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, INC is committed and excited to continue their work in the community with additional projects already in progress.
Berea Community Sign
Berea Station Events, Inc., proudly announces our next project – a gateway sign to be built on Sulphur Springs Road at the Swamp Rabbit Trail, an area that continues to see tremendous growth. The proposal for the design and construction of this project was presented to Greenville County and was approved.
The design will reflect the front entrance of the school that once stood on Farr’s Bridge Road with actual bricks and keystones from that school to be used in its construction. Please see the artist rendering.
We invite you to become part of this project by helping us raise the required funds. You may help in one of several ways. Direct contributions may be mailed to the address below and are tax deductible.
Or, if you prefer, you may purchase a copy of one of our two publications, Berea - A Look Back, highlighting the history of our community, or The Mystery On The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a delightful, interactive children's book. All proceeds from the sale of these books will be allocated for this sign project.
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 & Grocery205 Cedar Lane RoadGreenville, S.C. 29611
Greenville Memorial Hospital/Gift Shop701 Grove RoadGreenville, S.C. 29605
Reedy River Storage305 McAlister RoadGreenville , S.C. 29607
Elephant’s Trunk2222 Augusta Street #8Greenville, S.C. 29605
As The Page Turns21 Plaza DriveTravelers Rest, S.C. 29690
Expressions Unlimited921 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.
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.
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.
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