Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Here's Your Sign

Bill Engvall coined the phrase, "Here's Your Sign" in 1996.

"I got me a nice one, and I hung it on the den wall in my house.  My neighbor comes over and he says, 'Did you shoot that thing?' I said 'Nope.  He ran through the wall and got stuck. Here's your sign."

The old Dacusville Elementary School has become Dacusville Community Center, many different organizations meet in the building; Scouts, Heritage Club, Dacusville Rec., Garden Club, Bee Keepers, etc. The center has had concerts, and Pickens County will be placing a Library Branch in the facility. The community is also looking to place a fitness center in the facility

Monday, April 7, 2014

Legend of the Hunt Brothers

Hunt's Memorial Baptist Church is located on Alex Drive in Dacusville.

 In the cemetary are two tombstones, on one is Thomas Hunt and on another is James Hunt. 

Legend has it that Thomas Hunt died first on September 11, 1884 at the age of twenty-eight.  His brother, James, died six weeks later on October 28, 1884 at the age of twenty-six.  One was a good child, always considerate and caring.  The other was a horrible child who was always in trouble.  The bad  child was very jealous of his brother, and one day killed him.  Everyone was devastated, and they chose to mark his tombstone with a finger pointing upward.  When it was determined that the favored son had been killed by his terrible brother, they had him hung.  The only people who attended the hanging were a minister and an undertaker.  On his tombstone, they put a finger pointing down with a chain around it. (Down Home Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

If you are ever visiting Hunt's Memorial Baptist Church look for these two tombstones.

Photo Courtesy of Down Home Dacusville Yesterday, Today  and Tomorrow

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sweeter Than Sugar

"Cakes are special.  Every birthday, every celebration ends
Buddy Valastro "Cake Boss"
photo  courtesty of
with something sweet, a cake, and people remember.  It's all about the memories."-Buddy Valastro

When you think back to all of your celebrations you have had in the past, does a cake come to mind?  My daughter just celebrated her 13th birthday and she requested a 13 layer cake.  I wanted her birthday to be special, so I made her a 13 layer cake and it created memories that will last a life time.

Tashia Jones
Tashia Jones also wants to create such special memories for some very special people. God has blessed Tashia with a very special gift, she brings joy to people through making cakes. After reading a status update from a local Children's Home Facebook page about a 12 year old girl that cried because her mom didn't acknowledge her birthday, Tashia knew she had to do something, especially when she read that the girl ends up having to make her own birthday cake. Tashia prayed about it and felt lead by God to start "Tears to Tiers Life Celebration Cakes."

Tears to Tiers Life Celebration Cakes is a ministry for anyone that has a life-threating medical condition along with their young children or siblings, abused or neglected children, and children who require frequent or extended hospitalizations due to critical illnesses.  Tashia provides a cake to the recipients free of charge, she solely relies on donations and her own income to fund the cakes.

Some of Tashia's cake creations...

For the stories behind the cakes, more information, to donate, or to contact Tashia:

*To help fund Tears to Tiers Life Celebration Cakes Tashia is raffling off Easter cakes.  The tickets are $5 each and all proceeds go to the ministry. If you are interested in helping to sale the tickets she is offering the highest ticket seller plus anyone who sells 50 tickets or more a free Easter cake.
Life is sweeter when we help each other!

Easter cakes for Raffle

Saturday, March 22, 2014

1st Annual Family Fun Day

Hosted by Boy Scouts of America Dacusville Pack 132 and Pack 8
Dacusville, come out and support your Boy Scouts and have a "GREAT" time with your family!

Join us for a 3k-5k walk/run, fun, food, crafts, games, face painting, and more!!!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm

Old Dacusville Elementary School
2671 Earls Bridge Road
Easley, SC

Run/walk starting at 11am
     *1st place winner will receive a $50 gift card
     *2nd place winner will receive a $25 gift card and a bamboo wind chime made by the Boy Scouts.
     *3rd place winner will receive a bamboo wind chime made by   the Boy Scouts.

3K:  $10 registration fee
        $20 with T-shirt

5K:  $15 registration fee
        $25 with T-shirt

*Tables are for Rent to sale arts and crafts, $15.00 a table, please contact Daniel by Thursday March 27. 

For more information, to rent tables, or to sign-up for the race, please contact:
Daniel Dowell, Tiger Cub Den Leader at (864) 506-6253. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Start Your Engines

The car must weigh 5.0 ounces to race.
Race Day the scouts and parents come together in great excitement and anticipation of winning the Pinewood Derby. This once block of wood has been transformed into a one of a kind racing machine.  The parents and scouts spend time together making it their very own unique car by sanding, painting, applying the wheels and stickers, and the weight.

Let The Race Begin....

The scouts at the finish line waiting to see if their car will take the win.

Friends Hovie and Jack enjoy a day at the races.

Owen and Mason Simmons

Owen and Mason Simmons represented Pack 132 at the Pickens County District Derby Race. Mason Simmons won 3rd and Owen Simmons won 2nd in open class.  This is the first time that the Dacusville Scouts have won in the District, great job scouts and parents.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Old Philpot/Hill Home

Photo by
Down Home: Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
     A historical home that was built in 1856 in Dacusville will no longer be part of our landscape. The property behind the old Dacusville Elementary School on Hwy 186 belonged to the Philpot/Hill family. This house that we are all so familiar with seeing on the hill is being demolished due to new owners that bought the land and house;  the new owners plan to rebuild. (Resource: Jim Shelton)

Photo by:
Down Home: Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Down Home: Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Irvin Henry Philpot was interviewed and had this to say, After the Civil War, my grandparents, Irvin Hutchison and Jennie McBee Alexander Philpot, bought their property.  It seems that grandmother inherited $5,000 in gold, and they used that money to purchase the land and house. The basic part of the house was joined with wooden pegs, and no nails were used.  There was a chimney on each end of the house and fireplaces were located both upstairs and downstairs.  The original house had two large rooms on both levels, and there was a spacious hall to separate them.  The Shed Room across the back room was used for the dining room and kitchen.  A Company Room was just back of the living room and had a private entrance.  This room was used quite a lot by the preachers, and in this case, the Methodist Circuit riders.  While making  the needed renovations, a wide front porch with columns changed the ' L' that included so much needed space. Highway 186 used to come in the front of the house and was located more toward Ronny Hall's house. When the road was relocated in its present place, that is when the Philpot family made the adjustments to the house.

     Irvin Henry Philpot stated in Down Home: Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow that his sister Sallie Bet, married Mr Charlie Hill and kept the house in the Philpot family.  Many in the community remember Charlie Hill as the owner of the General Store, Sunoco is currently in it's location on Hwy 186.

Comments about Charlie Hill, 
You Know You Are From Dacusville When...

John E. Clark
I remember when we were in class and a herd of cows came running down the hill and Charlie Hill stuck his head thru the window and ask us boys to help: so out the window we all go. The teacher Mr. Knolls was having a fit, he later sent us all ...

Sandy McClain
you could get a 5 cent refund on glass coke bottles and you rode up and down the roads on your bike, looking in the ditches, hoping to find five bottles so you could take them over to Charlie Hill's store and get a whole brown paper sack of candy.

Karen Reid
You went down to Charlie Hills store through the pine trees from the
hole in the fence. Not that I did it, but I remember people doing this.

Roger Eades
When you remember the only stores in town being Charlie Hill's, Lynches and N.B. Williams. You could go to Charlie’s with a quarter and get a paper bag slap full of candy--and a drink!!! You 'sneak' down to Charlie Hill's pond to go fishing…it was not visible as it is now… it made it more fun.

Tim McConnell
When Charlie Hill’s Store was the gathering place for local drag racing!

      It's hard to watch as changes take place around us in our Dacusville Community, we want to hold on to our past.

The only way we can continue the past, is to bring it to the present. The bible tells us in Joel 1:3, "Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation."

If you would like to bring the past to the present and you have stories you would like to share about the House, Philpots, Charlie Hill, or the General Store please feel free to share below in the comments.
(Photos of demolished house taken by Jim Shelton)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Special Thank You...

Jim and Vivian Nichols

     Dacusville has it's very own white house, it is centered in our small town on Hwy 186. This home was built in 1866, that makes it 147 years old. It belonged to the late Jack and Dorthy Jameson. Mrs. Jameson taught school for 35 years at Dacusville Elementary.  Mrs. Jameson loved to sit on her porch and watch the parade, however, she didn't get to watch this year's parade because she passed away last January.  Her presence was still felt for many of us. The home has been passed down to their daughter and son-in-law Vivian and Jim Nichols.  

     We as a community would like to say Thank You to the Jameson family.  For many years you have graciously allowed our community to use your property and home to host our tree lighting and our Christmas Parade. Vivian said that the tree was planted back in 1984 on their property. Our community has watched it grow over the years. Vivian and Jim said that it is a pleasure to give back to the community and they want to continue the tradition. They said that they are thrilled to host this on their property and they know that this is a good way for the community to get together and celebrate Christmas.

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