Midway Elementary School (MES) will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a reception on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. The community--especially all alumni and former teachers--are invited to attend.
Robert Ariail's original editorial cartoons will be available for viewing and purchase at City Art in Columbia starting on March 7. Ariail, who was the recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for Individual Artist and the Berryman Award, has agreed to donate his remaining work to the USC Political Collections at the Hollings Library in the near future. Ariail's editorial cartoons are featured in more than 600 newspapers including the Chronicle-Independent.
Camden Rotary, a chapter of Rotary International, was founded 86 years ago on October 11, 1927. In 2012, the organization celebrated 85 years of service in the Camden community. Charter members included Camden Rotary President Dr. John Corbett, Ralph N. Shannon as secretary-treasurer and A. Stanley Llewellyn as the vice president. Camden Rotary's Rotary Bell, which is still in use today, was presented in 1928 by John Wilson of Sumter.
The Walter M. Crowe animal shelter is in desperate need for temporary foster homes for dogs leaving for rescue groups up north. If you are interested please call the shelter at 425-6016 as soon as possible. Animals must be out of the shelter for two weeks in a foster home before they can leave.
The 2013 Kershaw County Farmers Market Vendor Open House will be held on March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Extension Homemakers Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor is invited. Please contact Shannon Harbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-587-5008 if you have any questions.
"Its not Black History, It's American History -- even though there are some dark chapters," said Price House Commission member Clifton Harryton Anderson. For more than 10 years, Anderson has served as the coordinator for the Black History poster exhibit. This year's exhibit was on display Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.
Sculptor Bob Baronowski's statue of an acolyte was recently added to the Memorial Garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 1315 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The bronze figure is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and faces the church as if leading a procession toward the building. Mr. Baronowski is a member of the National Scupture Society and the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Baronowski's works consist of portraiture, figurative and relief sculpture in terra cotta and hot and cold cast bronze. The garden is open to the community.
The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held Feb. 9, in Camden. Twenty contestants competed for the Camden and Kershaw County titles. The winners will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant in June in Hartsville.
On the first floor of Camden's historic Price House, located at Broad and York streets, the annual Black History Month exhibit will be held today through Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each middle school and high school, including Camden Military Academy, were invited to submit a poster for the exhibit.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is bringing another wonderful children's show to the FAC. After several sell-out shows in Columbia, the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) will present the musical comedy A Year with Frog and Toad, Saturday, in the Wood Auditorium. Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. A Year with Frog and Toad is sponsored by Modern Turf.
Lent is the 40 days plus the six Sundays before Easter. It is a season of preparation. For centuries, it has been observed as a special time of self-examination and penitence. It is a time for focusing on fundamental values and priorities, and is not a time for self-punishment.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.
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.