Area residents to honor longtime community advocate Saturday

MARIETTA, S.C. – Area residents and elected officials will honor a long-time community advocate at a public event being held Sat., Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. at Marietta First Baptist Church.

Brock Adams, 98, is the honoree, being recognized for his efforts to make northern Greenville County a better place to live.

Adams, who worked at J.P. Stephens in Slater for 45 years, was instrumental in helping to bring running water to rural residents of the Slater-Marietta area. He has served on the North Greenville Medical Campus Advisory Board and was a past president of the Northwest Rural Water Co. Adams, who is a member of the 319 Lions Hill Lodge, helped to bring the Christmas parade to Slater-Marietta, where he was twice named the honorary mayor.

“Brock is a landmark in our community,” said Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill. “He's a pioneer who has been instrumental in so many things that we've all benefited from.”

In addition to Dill, Sen. Tom Corbin and Rep. Mike Burns are scheduled to attend the event, at which a proclamation making Aug. 9 "Brock Adams Day" in Greenville County will be read.

Marietta First Baptist Church is located at 2936 Geer Hwy.