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Yesteryear - Dec. 8, 2015

20 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 8-15, 1995

Posted: December 7, 2015 6:17 p.m.
Updated: December 8, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Christmas parade set to march with nearly 100 units

The largest Christmas parade in years will make its way down Broad Street Saturday, with 92 units celebrating this year’s theme of “A Magical Musical Christmas.”

Parade participants are asked to have some form of Christmas decoration, costumes and Christmas music reflecting this year’s theme and the spirit of the season, according to officials with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, parade sponsor.

Miss South Carolina 1995 Amanda Elizabeth Spivey will lead the parade as grand marshal and will ride in a specially designated float sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank. Local children will accompany her on the float.

In addition to Spivey, Santa Claus will make a special appearance to officially kick off the Christmas season. He will be riding the parade’s last float, sponsored by Speaks Oil Co.

Dinner Donations

God’s Helpers, of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and the Charlotte Thompson Community, recently prepared its annual Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens and disabled persons. They are now preparing for their annual Christmas dinner to be held Dec. 16. 

L-EHS named most spirited school in the state

In a time when school’s across the country are complaining about student apathy, students at Lugoff-Elgin High School have written 3,248 letters in a show of school spirit. As a result, the high school has been named the state’s $2000 winner of the Armour/ WNOK Team Spirit contest.

“We have always been proud at Lugoff-Elgin High School of the school spirit our students and faculty process. This award is symbolic of the pride we all take in our school,” said Principal Creig Tyler.

Service rewarded

The Mental Health Association of Kershaw County recently recognized two volunteers for service to the organization. Joan Hunicutt, who volunteers at both the center and the Kershaw County Medical Center, received the Jennie Lee Carter Community Service award. She is currently working towards a nursing assistant certificate, in her spare time she takes classes and paints. Edward Bracey, a board member of the SAFE Center, received the Mary Frances Harper Humanitarian Award. He conducts workshops In Manhood Training and is a columnist for the Chronicle-Independent. Both volunteers are active in their churches and community.  

Arbor Day

Wateree Elementary School student James Buff helped to plant one of several trees during the school’s recent Arbor Day ceremony. In addition to planting trees, students read poems, made a presentation about Arbor Day’s history, sang songs and received seedlings to plant in the future. Smokey Bear was also on hand to talk to children about the importance of planting and caring for trees.


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