120 Verner Mill Road, Mountain Rest, South Carolina 29664, United States
The Community Club building is a popular place for reunions and parties! Call (864) 638-6612 or 638-6642 for dates available. The club has beautiful wooden floors, folding tables and chairs, and kitchen. We have a large parking lot and are easy to find. Building is located in front of Hillbilly Day grounds. Our Hillbilly Day pavilion is also available for rent. The cost to rent either the Club building or pavilion is $60.
The Etc Club meets Tuesdays at the Club from 9 am until noon to quilt. They have quilts displayed along the Community Club reception room walls for sell. These ladies also make the quilt that is auctioned off on Hillbilly Day.
Each of these people make up our current Community Club board. They are elected by the Club members.
President: Howard Queen
Vice President: B.A. Andreu
Secretary: Sally Gravino
Treasurer: Bea Ventura
Our club building is now open for all community members to enjoy!
Starting Tuesday September 16th we will have the building open from 8 am to noon, every Tuesday and Thursday.
We will have morning coffee, hot tea, and social time.
This space is perfect for those who prefer to do indoor walking and need a nice level surface.
If you are a part of a small group that does projects such as knitting, puzzles, gardening, a book club, etc. We would to have you come and enjoy the use of our facilities!
We will have cards and board games available (any donations for this will be greatly appreciated)
We also now have a ping pong table to use and soon will feature an outdoor pickle ball court!
So many new and exciting things coming our way! We hope to see you there!
Over the years, as club members cleaned or sorted storage closets, they'd discover boxes of fading newspaper clippings, programs & photos of past Hillbilly Days. In 2012, one board member (the late Mack Moore) asked how might these archives be both preserved & displayed. And from this discussion came the photo wall idea.
But it was Board member, Pat Allen who shouldered and developed the project. "Little did I know how involved it would become. After more than 60 years of Hillbilly Days, the photos had to all be sorted & divided into decades. At community potlucks, we'd examine photos for facial recognition & name identification."
Sally Gravino & Sue Hardee recommended the black & white wall arrangement; John Morrey inscribed names to the identifiable photos; Pat Allen measured for wall spacing & pasted each photo. And finally ... these precious photos are covered with a transparent Plexiglas protectorate. Thank you, Pat Allen for your vision & dedication. Without you, the photo wall project would not have happened.
Yet to be archived under Plexiglass are the historic Hillbilly Day newspaper clippings.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month we hold a potluck meal. These meals give club members a chance to "catch up" and have a some great conversations. It also gives the board members a chance to let the club members know what they have going on. Anybody is welcome, you do not have to be a club member to enjoy the meal. You can usually see a reminder for the meals on our sign located at the junction of Hwys 28 and 107.
JOIN THE CLUB! If you would like to join the Club all it costs is $5 a year per person, or $10 a year per family. You can either give your money to one of our board members or mail the payment to PO Box 24 Mountain Rest S.C. 29664.