Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.
Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.
Camden High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 15. Above is the Homecoming Court and Escorts, (From left) first runner-up Tyler Smith escorted by Will Hough, represented senior player Alvonta Jenkins; Homecoming Queen Kenya Wilson escorted by Bryan Williams, representing senior player Jerrod Beaufort; second runner-up Shaniqua Gray escorted by Mitchell Forrest, representing senior player Jeffery Belton.
Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated Homecoming in October. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Caressa Samuel, first runner-up; Kayla Portee, Homecoming Queen; Rachel Gogan, second runner-up; Spirit Princess, Jana Morse and Hannah Spears, Spirit Queen. Not pictured are Darius Custard, Homecoming King; Justin Tucker, first runner-up; and Tripp O'Cain, second runner-up.
The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County begins its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project on Nov. 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2011.
"Benjamin Franklin," America's beloved founding father, is coming to Camden Thursday and Friday. Even though it's 220 years later, it makes sense. After all, Camden was host to a slew of Revolutionary War-era notables such as President George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and patriot generals Horatio Gates, Nathanael Greene, and Baron de Kalb.
Each year Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to underprivileged children.
"Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for 140 years" is the theme of the activities Emmanuel United Methodist Church will celebrate for its 140th anniversary. The church is located at 1163 Bishopville Highway.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennie Riley are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Dennie and Flossie were married on Oct. 28th, 1950 in Springfield, Ga. Formerly of Savannah, Ga., they have lived in Camden since 1981. They are members of Mt. Moriah Bapt. Church where they serve in many ministries. They devote many hours volunteering in the soup kitchen, and visiting the sick in the community. They are blessed with one son and two daughters. Listed with their spouses are Calvin and Minnie Riley, Sandra and Johnny Owens, and Wanda and Taylor Reedy. They also have 5 grandchildren, Corey, Collen ...
Joe and Barb Bukowski of Lugoff will celebrate their 50th anniversary with friends and family Oct. 29. They were married in Ohio on Oct. 29, 1961.
Who wants to be married in the most unforgettable wedding of the year?
During this month's IMPACT meeting at the Health Resource Center the Iota Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. donated products such as clothes, child care and toiletry items to Sistercare. Sistercare is a United Way partner that provides services and shelter for battered women. Pictured from left are AKA members Kathrine Wright, Alfred Mae Drakeford, Cynthia Elders with Sistercare, Pearl Boswell, Louisa S. Watkins and Christine Lawson.
It's time for the Halloween edition of Finally Friday free outdoor concert series at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). This month the Rusty Davis Band will take the stage for this special edition of Finally Friday. Along with the concert, there will be a special "trunk r' treat" competition, face painting, and costume contests for both children and adults. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in several categories as well as for best decorated trunk. The fun begins at 6 p.m., Friday behind the Wood Auditorium stage.
The Bethune Lions Club and the Bethune Woman's Club have similar objectives -- to work toward the betterment of their community by promoting its civic, cultural, educational, and social welfare. To this end, these two clubs work closely together. The clubs are voluntary service organizations committed to undertaking humanitarian projects within their community.
The Family Resource Center (FRC) will host "Let's Talk About IT!" a workshop for women and teen girls to discuss the realities of teen dating violence and the importance of healthy relationships.
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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