On May 1st, the weather was perfect for the Weddings at Tamassee Open House event. As the brides began arriving with members of their bridal parties the campus venues were fully ornamented and ready to showcase the beauty that surrounds them.
The butterfly garden, chapel, and gazebo were decorated with various shades of satin and organza fabrics, along with matching flowers. The beauty of it all appeared as though any minute the music would begin and a bride would commence her stroll down the aisle. The activity center, banquet hall, and outdoor pavilion were adorned as though the wedding guests were set to arrive for the party at any time. The South Carolina Cottage, which was hosted by Walhalla DAR Chapter Regent Carol Pollock, was beautifully arranged and appeared as though it was hosting a bridal shower or tea party that very afternoon. For those future couples who were anticipating out of town guests for their nuptials, the Friendship Cottage was available to be toured as an optional guest accommodation. There were preferred vendors on hand to provide samples of their products and to answer questions or schedule their services for the brides in attendance.
Those in attendance were pleased by the venue options and the package prices that are available to make their fairy tale wedding dreams come true.
As the sun began its morning ascent on Saturday, May 8th, it was a welcome sight to everyone who was preparing for the 1st ever community yard sale on the campus of Tamassee DAR School. Staff arrived early to welcome the vendors to campus and get them situated at their specific table locations. The smell of fresh coffee filled the air as the Tamassee Banquet Hall staff set up a refreshment table with options such as juice, water, coffee and sweet breads. Directional signs were placed to ease traffic congestion, and the two beautiful door prize baskets that were created by Ms. Dawn, Tamassee’s thrift store manager, were placed on display in primo locations, along with the drawing entry forms.
Vendors began setting up their sales tables with hopes that deals and steals would be made, thus eliminating the need to take anything back home. As shoppers arrived, it was entertaining to watch as they perused each sales table in search of their personal treasures. Friendly conversations were initiated and gentle negotiations took place between both individuals. Most of them ultimately culminated with each person thinking they got the better part of the deal. It was a win-win for everyone involved.
We were excited to host these events and to welcome the community to our campus. It was a wonderful time to chat with everyone about our Early Learning Center and the Summer Day Camp program. We are currently taking enrollments for children in K-8th grade who are looking for places with summer fun and enrichment activities. For more information on any of our Tamassee programs and upcoming events, please visit us at www.tdarschool.org.