The city of Camden recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, mental health organizations in Kershaw County hosted events to educate the community about mental health and wellness.
Tomorrow from Noon to 3 p.m., Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host its first event in Scott Park to spread awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. The theme of the event is "Change the World, not Diapers."
The cause of a fire that destroyed two Elgin businesses Sunday just before noon is being investigated, though arson has been ruled out. Sloan Roofing, owned by the family of Elgin Councilwoman Dana Sloan and Jesus Automotive were destroyed by the four-alarm fire.
Six nonprofit organizations in Kershaw County participated in the second annual Midlands Gives on May 5. Midlands Gives is a 24 hour online financial campaign organized by the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF). A total of 252 nonprofits from the Midlands participated in the event which allowed people to give a minimum of $20 to their favorite organization.
Elgin celebrated its' fourth annual PoDunk Festival on Saturday with a parade, music, games, activities and lots of entertainment. The parade began at 10 a.m. led by the Camden Military Academy Honor Guard. Trackers, golf carts and even a bicycle proceeded down the street towards Potter Community Park. This year, festival goers were treated to new features which included a visit from some folks from Mayberry.
Elgin will have its annual PoDunk Festival – kicked off by a rather unique parade – this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Potter Community Park. Movies on Main will begin 6 p.m. that evening showing the movie Big Hero 6. Admission is free and people are asked to bring canned food items to donate for local food pantries.
The Price House Commission recently presented certificates of appreciation to various community organizations, businesses and individuals to thank them for their involvement in the commission's annual Black History Month display. The Price House Commission is dedicated to preserving Camden's African-American history and educating the community. Price House Commission Chairman Clifton H. Anderson shared with attendees that the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Executive Director Sylvia Y. Cyrus sent a letter of recognition to the commission for their work in Kershaw County.
The Upton Trio blended music and imagery to create a special performance at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently about the Amazon rainforest for Kershaw County School District students. Pianist Billy Shepherd, violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic performed "Amazon Harmony: The Breath of Life," composed by Kinosian especially for the students.
Kershaw County residents might have seen a familiar landmark on recent commercials and billboards for Discover SC, a marketing campaign from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. During the commercial, snippets of whitewater rafting, hiking and battle reenactments are shown. The battle reenactments are from Historic Camden's Revolutionary War Site.