Friday, November 22, 2019

Citywide Thanksgiving Potluck? Yes, way!

Citywide Thanksgiving Potluck? Yes, way!
Project Host is helping Greenville SC get an early start on the big day. Grateful GVL, Greenville’s first city-wide potluck will happen from 11:30 am o 1:30 pm on the Monday before Thanksgiving at the 400-block of Main Street.

This free luncheon features a mix of food from local restaurants and homemade dishes that attendees will bring and share with friends and strangers alike. It will be one long table at which you can share a meal. No fees, no expectations, and no agenda.

Here are some things you need to know about if you want to get involved.
  • Bringing Food: Grateful GVL will take care of providing basic food items but you can bring a side dish to contribute. Make sure it is in a disposable container.
  • Volunteering: Thanks to the community all the volunteer shifts are full. Come for lunch instead.
  • Sponsor: Generous sponsors help this event happen each year and any proceeds left over will go to help support Project Host year-round.
  • T-shirts: a limited amount will be for sale at the event. Most were pre-ordered.
  • Project Host expects at least 2,000 people to attend.
  • The menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving fare, with a few surprises mixed in like tacos. There will also be a vegan/vegetarian table and kosher and halal options.
  • The Main Street bridge will be set up with 50 tables, 8 feet long and 400 chairs.
Traveling to or from Greenville for Thanksgiving? Here are some tips.

Avoid traveling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after it. These two days are still the worst days to travel according to INRIX. Travel times on these two days could increase as much as 4 times normal.

Triple AAA says Thanksgiving Day is the best day to hit the roads.

Use the 511 South Carolina Traffic app to get traffic updates or something similar like Ways or Google maps with traffic turned on. Some newer GPS systems like Garmin also give you live traffic once hooked to your phone. Make sure you have an unlimited data plan. North Carolina uses DriveNC.gov.

AAA holiday tips:
  • Plot your route in advance and prepare to face busy roads.
  • Avoid heavy traffic times by leaving earlier or later, if possible.
  • Whether it's your phone, food or make-up that tends to distract you when you're behind the wheel, remember to put those items down and stay focused on the road.
  • Secure any valuables in the trunk or a locked area of your vehicle
  • Keep roadside assistance contact information at the ready in case you run into car trouble.
  • Bring your cell phone and a charger with you in case of an emergency.
  • Obey traffic safety laws and drive according to weather and road conditions.
  • Expect delays and incidents on the sides of the road and move over when passing them.
  • Try your best to be patient and give other drivers space and courtesy as you make your way to your destination.

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

Please contact Victoria Cottle by email thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina!

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