The Easley Progress - Matchbin

The Easley Progress - Matchbin

2A Th e Easley Progress Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Fine Arts Center of Easley celebrated its Grand Opening last week, and a number

of people turned out to check out Easley’s newest school, which specializes connecting

its students with the arts. Pictured above, on the front row from the left:

Mayor Larry Bagwell, owner Amanda Gunter, Larry Gunter, owner Anna DeVault,

and Kent Dykes (President of Easley Chamber).

Th e Fine Arts of

Easley celebrates

Grand Opening

EASLEY - The Fine Arts

Center of Easley (F.A.C.E.)

is located at 201 South 5 th

Street, Suites D & E in West

End Hall. The center started

as a dream that has taken ten

years to become reality.

Over the course of six

years of teaching together

and four years at separate

schools, Anna DeVault and

Amanda Gunter often spoke

about the potential for an

Arts Education Center in the

Easley community.

Finally, in May of 2011,

changes in both their teaching

careers encouraged

them to revisit the idea once


With the availability of

newly-renovated space in

West End Hall, and the support

and encouragement

of city leaders as well as

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friends, they felt the time

was right to launch the Fine

Arts Center of Easley.

Amanda Gunter and Anna

DeVault are both residents

of Easley and are already

involved in the Arts in the


DeVault serves on the

Board of Directors at Foothills

Playhouse and has directed

numerous plays in

the theatre. She has also

coordinated the Foothills

Playhouse summer theatre

camp program.

Gunter has recently joined

the Foothills Board and has

acted in several plays at the


Both are degreed and certifi

ed Arts educators with

a combination of over 40

years of experience.

F.A.C.E. offers classes,

Pickens County

New Subscription

Renewal or Extension

12 months for $30

($50.00 for out of county)

workshops and private lessons

in music, theatre, art

and dance.

The distinct advantage

for students at F.A.C.E is

that lessons and classes are

taught by highly qualifi ed


Several are on faculty

at area universities and others

have won numerous

awards and honors.

Registration is now open

for Fall classes in theatre,

kindermusik, art and dance,

and private lessons in all

band and orchestra instruments,

voice, piano, guitar

and drum set.

Class list and instructor

bios can be found on the

center’s website at www.


Call for more information at


Encourages Planning

During Emergency

Preparedness Month

PICKENS, SC – September

18, 2011 – During

the month of September,

Pickens County Emergency

Management is observing

National Preparedness

Month (NPM).

In cooperation with the

Federal Emergency Management

Agency, Pickens

County offi cials are encouraging

citizens to be

prepared in the event of an


According to Pickens

County Emergency Management

Director Chuck

Haynes, one of the key

messages of NPM is to be

prepared to be self-reliant

for three days without food,

electricity, water service, ac-

cess to a supermarket, local

services, police, fi re and rescue

departments. “We want

to encourage all of our citizens

to be pro-active when

thinking about preparing

for emergencies,” Haynes


“Simple steps can be taken

to prepare today in order

to reduce the impact of future


The NPM guidelines recommend

that the following

steps be taken in order to

prepare for an emergency:

1. Compile an emergency

supply kit with food,

water, battery powered radios,

cell phones and fi rst aid


2. Make a plan for

what to do in an emergency

3. Be informed about

emergencies that could effect

the community and

identify sources of information

that will be helpful

before, during and after an


Haynes added “This

year’s National Preparedness

Month focuses on turning

awareness into action by

encouraging all individuals

and communities to make

an emergency preparedness

plan. It is vital that our citizens

prepare for disasters -

whatever they may be.”

For additional information,

contact Chuck Haynes

– (864) 898-5943 or visit



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Member of the Month

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of directors of the Easley

Chamber of Commerce

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Company, Inc. located at

510 Saco Lowell Rd. in Easley

to be the Business of the

Month for September. This

long-time standing member

in the Easley Chamber of

Commerce has been recognized

for their superior

capabilities and excellent

customer service in a top

industry publication: Metal


John Cutchin founded

Palmetto Plating in 1964

and they have been providing

plating and fi nishing

needs of all kinds since

then. Cutchin comments,

“We are constantly looking

for new ways to better serve

our customers by improving

effi ciency and investing

in technology.” By having

such a diverse customer

base, the ability to meet the

unique customer needs, and

continually exploring new

technology and processes,

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remain an industry leader

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of Hwy. 183 and

Hwy. 137, Six Mile.

The address is 2536

Walhalla Highway.

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from 8 a.m. to noon, rain

or shine.

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to purchase some books

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the library.

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enhancement for adults

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Easley’s Palmetto Plating is the Chamber Member of

The Month for the month of September.

Pictured from left: Brandon Bandy, Barbara Robinson,

Staci Bradley, Bobby Roper, Janice Perry (Powdersville

Water), Kent Dykes (President of Easley Chamber),

and John Cutchin (owner).


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September 21

EASLEY - The Easley

Business and Professional

Women’s Club will meet

Wednesday, September 21,

at the Kimberly Hampton

Memorial Library at 12:30.

Our speaker this month

is Dr. Kevin Mobley who

owns Community Chiropractic

in Easley.

He has nine years of experience

as a chiropractor and

is passionate about health

and fi tness.

He holds a Bachelor’s

Degree in Exercise and

Sport Science, a Doctor of

Chiropractic Degree and a

Post-graduate Certifi cation

in Pediatrics.

He will be speaking on

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This meeting will be a terrifi

c networking opportunity

for all working women to

become acquainted with all

the exceptional ladies that

will be there, so don’t miss


Come and bring a friend.

Easley BPW meets every

third Wednesday at the library.

The cost of lunch is

$10.00 and will be catered

by Serendipity Café.

Remember to bring business

cards for drawing for

free lunch.


18, 6:30 PM is the date

for Easley BPW Celebration

of Pickens County Women

to be held at DunBurks

Conference Center. This is

one of the County’s yearly

signature events seeking to

recognize the accomplishments

of working women.

Nominations are now being

accepted for these prestigious

awards and must be





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