Events

09/21/2019

Monthly MRCC Potluck Dinner

6pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building

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09/21/2019

Monthly MRCC Potluck Dinner

6pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building

10/19/2019

Monthly MRCC Potluck Dinner

6pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building

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10/19/2019

Monthly MRCC Potluck Dinner

This month we are in for a special treat! Several members of our community will be putting on a special clogging routine. Please come join us in support of them and for some yummy food too!

6pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building

10/05/2019

Community Trash Pick Up

9am - 12pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building/ surrounding roadsides

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10/05/2019

Community Trash Pick Up

*Adults: pick up trash along highways

*Children, accompanied by a parent, to pick up along the less trafficked roadways

*S.C. Adopt-A-Highway provides bags, pink up sticks, gloves, and orange vests

*A light lunch and drinks will be provided  at noon @ the Club building 

9am - 12pm

Mountain Rest Community Club Building/ surrounding roadsides

09/28/2019

Plant Swap

9am Check in / 10 am Swap begins

Hillbilly Day Pavillion

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09/28/2019

Plant Swap

What:

  • Bring 5 potted, identified, plants and select 5 to take home
  • All are welcome to swap, learn more about plants, and how best to grow them

How:

  • Check your plants in and receive a ticket according to the number of plants that you have brought 
  • Exchange tickets for the new plants that you've selected 
  • Bring boxes or bags to take home your new plants in

Concessions:

  • Fresh-squeezed lemonade 
  • Berry and flower tea 
  • Munchies 

Contact Lyn Morrey if interested or for more information  (864) 638-7036


9am Check in / 10 am Swap begins

Hillbilly Day Pavillion

About Us

Welcome to the Club!

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  The  Community Club building started out as a school, located behind Monte Vista Baptist Church on Verner Mill Road. It was originally built around 1948, on property acquired from the Fowler family, as the Mountain Rest School to replace Belmont, Bethlehem, and Village Creek schools. It had four classrooms upstairs and a lunchroom in the basement. According to the "Informal History of Mountain Rest," in 1963, pupils from the Chattooga School in the Whetstone community joined. When the Classes moved downtown to the Walhalla schools, the property reverted to the original owners, who then donated it to the community. The Neville family donated the property on the other side of Verner Mill Road, where the walking trail and Hillbilly grounds are located.
The Community Club once sponsored local Eagle and Boy Scout troops, who met downstairs. In addition, it sponsors Hillbilly Day, the monthly potluck suppers and programs, and provides the voting place for registered Mountain Rest residents, It is available for rent and has a large stage and kitchen area, The Etcetera Quilting Club meets regularly at the Community Club and provides the spectacular handmade quilt that is auctioned every Hillbilly Day.
Sue Queen, remembers that Angela Justus helped organize the grand opening of the walking trail, which was quite an event, with white paper-bag luminaries lining the entire trail. The concession stand serves hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, popcorn, and homemade desserts and was the original fire department, which is now next door. The short slabs for the small concrete picnic tabletops (which have recently been removed) were poured by locals, according to Ray Queen. The long slabs were from the roof of Arthur Brown's building-now owned by the county- next to the Bantam Chef in Walhalla.  

Aluminium Can Recycling

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 The Community Club building has a bin at the edge of our parking lot for recycling. Please be sure to only place aluminium cans in the bin. For example: soda cans, aluminum pet food cans, etc.  

Free Wi-Fi

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Thanks to the Oconee Public Library, free Wi-Fi services are offered to those visiting the Community Club. Feel free to come by and use it!

HERITAGE QUILT TRAIL

Scenes from Mountain Rest

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  • Quilter(s): Mary Belle Nix designer Etcetera Club of Mountain Rest
  • Sponsor(s): Etcetera Club of Mountain Rest

 The Etcetera Club of Mountain Rest has joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Chartered in 1972, the club is located at 120 Vernon Mill Road. The original cloth quilt, called Scenes from Mountain Rest, was designed by Mary Belle Nix and hand quilted by other members of the club. It is the block in the center of the quilt depicting the mountains, fields and forests around Mountain Rest that is portrayed in the quilt block mounted on the clubhouse. Mrs. Nix created that central block, and members quilted the squares surrounding it, depicting other scenes of the area. 

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Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

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These three quilt panels are posted on the front of the Community Club building. Each panel is hand painted in the likeness of an actual quilt! They are part of a larger a trail that extends throughout the upstate of South Carolina. If you would like more information on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail please visit www.uhqt.org.