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Camden Junior Welfare League plans 35th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

Posted: November 17, 2011 9:32 a.m.
Updated: November 18, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 35th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.

“The Candlelight Tour is a wonderful tradition for many families. Even if someone has never been on the Candlelight tour, this is the perfect year to start a new Christmas tradition. We are so thankful for all the wonderful homeowners for their help with our fundraiser for local children,” said Lauren Downey, Junior League president.

The private homes and public sites included on the tour are:
1409 Broad St. -- Aberdeen, Home of Jack Brantley
1314 Broad St. -- Camden Archives
2030 Lyttleton St. -- Louise C. Proctor Hall
Abbott Home -- 560 Southgate Drive, Camden
McCaskill Farms -- 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert
Wagensteen Home -- 82 Red Bank Road, Camden
Lyttleton Street United Methodist
Grace Episcopal Church
Steeplechase Museum
Douglas Reed House and Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center

“We are thrilled to have all of these beautiful homes and public sites on the Candlelight Tour this year! The tickets make wonderful Christmas presents for teachers, friends and neighbors. Everyone is in the holiday spirit for the tour -- it’s such a fun day!” said Nikki Ingram, League vice president and Candlelight Tour chair.

The Candlelight Tour begins at the Camden Archives and Museum (1314 Broad St.) where tour books are available. Refreshments will be served at the Fine Arts Center. Dinner discount coupons are provided from local restaurants. The Junior League cookbook “Dining by Candlelight” will be available for $20. The cookbook features treasured recipes from families whose homes were previously on the Candlelight Tour.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour. Order tickets online at www.camdenleague.com or call Lori Phillips at (843) 319-0871. Tickets are also available at Box Paper Scissors, Broad Street Market, Camden Archives and Museum, First Palmetto Savings Bank in Dusty Bend, Historic Camden and Sheridan’s Hallmark. Tickets can also be purchased from any Junior League member.

The Camden Junior Welfare League was founded in 1928 and has a long history of serving the children of Kershaw County. Last year it provided over $22,000 to benefit local children. This included scholarships, grants to local children’s charities, community service projects, and the School Services Fund (coordinated by the Kershaw County school nurses). Community service projects include foster care children’s parties, preschool vision screening, Belle of the Ball (prom dresses for local high school girls in need) and adopting families for the holidays.

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