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Yesteryear for July 30, 2014

20 YEARS AGO -- July 24-30

Posted: July 29, 2014 10:12 a.m.
Updated: July 30, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs

Children with disabilities are participating in a broad range of activities this summer, thanks to the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs summer inclusion program.

In its first year, the program strives to place children with disabilities in surroundings and activities usually unavailable to them and also provides care services for families of people with disabilities.

The process of integrating these children or those with special needs into larger children’s programs has been ongoing for about a year and a half, local Executive Director Kathy Bradley said.

“We felt like there was a lot more we could do to help children, particularly children with disabilities,” she said.

Nearly $800 has been raised from the benefit horse show in May and support of local businesses including Dana Corp., Fairfield Electric Cooperative and Lynches River Electric Cooperative. The proceeds from the horse show itself were enough to pay for the children to attend two weeks of Art Camp at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, she said.

Plans for a second horse show are in the works, Bradley said. The first show had 65 sponsors and organizers are hoping for even more at next year’s show. All the proceeds from the May show funded the summer inclusion program.

“If that’s not community support, I don’t know what is,” Bradley said.

Local students get the ‘college experience’

Eight Kershaw County students in grades five through nine recently had the opportunity to experience college during the first and second of three sessions of Wofford College’s Summer Program for Academically Talented Students.

Lee and James Thomas Biggins, daughter and son of William and Karen Biggins of Camden; Beth Grove, daughter of Jim and Marion Grove of Lugoff; Julia Miller, daughter of John and Mary Miller of Camden; Cindy Nooe, daughter of Ike and Katie Nooe of Camden; Delayne Ross, daughter of Darrell and Derhonda Ross of Camden and Aaron and Jack Scheuer, sons of Jack and Maci Scheuer of Camden attended the program. In its 15th year, the residential program has been filled to capacity and will bring more than 500 students to the Spartanburg campus by summer’s end.

During their stay, students live in college residence halls, eat in the college dining area and participate in classroom work and individual and small-group projects beyond those traditionally studied in a school curriculum.

Projects included a playwriter’s workshop, culture and cuisine, chemistry, geography, computing, experiencing mathematics, botany, debate, nature, medicine, becoming a writer, personalities, folktales and optical illusions, as well as art, drama and music classes.

Caught in the web of watercolor

The opening reception Thursday for watercolorist Betty Koty Walker will kick off the first exhibit of the 1994-95 Gallery Series at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

The reception, from 5 to 7 p.m., is sponsored by Movie World, Inc. It is free and open to the public.

Liza Van Horn, assistant director for the Fine Arts Center, said, “This is our first opening reception for the 1994-95 season and we hope everyone will come by to meet the artist. The reception, Art After Hours, is scheduled so people can stop by after work and is a nice, casual way to meet the artist, have some refreshments and see her lovely art work before heading home. Not only that, but it is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsors like Movie World.”


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