The 7th annual Bethune memorial tree and candle lighting ceremony will take place Sunday at the Bethune Memorial Park on Hwy 1 next to the Bethune Women's Club at 5:30 p.m.
By DEON LEGETTE
An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Post 17's home on West DeKalb in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain contest rules.
Earlier this season, Camden High School crowned LaQuasha Jefferson, third from left, as homecoming queen. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Galloway (second runner up), Clark Joseph (Galloway's escort), Jefferson, Taylor Kelly (Jefferson's escort), Madison Woody (first runner-up), and Grey Hoke (Woody's escort).
The Kershaw County Library ran a Food for Fines drive earlier this fall. Patrons with fines were offered the opportunity to reduce the amount they owed by donating nonperishable food items at $1 towards fines per item. The donated food items were given to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) and also to Community of Hope Food Bank in Elgin and Bethune First Baptist Church to help stock their food pantries.
Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.
A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native of Kershaw, who lives in Atlanta. Joseph Dabney is also an award-winning author and writer of several books.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.
Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.
By TENELL FELDER
By DEON LEGETTE
Author Solutions LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, hosted its Book-to-Screen PitchFest at the New York City Mariott Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square October 25-26. Camden author Doreen Hawkins Heath had the unique opportunity to pitch her story, A Sea of Rage Inside of Me, to representatives from entertainment industry companies.
Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent
The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar.
The CamBand Annual Fruit Fundraiser runs from Oct. 31 until Nov. 24 via online order.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."
By Austin Jenkins
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