Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.
The heat wave that hit Camden last Tuesday morning didn't stop many community members from coming out to support Food for the Soul during its dedication ceremony.
Hats off to Camden Garden Club member Barbara Beard. She has, over the last couple of years, put together a fabulous tour of gardens. These gardens though, are not just in Camden. She has coordinated with other garden clubs from around the state and they alternate where the tours will be.
The second annual horse ride to benefit the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will be held on Saturday, May 7 (rain date, Sunday, May 8). The ride is sponsored by Horsepower of the Midlands (a counseling center for people that offers both traditional and equine assisted counseling).
The United Way Be A Bunny program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, and 132 children from the Kershaw County School District. An unbelievable amount of thought and care goes into putting together more than 200 Easter baskets.
The last time Charles Moore of Elgin (right) saw Eugene Rock (left) was around late 1957. Moore, a member of American Legion Post 17, kept an old picture of the men he served with in the U.S. Air Force. The picture included all the names and hometowns of the men.
The Rev. Dr. Eugene Rollins, therapist, author and pastor at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, will be the keynote speaker at the Family Resource Center's annual awareness walk on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. This year, the walk's theme is "It's Time to Get Involved."
The Camden First United Methodist Women, in with association the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Family Resource Center will host a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention 3K Walk-a-thon May 14 in Camden.
On St. Patrick's Day Anthony Sheheen (second from right), age 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sheheen, gave $220 each to Camden Elementary School and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. This was money he raised by having a yard sale a few days earlier. Ed Yount (middle), CES principal along with representatives from the shelter stand with Anthony.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present The Upton Trio on Tuesday, and finish out the week with a delightful children's show, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" on Saturday.
In early 1967 the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased a heart monitor/defibrillator and donated it to the hospital. On June 23, 1967, it was used for the first time to save the life of an eight-year old Camden girl who had accidently received a lethal electric shock about 2:15 that afternoon.
Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
At the beginning of the American Revolution the British army was far superior to the Patriots forces in size and in training. Yet six years later, they surrendered at Yorktown.
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Clint Stockman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2011 at a party with family and friends. Wylie and Betty were married April 5, 1961. They have four children, Timmy Stockman, Lynda Watson (Butch), Becky Whitehouse (Randy), and Jason Stockman (Bridget) all of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They will also celebrate with a trip to Memphis, Tenn. in April.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its sixth annual "Jazz at the Center Music Festival," April 15-16, in historic downtown Camden. This year's festival will feature the talents of artists such as Jimmy Bruno (Philadelphia) and Ben Tucker (Georgia) along with some of the finest jazz musicians from Alabama and South Carolina. With both free and ticketed performances throughout the weekend, this event is affordable for all jazz lovers.
A few years ago, Johnny Fellers, owner of Fellers Furniture in Camden, was exploring a craft show when he came across a man making pens. Transfixed, Fellers said he watched the artisan carefully coax these beautiful creations out of blocks of largely nondescript materials.
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