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Camden Junior Welfare League offers grants, scholarships to community organizations

The Camden Junior Welfare League is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (C)(3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at (803) 261-5968 or at CJWLGrants@hotmail.com. The League office is not staffed; therefore, proposals are only accepted via mail.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Celebrating 100 days of school with donation

The children of Camden First Baptist Church's kindergarten and childcare collected 700 items of food to donate to Christian Community Ministries in honor of being in school 100 days.

February 02, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


The Pitchforks, South Carolina Heart Gallery opens at FAC Friday

The music of the Pitchforks of Duke University, a nationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, and a past winner of the SoJam Southeast Collegiate A Cappella Festival, are returning to the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for a one-night performance on Friday. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, military and seniors. This concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen. Also opening on Friday is the month-long special exhibit of the South Carolina Heart GalleryTM.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Cookin’ For A Cure to start Friday

The Aloha team is ready to kick off "Cookin' For A Cure" -- a fund raiser for Kershaw County Relay For Life. Dinners will be served beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, located at 2211 Porter Crossroad, Lugoff. Eat in or take out available. Minimum donation is $7 per plate. Desserts are $1 extra. It's a great time of food, fun, and fellowship. Below are the upcoming dates and meals Cookin' For A Cure will be offering. All meals will be served at Concord Baptist Church. Bake sales will be held at Outpost Food Mart in ...

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Northcutt to represent American Legion Post 17 in Oratorical Contest

Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey congratulates Daniel Northcutt as post-level scholarship winner of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Northcutt, a home-schooled junior, will represent Post 17 at the Zone Four contest to be held in Camden Feb. 19. The winners of the four zone contests will compete at the state level. State winners earn a trip to Indianapolis to vie for the national title which carries an $18,000 scholarship award.

January 31, 2011 | | Localife


Learning how to mind Ps and Qs

Junior Leadership Kershaw County students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury during a recent session hosted by the Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin. Fakoury guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by Mark Price and Jamie Hecker of the Millpond Steakhouse. Servers included Kershaw County School District superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and several other local business men and women. Students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schol and Camden Military Academy were asked to dress up for ...

January 31, 2011 | | Localife


KershawHealth presents a Smart Heart Red Dress Dinner

KershawHealth is inviting all the ladies of Kershaw County to come out to the "Smart Heart Red Dress Dinner" on Feb. 3 at the Health Resource Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about keeping healthy heart habits.

January 28, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


FAC’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ earns praise

Typically it's tricky trying to justify spending two hours of your weekend watching a play you've seen before, not to mention read the book a couple times and caught the 1962 film adaptation; but when you're dealing with one of the 20th Century's most imperative pieces of fiction, like Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," written in 1960, you should consider making the exception.

January 28, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Localife


Happy 50th anniversary

Pat and Jack Deal are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 28, 1961 in Camden at historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

January 28, 2011 | | Localife


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Help out with the HUD Homeless Count

United Way is organizing the official HUD count taking place Thursday in Kershaw County. This information is critical to bringing money for homeless housing and services to communities like Camden, Elgin, Bethune, Westville, Cassatt, and Lugoff.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Make prom special for those less fortunate

Every year, the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) collects gently used prom dresses and accessories for their annual Belle of the Ball, an event designed to provide dresses, shoes and accessories to girls who couldn't afford them otherwise.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Howden North America donates $3,800 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen

Howden, North America Inc., a world supplier of fans, rotary heat exchangers, compressors and gas handling equipment for the power generation petrochemical, steelmaking, mining and cement production industries, donated $3,847 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen.

January 26, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon (Special to the C-I) | Localife


FAC brings ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to stage Thursday

Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" comes to life on the stage of the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Thursday at 8 p.m. "To Kill A Mockingbird" runs through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. nightly; with the Sunday matinee set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. This production is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Montessori School of Camden to host Winter Gala

The Montessori School of Camden will hold its annual Winter Gala and fundraising event at the Robert Mills Court House from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by Sentinel Health Partners, South Carolina ENT, Louise and David Cutler, Farber Family Associates, Heritage Community Bank, McDonalds of Camden, Protective Technologies, Inc., and the Conder/Heaton Families.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


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Camden Halloween treats and creeps

October 31, 2014 | | Localife


44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days this weekend

Kershaw County residents and visitors will converge upon Historic Camden, 222 S. Broad St., Camden for what Executive Director Joanna Craig said is the biggest yearly event at the site. This weekend's event, Revolutionary War Field Days Saturday and Sunday, is the 44th gathering at Historic Camden.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Localife




Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


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