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Yesteryear -- April 4, 2012

29 YEARS AGO -- April 1-6, 1983

Posted: April 3, 2012 8:40 a.m.
Updated: April 4, 2012 5:00 a.m.

 Photo cutline -- Put a Lion in your tank -- Elvin Bond of the Bethune Lions Club sits in a small replica of an antique car which will be raffled -- or is that ruffled -- off April 9 at the Bethune Chicken Strut. Tickets will be $1.

Photo cutline -- Grand opening ceremonies for the Carroll D. Bassett Memorial Building will be held Sunday on the Fine Arts Center grounds. The 11,500-square-foot performing and visual arts facility was constructed at a cost of approximately $500,000. The formal dedication will be held at 3 p.m.

Photo cutline -- Benefit gala -- Judy Thiel and Fred Sheheen make final preparations at Kamschatka which be the site for tonight’s benefit cocktail party and art auction for the Camden Center of Comprehensive Education. On sale and display will be a large selection of Audubon prints. Tickets for the 6-8 pm affair are still available for $15 from Greenleaf Villa and The Camden Company.

Photo cutline -- Lugoff-Elgin softball coach Phil Dorris felt compelled to call a conference to discuss a few matters during Wednesday afternoon’s softball contest with Central of Pageland at the L-E field. Whatever Dorris said must have had the desired effect, as the home team cruised to a 16-6 win to even its record at 2-2.

Photo cutline -- It’s hard to tell which is the real McKoy as Dr. Pete McKoy of Camden helps his brother, Grainger, set up a piece of sculpture in the lobby of the Carroll K. Bassett Memorial Building.

Photo cutline -- A home away from home -- The Ronald McDonald in Durham, N.C., was a blessing for Mrs. F.L. Chastain of Camden when her granddaughter was a patient at Duke. She looks over material from the Carolina’s R.M. House and plans to help her club, the Camden BPWC, support the new R.M. House in Columbia. Barbara Spitzer, president of the Camden BPWC, presents a check for $500 to Sally Hardy for the Columbia R.M. House. Members of the Camden BPWC observe.

Photo cutline -- Robin Zemp gets keyed up or his performance at the opening night of the Carroll K. Bassett Memorial Building at 8 p.m. on April 7.

Photo cutline -- Richard McWade guides Hypertrophic over the final fence en route to a four-length victory in the featured race at the Carolina Cup, on the traditional springfest, folks like Judy Rollins of Sumter still cheered their favorite horses to victory.

Photo cutline -- Kathy Dean,  co-chairman of the April Affair: David Ives, one of the caterers for the event; and Kathy Barnes, chairman, discuss the menu for the antique, collectibles and crafts show to be held April 22 and 23.

Photo cutline -- FAC gift -- George Boykin, president of the Sportsman Club, presents Fine Arts Center director Lise Swennson with a check for $100 which will go to support the Bassett building in the background. The social group is composed of civic-minded Kershaw Countians and has 11 members. The money was raised through a softball tournament, fish fry and New Year’s dance. Willie Cooke is vice president. Richard Thompson is treasurer. And Dave Brown is secretary.

Photo cutline -- Math honors -- Judy Bishop, vice president of the Camden High School Academic Booster Club presents $4 checks to students who recently attended the College of Charleston Math Meet. Pictured are Tullie Fellers, Susan Hagins, Bill Evans, Paul Kugelman, Joan McGuirt and Matt Tanzer.

Photo cutline -- District commissioners and chaplain of the Kershaw County Soil & Water Conservation District are seated – Rev. Bessie Parker, Chaplain; Sarah B. Emanuel, vice-chairman. Standing are V.T. Mullen, member; John M. Catoe, sec.-treas.; D.C. Baxley, chairman. Not pictured is Jamie Guy.



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