Projects

Berea Station Events: On a Mission to Uplift a Community

The purpose of Berea Station Events is to enhance the Berea community by planning improvements, activities, and events to improve the quality of life and highlight the unique history of the area. The group has successfully pursued this goal through a variety of projects and partnerships. Past projects have included honoring the history of the community with an original mural and anecdotal history book, organizing community events featuring local vendors and artists, paying tribute to our military heroes with a memorial marker and dedication event, promoting education through assistance for school projects and student scholarships, and making several improvements to the Swamp Rabbit Station @ Berea. Berea Station Events, LLC is committed and excited to continue their work in the community with additional projects already in progress.

2018

Mystery on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

An interactive, delightful book

Readers follow Officer Jack Rabbit, Protector and Defender of the Trail, as he works diligently to find out who or what is causing trouble along the trail.

Children and their parents begin their journey of discovery at the Swamp Rabbit Station @ Berea, located at Sulphur Springs Road and Pinsley Circle.

Actual markers highlighting characters in the story can be found along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Get your copy today at one of these local shops:

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

205 Cedar Lane RoadGreenville, S.C. 29611

Greenville Memorial Hospital/Gift Shop

701 Grove RoadGreenville, S.C. 29605

Reedy River Storage

305 McAlister RoadGreenville , S.C. 29607

Elephant’s Trunk

2222 Augusta Street #8Greenville, S.C. 29605

Pedal Chic

250 Riverplace Unit BGreenville, S.C. 29601

The Cafe @ Williams Hardware

13 S. Main StreetTravelers Rest, S.C. 29690

As The Page Turns

21 Plaza DriveTravelers Rest, S.C. 29690

Expressions Unlimited

921 Poinsett HighwayGreenville, S.C. 29609

Berea's Veterans Tribute @ The Station

A tribute to the men and women who have proudly served in our nation's Armed Forces. The installation of this tribute began in the first quarter of 2018 and dedicated on a somewhat rainy Saturday morning May 19, 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/swamprabbitstationatBerea/videos/640284426321666/

2017

Berea A Look Back Mural and Book Project

We Rise by Lifting Others

Mural of Berea History

Berea: A Look Back

Stories and History of the Berea Community

This project was born to address the fact that there is no artwork on the trail from the Swamp Rabbit Cafe to City Of Travelers Rest. Also there exists little, if any, written history of the Berea Community. So we decided to interview local longtime residents to gain an insight into the history of the community. Using this information and the talents of the Art Dept. at Berea High School and local artist Adam Schrimmer a mural was painted at the Swamp Rabbit Station @ Berea. Using this information the book Berea: A Look Back book was written. The mural and book dedication was on May 20, 2017.

Greenville Journal picked this project as one of the top five most notable community events, improvements, milestones, and changes of 2017. https://greenvillejournal.com/2017/12/28/2017-top-5-community/

Berea High School Soccer Team Championship Ring Fundraiser

Working with the Friends Of Berea High School Inc. to raise $4,250.00 for the championship rings for the Berea High School 2017 AAA State Championship Soccer Team.

Berea's Crafty Christmas @ The Station

Held December 10th featured the Berea High School Band, Westcliffe Elementary School Chorus, vendors selling Christmas gilts and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

2016

Berea High School Track Equipment Fundraiser

We spearheaded and have worked closely with the Friends Of Berea High School Inc. to raise monies for new track equipment. For the last 16 years this school did not have assets in place to hold a track event on their home field. During 2016 we raised $36,000.00. Through these efforts we are proud to say there in now enough equipment in place for scheduled track meets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7IGdj5L71w

Berea's Artists @ the Station

This was a unique event brought together 20 local artists showcasing their art. And a mini performance by the Performing Arts Renaissance Theatre's production of "Into the Woods".

Berea's Spring Market @ The Station

A one day craft and farmers style event.

Berea's Pet Party @ The Station

This event brought together various pet rescue groups and pet supply vendors in one place to educate the public on the plight of abused of animals

Berea Heath Fair @ The Station

A one day event to promote healthy living.

Berea's Fall Market @ The Station

A one day craft and farmers style event to be held during the Thanksgiving, Christmas season.

2015

Story time on the Trail

An event where local high school students and members of the Berea Fire Dept. read stories to children. This event coincided with National Literary Month.

Harvest Market On The Trail

Showcasing 21 local vendors.

Christmas On The Trail

Santa was escorted by a Greenville County Sheriff 's Deputy and the Berea High School cheerleaders. The Berea Middle School Choir sang Christmas songs along with an appearance by the Berea High School Band.

Berea High School Band Uniform Fundraiser

Was instrumental is raising $32,000.00 from March - May 2015 for new band uniforms for the Berea High School Band as this school had no uniforms.

Locomotive Move To The Swamp Rabbit Station @ Berea

Moving the locomotive to the Swamp Rabbit Station @ Berea in July- August 2015. This project had been on hold for almost 3 years as no one was able to bring it to completion. We were able to complete this in just under 2 months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVkfgGomdAk