Live auction returns Big Thursday to benefit Greer Community Ministries


GREER (WSPA)–The 37th Annual Big Thursday benefiting Greer Community Ministries is happening Thursday, Nov. 3 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This year, organizers said the live auction returns from 7-9 p.m. with auctioneer Jerry Bruce.

Each year the fundraiser features crafts, cooks stay up all night preparing a barbecue lunch, organizers also serve a hot dog supper, and a silent auction as well.

Another special and much anticipated part of the fundraiser is Greer’s own Ann Helton and Nancy Welch preparing apple pies and angel biscuits.These famous treats will be sold the day of the event.

Each dollar you spend at Big Thursday goes back into Greer Community Ministries through the food pantry and clothing closet  assistance for those in need every four months.

The proceeds also go toward the Meals on Wheels program, which feeds about 300  people Monday through Friday.

Greer Community Ministries organizers said the money will also help the Senior Dining program offers food, fellowship, and friendship to about 30 senior adults each week day. All of these programs are offered at no cost to the recipients.

Here’s how to order a meal at the event:

Orders for delivery of the barbecue lunch can be placed prior to the event by downloading and completing an order form at Cost of the meal is $8 and includes a sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, and a drink. The Greer Lions Club hosts the hot dog supper from 5-7 p.m. and the $5 plate includes a hot dog, chili, chips, dessert, and drink.

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