PICKENS COUNTY — Summer is beginning to ebb away and the beginning of school is just around the corner, but the thought of summer closing out and school opening were far from the minds of Pickens County residents over the weekend.
With temperatures still bringing plenty of heat, there was little to dampen the spirits of those who took to the roads within the county over the weekend to enjoy some sunshine, a bargain struck or the new produce beginning to roll in as the season slides toward change.
Whether it was the Easley Farmer’s Market or a local flea market, residents braved the weather and along with the neighborly conversation struck up all over the county, some found a few deals or produce to fill up the pantry. Yard sales, flea markets, roadside stands, and gathering places bristled with activity as shoppers enjoyed the feel open air window shopping.
Yes, there is still some time left for warm weather, but as July begins to wane and August, along with school and football, inch ever closer, the leaves will change before you know it and summer will have gone its way. But there’s still a little time, and the county was out in force looking to make the most of what remains.
Still to come are movies in downtown Easley and the fall festivals Pickens County does so well, but for now, there is still a little more life left in the season, even if life will be changing in the next few weeks.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.