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.
Lugoff native and College of Charleston junior Kinsey Rogers got the opportunity of a lifetime -- to visit 14 countries in three and a half months during the Semester at Sea (SAS), Fall 2012 Atlantic Exploration. During the trip, Rogers' time with an orphanage in Ghana inspired her to bring a part of her experience back to her hometown.
Join the library for a five week program featuring five of our most famous modern American poets. "Modern American Poets: Voices and Visions" includes readings, discussion as well as showing of videos about each of the poets. Moderated by USC English professor Dr. Bill Funderburk, each weekly session features a different poet.
The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce two annual events celebrating Black History Month. The eighth annual Gospel Fest takes place February 16, followed by the Heritage Tea Celebration on February 17. This dedicated committee has put together these special programs celebrating the spirit of community with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Sponsorship of this weekend's celebration is provided by the Piggly Wiggly of Camden and Kohn-Springs Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.