56th Lexington County Peach Festival   Leave a comment

The 56th Festival: Things to Know

The 56th Lexington County Peach Festival will be held July 4, 2014 in Gilbert, SC. The festival takes place in the Gilbert Community Park located on Rikard Circle behind Gilbert United Methodist Church and between Gilbert Primary and Gilbert Middle Schools.

 

 

  • Frequently Asked Questions: View these FAQs to learn more about the festival.

  • Festival Map: Use this Google Map to help find your way around Gilbert.

 

 

Festival Overview

 

For 56 years, the Town of Gilbert has hosted the Lexington County Peach Festival, and it is recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the southeast United States. Summer after summer in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the community was alive with the harvesting, packing, and shipping of peaches. Today, while we find only a few peach farms still in operation, the peach remains (in our minds) the “Queen of all Fruits” and worthy of “honor” in our small town.

 

The Lexington County Peach Festival is held every year on July 4th (or July 3rd if the 4th is on a Sunday) in Gilbert, SC at the Gilbert Community Park. Festivities kick off every year with the parade at 9:30 am and stretch into the night until 10:00 pm when we bring the day to a close with a dazzling display of fireworks. We hope you plan to spend July 4th with us in Gilbert as you enjoy the live entertainment, parade, over 100 Art & Craft Exhibits, an antique car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, a tractor show, children’s rides, and numerous food items specializing in “Peachy” delights!  A student Peachy Art Contest held in May at the various schools and the various divisions of the Peach Pageants scheduled for June 28 are events also held in conjunction with the Peach Festival.

Short Term Thinking Keeps You from Seeing Clearly   Leave a comment

Short Term Thinking Keeps You from Seeing Clearly

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“His followers discussed the meaning of this, saying, ‘He said this because we have no bread.’ Knowing what they were talking about, Jesus asked them, ‘Why are you talking about not having bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your minds closed?’” (Mark 8:16-17 NCV)

You’re going to miss what God is doing in your life if you remain focused on the here-and-now and not what God wants to do in your life long term. When you’re thinking about comfort rather than character, when you’re thinking about your happiness and not your holiness, when you’re thinking about enjoying now instead of preparing for eternity, you’re caught up in short-term thinking, and it will keep you from seeing life clearly.

This is what happened with the disciples. Jesus was trying to teach them a lesson about pride by using yeast as a metaphor. The Bible says in Mark 8:16-17, “His followers discussed the meaning of this, saying, ‘He said this because we have no bread.’ Knowing what they were talking about, Jesus asked them, ‘Why are you talking about not having bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your minds closed?’” (NCV)

Jesus was trying to teach the disciples a lesson about life, and they thought he was talking about lunch! He was talking about the need for maturity, and they were talking about their next meal. That’s short-term thinking.

Short-term thinking keeps us from seeing how God is working in our lives. It’s one of the great weaknesses of American culture. It’s hard to think long-term today because everything in our society teaches you to do the opposite. We rob the future to enjoy today. We’re setting up years and years of unpayable debt to future generations so we can do what we want now.

Whenever you’re thinking short-term, you can’t see what God’s doing in your life. You can’t see his long-range plans for your character when you’re just thinking about your own comfort.

Talk It Over

 

  • What are the small ways you can keep a long-term, eternal mindset throughout your day?
  • What would long-term thinking look like in your family? Your career? Your spiritual walk?
  • Where do you see God working in your life?

Posted July 1, 2014 by Chip Jefferson in Uncategorized

July 4TH and things to do on Lake Murray SC.   Leave a comment

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25th Annual Lake Murray Patriotic Boat Parade

Saturday, June 28, 2014 | 12pm
Come out to the Lake Murray Dam (Lexington side) to see the Boat Parade! Boat owners go all out to decorate and this year’s theme is Red, White and BOOM! Parking is $3. Lead boat expected between 12:15pm and 12:30pm.Pictures here.

25th Annual Lake Murray Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Approx. 9:15pm
Beginning at dusk South Carolina’s Largest Fireworks Display, from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7FM and 98.5FM. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the dam – bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed – no alcohol permitted at any of the locations. More info here.

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Purple Martin Kick-Off Cruise

Friday, June 27, 2014
Celebrate the return of the purple martins to Bomb Island with a Spirit of Lake Murray cruise. Enjoy the sunset and the magical sight that is a million birds performing aerial acrobatics that only nature can provide. As you cruise towards Bomb Island, enjoy a Farm 2 Boat dinner of chicken in the white wine sauce, apple brown sugar pork medallions, roasted potatoes with tomatoes and peppers and much more mouth watering food, all created by Chef Keith Campbell. Tickets sell out fast so get them while they last! More information here.

Lake Murray and Chapin SC home for sale   Leave a comment

Status: FOR SALE

Price: $249,900

Address: 531 Jake Meetze Road
Type: Residential
Style: 2 Story
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Suite: No
Living Area: 2,025 square feet

Affordable Lake Living on a large half acre lot! Very popular Hilton community w/community boat ramp into Lake Murray,clubhouse and fenced boat storage area! Home features beautiful hardwood floors, granite & stainless steel in kitchen, main level Master, deck, screened porch & sprinklers! Private back yard and so much more. This on will go fast so hurry to see!

View Full Details: http://platform.point2.com/Report/lcts.ashx?lid=121264044&aid=CL&pd=www.chipjefferson.com

Chip Jefferson

Gibbs Real Estate

Phone: 803-808-1260
Cell: 803-360-0491
Fax: 803-808-1264
Website: http://www.chipjefferson.com

Information is deemed to be correct but not guaranteed.


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2014 Tour of Homes , Columbia’s Largest Open House   Leave a comment

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 – 2014

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 – 2014
2014 Tour of Homes – Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale!

Saturdays and Sundays through May 18, 2014
Five communities are featured in this year’s Tour of Homes! Come view homes in Cobblestone Park, Lake Carolina, Saluda River Club, Springhill Lake and Woodcreek Farms to see the best new home communities and homes in just about every price range! Full of innovative ideas, fine craftsmanship, open floor plans, and special design features, Tour of Homes is the place to be to see what you’d like to do with YOUR next home, or the one you’re in now!

Builders in the TOUR OF HOMES are Blue Ribbon Builders, Crown Communities, DR Horton, Dunbar Builders, Epcon Communities, Essex Homes, Inc., Executive Construction, LLC, Fortress Builders, Great Southern Homes, Holiday Builders, Lady Street Builders, LLC, Lifestone Homes, Mid South Builders, Mungo Homes, Ryan Homes, Saluda River Club, Vantage Builders and Wilson Parker Homes.

(click here to see the Planbook). 

BaneBerry In Lexington SC   Leave a comment

BaneBerry In Lexington SC Lexington SC New Homes for sale.

Baneberry features new homes in Lexington that start in the $140s. One and two-story homes range from 1,300 to more than 4,100 square feet with open floor plans designed for the active modern family. New homes feature large kitchens, formal rooms, bonus room options, up to six bedrooms – some with a downstairs master suite – and a two or three-car garage. Exceptional features — such as a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater for endless hot water — are included and Mungo Homes offers a generous list of options to personalize your new home.

All new Mungo homes are hauSmart certified – our exclusive program that ensures that your home is healthier for you and the environment, built with energy efficient features and construction techniques so that it costs less to operate, and includes features to make your life more convenient and comfortable.

Baneberry is ½ mile from I-20, and is convenient to Columbia and even Augusta. Children attend White Knoll High School in award-winning Lexington District One.

You are invited to tour new homes today. Please call for an appointment.

Status: FOR SALE

Price: $169,900

Address: 254 BaneBerry Loop
Type: Residential
Style: 2 Story
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Suite: No
Living Area: 2,498 square feet

 

Great location and a wonderful community awaits the buyer of this large home. Great amenities and a home town feel. Huge open kitchen with den and formal dining. Family Media room upstairs. Office on main floor. Large master suite with private luxury master bath. Fenced in back yard. One you don’t want to miss.

View Full Details: http://platform.point2.com/Report/lcts.ashx?lid=98924142&aid=CL&pd=www.chipjefferson.com

Chip Jefferson

Gibbs Real Estate

Phone: 803-808-1260
Cell: 803-360-0491
Fax: 803-808-1264
Website: http://www.chipjefferson.com

Information is deemed to be correct but not guaranteed.


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This weekend top to do events in Columbia SC   Leave a comment

Columbia Freedom Festival

Saturday, Sep 28 11:00am
Finlay ParkColumbia, SC

Christian Music Festival with games and rides and great food for the whole family. Christian Billboard top 25 Artists Performing. Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson also perfoming, The Advice | Lightswitch| 3 Shades of Blue | Last Flight Out | Mike Stukrie

Read more here: http://events.thestate.com/columbia_sc/events/show/337251683-columbia-freedom-festival#storylink=cpy

Gates open at 11:00 AM till the 9:00 PM finale fireworks show. Sure to be a family hit with Carnival Rides,bounce houses,dunk tables,face painting and cool clinics on hunting and fishing with SCDNR. But thats just the start of this all day event and there is so much more. See the full lineup here and FAQs.

 

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