First recipient of the Miles Watson Preservation Award | Source

FOX Carolina Came to Pendleton June 2, 2015

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Pendleton's Birthday Party on June 6 was a huge success

Thank you, Bi-Lo!
Thank you, Bi-Lo! | Source

Birthday Party Fun in Pendleton!

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Cake and Ice Cream

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Thank You, Bi-Lo, Our Birthday Party Sponsor

Bi-Lo donated the delicious Cake and Ice Cream for our party and helped to promote this wonderful event.
Bi-Lo donated the delicious Cake and Ice Cream for our party and helped to promote this wonderful event. | Source

Former Mayors and/or Families Cake Stations

Cake Stations manned by Former Mayors and/or their Families
Cake Stations manned by Former Mayors and/or their Families
Family of Former Mayor Deck Gossett
Family of Former Mayor Deck Gossett
Jerry Sloan, son of former Mayor Cummings Sloan
Jerry Sloan, son of former Mayor Cummings Sloan
Former Mayor Carol Burdette
Former Mayor Carol Burdette
Former Mayor Buddy Durham
Former Mayor Buddy Durham
Ed and Davie Kirkley representing former Mayor Randy Hayes
Ed and Davie Kirkley representing former Mayor Randy Hayes
Patsy Greene and Jo McConnell representing former mayor Joe Davenport
Patsy Greene and Jo McConnell representing former mayor Joe Davenport

Everyone Enjoyed Music by Carolina Coast Band

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Did you signed the Giant Birthday Card to the Town?

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Pendleton's Oldest Citizen, Residence,Business and Town Property

Les Flesner - Oldest Resident at 101
Les Flesner - Oldest Resident at 101
Oldest Business - Crenshaws
Oldest Business - Crenshaws
Oldest home - Lowther Hall owned by Karl and Rebecca Pokorny
Oldest home - Lowther Hall owned by Karl and Rebecca Pokorny
Guard House on the Village Green
Guard House on the Village Green

Pendleton's Newest Business, Newest Commercial Building and Newest Residential Building

Bojangles - Newest Commercial Building
Bojangles - Newest Commercial Building
Newest Residential - The Falls at Meehan - Steve Mudge, Developer
Newest Residential - The Falls at Meehan - Steve Mudge, Developer

Newest Citizens

Emlyn Miller,daughter of Stacy and John Miller
Emlyn Miller,daughter of Stacy and John Miller
Henry Gaulin Lowe, son of Paige and Tyler Lowe
Henry Gaulin Lowe, son of Paige and Tyler Lowe
Mavi Oyku, son of Istemi and Ozsoy Oyku
Mavi Oyku, son of Istemi and Ozsoy Oyku
Adalynn Elizabeth Pruitt, daughter of Julie and Travis Pruitt
Adalynn Elizabeth Pruitt, daughter of Julie and Travis Pruitt

Other Recognitions at the Birthday Party

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Some of the 225 CommitteePendleton High SchoolCounty Councilman Tom Allen presents Proclamation to the Town of PendletonMayor Frank Crenshaw recognizes Councilman Tom AllenTown Council is recognized
Some of the 225 Committee
Some of the 225 Committee
Pendleton High School
Pendleton High School
County Councilman Tom Allen presents Proclamation to the Town of Pendleton
County Councilman Tom Allen presents Proclamation to the Town of Pendleton
Mayor Frank Crenshaw recognizes Councilman Tom Allen
Mayor Frank Crenshaw recognizes Councilman Tom Allen
Town Council is recognized
Town Council is recognized

Patriotic Parade July 4, 2015

Sponsored by American Legion Post 113 Auxiliary
Sponsored by American Legion Post 113 Auxiliary | Source

Town Staff Enjoyed The Pendleton Patriotic Parade

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Video of our Patriotic Parade

Parade Photos by Martha Jeffries

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Parade Photos by Anne Marie Jacques

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225 Variety Show

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Pendleton 225 Variety Show - Photos by Rhonda Gray

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The Acappela TrioAmmons Family - Grace, John and CatCandice MartinDavie Nancy and SuzanneEd and CarolElevation Dance CoElevation Dance CoFrank and WandaJessica Ticko
The Acappela Trio
The Acappela Trio | Source
Ammons Family - Grace, John and Cat
Ammons Family - Grace, John and Cat | Source
Candice Martin
Candice Martin | Source
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Davie Nancy and Suzanne
Davie Nancy and Suzanne | Source
Ed and Carol
Ed and Carol | Source
Elevation Dance Co
Elevation Dance Co | Source
Elevation Dance Co
Elevation Dance Co | Source
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Frank and Wanda
Frank and Wanda
Jessica Ticko
Jessica Ticko

Opening of Textile Exhibit

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Enjoyable Evening at the Textile Exhibit Reception

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Wine Tasting Event sponsored by Anderson Co Arts Center

Wine Tasting at 1826 Bistro

Photo by Justin of 1826 Bistro
Photo by Justin of 1826 Bistro | Source

Pendleton Farmer's Society Celebrated 200 Years

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Doors Open Pendleton

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Scenes from Doors Open Event

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A Great 10th Birthday Celebration at Barrett's Place

Over 200 people attended this wonderful event.  The program was great and the cake was delicious.  Mr. Twister was a big hit with kids and the Balloon Release was spectacular.
Over 200 people attended this wonderful event. The program was great and the cake was delicious. Mr. Twister was a big hit with kids and the Balloon Release was spectacular. | Source

Scenes from the Barrett's Place 10 Year Celebration

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A Beautiful Program for the 10 Year Celebration

Fall Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Contest

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Scarecrow Contest Entries

Peoples Choice Awards

Community Thanksgiving Service

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Community Mass Choir

n honor of the Town of Pendleton’s 225th Anniversary year, a community choir performed the Bill Gaither Homecoming at the Community Thanksgiving Service on November 22nd at 6:00 at Pendleton United Methodist Church.
n honor of the Town of Pendleton’s 225th Anniversary year, a community choir performed the Bill Gaither Homecoming at the Community Thanksgiving Service on November 22nd at 6:00 at Pendleton United Methodist Church.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Pendleton Tree Lighting

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Scenes from Tree Lighting 2015

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Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas"The Palmetto Bank served cookies during the Christmas Tree LightingMr. and Mrs. Claus were sitting in rockers inside and enjoyed visiting with the children.Wanda served up hot apple cider to all the guests on behalf of Ken Rowland State FarmMrs. Link was the official Tree Lighter representing Pendleton Farmer's Society.
Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" | Source
The Palmetto Bank served cookies during the Christmas Tree Lighting
The Palmetto Bank served cookies during the Christmas Tree Lighting | Source
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Mr. and Mrs. Claus were sitting in rockers inside and enjoyed visiting with the children.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus were sitting in rockers inside and enjoyed visiting with the children. | Source
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Wanda served up hot apple cider to all the guests on behalf of Ken Rowland State Farm
Wanda served up hot apple cider to all the guests on behalf of Ken Rowland State Farm | Source
Mrs. Link was the official Tree Lighter representing Pendleton Farmer's Society.
Mrs. Link was the official Tree Lighter representing Pendleton Farmer's Society. | Source

Holidays in the Village Christmas Market

Holidays in the Village Christmas Market Photos

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Christmas at Boxwood Manor

Boxwood Manor celebrates 225 years, too!
Boxwood Manor celebrates 225 years, too! | Source

Christmas at Boxwood Manor - Built 1790

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Interview with Annette Buchanan, owner of Boxwood Manor

Christmas at Ashtabula - Pendleton Historic Foundation

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Ashtabula Photos by PHF and Ken Gillard

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Pendleton Christmas Parade 2015

Carol Burdette, Grand Marshall

Former Mayor Carol Burdette and Chair person for the 225 Committee
Former Mayor Carol Burdette and Chair person for the 225 Committee | Source

Parade Photos by Aubrey Miller

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Video of Pendleton Christmas Parade

Happy New Year!

Great time was had by all!

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    • OhMe profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 months ago from Pendleton, SC

      The town is blooming with daffodils right now and they are lovely

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      Connie Rasbury 

      4 months ago

      What a great celebration! My favorite is the daffodils!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 months ago from Pendleton, SC

      Time sure does fly! I can't believe we did all of this!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 months ago from Pendleton, SC

      Doc was commenting on them just the other day on our way home from Anderson. They are so very pretty.

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      Davie Kirkley 

      4 months ago

      What a great year it was and can't believe it has been 3 years!

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      Jo McConnell 

      4 months ago

      Here it is 2018 and the town is full of beautiful daffodils!! Thanks to Davie Kirkley and her hard work we are enjoying the legacy of 2015 with blossoms everywhere!!!

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      Davie Kirkley 

      3 years ago

      Thanks you for all the great information about the Pendleton Birthday events. We are having so much fun this year with event after event. I am looking forward to our birthday celebration in June.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      3 years ago from West Virginia

      Wow, there's such a full calendar already of fun things to do. The city will look so beautiful with all of those daffodils being planted.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Davie, Yes, it will be a wonderful year and a busy one, too. I can't wait to see all the daffodils blooming in the springtime. It will be a sight to behold, for sure!

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      Davie Kirkley 

      3 years ago

      It is going to be a great year and thanks for doing a great job!

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      Michey LM 

      4 years ago

      I don't know other event which is celebrating an entire year, but Pendleton is so full of events.... I am sure it will be the greatest!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 

      4 years ago

      Wow! Sounds like there will be a great deal going on in Pendleton this year. I love to be able to go to your articles to keep up with everything!!! :)

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      wendylongo 

      4 years ago

      Wonderful ideas to showcase Pendleton and enjoy our community! Please plan to join in in any way you can.

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      Joan4 

      4 years ago

      Oh I can just imagine Pendleton with 225 more trees and daffodils!! Awesome idea!

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