Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...
During the end of the school year, the National Junior Beta Club at Stover Middle School completed a service project in which they collected DVDs for the children at Palmetto Health Richland. They collected approximately 300 movies and raised $715 through classroom challenges for the purchase of additional movies. The movies were presented to representatives of Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. Thank you to the students, staff, and community members who participated in such a worthwhile cause.
Saturday marks the start of the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competition for 78 young ladies, two of which will be representing Camden. Abbie Zvejnieks was crowned Miss Camden the beginning of this year along with Olivia Loynes who was crowned Miss Camden Teen. Abbie will be attending Wake Forest in the fall and Olivia is a rising junior at North Central High School.
Arts Arising celebrates its 25th year this summer. The program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District and the Fine Arts Center. This year, more than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will close out its popular free outdoor concert series, Finally Friday with Reflections, a Camden favorite. The concert will take place Friday, June 26 at the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The rain location will be on the stage in the Wood Auditorium.
Lugoff First Baptist's Children's Ministry Center 4K class, led by April McCaa and Dorothy Kessler, raised $708 for Food for the Soul by bringing in change and having a bake sale. They were so excited to share with others and show God's love. The class told the workers at Food for the Soul that "Jesus helped us raise the money!"
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...