The Wateree Animal Hospital in Elgin held a fundraiser, Bow Wow Backyard Sale, to raise money for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. The Wateree Animal Hospital was able to make a $1,600 donation after the sale. The Bow Wow Backyard sale was made possible by donations from community members. The event also featured a k9 exhibition. Organizers plan to have a second sale in the fall.
Women from the House of Representatives came together on May 11 to form the first-ever South Carolina Honorary Girl Scout Troop. Given the troop number 1912, in recognition of the year Girl Scouts was founded, the membership is made up of all 16 women in the House of Representatives. The two Girl Scout councils in the state, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, hosted the late afternoon tea across the street from the State Capitol at the Capital City Club.
During a Sunday afternoon reception, the newly formed Miss Lugoff-Elgin Scholarship Pageant committee appointed 16-year-old Lugoff resident Julianna Cobb as the first Miss Lugoff-Elgin Teen to compete for the state title this July in Columbia. As a committee-appointed queen, Cobb will be an "at large" contestant in the state competition where she will compete in interview, fitness wear, talent, evening gown and on-stage personality. In addition to her title, Cobb, a junior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will also be the recipient of a $250 scholarship.
Lugoff Elgin High School and the ABLE Club of S.C. made history by crowning a 2011 Junior Miss L-E, Mary Katherine Rogers, in the afternoon pageant and 2011 Miss L-E, Chelsea Gantt, in the evening pageant. All 65 contestants danced their way in through the opening number of "Dynamite." The competition then continued in casual wear, evening wear and on stage questions. Both queens will have the opportunity to complete in LMSC pageant on June 18. Junior Miss L-E pageant winners include (above from left) Junior Miss L-E First Runner-Up and Most Photogenic, Ryan McRoy; Miss Freshman, Hannah Bowers ...
Karl Allen with Black River Rescue and his assistant Ann Marie Holland made presentations about bloodhounds at both the Camden and Elgin branches of the Kershaw County Library. The pair taught both children and adults how to respond if they find themselves lost in the woods, as well as clarified many misconceptions about the breed. Allen, a former deputy with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, specializes in training and handling bloodhounds for search and rescue. During one demonstration, children had the opportunity to hide in the woods behind the library only to be found by the bloodhound. Black River ...
Put on your dancing shoes! Camden favorite Reflections is back to perform at the May installment of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium. With all of the band members having roots in Camden, it is sure to be a big crowd.
Bre'Anna T. Hayes was selected to represent South Carolina as the 2011 Miss Heart of America. She will compete for Nationals in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011. The Queens of Miss Heart of America represent poise, personality, beauty and involvement in community service; therefore, Bre'Anna will be volunteering and making various appearances in the community service. Bre'Anna is a rising sophomore at Lander University where she is majoring in biology. Her parents are Christopher Myers, Derrick Dixon, and Teresia Hayes. Her maternal grandparents are the late John Lewis Seward and Patricia Hayes; her paternal grandparents are Mr ...
After knowing each other for approximately two weeks, Bill and Belinda Ward of Camden married on June 2, 1961. They will be celebrating with their children, grandchildren and friends at Emmanuel Baptist Church on May 28, 2011 from 2 to 4.
A Boater's Education Class is being offered in conjunction with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Kershaw Conservation District.
Wateree District Scouts (Kershaw and Fairfield Counties) will be holding its annual Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts June 13 – 16 at Harvest Baptist Church. Day camp gives Cub Scouts a chance to have a great time, meet new friends, experience new things and pass advancement requirements, all while having the time of his life.
A crowd of about 50 people gathered at Kirkwood Common, on the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Hobkirk Hill in Camden, South Carolina on April 17 to commemorate the 230th anniversary of The Battle of Hobkirk Hill fought on April 25, 1781.
On April 16 at noon, the Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Motorcycle Club held a ceremony to honor all prisoners of war and missing in action veterans from all wars. The ceremony recognized all branches of the service. This was held at the VFW Post 8346, Lake Wateree, where the POW-MIA flag is flown under the American flag daily.
Tyler Hand received the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout March 26. Tyler is a member of Troop 303, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Tyler has been a member of Troop 303 since January 2008 when his parents moved to Lugoff from Illinois.
After three nights of auditions, 42 total contestants; and 17 finalists, a winner was named! Austin Veverica, a 14-year-old from Lugoff, was declared the winner of the first annual Kershaw County's Got Talent produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) April 28.
The residents at Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 8-14. Administrators and staff saluted residents during National Nursing Home Week with a special performance from the Lugoff-Elgin High School band, as well as a visit from Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham. Graham cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony, marking the beginning of a week filled with fun and games, including sack races, egg walks, tug of war and a water balloon toss. Following along with a Mardi Gras theme, all the residents' halls were decorated as various parts of New Orleans, like Merle's Way, Eve ...
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Downes Iselin of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tinsley Simonds Iselin to Dakota Lee Hadley, son of Lee Wayne Hadley of Orange, Texas and Susan Palmer of Palm Beach, Florida. Miss Iselin is the granddaughter of the late Andrew Simonds Drury and Mary Murray Bennett Drury of Charleston. She is also the granddaughter of the late Oliver Iselin Jr. of Glen Head, New York and the late Elizabeth Downes Iselin of Camden, New South Wales. Mr. Hadley is the grandson of the late Allen Van Palmer and the late Barbara Ann ...
North Central Middle School's Jr. Beta Club sponsored a "Operation Christmas Child" shoebox project this year and collected more than a dozen boxes.
The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.
Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.
Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.
An orientation meeting 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, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
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