The Girl's Club
The Girl’s Club was a unique place.
It offered a variety of services such as beauty parlor facilities, showers,
a full kitchen and a music area with a piano. It also served as a place
for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and as a meeting place for many
different groups. The Club was under the able direction of Mrs. Hassie Mae
Wells as long as I can remember. Mrs. Wells was a kind and gracious lady.
When you went into the Club, she made you feel like she had invited you to
her home. Her son, Bob, was a good friend of mine and we were in the Boy Scouts
together. Again, in keeping with the Pacolet Mills “relative network”, her
daughter, Shirley, was married to my first cousin, Perry (Bud) Teaster.
The Girl Scouts often met in the Girl’s Club and at one time had a room
of their own in the Club. Mrs. Wells was a Girl Scout leader as was my Great
Aunt, Jesse Brown Paige. Click on this link, Girls
Scouts, to read more about the Pacolet Mills Girl Scout Troop and to
see many photos of their activities.
Most of all my memories about the Girl’s Club involve the birthday parties
that I went to there. The Club was a great place for these and many were held
This web site has
been started as a public service to share the story
of Pacolet. The web master and person to contact about
putting information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.
Contact me at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117.
My regular mail adress is:
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485