Labor Day commemorated with ‘Celebrate Anderson’ event

September 5, 2012 by  

On Sunday, September 2, the 14th annual ‘Celebrate Anderson’ event was held at the William A. Floyd Amphitheatre in Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson County and the City of Anderson, two of the many sponsors of the free public event, no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to make visitors and residents aware of this finale of events, which took place over the Labor Day weekend.

The event began at 7:00 pm with gates to the Amphitheater opening at 5:30 pm. Free transportation was provided to the Amphitheater between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm from several schools in the area and the Westside Community Center.

According to Tom Allen, Anderson County Councilman, this event enables the community to celebrate the Celtic heritage of Anderson County, accompanied by bagpipes and a Celtic Rock Band, and to enjoy a night of additional music, fun, fellowship, and fireworks. He said that this would be a memorable event for all who attended.

Pork Chop, a local radio personality from WRIX entertained concert-goers when the gates opened and was followed by an awards ceremony for the United States Handcycling and United States Cycling Races from Friday’s events. The Pledge of Allegiance and the colors were posted by the Young Marines and the welcome announcements began at 7:00 p.m. The Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Electric City Big Band began the concert, followed by Celtic band Seven Nations. Ending the program was patriotic music and an annual fireworks show that is one of the largest in South Carolina.