In Our Community: A Child’s Haven breakfast; The Assembly Ball; and more

The purpose of A Child’s Haven's annual holiday breakfast is to share its mission with others. Photo provided.


A Child’s Haven to host 20th annual holiday benefit breakfast

A Child’s Haven will hold its holiday breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Embassy Suites Verdae. The 2018 breakfast theme is “Return on Investment: Tomorrow’s Future Begins Today.” The keynote speaker will be Richard “Dick” Wilkerson, retired chairman and president of Michelin North America and advocate for young children and families. Music will be performed by the children of A Child’s Haven.

The benefit breakfast’s purpose is to allow A Child’s Haven to share its mission with others, collect continued investment in the organization’s work, and recognize key volunteers and supporters. Tickets for the event can be purchased at


Clemson nominations for outstanding agricultural alumni are now open

Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) and the Agricultural Alumni board of directors are seeking agricultural alumni nominees for awards in the categories of professional achievement, distinguished service, and young alumni. Nomination submission forms and guidelines can be found at Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 1. Award recipients are recognized for their contributions to the college, Clemson, and their professions.


The Assembly presented two young women at its 95th Annual Ball

The Assembly presented two young women at its 95th annual ball on Nov. 17 at The Poinsett Club.

Helen Regina Hayn Arrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington III of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington Jr. of Greenville and Dr. Carol Regina Graham and the late Mr. Jackie Christian Bissinger of Huntsville, Alabama. Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington Jr. is a member of The Assembly. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Nelson Battle Arrington, was a member of The Assembly, and her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. John White Arrington, was a charter member of The Assembly. Miss Arrington, a student at Clemson University, was escorted by Mr. Christopher Thomas Baumgarten of Greenville.

Katherine Rowan Earle, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle IV of Fountain Inn, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle III of Fountain Inn and Mrs. Jack Rowan Byrd and the late Mr. Jack Rowan Byrd of Simpsonville. Her grandmother, Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle III, is a member of The Assembly, and her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Oliver Perry Earle Jr., was a member of The Assembly. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Fletcher Jordan, was a charter member of The Assembly. Miss Earle, a student at Anderson University, was escorted by Mr. Joshua Wayne Dumais of Lexington.

Mrs. John Murphy Armstrong Jr. is president of The Assembly. Other officers are Mrs. James Walter Fayssoux, first vice president; Mrs. Walter Clark Gallivan, second vice president; Mrs. Walter Winn Gayle III, secretary; Mrs. Charles Fisher McKissick, assistant secretary; and Mrs. Benjamin Oscar Lovelace, treasurer.

Board members are Mrs. Stephan Allen Wilson, Mrs. Marion Porter Brawley Rose, Mrs. Perry Earle Oxner, Mrs. Richard Hendricks Furman, Mrs. Jack Eric Hinsdale, Mrs. Ryan Williams Trail, Mrs. Albert Starke Hagood, Mrs. Patrick Cleburne Fant III, Mrs. Zane Johnson Meadors, Mrs. James Patrick McNamara Jr., Mrs. Steven Mark Wynkoop, and Mrs. John Finley Kelaher.


Greenville Triumph Soccer Club partners with Legacy Early College to host inaugural season

The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club and Legacy Early College are partnering to present the team’s first-season games at the school’s premier soccer facility. The proposal has received initial approval from the Greenville County Board of Zoning Appeals and will be finalized in December. From March to September 2019, the Triumph will play 14-16 games at the Legacy field on East Bramlett Road in the City View area on Greenville’s west side. Dates and times for the home games are yet to be determined.

“We are honored and excited that the new pro soccer team has chosen us for this partnership,” Legacy Executive Director William Brown said in a news release. “The team and their ownership group know Legacy Early College’s story of success, and part of their mission is to help more people see, hear, and appreciate the extraordinary things the school and its students are accomplishing.”

After finalization in December, temporary stands will be built to seat the approximately 4,000 spectators. The partnership will benefit Legacy through the creation of part-time gameday jobs for Legacy scholars, the upgrade of the field to meet FIFA guidelines, and the installation of a permanent scoreboard. A staff internship position for Legacy scholars beginning this spring will also be created by Triumph.

“We are pleased to find a partner in Legacy Early College that is the embodiment of the success and triumphant spirit we are building around this professional soccer team,” Triumph chairman Joe Erwin said in the release. “The diversity reflected in this school and the surrounding neighborhood speaks directly to what makes soccer the world’s game.”

Both Legacy and Triumph will benefit from the partnership. “The truth is, we hope and plan to continue this partnership for years to come knowing that what we can do for the scholars and families of Legacy Early College is far outweighed by the graciousness of their welcome for our organization and their exuberant embrace of the Triumph family,” Erwin said in the release.


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