Monday, February 1, 2016

Southerners in the Snow

There's a joke in the south that when the weather men begin calling for snow, we Southerners don't run for the hills.....we run for the shelves, grocery shelves to get our milk and bread.  

This time when the weather men called for snow we needed our milk and bread, and our sleds, some chili beans or soup, comfort foods, evaporated milk for snow cream, and generators. 

The first snow of 2016 brought down trees, power lines, and eight plus inches of that white stuff we don't see around here too often. It started as ice and sleet but then turned to snow, big flakes of snow that quickly covered our small town.  Our schools, businesses, churches, and day cares were being canceled......Snow Day!

Our little town of Dacusville became a Winter Wonderland.....


Snow Day led to snow week, the snow lingered around for a week before it started melting away, but soon enough the beautiful white covering gave way back to the dirt and gravel and everything turned back to normal.....but they say, if snow stays on the ground for longer than three days there will be another.....better stock up on that milk and bread. 

Snow photos courtesy of Samantha Davis 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pumpkin Festival

Are you ready for the season of pumpkins?

Cooler air, warm colors, falling leaves, hoodies, pumpkins, 
and festivals......

Celebrates their 35th annual pumpkin festival on October 10th this year. The 2nd Saturday of October brings people from all over out to enjoy a parade, crafts, food, music, dancing, rides, and pumpkins.

Fun Facts:

Over 1.5 billion pounds produced each year in the United States.

World's largest pumpkin weighed 1,800 pounds.

Largest pumpkin pie weighed 2,020 pounds.

Each pumpkin has over 500 seeds.

Over 45 different varieties of pumpkins.

Pumpkins are 90% water.


More information about the Pumpkin Festival:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Haunted Halls/Halloween Costume Ball

This is not a typical story that Dacusvillenews post on the blog, but seeing that the community is reaching out to help the Miracle Hill Children's Home we thought that it would be helpful to inform the community.

For more information:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dacusville Good News Club

Good News Club is a weekly interdenominational Christian Program for 5-12 year old children featuring a Bible lesson, songs, memory verses, and games. 

Volunteers are in need to help fill positions. 

The Good News Club meets Thursdays at the Dacusville Elementary School Cafeteria from 2:30-4:00 
Starting September 17, 2015

For more information contact
Michelle Palmer, Ministry Coordinator  
at (864) 608-8508

GoodNewsClub is hosted by 
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Monday, September 7, 2015


born into a world
full of unknowns and uncertainties
.......dependent on us. 

In Pickens County, "We currently have over 70 kids in care and only six foster homes, so that means over 80 percent of our kids are placed out of county."

"We got 160 more kids in care in 2014 year than we did the previous year.  In 2013 we served 509 children in foster care.  This year we're up to 675."-Carla Poole, DFCS Case Manger 

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:

to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27

The LIFEHouse Project

LIFEHouse is a Dacusville community residential safe haven for children of families in crisis; offering loving support and care to children in need of temporary residential care.  

The initial capabilities of LIFEHouse will provide care for eight children.  

Pastors Melissa and Chad Albertson

To provide the highest quality of loving care for the children of Pickens County families in crisis.

Supporting children of families in crisis through residential, educational and outreach services through a multicultural, non-denominational organization.

"A dream is becoming a reality!  God is so Good!" -Melissa Albertson

For this dream to continue to become a reality we need YOU....

Want to make a difference in the life of a child?

 You can help LIFEHouse by donating your time, resources, or financially.

May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the
Directors of LIFEHouse
Rob and Karen McElyea
needy; may he crush the oppressor -Psalm 72:4

To get involved contact us at:

199 Thomas Mill Rd. Easley, SC 29640

"Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that whoever sees it can run with it"

*Reinhardt, Angela (2015). Pickens in desperate need of foster parents. www.pickensprogressonline

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dreams Do Come True

This has been a dream for Craig and Cory Brown and this weekend it's coming true.

Craig and Cory Brown
Craig Brown grew up in Dacusville, his family was in farming but he had a dream to own his very own rodeo. He's currently in construction but desires to only be in the Rodeo business. Cory Brown is also a Pickens County resident and has been around rodeos most of her life. Talking to Cory she said that she wants to create a place where families can go and enjoy a fun evening together.  

"We love the sport of rodeo and the country life and strive to bless others as God has blessed us." -Cory Brown

They are offering hayrides, pony rides, and a mechanical bull. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, boiled peanuts, BBQ, and other goodies. There will not be any drinking on the premises.

Want to enjoy some fun right in your back yard?

7 Championship Rodeo Events

Bareback Bronc Riding
Tie-Down Roping
Bull Riding
Cowgirl's Barrel Racing
Saddle Bronc Riding
Team Roping
Cowgirl Break Away Roping 




8 PM Nightly

Adults $15 Advance $12
Kids (5-10) $10 Advance $8
Kids (under 5) FREE

Advance tickets available at Ivey's Furniture, Pickens & Easley

For More Information:  
Cory Brown (864) 246-9426

Friday, July 3, 2015

Family Roots

We come from the same roots,
we carry the same blood.

This connects us together,
what holds us together is love.

We are Family

Family is created by God, he designed it at the beginning of creation when he said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and two will become one flesh?" -Matthew 19:5 "God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it." Genesis 1:28

Family is important to God, and many families understand the importance of staying connected.

The Butts family understands the importance of staying connected.  While other families have allowed family reunions to stop, the Butts family reunions are still going strong.

Thomas and Bess Butts
Thomas and Bess Butts married and had 13 children.  Each year the 13 children and their families take turns planning and managing the reunion, or just their families if the children are deceased. 

Most families meet together one day, this family meets together all week.  They set up their campers and spend each day cooking, playing, praying and having devotions, and singing together.

Working to get the creek ready for the reunion

Ann, Tiffany, and Ruthe
At the reunion 
spending quality time 
with the younger 
Butts generation. 

Kendall rides his grandson on the 4-wheeler
Kendall spending time with his will find everyone enjoys riding a 4-wheeler, that's a staple at the reunion.

Reunions are about creating memories
Susie dancing with her uncle Jim Butts

Benjamin  enjoys singing for his family.

The Butts are talented with many gifts, especially the gift of singing.

We can't forget about the food

Tommy cooking up some BBQ chicken

And playing Corn Hole

Jesseca enjoying a game of corn hole with her family

I had never experienced a family reunion like this one until I married into it.
The first time I attended it I was hooked.  It's wonderful to be able to take time to spend with the ones you love....stay connected to your roots.

Bess Butts with 12 of her children

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