During Mental Health Awareness Month, board members of Mental Health America Kershaw County (MHAKC) sponsored a surprise cookout for the residents of Chesnut Ferry Court Apartments -- a 20 unit independent living apartments for chronically mentally ill clients in Camden. Board members included Community Consultant Clifton Harryton Anderson, Ethel Anderson, Larry Graham, Debbie Massalon and Linda Sutton-Dutton.
The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...