Welcome to Marietta Smiles

A non-profit organization that unites the greater Marietta, SC area


About Marietta Smiles

Marietta Smiles is a non-profit organization established in 2015; its mission is to create opportunities to unite the community for improved safety, well-being, education, beauty, and recreation so that people will want to live, work and play in Marietta.


2016 Events and Happenings

Join us August 12, Friday 8PM at Slater Hall for Movie Night!
August 14, Sunday afternoon at Furman University for the spirit of 45!

September 23-24 Slater-Marietta Fire Department Bull Ride

Slater Hall Citizens' Committee presents: Zootopia on August 12th. Films will begin at approximately 8:30pm. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair. On this night, concessions will be FREE compliments of Slater Baptist Church. Where is Slater Hall? Slater Hall Community Center 5 Whitney Street, Slater, South Carolina Where is Slater Baptist? Right next door!

Travelers Rest Historical Society presents:

  • Sunday, August 14, 2016
  • 3:00pm 4:00pm
  • Furman University

Spirit of '45 Upstate is a celebration of the Ending of World War II. Goals are (1) to honor and thank living World War II Veterans, (2) to remember deceased veterans of that war, and (3) to convey to current generations the contributions of our Greatest Generation. Multiple patriotic activities will comprise this celebration. Memorabilia Exhibits begin at 2:00PM.

Bull Ride: 205 Bates Bridge Rd Travelers Rest (across from Beechwood Farms in Marietta) The American Bull Riders Tour stops in Marietta for an evening of excitement and fun! Tickets are $10 per adult and this year the Slater-Marietta Fire Department is offering chances to win a "gently used" 2002 Subaru Forrester! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. Action begins at 8PM


An organization cannot make it without volunteers. Several are showing up to help with events, meetings, and projects but ongoing volunteered time should be noted: Our Facebook page is managed by a dedicated Marietta resident Karen Holmes. Her husband David Holmes produces our newsletter Marietta Review. 

Marietta Community Projects

Clean up our roads! Even though there’s a $1,000 fine for littering, people still heave beer cans, soda cans, Styrofoam cups, dirty diapers, car parts, and old clothing onto the sides of our roads without concern or care for how nasty it looks. Marietta Smiles invites volunteers twice a year to make a statement by walking the "three miles" of Marietta to pick up trash.
FRESH PAINT! is a joint effort of the TR Sherwin Williams paint store and Marietta Smiles. The program is in honor of Kristen Schroeder who loved this community and wanted to see it prosper. The program provides paint/sealer for the roof tops of trailers. Contactus for eligibility requirements

Help Preserve Our History

Much of our history is available because of ambassadors. Ambassadors are people who know the oral history of the area, are at least 70 years of age and have lived in the Slater-Marietta-Cleveland community for at least five decades (50 years.) With a $25 application fee, ambassadors are nominated by people in the community and a hat bearing the last name and year of birth distinguish one hat from another. To date: we have Lawrence Ledford, “Babe” Williams, Arlee Coggins and Dr. James Barnett. You may see them wearing their caps or catch a photo of them receiving their one-of-a-kind acknowledgement of distinction. 

Keep Us Safe

Keeping us safe! Community deputies are provided to the area by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department. Our deputies work very hard, but they are spread thin because they cover a large area and they never know where they will be called to assist a resident or business owner with a crime. We need more law enforcement presence and we need them round the clock! 

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Marietta Smiles
PO Box 872
Marietta, South Carolina 29661
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