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25 YEARS AGO -- Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 1990

Posted: October 26, 2015 5:17 p.m.
Updated: October 27, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Foundation seeks funds to expand KCMH services

Kershaw County Memorial Hospital foundation members hope to raise $500,000 during the next three years to fund the expansion of outpatient services and endow a fund for capital equipment needs and other projects.

The Hospital Foundation to Advance Health Care in Kershaw County kicked off its annual drive Oct. 10 at Historic Camden, and despite the deluge of rain that night, foundation director Vern Ketchem said more than 100 people attended.

The fundraiser was the first of several events and activities to be held as the foundation gains visiblity and support for the hospital, “the major community asset,” Kethem said.

“We’re just getting started,” said Wince Chapman who, with fellow foundation board member Hope Cooper, is planning special events throughout the year. “We hope to come up with some unique and challenging ideas to get people out and conscious of what the foundation is and hopes to be.”

Enlarging some of the Carolina Cup week festivities is also being discussed, Mrs. Chapman said.

CBDC essay contest winners announced

Camden merchants recently presented awards to the winners in the Back to School Essay Contest, sponsored by the Camden Business Development Corporation.

The annual contest is open to students in grades one through 12.

The winners and sponsor were: second grade - Thomas Pierce, Furniture Plus II; third grade - Gabriel DiBiase, The Camden Company; fourth grade - Anna Mazurek, Camden Jewelers; fifth grade - Gina Blackwell, Badcock Home Furnishing Center; 6-8 grades - Nicholas Frost; and 9-12 grades - Brian Craven, Belk’s.

The students were presented with individual prizes appropriate to the Back to School theme. They included several clocks, a watch, school supplies and desk lamps.

In addition to the individual prizes, three overall winners were presented with savings bonds.

The winner for grades 1-5, Gina Blackwell, was presented a $50 savings bond by C&S Bank.The winner of a $75 savings bond for grades 6-8 was Nicholas Frost. The $100 savings bond from South Carolina National Bank was presented to Brian Craven of the 9-12 group.

The winning themes, written on the subject, “What I Expect to Learn in School This Year,” were displayed by Camden merchants in their businesses.

CHS, L-EHS bands place in top five statewide

A lot of hard work and dedication paid off Saturday for Camden High School’s Scarlet Regiment and Lugoff-Elgin High School’s Marching Pride.

Both schools placed in the AAA Marching Band Championship, which was held at Lugoff-Elgin High School along with the AA Championship.

Camden High Schol came in fourth with its rendition of “Themes from the New World Symphony.” Drum major Chris Caldwell, band captian Sheldon McGree, percusson captain Michael Branham and flagline captain Angie Polk led the Scarlet Regiment in an admirable performance.

Camden band director Robert Wertz was positive about the band’s season. “It’s been a real succesful year for us,” he said. “I’m proud of them.”

Lugoff-Elgin’s Marching Pride won the fifth place position with “Excerpts from Les Miserables.” Drum major Pat Smith, band captain Robert Slade, and color guard captain Nicky Bordelon led the band in its top-notch performance.

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