Food for the Soul, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless, and Books on Broad, a local Camden book store and coffee shop, are joining forces to promote the cause of affordable healthy eating with a new initiative, "You Buy, We Give."
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.
Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.
George Sensor, owner and operator of 13 local McDonald's restaurants, was recently awarded the 2015 Al Golin Brand Trust Award by McDonald's. The award, one of the highest honors a McDonald's Owner/Operator can receive, recognizes recipients for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers.
Margaret Williams celebrated her 100th birthday on August 14. She was born in Rutledge, Missouri but lived most of her life in California. Mrs. Williams moved to Camden in 1992. Family members attending the celebration were Janis Telford, Shannon Telford, Carlos Smith, great-grandson Sawyer Smith, Steve Williams and grandson Jason Williams.
Susan Witkwoski, executive director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (front row, far left), and Fred Ogburn, director of Food for the Soul (front row, third from left) accept checks of $2,250 each from, respectively, Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast Committee Chairman Ray Amyette and CLASS President Paula Sue Truesdale at Camden's Town Green on Thursday. Joining them are CLASS members (front row, from left after Truesdale) Judie Midgett, Patsy Bryant, Rudy Osteen, (second row, from left) Cindy Maulder, Barbara Wilkes, Dianne Thompson, (back row, from left) Dallas Rayburn, B.J. Culp, Marvin Padgett ...
An adjustment period is common when people decide to adopt healthier diets. Diet is often habit-forming, and men and women will need some time to adjust as they kick some bad dietary habits in favor of healthier fare. The following are some simple ways to make that adjustment period a little easier to swallow.
The Kershaw County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has scheduled monthly education sessions through December at Grace Episcopal Church. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will cover a variety of topics aimed at helping people who are living with mental illness. Each session begins at 7 p.m.
Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its regional conference on July 16-18, in High Point, N.C. Members of the Lugoff-Columbia Epsilon Beta Chapter attended. Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jenell Harvey and Lisette Williams were elected to serve as regional officers. Barbara Murphy won the Queen talent competition and also tied in the Queen oratorical competition. Odean Hill won Volunteer of the Year, and the chapter came in second place for the overall talent competition.