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Pendleton Pride In Motion

Pendleton Pride in Motion

Pendleton Pride in Motion

Pendleton Pride In Motion (PPIM) in Pendleton SC

“Forging Alliances and Strengthening Neighborhoods”

The Mission of PENDLETON PRIDE IN MOTION is to create and maintain a healthier community by enhancing the quality of life for all citizens in the Pendleton Area.

Pendleton Pride In Motion

PO Box 1192

Pendleton SC 29670

For more information: Call Chairman Powell Hickman at 864-376-4219

What is Pendleton Pride In Motion?

PPIM in Pendleton South Carolina

PPIM 501c3 was formed in the Spring of 2004 as a community outreach organization. We meet monthly and have a committee structure of Communication and Advocacy; Beautification; Community Progress and Smart Growth; and Health, Education and Social Services.

PPIM's Board and members are active in the community promoting awareness and involvement in a multitude of areas.In 2005, Pendleton Pride In Motion sponsored the building of Barrett's Place Playground which was built by Community Volunteers with money raised by Community Volunteers with purchased, donated or borrowed equipment and materials. It was an amazing Community Wide Effort that everyone was proud to be a part of. PPIM is proud that it was the founding sponsorship of Friends of the Park and although PPIM is no longer the sponsoring organization, we are extremely interested in it's purpose and progress. PPIM continues to sponsor the Student of the Month Program at Pendleton High School which culminates in a $1,000 scholarship.PPIM's latest effort is to create a series of Health and Heritage Walking Trails with designated way-finding markers. This effort was in coordination with Clemson University Creative Inquiry Program and introduced at Spring Jubilee 2009.

The organization takes pride in being at the forefront of issues impacting the Health of Pendleton. The term Health is used not to suggest an absence of disease, but improvement in the overall quality of life.According to our by-laws, the business of Pendleton Pride In Motion will be managed by an executive committee consisting of at least seven members. The executive committee will be made up of a representative of each standing committee and at least three persons elected at large.

2018 Focus for Pendleton Pride In Motion

PPIM 2018 focus is to help facilitate improvements to the west side of town from the square to the community center.

PPIM is supporting the restoration effort at Faith Cabin and looking at painting assistance for properties on W Queen near the square

Beautification Committee

Davie Kirkley, Chairman

The Beautification Committee works to beautify and improve our developed and undeveloped areas:- Co-Sponsored with the Town of Pendleton bi-annual cleanup days- Partnering with Town of Pendleton for Gateway Initiative to improve both entryways on Mechanic Stree.- Sponsored the start up of the Pendleton Garden Club- Replanted with the Garden Club the planter boxes on the Square and re-established the Masonic Lodge Garden

Community Progress and Smart Growth Committee

Scott Ward, Chairman

The Community Progress and Smart Growth Committee provides input to local government for planned growth and developed to to improve the community.- Participated in the development of the Town Square Overlay District Maintenance and Protection Standards.- Initiated the Banner Corridor Program to enhance North and South Mechanic Gateways.- Initiated the "White Lights for Pendleton" Christmas Displays in Merchant's windows.- Participated in the application of the Your Town Grant for the Town of Pendleton in conjunction with Clemson University.

Education, Health and Social Issues Committee

Powell Hickman, Chairman

The Education, Health and Social Issues Committee identifies needs than develops and carries out plans for improved health, education and social services in our community.- Collaboration with Clemson University Department of Public Health to pilot pedometer walking program at Anmed Health Pendleton Office.- Collaboration with Clemson to obtain $2,000 grant for markers for the new Health and Heritage Trail.- Hosted two promotion events for the Health and Heritage Trail.- Obtained commitment from Five Star Family Medicine to help with future projects and Health screenings.- Reached agreement from School District Four to collaborate on National Walk To School Day in 2010.- Encouraged Town to pursue grant money for sidewalk completion to Mehan Falls.- Partnered with Dr. Mark Stamey on the Student of the Month Program at Pendleton High School culminating in a $1,000 Scholarship

Communication And Advocacy Committee

Nancy Hellams, Chairman

The Communication and Advocacy Committee provides information and advocates for citizen's involvement in community activies and issues that affect the health of the community.- Numerous Squidoo Lenses have been created promoted the Pendleton area- Pendleton Happenings lens keeps an updated Calendar of Events bridging the gap between the community, the schools, and the churches in the Pendleton Area.- Pendleton Happenings FaceBook Group with over 300 members keeps members informed of events in the area.- Weekly or Bi-Monthly Email reminders of local happenings is sent out to over 300 citizens- Pendleton News is published in The Hometowner of the Anderson Independent Mail every Wednesday.

Anderson School District 4, Tri County Technical College and PPIM working together

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Press Release September 16, 2014

Powell Hickman, Chairman of Pendleton Pride in Motion, announced today that
the organization has compiled data on behalf of the Pendleton Community and
submitted the Pendleton area as a candidate for the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Community Health Prize. The $25,000 prize will be awarded in the 2015 calendar year to 6 communities in the U.S.

Pendleton Pride in Motion is a community 501c3 n...on profit
in its 10th year of operation in Pendleton and the surrounding area. The organization
is charged with improving the quality of life in that part of Anderson County.

The first project for PPIM was the building of the Barrett's Place playground at
Veteran's park over ten years ago. The organization later formed the Friends of
the Park organization in order to insure the continued improvement of the park.
Trotter's Trail, Pendleton Health and Heritage Trails, and the annual PPIM 5K walk
are other PPIM initiatives.

For more than 40 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, they have a unique capacity and responsibility to address the most pressing health and health care issues facing our society.

Healthy Kids Expo


PPIM Providing a Fun Morning April 11, 2015


PPIM Walk-a-Thon and History Tour April 12, 2014 - Click flyer for more information

PPIM Walkathon

PPIM Walkathon

Diane working hard parking cars at Spring Jubilee - Great Weekend for PPIM

PPIM Parking Thank you to everyone who volunteered and everyone who parked at our two locations. We raised close to $700 to go toward a PHS Scholarship and the Snack Pack Program! Thank you Scott for letting us use your lots!

PPIM Parking Thank you to everyone who volunteered and everyone who parked at our two locations. We raised close to $700 to go toward a PHS Scholarship and the Snack Pack Program! Thank you Scott for letting us use your lots!

mayor crenshaw of pendleton sc

mayor crenshaw of pendleton sc

Mayor Crenshaw Accepts Photo from PPIM

November 2013

Mayor Frank Crenshaw proudly accepts a photo of the Anderson County Training School (ACTS) c1921 that once stood on W Queen St in Pendleton from Pendleton Pride in Motion. The photo was obtained from the special collection department at the Anderson County Museum and will now be displayed in the mayors office. The photo will become part of the town's permanent collection and can not be reproduced. The photo was part of a traveling exhibit exploring African American history in the area known as The Hundreds sponsored by PPIM. The Anderson County Training School was part of the Rosenwald Building Program that provided Schools for African American students. The school burned in the 1960s.

PPIM Helps With Walk To School Day - October 9, 2013



Powell, Scott and Terence enjoyed being a part of Walk To School Day.

Congratulations to Tracy Cornelius Grate, Jr.

Recipient of the PPIM Quality of Life Scholarship

Tom Vegod, PPIM Secretary, presented Tracy Grate with the $500.00 Quality of Life Scholarship at Pendleton High School's Awards Ceremony on May 6, 2013. Tracy will be attending the Citadel in the fall.

PPIM 5K Walk-A-Thon and History Tour - April 13, 2013 - $1,204.37

PPIM Walkathon

PPIM Walkathon

PPIM shows support for the documentary of Jane Edna Hunter

a project of Pendleton Historic Foundation and Clemson University's Creative Inquiry Project

Theresa J. Wallace

SC Humanities Council

PO Box 5287

Columbia, SC 29250

November 30, 2012

Dear Ms. Wallace,

Pendleton Pride In Motion (PPIM) 501c3 would like to express our support for the efforts of the Pendleton Historic Foundation in partnership with the Jane Edna Harris Creative Inquiry Project in Clemson University's English Dept, and Dead Horse Production to produce and distribute a high-quality full-length documentary film based on the exceptional life of Jane Edna Hunter (1882-1971).PPIM is an active organization in Pendleton that promotes a "healthy" community through forging alliances and strengthening neighborhoods. The story of Ms. Hunter is one to be shared. She was the child of former slaves, born in a tenant house on Woodburn farm in the community of Pendleton, SC. She became a nationally prominent African-American reformer and activist who founded the Phillis Wheatley Association in Cleveland, OH to provide job and life training for young Southern African-American women who went North during the "great migration" of the early 20th century. The purpose of the film is to raise the awareness of the remarkable life story of Jane Edna Hunter in her hometown and state of SC where she is virtually unknown and to elevate her legacy on a national level to inspire viewers of all ages and backgrounds that anything can be accomplished even during the worst of circumstances.This film will be debuted in Pendleton when complete and then offered to numerous educational institutions and educational TV channels for state and national distribution. PPIM is excited to support this effort.

Sincerely,A. Scott Ward, Chairperson

Pendleton Pride In Motion

PO Box 1192

Pendleton, SC 29670


PPIM Spreads the Word About "White Lights for Pendleton"

White Lights for Pendleton

White Lights for Pendleton

Pendleton Community Center invites PPIM to the Butterfly Project Presentation

Pendleton Community Center Invitation

Pendleton Community Center Invitation

PPIM receives Volunteerism Award from Pendleton Community Center

Pendleton Community Center Volunteerism Award to PPIM

Pendleton Community Center Volunteerism Award to PPIM

Congratulations Town of Pendleton - Our Town $25,000 Grant Recipient

Your Town - Town of Pendleton SC

Your Town - Town of Pendleton SC

"Your Town" Follow Up Meeting - Feb 13, 2012 - Several of our members participated in this workshop

Your Town in Pendleton SC

Your Town in Pendleton SC

The Hundreds Marker installed at Pendleton Community Center for Grits and Gospel - April 21 at Pendleton Community Center - Sponsored by Pendleton Pride In Moti

Grits and Gospel

Grits and Gospel

Town Wide Clean Up - March 24, 2012 - Meet on the village green in Pendleton SC at 8:30 a.m.

town wide clean up March 24, 2012

town wide clean up March 24, 2012

Click flyer to go directly to the Town of Pendleton WebsiteEd Kirkley reported that there were approximately 40 people in attendance including the PHS ROTC and Dana from Keep America Beautiful

PPIM and Town Of Pendleton Appreciates All The Volunteers For Town Clean Up - Boy Scouts, Camp Proverbs, and a Number Of Individuals Showed Up To Help for the S

townwide clean up

townwide clean up

Dedication of Masonic Courtyard by Pendleton Garden Club - Ed has worked with the Pendleton Garden Club and this was a proud day!

masonic courtyard in pendleton sc

masonic courtyard in pendleton sc

Congratulations to Doug Hursey - Recipient of the SC State Board of Education Volunteer Award 2010 - Pictured L-R: Donna Knox and Doug Ellenburg (Michelin), Mrs

Doug Hursey SC State Board of Education Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Doug Hursey SC State Board of Education Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Press Release - Congratulations, Doug!

Press Release by Pete Pillow, Public Information Associate

Office of Communications South Carolina Department of Education

November 12, 2010 / State Board of Education Volunteer Awards 2010

State Board of Education to recognize service by exceptional publicschool volunteers

COLUMBIA - Twenty-one individuals and organizations are being recognized for their contributions to South Carolina's public education system.The State Board of Education will honor these volunteers at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17 at Gibson Commons, located at 140 Gibson Commons in Lexington, SC 29072."Our honorees have affected the lives of hundreds of students," said State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex. "It's inspirational to hear these stories, where adults have worked with students to produce positive relationships for everyone involved. The rewards are tremendous for all."The annual Volunteer Awards are authorized by the Education Improvement Act of 1984 and are designed to honor the time, energy, talents and other resources contributed to South Carolina public schools.The awards honor significant contributions made by four categories of recipients:

  1. businesses,
  2. civic organizations,
  3. individuals
  4. school improvement councils.

Candidates are nominated by school districts across the state.Criteria for selection include promoting student achievement, enhancing school-community relations, strengthening school or district resources,encouraging a positive climate and promoting teacher effectiveness.

The 2010 winners, selected from a statewide panel of judges, are:Businesses Michelin North America, Sandy Springs Plant, Anderson School District Four Williams and Fudge, Inc., Rock Hill School District Three SEW Eurodrive, Spartanburg School District Five Crystal Pools - Dean and Ali Felschow, Richland School DistrictTwoCivic OrganizationsEastminster Presbyterian Church CHAMPS - Eastminster, Richland School District One Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg County School District Four D.A.D.s Club (Dads Always Dedicated Club), Berkeley County School District Foothills AmeriCorps, Spartanburg School District One


Robert Ford, Dorchester School District Two

James Frye, Charleston County School District

Mrs. Jean Nelson, Berkeley County School District

Robert Schulz, Richland School District Two

Justin F. Blum, Marlboro County School District

David Downie, III, School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties

Douglas Hursey, Anderson School District Four

Mrs. Darlene Ledwell, Rock Hill School District Three

Ms. Mary Joseph, Charleston County School District

Ms. Mindy McCormick, Dorchester District Two

Ms. Deanie Shonka, Richland Two

Mrs. Patricia Kay Walters, Berkeley County School District School Improvement Council The Children's School at Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill School District Three

Pendleton Pride In Motion shows support of Fall Harvest Festival by purchasing a border ad - Seneca Daily Journal/Messenger September 29, 2011

Fall Festival in Pendleton SC

Fall Festival in Pendleton SC

Pendleton Remembers 9-11

PPIM was there to ring the bell along with other local organizations

Scott Ward, Mary Jo Craig, Nancy Hellams, Ed Kirkley, Terence Hasson were the members representing Pendleton Pride In Motion

Pendleton Pride In Motion Presents Bi-Lo with The First Ever Community Spirit Award

Thank you, Julia and everyone at Bi-Lo

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleasePendleton Pride In Motion Presents Community Spirit Award to Bi-LoScott Ward, Chairman of Pendleton Pride In Motion, presented the first ever Community Spirit Award to the Pendleton Bi-Lo Store Manager Julia Frazier on July 19, 2011. This award recognizes Bi-Lo’s efforts in making Pendleton a “healthier” community by enhancing the quality of life for all citizens through its support of community activities. PPIM also recognized Julia, as manager, in leading the way. This award was instituted as a way to show their importance to the Pendleton Community.The Pendleton Bi-Lo serves as a “hub” of Pendleton life serving civic and church groups alike. The generosity of the Pendleton Bi-Lo’s many activities including donations to SOUP (Supper On Us Pendleton) and concessions at Freedom Fest plus graciously allowing community-based groups to be represented at your storefront has not gone unnoticed.PPIM Board Members, Mary Jo Craig, Nancy Hellams, Tom Vegod and Powell Hickman were at the presentation along with Greg and Denise Bauld who represented the office of Senator Lindsey Graham. Senator Graham sent a letter which expressed his appreciation to Julia and Bi-Lo for their community service.Ms. Frazier was thrilled with the award and accepted it with her Bi-Lo team in attendance. She said, “I am just doing what Bi-Lo has told me to do and that is to give back to the community.” Ms. Frazier went on to say that when she took the job in Pendleton, she was told how wonderful the people of the community were and she said that she found that to be very true. She said, “Our team treats the store like they would their homes and they welcome everyone who enters our door as they would any guest.”To read about other projects of Pendleton Pride In Motion, visit their website at

Members of PPIM along with Denise and Greg Bauld present the Community Service Award to Julia Frazier

PPIM Community Service Award to Pendleton Bi-Lo

PPIM Community Service Award to Pendleton Bi-Lo

Holding Award - Denise Bauld- Senator Graham's Office, Scott Ward - PPIM Chairman, Julia Frazier - Pendleton BiLo Others L to R: Mary Jo Craig, Nancy Hellams, Tom Vegod, Greg Bauld, Powell Hickman, Herman Login, Ruth Lambert, Lamar Dukes and Douglas McClathy

White Lights for Pendleton - White Lights refers to the small clear lights

white lights for pendleton