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The Campus is Buzzing

Oct. 29, 2021

As the autumn leaves begin showing their splendor on campus, many activities have yielded the opportunity for folks in the community to enjoy their beauty.

This past Saturday was Clemson Fall In Day of Service and we were thrilled to welcome sixteen Clemson University students to campus to help us prepare for the new residential program.   During their time on campus, they scraped and painted porch furniture, along with the external railings on Grace Cottage.    Still others spent the morning bringing life to the wooden furniture by applying a coat of polyurethane on newly stained beds.    The rest of the hardworking students weeded and trimmed bushes at the main campus gates resulting in an attractive invitation to passing cars and visitors.  Not to be left out, the campus prayer garden was also refreshed with weeding and trimming.  It was a beautiful morning, perfect for making new friends, and working together for the families Tamassee will be serving in first quarter 2022.

As the morning continued into the afternoon, final preparations were made for the second of four autumn weddings that have been scheduled for the month of October.  The bride and her entourage arrived and utilized the historic South Carolina Cottage to prepare for the ceremony, performed in the Gibson Chapel followed by the reception in the conference center.

Throughout the afternoon, trucks pulling horse trailers rambled through campus as members of our Equine Club took advantage of the picturesque autumn day to enjoy a ride through the magnificent woods that surround Tamassee campus.

As we prepare to open the residential recovery program in the first quarter of 2022, income from enterprise operations such as weddings and other facility rentals provide valuable funding opportunities.    If you are planning a special holiday gathering and are in search of a venue, be sure to check us out at www.tdarschool.org.

Tamassee DAR School’s 2nd annual BBQ Cook-off will be held on Saturday, November 6th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Be here for the trophy presentation to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.   BBQ plates will be available for $10/each, and tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the Tamassee Thrift Store.  Music by Magic, door prize drawings, car cruise-in, community scavenger hunt, and much more free family fun will be taking place.   All proceeds benefit Tamassee’s programs and services.

Mark your calendar for Sunday evening, November 28 at 6 p.m. in the Gibson Chapel on Tamassee campus.   A traditional lessons and carols service will be led by Tamassee CEO, Rev. Jon Holland and other pastors from the area.  This beautiful holiday service involves a reading of the Christmas story scripture followed by the singing of traditional Christmas hymn.   If your church would like to participate in the service, please call us at 864.944.1390.  The service will be followed by the lighting of the campus Christmas tree and refreshments in the Banquet Hall.  Everyone is welcome to begin their Christmas season with us!