Nine seniors from Lugoff-Elgin High School represented Post 195 in Lugoff at the 75th Anniversary American Legion's Palmetto Boys State program. Boys State is recognized nationwide as a prestigious leadership camp and South Carolina has the largest per capita program in the country. This year, 1,026 rising high school seniors represented South Carolina schools to learn about leadership, government and citizenship.
The Camden Community Theatre, an original affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, will hold an open mic night tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing located behind the Wood Auditorium at the Center.
The Mark Mason family, owners of Lugoff Toyota, recently landed a cover story in Toyota Today, the national magazine for Toyota dealerships. Lugoff Automotive Group General Manager Mark Mason Jr. appears on the cover the magazine's July/August issue. Inside, his father, Lugoff Toyota Principal Dealer Mark Mason Sr. is quoted in a two-page article.
The 20th Annual Camden/Kershaw County FireFest will be held at Camden's City (Rhame) Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street (starting at Rutledge Street) to the City Arena. With food, competitions, and demonstrations, the festivities should provide a day of family fun, Camden Fire Chief John Bowers said.
The United Way of Kershaw County will be hosting the 5th Annual Chili Cookoff to benefit the citizens of Kershaw County at the Town Green in Camden. This event will feature all-you-can-taste chili and live music provided by Whiskey Tango Revue. Amateur and professional teams are welcome with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Chefs will also have the opportunity to compete for the coveted "People's Choice Award" by having attendees vote through cash donations.
William Ogburn of Lugoff, recently received a special gift, a Quilt of Valor. The Quilts of Valor foundation is a non-profit organization providing beautiful, lap-sized quilts for military service men and women returning from deployments or who has served in war. Ogburn, 95, is a World War II veteran who served with the 10th Armored Division, known as the "Tiger Division." Ogburn served in the battles of Trier, Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. He and his unit were cited by Gen. George S. Patton for their major contributions in stopping the Germans in the battle of Bastogne. Ogburn ...
Peter and Fran Rowland, owners of Mulberry Bake Shop in downtown Camden, were surprised recently by the presentation of a miniature Mulberry Bake Shop in appreciation of three years of providing fresh pastries for the Camden Business Alliance's "Breakfast Before Hours" quarterly meetings free of charge.