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Lake Murray Columbia, Dec 2011

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Volume 16, number 10. Holiday wrap-up: gift wrapping tips and tricks.
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Butch Dailey tends over his family's land in Irmo, tending his small feed store and an array of animals. Meet one of the last first families of the area.

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What a gift! Experts unwrap their gift wrapping secrets.

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Have your way with rosemary, the new everegreen for the holiday season.

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The iced tea glass is half-full at the Chapin restaurant that got a Food Network makeover in the spring.


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In Irmo, artisans find inspiration with each other at Our Hands Together artisans market.

Thousands of ornaments and hundreds of Christmas fairies make up just part of a home for the holiday for this Lake Murray family.

BUY PHOTOS: See more photos from our stories and purchase photos published in this issue; order online at thestate.com/lakemurray.

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Betsey Guzior, Joey Holleman, Diane Morrison
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Gigi Huckabee, Deena C. Bouknight, Rachel Haynie
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Tim Dominick, Kim Kim Foster-Tobin, Gerry Melendez

• The State Media Co.
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December 2011
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December 2011
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Through Dec. 3: “Dixie Swim Club,” Workshop Theatre, (803) 799-6551 Through Dec. 4: “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” Columbia Children’s Theatre, (803) 691-4548 Through Dec. 31: “The Brave Tin Soldier,” Columbia Marionette Theatre, (803) 252-7366 Dec. 1: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Christmas, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 1, 2: USC Dance Company Presents Wideman/Davis Dance, Drayton Hall Theatre, (803) 777-4288

Lexington County Museum annual Christmas Open House, Dec. 11
See all the historic houses on the museum complex decorated for the holidays, and enjoy hot cider and gingerbread. Hours: 2-5 p.m. The museum is at 231 Fox St. in downtown Lexington. Details: (803) 359-8369 or www.lex-co.com/museum.

Dec. 1-4: “The Nutcracker,” Columbia Classical Ballet, Koger Center, (803) 251-6333 Dec. 2: Palmetto Mastersingers, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264

Dec. 2, 3: Sounds of Christmas, Lexington County Choral Society, (803) 359-8794

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Painting America the Beautiful
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Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters
Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Organized by the New-York Historical Society

Special Exhibition Presented by the Blanchard Family In the heart of downtown Columbia • columbiamuseum.org

November 19, 2011 - April 1, 2012
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Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848) Catskill Creek, N.Y., 1845, (detail) The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-157



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Dec. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10: “The Homecoming,” presented by Chapin Community Theatre, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, (803) 240-8544 Dec. 2-Jan. 21: “Spring Awakening,” Trustus Theatre, (803) 254-9732 Dec. 4: Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Sunday Concert Series, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Dec. 4: Glorious: A Modern Worship Christmas, Shandon Baptist Church, (803) 782-1300

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Dec. 5: An Irish Christmas, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 6: Christmas with Emile Pandolfi, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 7: Carolina FreeStyle Christmas, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 8: B.J. Thomas, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 8: Palmetto Mastersingers, Koger Center, (803) 251-6333 Dec. 8-10: Vibrations Dance Company Presents “Sista Girl and the Soldier: The Urban Nutcracker,” Drayton Hall Theatre, (803) 777-4288

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and topped with picture-perfect satin bows. Owner Jean Davis Bruton says that while a bit of practice is essential, good materials such as thick paper and sharp scissors will make the job go a lot more smoothly. “High quality paper won’t tear as easily on the corners, so you can pull it a little tighter and get a nice edge,” she notes. Linda Sims, who, with Mandy Duke, owns All Wrapped Up at the Willows on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington, agrees. “Excess paper creates lumps and bulges, so after you wrap the paper around the box to see how much you’ll need, trim each end to reach a little more than halfway up the side. Since the folded flaps on the sides meet in the middle, you’ll cover the whole area.” For oddly-shaped packages, Sims suggests giving up on a box. “Just cover the whole thing in pretty tissue, then gather it into a piece of clear cellophane. Put a bow at the top and you’re done.” With their signature curly bows, often in a flurry of bright colors, gifts from Carol Saunders Gallery on Gervais Street are so distinctive that Saunders is sometimes asked by gift-givers who don’t want to spoil the surprise not to add the gorgeous flourish. To get the look, staff members first ask for the recipient’s favorite color, and tie ribbon in that shade around a white box. Although most wrappers twist the ribbon on the bottom of the package, staff member Elisabeth Christopher explains that putting it on the top allows the gift to sit flat on a table. “The bow hides the knot,” she says. “But don’t trim the streamers. You’ll need them to attach the bow.” For the flirty bows, gallery staff members grasp an end of satin ribbon and the ends of six or so varieties of curling ribbon together with one hand while looping the ribbons above and below, making a sort of figure-eight, with the thumb and index finger holding the whole bunch in the middle. After four or six turns, depending on how elaborate you’d like your bow to be, lay the bundle over the knot on the package and tie it together with the existing ribbon tails. “Pull tight, but don’t pop it,” notes Christopher. For the final touch, curl each piece of ribbon by pulling it gently but firmly between the open blade of a pair of scissors and your thumb. Add a cute gift card, and you’re done. Katie McElveen is a Midlands-based freelance writer.

It’s a Wrap!
Story by KATIE MCELVEEN, Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazine Photographs by KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN f you’re like a lot of gift givers, finding the perfect gift is the fun part. It’s the wrapping that ties you in knots, from paper that tears like tissue to pathetic bows that would barely tie shoes. But before you resort to those glittery bowsin-a-bag – they fall off in the car anyway – consider using a little DIY ingenuity


and making your gifts as personal on the outside as they are on the inside. To help out, we’ve rounded up a team of gift wrapping experts who promise that, with just a little practice, you’ll have it all wrapped up in no time. At Non(e)Such on Devine Street, elegant packages emerge from the wrapping room swathed in creamy paper

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Ribbons... Rena McLendon, of Carol Saunders Gallery, demonstrates how to wrap a gift in ribbon. From top left: 1. holding the gift box with the bottom down, loop a length of ribbon around, allowing a couple of inches for tying off; 2. cross the ribbon and 3. bring the loop back to the front; 4. slip the end of the ribbon under the other and 5. tie off, leaving enough extra ribbon to use to attach a bow (see below). 6. the objective is to keep the ribbon smooth on the bottom of the gift box.




...and bows. Elisabeth Christopher makes a bow. 1. Choose the types of ribbon you'd like to use and loop them in a figure eight that measures about six inches across; 2. use the extra lengths of ribbon on the gift box to tie down the bow 3. use scissors to form curls of ribbon; fluff out the bow with your fingers.
Special thanks to Rena McLendon and Elisabeth Christopher at Carol Saunders Gallery.

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Irmo artisans bring talent, togetherness to the table
Story by RACHEL HAYNIE, Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazine Photographs by TIM DOMINICK


heri Carder Hood stopped wringing her hands in frustration when the economy turned downward – reaching out to a few of area’s most talented artisans and craft makers to create Our Hands Together artisans market in Irmo, which just celebrated its first anniversary. The artisans’ market at 101 Ballentine Park Road sprouted success quickly because shoppers have responded to – and told others about – the array of well-made items ranging from jewelry and hair ornaments to fine furniture, quilts and other decor as well as novelty totes to carry them home in. But the community spirit is its real ambiance. “This is so much more than a business,” said Hood, who is still dazzled each time one of the resident artisans brings in a stash of new creations to replenish the shop’s shelves and wall space. “How they collaborate with and support each other – their synergy – is something I hadn’t envisioned, but it’s what makes opening up each day such a delight.” When Bette Commander, who has a number of paintings in the market, studied the crocheted items Catherine Sawyer and her mother display in their space, she got out her needles and created a purse from strips of plastic grocery bags. Quilter Julia Burns Belk bought the stylish bag from Bette and now sticks notes and design ideas for her next art quilt. Even before the artisans bonded like siblings, the market was a family affair. Sarah Newman-Norlund has her daughter Olivia, who appears on the shop’s website, act as a spokeswoman, voicing her opinion about Ducky Design creations before her mother brings them to market. “Some of the bracelets I make become favors for children’s birthday parties,” said NewmanNorlund. Newman-Norlund named her business after a beloved childhood toy, a stuffed duck her mother hand-stitched. “It’s one

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Our Hands Together artisans market Where: 101 Ballentine Park Road, Irmo. When: Dec. 3 Store hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Info: (803) 749-0011

of the few things I’ve kept through the years,” she said. Jewelry making is a far cry from her first career. “I majored in cognitive neuroscience and spent five years in the Netherlands doing research after graduate school. That’s where I gathered many of the beads I use in my work,” Newman-Norland said. Olga Yukhno, with her hand-crafted ceramic creations, fuses old-world artistry from her native Russia with materials attainable in her adopted world. She combines techniques from stained glass with metal work and ceramics for larger pieces, creating delicate fossil-like shapes from clay, painting them, then firing them twice in the kiln. The process she developed results in confections that appear to be artifacts from the past, deceptively fragile looking considering their surprising strength. This winner of the 2006 International

Creative collective. Facing page, some of the artists who create items for Our Hands Together Artisan Market are, (clockwise from left) Olga Yukhno,
Julia Burns Belk, Catherine Sawyer, Avery Fox, Sarah Newman-Norlund and Bette Commander.


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Crafty lady. Sheri Hood is the owner of Our Hands Together artisan market, an Irmo store where artists and craftsmen are able to display and sell their unique creations made locally. the Ballentine marketplace, Sawyer uses recycled materials when possible. “For stability this potholder is crocheted around the plastic rings that hold together beverage packs,” said Sawyer, who began crocheting at age eight. Another craftsman who repurposes materials is Avery Fox, creator of befuddling wooden puzzles, unique bottle stoppers and distinctive writing instruments. “I began woodworking as a hobby, through classes, but I began using wood that otherwise would end up as kindling quite by accident – literally.” Fox explained. “Somehow a stump got caught between the back of my Dad’s truck – I was driving – and the trailer it was pulling. To free the truck, we had to remove the stump, and when I cut into it, I found flame maple. I saved the wood and have used it for a number of projects,” said Fox, turning around a pencil holder he made to show off the red striations coursing through the pale wood. Now friends and family call him when they have to prune or remove a tree, knowing that they won’t be scrapped. “Right now I have a dogwood drying that had to come out because it was blocking a gate at a friend’s driveway,” he said. Julia Belk would not refer to the cotton fabric she uses in her vibrant hand-stitched art quilts as scraps either. For both her large art quilts, used as wall hangings, and smaller children’s quilts, “I am always on the lookout for good fabric and, luckily, I often end up bartering materials,” said Belk, who described herself as mostly self-taught, but with a tutorial enduring 20 years. Her willingness to try something new recently deferred to her granddaughter. “She advised me to up-scale my hand-sewn flowers and add more layers, more colors.” Belk enjoys the camaraderie among the community of artisans participating in the cooperative market. “We feed off each other, learn from each other. Every time one of us brings in something new, we flock around it to admire it – and figure out how they made it. We might take their idea and go a new way with it.” Rachel Haynie is a Midlands-based freelance writer.


Design Contest for traditional National Costumes in Moscow passes her techniques along in classes she leads at Crooked Creek Park as well as Our Hands Together. Bette Commander worked with sculpture while still in California, but transitioned to painting after marrying South Carolinian Roy Commander and moving to the Midlands. “I’m inspired by the people I’ve seen since coming here; I especially love capturing their faces”, said Commander. Catherine Sawyer, whose knitted and crocheted items catch shoppers’ eyes first, also makes photo note cards, many of which were printed from images shot underwater on deep-water dives, some off Australia. “In my 21 years of diving, I’ve stuck primarily in and around the Cooper River and near the Topper (archeological dig) site in Allendale, but about a decade ago, I had the opportunity to dive off the Great Barrier Reef. I’ve been waiting to get back there ever since.” Like many of her fellow artisans in


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Down with the rosemary and so, Down with the baies and mistletoe, Down with the holly, ivie all Wherewith ye deck the Christmas Hall.
— Robert Herrick (1591-1674); a poem commemorating Candlemas Eve, the day before holiday greenery was removed from the home

The 12 days of rosemary
Uses for the evergreen herb throughout your hearth and home

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ummer’s heat subsides and the chill of a winter’s day fills the air, marking the end of a colorful season of blooms and growth. But one reminder of warmth remains in your garden in the form of willowy bands of rosemary. Rosemary is a survivor in the South; in the Midlands, most of the cultivars tolerate the short spates of cold and, in the summer, endure drought conditions. Deep in the winter, some forms sport tiny blue blooms. Rosemary is technically an herb, but it can grow up to four feet tall here, according to the Clemson Extension Service. And it’s a perfect alternative evergreen for the holidays’ in decor, in recipes and to help you relieve the stress from family gatherings and parties. And a rosemary Christmas tree can be planted in the ground after the holidays. We found some great uses for rosemary during the holidays:

In the medicine cabinet The Livestrong.com website recommends adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil to a simmering pot or water or a vaporizer to help ease anxiety. Rosemary also is purported to improve memory and ease aches and pains, although essential oil is not recommended to be ingested. Make a version of essential oil by placing a sprig in a clean jar, adding olive oil, and letting it steep on a sunny windowsill for several weeks. Use it as a massage oil or bath oil. Steep a sprig of rosemary in some boiling water and sip as a tea.

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In decor Have a tired old wreath of plastic greens? Add some live sprigs of rosemary to give it some scent and texture.


Rosemary Hair Wash
2 lbs. of honey 12 handfuls of grape-vine tendrils

“to Promote the Growth of the Hair and Prevent it Falling Off” from Beeton’s Domestic recipe book, Isabella Beeton (1883) 1 handful of rosemary 1 gallon of new milk

Take a few sprigs and place in a thin tall vase. Wrap a red bow, and you’ve got a festive and fragrant centerpiece. Having a winter wedding? Present a bouquet of rosemary wrapped in colorful ribbons to the bride and groom. Rosemary is said to strengthen both the head and the heart of the couple. Combine some sprigs with an orange stuck with cloves as a gift for New Year’s. In the kitchen Take a slightly bruised sprig and place it in a clean wine bottle. Add white wine vinegar that you have brought to a boil; let it cool, then seal it with a cork or a screw top. You’ll get a nicely infused vinegar that can be combined with olive oil for a vibrant vinaigrette.


Place these altogether in a still, work them as slowly as possible. The distilled liquid from the above will be about 2 quarts. It should be kept for use in a bottle, corked.


Savory Chocolate-Rosemary Biscotti
From meals.com Preparation Time: 20 mins. • Cooking Time: 30 mins. Cooling Time: 40 mins. cooling • Makes: 35 servings or 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary 4 large eggs, room temperature, divided 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons white wine (optional) 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House SemiSweet Chocolate Chunks, divided

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Directions • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well. • Combine flour, salt, baking powder and rosemary in medium bowl. Whisk 3 eggs and sugar in large bowl until well combined. Add olive and vegetable oils; whisk until well combined. With fork, add in flour mixture and 2/3 cup chunks; stir together to form a soft dough. • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough lightly to bring together. (Dough will be slightly oily.) Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log, about 16 inches long and 1 inch high. • Place each log onto prepared baking sheet. Press top of each lightly to flatten slightly. Beat remaining egg in small bowl. • Brush top of each log with egg wash. • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from tray from oven and place on wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. • Place logs on cutting board and diagonally slice each loaf into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices back on baking sheet, flat side down. • Bake for an additional 4 minutes; turn each piece over. Bake for an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until dry. (Be careful to not overbake or the biscotti will become too hard.) Remove from baking sheet to wire rack(s) to cool completely. • Line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. • Place remaining chunks in small, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on high (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Chunks may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals; stirring until just melted. Dip one side of each biscotti in chocolate. Scrape along edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container at room temperature for no more than 3 days.

Add sprigs of rosemary to pot roasts and soups. Remove before serving.

Rosemary is great with any meat. It contains antioxidants that could help meat from spoiling. Mash with some garlic and rub on a pork roast. Layer on some salmon with lemons before baking. Add to your favorite marinade recipe. Add chopped leaves to breads and use in focaccia breads, or give roasted potatoes a special kick by adding minced rosemary and kosher salt before placing in the oven.


Looking for a different kind of cookie for your annual exchange? Try one of the many rosemary shortbread or butter cookie recipes. Here’s one for a chocolate rosemary biscotti from the kitchens of Nestle.


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“We never close … We just lock the door”
Story by JOEY HOLLEMAN • Photographs by GERRY MELENDEZ ulling into the parking lot at Dailey’s Feed and Supplies takes a visitor back in time. Not all the way back to 1750, when the first Daileys showed up in the Dutch Fork area, but maybe back to 1932, the year of the S.C. license plate on the chicken coop out back, or 1952, the year on the Esso calendar on the wall in the small store by the road. This place is timeless. Butch Dailey, 70, grew up on Kennerly Road, when houses on this ridge just west of the Broad River had no running water and everybody within miles around knew each other. Usually, they were related — Daileys, Ellisors, Lindlers. Many of those former small farms now are large subdivisions crammed with new houses. But the march of development slows once Kennerly passes Old Tamah Road. Keep going past a few bends in the road and you’ll spot a hand-painted sign: “Dailey’s Feed and Supplies. We never close … We just lock the door.”



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Good times. Butch Dailey, 70, laughs as he recalls a childhood story. He grew up on Kennerly Road, when houses on this ridge just west of the Broad River had no running water and everybody within miles around knew each other.

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Sit a spell. Butch and his son Michael spend some time reading the paper and talking outside their feed store one morning. The spot, lined with rocking chairs, is a favorite for friends who often stop just to have a soda and chat.


Most days, you’ll find Butch Dailey, 70, on the porch out front, sitting in his rocking chair, presiding over a business that’s less about making money than it is about maintaining a little piece of the know-your-neighbors past. He wears a beatup white cowboy hat, well-worn black boots, blue jeans and a blue work shirt. He sports a bushy grey beard and more grey hair on the sides and back of his noggin.

He likes to drink iced drinks out of a Styrofoam cup. When a Sam’s Club cup he was particularly fond of somehow got punctured by a corn cob, he fixed it with a piece of red duct tape and continued to use it.
His son Michael, 40, is behind the counter … or out on the porch if business is slow, which it often is. A big black Lab named Griz lazes on the wooden floor, occasionally nipping at

Early settlers. Some of Dailey's oldest ancestors are buried across the street from his feed store. The cemetery is just a small walk from where Butch would visit his great grandparents. According to family records, The Daileys were one of the first to settle in the area around 1750. aggravating flies. Outside the store, old hubcaps have been converted into bird feeders and a satellite dish is a bird bath. “They sit in that thing


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Happy cattle. Butch pets Kesler, his Texas Longhorn, as he feeds his animals early one October morning. Farm animals have been a big part of Dailey's life. "We always had to make sure the animals were taken care of first," he said.

We like to have fun around here. If you visit Dailey's feed store,
be sure to check out the complaint department but be on the lookout for a lifelike snake that might be poking its head out of a hole on a post.

See more photographs online at thestate.com/lakemurray

and carry on,” Butch says. “You’d think that’s a $100 bird bath.” When Butch was growing up in a house across the street, there were only 11 houses in a two-mile radius. He documented the number to a visitor by listing the houses from memory. “Of course we knew everybody,” he says. “I’m naming the houses, and I knew all the people in them, too.” Butch, who worked for 28 years driving an 18-wheeler for Southland Log Homes, opened his first feed store in 1994 in a rented building on a busy road closer to I-26. After a few years of paying rent, he realized “I could just get out of the feed business and save that $900 (rent) and be richer.” So he moved his store to his small farm on Kennerly next to his home. The location has less customer traffic, but no rent. “If I make 50 cents, it’ll go into my pocket,” Butch says. “If I don’t sell but one bag of seed a month, I can sit here on this porch and enjoy it.” The Daileys sell a few bags of feed and fertilizer each day to the remaining farmers in the region. They also sell lots of soft drinks to folks who stop by just to sit on the porch and talk. A regular crew spends afternoons on the small porch solving the world’s problems. On an ideal porch-sitting day in October, they were particularly concerned about the public bus system and government waste in general. They have little use for buses, since they don’t come up this way, and even less use for


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Christmas At The Lake. . . Priceless

A piece of the past. Butch Dailey feels a connection to the land he
grew up on. While visiting his cousin Evelyn Sites, Dailey stands atop a mounting rock once used to get on horses.

most politicians, who only stop by when they want a vote. Byron Busby drops in most afternoons to hang around on the porch, drink sodas, smoke cigarettes and talk with the Daileys. “We’ve been knowing each other ’bout all my life,” Busby says. “I just sit here and shoot the bull. I reckon I’ll wear my welcome out one of these days and they’ll run me off.” Butch isn’t in the habit of running people off. He welcomes anybody — like when he puts the sign out on Kennerly each fall advertising free mustard greens to people willing to pick them from the garden behind his store. “I had a guy from North Carolina stop by and ask if that was for real,” Butch says.

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A fixture. Adell “Butch” Dailey, 70, runs Dailey's Feed and Supplies on Kennerly Road in Irmo. The store is on land that has been in the Dailey family
since 1750.


It is. Butch plants a few rows of mustard greens each year just to give away. A few years ago, he also started staging a fish fry to show his appreciation for his customers. About 15 or 20 chowed down on free fish and hush puppies that first year. It’s grown to about 50 people. “We start eating at 12 and keep serving until we run out,” Butch says. Asked if the store, about the size of a large bedroom, is big

“I never intended to reach WalMart size. I’m happy with what we have here.”
A rat pops out from under the porch from time to time, races into the nearby bushes, then comes back a while later. It seems

enough, father and son answer simultaneously, Butch saying yes, Michael saying no. Butch explains his stance.


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didn’t know it,” Butch says. His childhood home had no running water or indoor bathroom. “We used to go down to the spring on the tractor and bring up a couple of barrels of water a week,” he says. The Daileys dug a well in 1949. Went down 75 feet and got enough water to supply their family and a neighbor. They finally got an indoor bathroom in 1951. He did sell three acres and his house (not the old family house, but a newer brick one) on Kennerly a few years ago to help pay for the log home he built further back on the property. That was the only way he could afford the log house without going into debt, and he’s not comfortable owing somebody or some bank. The log home is on a rise in the center of his property, with a large porch offering a view down on an open field ringed by hardwoods on the other side. “Right there is where I like to sit every morning and read my Bible right as the sun comes up,” Butch says. “It’s so quiet, you can feel about as close to God right then as if he was sitting right beside you.” Some of the small chicken coops and cow barns around the house have

log siding to match it. A radio plays throughout the day in the work shed, tuned to a local religious station. A water line runs from an old beer keg into one of the chicken coops, where an old “Meetze for County Council” sign forms an inside wall. The 20 old laying chickens provide only about five eggs a day now. Butch is breaking in a younger batch of egg-layers who should soon be more productive. “Where y’all at?” he screams and about two dozen chickens hustle out of their coop, ready for him to toss out several handsful of feed. The Dailey operation has been honored as a Century Farm because it’s been in the same family for more than 100 years. If Butch’s descendants follow his wishes, it’ll stay that way another 100 years. It saddens Butch to see the grandchildren of his old Dutch Fork friends sell their land to developers. “When people inherit land, they’ve got something,” he said. “When they sell the land, they’ve got money. But when they spend the money, they’ve got nothin’ again. There’s nothin’ left.”

to live under the store, but there’s no evidence it’s ever ventured inside. No holes in feed sacks. “But I opened the door this morning and got run over by a wren,” Michael says. “As soon as she saw the light, she was out.” In addition to the store, the Daileys raise cows, hogs and chickens to sell for meat and eggs. They grow hay for their livestock and vegetables and fruit mostly for their personal use. Growing up, “We were poor, but we

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Another section of the Peak to Prosperity Passage of the statewide Palmetto Trail is opening
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Story and photograph by JOEY HOLLEMAN ike most of us, Charles Webber and Furman Miller gauge success based on whether they’re getting closer to Prosperity. Only their Prosperity starts with a capital letter, and it’s an actual, on-themap place, not a financerelated goal. Webber and Miller years ago volunteered to coordinate the conversion of an old railroad line into a rail-trail stretching 11.5 miles between the Newberry County towns of Peak and Prosperity. (Officially, it’s the Peak to Prosperity Passage of the statewide Palmetto Trail under the auspices of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.) They started close to the middle, in Pomaria, and worked back east to Peak on an old railroad line. The project’s most picturesque portion is the renovated bridge over the Broad River, which actually stretched the eastern end of the section past Peak to the Fairfield County community of Alston. Opened in bits and pieces as the volunteers and various sponsors put new decks on 14 wooden trestles over Crims Creek, most of the 6.5-mile Phase 1 from Pomaria to Peak has been open to hikers and bikers for a few years. This fall, another nearly 2.5-mile section is near completion west of Pomaria to Koon Trestle Road. You can hike or bike it now, but you might notice some construction areas around the last of the small bridges. Employees from Westinghouse Electric, Shaw Group and SCANA (the three partners in the construction of the new nuclear power units at nearby V.C. Summer Nuclear Station) decked one of the trestles in that section. Funds were raised to pay for the decking of another trestle to honor outdoorsman and trail lover Doug Phillips. Those efforts are typical of the way Webber and Miller have worked, rounding up workers and funds any way they can. Some of the trestles and overlooks have been fixed as part of Eagle Scout projects. Next on the agenda is replacing the deck on Koon Trestle, one of the tallest along the section. When that is done — and there’s no set timetable yet — only minor trail clearing will be required to push the open section under I-26, past Mid-Carolina Country Club to Highway 773. While that’s Prosperity according to the U.S. Postal Service, it’s still a few miles from the ultimate goal of downtown Prosperity. Barring an unexpected large donation of funds and labor, the trail will end at Koon Trestle Road through this winter and spring. The section just opened from Pomaria to Koon Trestle might be the easiest section to walk and bike so far. The rocks used years ago as foundation for rails are compacted better in this section than in many areas east of Pomaria. Compact rocks put less strain on hikers’ ankles and less resistance on bikers’ tires. (It’s still not suited to skinny-tire road bikes.)


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{ home }

Christmas comes knocking early
And stays at this Lake Murray couple’s home
Story by KAY GORDON, Special to Lake Murray and Northeast magazine • Photographs by TIM DOMINICK
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Celebrating the season. Bob and Kay Keener live on the lake in the Gilbert area. Every year, they go all out for Christmas with every room filled with
Christmas sights and sounds.

t’s Christmas all year long at the home of Bob and Kay Keener, who live along the south shore of Lake Murray. A plaque, “We Believe in Santa Claus,” is displayed permanently on the wall above the opening from the great room to the kitchen to remind folks that Christmas comes here every day. “We never tire of Christmas,” Kay said. “Christmas is a fun time of the year. People are more friendly and open. “ And so, each November, the Keeners start decorating for friends and family who love to visit their Christmas wonderland. “We have always enjoyed decorating


for the holidays from when we were first married 39 years ago, but we really started collecting Christmas treasures in earnest probably in the late ’80s,” Kay said. Every year, the Keeners add to their collection of ornaments and collectibles. “If we find something we like, (we buy it),” Kay said. “We have several collections.” Some are family ornaments. “Over the years we have shared collections with family and friends as our interests have moved in a new direction.” “Each ornament or collectible is totally different, and every single one means something” Bob said. “The final thing is that they are pretty.”

Inside the home, there are four trees, including one that rotates at the top of the stairs on the second floor, a small “Snowing Tree” where “snow” continuously falls and a decorated pencil tree showcasing “egg” ornaments. There are clocks that play Christmas music and elves, angels and Santas everywhere. And of course, stockings hang on the mantle, including those for their current two toy poodles, Barkley and Petey, and ones for Mr. Tyke and Pepper, their two poodles they lost in 2005. A one-of-akind centerpiece from Biltmore House (A “Gift Horse”) completes the dining room table.

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Santa and his elves. A one-of-a-kind Gift Horse centerpiece from Biltmore House completes the dining room table. Throughout the house are handmade Santas, elves and four Christmas trees.


Outside, wreathes garner the house and Santa and snowmen welcome visitors at the front entrance. Inside, their home is adorned with 120 Mark Roberts’ pieces, including 109 Christmas fairies and four Mark Roberts’ Santas. There are also 32 hand-made Santas by Marina Cantlon (Characters by Marina) and a collection of “pencil” Santas by Lenox. There are some 1,000 ornaments on the Santa Tree in the living room, and while placing them is a labor of love, it is also a challenge that takes a couple of days. There are several metal ornament display trees with one dedicated to cloisonne ornaments. Each ornament on the Cloisonne Tree is special. One of Kay’s favorites is an articulated dragon. “We have been collecting our cloisonne ornaments for years and always look for those that are unusual,” Kay said. “We are

into celebrations, friends and relatives. We never tire of Christmas.” The Keeners also decorate and celebrate other holidays and special times with friends and family at their lake home on July Fourth and Labor Day. Everybody looks forward to those celebrations on the lake with good food and fellowship. Bob, a retired Army colonel, and Kay, who worked for NASA, lived in Northern Virginia before they moved to the lake. When he was stationed at Fort Jackson years earlier, he discovered the beauty of Lake Murray. The Keeners liked the proximity to amenities and a military base, the good opportunities for boating and fishing and special friendliness of South Carolinians. In 1972, they visited South Carolina on a Thanksgiving weekend and through a real estate agent, found and bought the lot on Lake Murray that would become


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A room filled with the Christmas spirit features a tree decorated entirely with cloissone ornaments.

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Meet the family. Kay and Bob Keener bought a lot on Lake Murray in 1972 and built their home in 1980. They believe in making and sharing good
memories and good times.


their home. They came every summer, camping out for several weeks at a time to clear underbrush, prepare the land and plan their home, which they built in 1980, with Bob serving as general contractor. They built their boathouse during Hurricane David in the summer of 1979. After the storm, they named their home “Windwood.” There is a causeway connecting the “island” to the mainland and theirs was the first permanent home. Now, there are seven. As soon as they became settled on the lake, they became involved in the community and made new friends. Bob was instrumental in installing the dry fire hydrant on the causeway for the Lexington County Fire Department. He served for many years as president of the Lake Murray Southside Community Association and as a founding member and the first president and 10th president of the Lake Murray Association. Kay is retired from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia and served for several years as editor of “Lake Link,” the association’s newsletter. The Keeners believe in making and sharing good memories and good times. “We hope the good memories and good times continue for many years to come,” Kay said. Kay Gordon is a Midlands-based freelance writer.


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Sittin’ and sippin’. Sweet Tea Restaurant in Chapin got a publicity boost, a new look and a new menu when it was featured on the Food Channel's
‘Restaurant Impossible.’ The menu wasn't a big hit, but the restaurant looks great inside and the owners are determined to make a few tweaks and keep plugging away.

Sweet Tea’s “Impossible” aftermath
Food Network show alums tweaking menu to Chapin reality
Story by JOEY HOLLEMAN Photographs by TIM DOMINICK


weet Tea Restaurant in Chapin got a publicity boost, a new look and a revamped menu when it was featured on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible.” The publicity proved to be short-term. The menu wasn’t a big hit. But the restaurant still looks great inside, and the owners are determined to make a few tweaks and keep plugging away. “Right after they filmed (last April), we were really busy for


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Sweet Tea Family Restaurant

The Chapin eatery was featured on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible.” Where: 502 Lexington Hwy., Chapin When: Breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 8-11 a.m. Sunday; Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and Sunday; Dinner 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Friday. Menu: Includes nine varieties of sweet tea, crawfish spring rolls and catfish slider appetizers, a variety of dinner entries and daily lunch specials.

Serving up the best. Christine Spencer, co-owner of Sweet Tea Restaurant in Chapin, cooks up a breakfast order. She and her husband are altering
the menu to suit customers' tastes. Below, as part of the redecorating process, ‘Restaurant Impossible’ designer Krista Watterworth and crew painted the recipe for sweet tea on the back wall of the restaurant.

about a week,” said Christine Spencer, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Jeffrey. “When the show aired (in July), it picked up for a while then went back down.” The feedback has been that diners love the decor – amazingly done in 36 hours and for less than $10,000 by designer Krista Watterworth and a large staff – but not the prices on the new menu. Dinner entrees are in the $15 to $17 range. The Spencers plan to pare down the menu, getting rid of a couple of the higher-priced items (chicken shepherd’s pie and chicken and waffles) and reducing the price on other popular items such as the pork chop and apple stuff. Other changes to the menu could include more vegetables and more varieties of meat dishes. The menu also includes nine varieties of sweet tea – from standard to lemon ginger to pomegranate to vodka and lemon. Christine Spencer believes “Restaurant Impossible” chef Robert Irvine’ menu suggestions didn’t account for Chapin’s small-town tastes. Otherwise, the experience with the show was a blast.

“They actually care what happens,” she said, noting that show officials have called to see how things are going. “They’re

truly there to help you. You can tell by the emotions of the behind-the-scenes people.”

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Dec. 8-18: “A Christmas Carol,” Village Square Theatre, (803) 359-1436 Dec. 9: Columbia Choral Society, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, (803) 933-9060 Dec. 9-11: Singing Christmas Tree, Shandon Baptist Church, (803) 782-1300 Dec. 10: 208th Army Reserve Band, Charlotte, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18: “The Nutcracker,” Columbia City Ballet, Koger Center, (803) 251-6333 Dec. 8-18: “The Homecoming,” Village Square Theatre, (803) 359-1436 Dec. 9-12: “’Tis the Season,” Workshop Theatre, (803) 799-4876

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Dec. 12: An Evening with Stuart and Sylvester, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 13: John Tesh Big Band Christmas, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 14: “A Christmas Carol, The Musical,” Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 15: Palmetto Mastersingers, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, www.palmettomastersingers.org Dec. 16: Columbia Community Concert Band, Riverland Hills Baptist Church, (803) 772-3227 Dec. 16-18: “The Magic of Brandon Wagster: A Christmas Dream,” Workshop Theatre, (803) 799-4876 Dec. 16, 17: “The Two Claras,” Columbia City Jazz, (803) 252-0252 Dec. 18: The Lettermen, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 23: Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” Township Auditorium, (803) 576-2350 Dec. 31: Big Band New Year’s Eve, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264

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Through Jan. 8: “Amusement Park Science,” EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Through Jan. 15, 2012: “Uncommon Folk,” State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through April 1, 2012: “Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters,” Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Through April 15: “Body Worlds: Vital,” State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through Apr. 29, 2012: “The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886,” State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through May 1, 2012: “The Civil War in South Carolina: Soldiers of The Palmetto State,” 18611865, State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through May 30, 2012: “Religion in the Civil War,” State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through Sept. 29, 2012: “Bold Banners: Early Civil War Flags of South Carolina,” SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, (803) 737-8095 Through Dec. 12: “Imaging the Invisible,” State Museum, (803) 898-4921 Through Dec. 21: 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2011 Exhibition Part II, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, (803) 779-4571

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Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 1: Hudson River Lecture Series, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 1-6: Midland Clay Arts Society Annual Clay Art Sale, Vista Studios Gallery 80808, Lady St., (803) 252-6134 Dec. 2: Wadsworth Chamber Music Series, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 2: Gallery Talk, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 3: “FIT Together – Square Dancing/ Clogging Experience,” EdVenture, (803) 779-3100

Through Dec. 31: “Tangible History: South Carolina Stoneware from the Holcombe Family Collection,” State Museum, 898-4921 Through Dec. 31: “Kangaroo Crossing,” EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Through Dec. 31: Rodney Wimer, City Art Gallery, (803) 252-3613 Through Dec. 31: “Body Detectives,” EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Dec. 1: “American Visions: The Republic of Virtue Film, Episode 2,” Columbia

Dec. 3: “Family Fun Day: Holiday on the Hudson,” Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 4, 11, 18: Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Museum’s Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27: Toddler Tuesdays, EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Dec. 7: Wadsworth Chamber Music, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 8-20: ifArt Exhibition, Vista Studios Gallery 80808, Lady St., (803) 252-6134 Dec. 11: “The Republic of Virtue Film, Episode 3,” Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810 Dec. 13: Family Night, EdVenture, (803) 779-3100 Dec. 19-Jan. 2: Winter Fest, State Museum, (803) 898-4952 Dec. 22: “Tales for Tots,” EdVenture, (803) 779-3100

{ sports }
Dec. 1: USC vs. Providence Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 11: USC vs. Furman Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 13: USC vs. Presbyterian Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 14: USC vs. South Carolina State Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 17: USC vs. Ohio State Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 21: USC vs. Savannah State Women’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 21: USC vs. Southeastern Louisiana Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 28: USC vs. Wofford Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200 Dec. 31: USC vs. USC Upstate Men’s Basketball, Colonial Life Arena, (803) 576-9200

{ special events }
Through Dec. 31: Holiday Lights on the River, Saluda Shoals Park (803) 772-1228


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Inspiration. Jasper Frances Cropsey's "Sunset, Lake George, New York," part of the exhibit Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the
Hudson River School Painters at Columbia Museum of Art through April 2012.


Through Dec. 31: Early Adventures: A Candyland Christmas, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Through Jan. 2, 2012: Holiday House Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 1: First Thursday on Main, Main St., Columbia, (803) 779-4005 Dec. 1, 3: Annual Associated Model Railroads of Columbia Christmas Show, www.amroc.org Dec. 1-4: Holiday Market, State Fairgrounds, (803) 799-3387 Dec. 2: Five Points Festivus, (803) 7481119 Dec. 3: Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade, Downtown Columbia, (803) 799-1216 Dec. 3: Christmas Tour of Homes, downtown Newberry, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 3: Jingle All the Way 5K, Downtown Columbia, (803) 799-4786 Dec. 3, 10: Santa Trains, South Carolina Railroad Museum, (803) 635-4242 Dec. 5: Retrace Unveiling: Cottontown, North Columbia Fire Station, (803) 2521770, ext. 28 Dec. 6: Woodrow Wilson Hard Hat Tour,


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Woodrow Wilson Family Home, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 9: A Vintage Christmas, downtown Newberry, (803) 321-1015 Dec. 10, 11: Columbia Gun Show, State Fairgrounds, (770) 267-0989 Dec. 17, 14, 21, 28: Walker Wednesdays, W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, (803) 777-3934 Dec. 8-11: 24th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant, First Baptist Church, (803) 217-3250 Dec. 9: City Strolls, Robert Mills Historic District, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 10: Harborside Lights, Lake Carolina, (803) 635-4242 Dec. 11: Choir Showcase and $1 Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 11: Lexington County Museum Christmas Open House, (803) 359-8369 Dec. 11: Family Day: Historic Holidays, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 15, 16: Free Candlelight Tours and $5 Carriage Rides, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 16-23: Nights of Wonder, Saluda Shoals Park (803) 772-1228 Dec. 17: Antique Toy Roadshow, Seibels House & Garden, (803) 252-7742 Dec. 17: Women of Hampton-Preston Tour, Robert Mills House, (803) 2521770, ext. 24 Dec. 18: Dollar Sunday, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 18: W. Gorder Belsar Arboretum Open House, (803) 777-3934 Dec. 18: Breakfast with Santa, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 2521770, ext. 24 Dec. 20: “The Nature of Things: Winter Lecture with Rudy Mancke,” McKissick Museum, (803) 277-7251 Dec. 21: Tiny Tot Tuesday: Santa’s Little Helpers, Robert Mills House and Gardens, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 28: “Uncovering the Past,” MannSimons Cottage, (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 Dec. 31: The Famously Hot New Year, Main Street, Columbia. — Compiled by Diane Morrison

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{ past tense }

The annual Christmas parade along Knox Abbott Drive attracted thousands of people who were looking for holiday cheer. This year's West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights — which began its tradition of an evening parade of lights in 1991 — is on Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 12th Street in Cayce/West Columbia.


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