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A Soapbox Moment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

This, my friends, is the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. And why are we talking about that right now? Well, this is a Victoria soapbox moment ?

We just finished Halloween. You know, that time of the year when all the kiddos (or at least a good chunk of them) barely sleep, head outside in their adorable costumes, trick or treat or trunk and treat (or both), load up on candy, and have the time of their lives. Usually around the middle of October or so, you not only see Halloween decorations in the stores, but you also start to see Thanksgiving decorations in the stores.

Then, about a week or so before Halloween (sometimes even earlier), you start to see Christmas decorations.

Here’s my soapbox moment – can’t we just let these holidays have their limelight – their moment to shine if you will? I mean myself personally, I love going into a store and seeing it decked out for Christmas, decorated for Halloween, seeing all the Thanksgiving and fall décor. But when you go down one aisle and see Christmas trees, and head down the next aisle and see skeletons… I’m sorry but we just need to draw the line ______.

Maybe it’s just me, and that’s ok! We’re all entitled to our opinions right? But if any of you feel the same way, or different, I’d love to hear from you!

This is completely open to opinions, feelings, and a good healthy argument ?

And, if you’re thinking of purchasing a home this fall or winter, I’d love to chat with you! We’ll find your dream home – together! Sellers – don’t forget to contact me in regards to selling your home too! My email is thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

Tired of looking into the sunken-in eyes of your rotting Halloween jack-o-lantern? Here’s how you can get rid of it + other fall waste. Pro tip: You can also bring it to CommUNITY Day and smash it with Atlanta Organics.

CommUNITY Day | Saturday, Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Unity Park, 320 S. Hudson St., Greenville | Free | Join the City of Greenville for a day of community, complete with live music, a pumpkin smash, local snacks, dog adoptions, and more.

Santa’s Wonderland | Sunday, Nov. 6-Monday, Nov. 7 | 10 a.m. | Cabela’s, 1025 Woodruff Rd., #H101, Greenville | Free | Bass Pro Shops + Cabela’s invites families to visit Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s Wonderland experience.

GOAT (Great Outdoor Adventure Trips), a youth outdoor program, is hosting the eighth annual Beer and Gear on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at Mountain Goat coffee shop (120 Shaw St.). The annual fundraiser goes towards GOATs outdoor adventures for underserved youth. ⛰️

Give back, but make it tech-savvy. The Salvation Army of Greenville is introducing Kettle Pay, a new donation option that allows donors to give to the red kettles using Apple Pay or Google Pay. QR codes or chips will be affixed to each kettle for individuals to scan. ? (Greenville Journal)

$85,000. That’s how much money was raised for the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health at Bon Secours St. Francis’ 2022 Bourbon for Boobs event. The funds will go towards the center’s efforts to provide women access to mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs. ? (Greenville Journal)

Single Parent Resource Fair | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Front Porch Housing, 1433 Cleveland St., Greenville | Free | Single parents can come together at this free event and connect with local organizations that can provide resources and support — register online.

About Victoria

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. 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! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

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.

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