Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. It's a time to spend with family, eat great food, and reflect on what you are thankful for. While most families gather around the table with their meal, they go through the motions of sharing how thankful they are for one another. Unfortunately, many do just that…go through the motions. This year, when sharing what I am most thankful for, I will include my family and a forgiving God, but I will also include the time I was allowed with my mother.
The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Judy Baxley, 403 Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff. The guest speaker will be Jackie Jordan. LGC meets every third Monday, September through May. The social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker's presentation starts at 7 p.m.
If you're sick of hearing about politics and need something fun and light-hearted for a change, you might want to check out "Footloose The Musical" at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County performed by the Camden Community Theatre.
On Saturday Nov. 5, the Midway School Alumni presented a display case of the history of Midway School from 1923-1965. Harvey S. Teal and Barbara Teal Stevens composed and designed the 48 panel, 20 foot display. Many hours were spent gathering information from old annuals, archives and old papers as well as talking to old teachers, students and classmates who attended high school during that time. In 1966 the S.C. Department of Education closed five high schools down; Midway was one of the five. It remains an elementary school.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., the Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to hear wonderful music ensembles from eight Kershaw County Schools, plus the new Community Concert Choir under the direction of Bo Dickinson.
North Central High School held homecoming festivities on Friday, Sept. 23 as the football team took on the Great Falls High School Red Devils. Twelve senior girls were selected by senior football players to be a part of the homecoming court. After a week of campaigning, the winners were selected by student vote. Senior Abigail DuRant was crowned Homecoming Queen, senior Alexis Baker was named 1st Alternate, and senior Kelsie Gardner was named 2nd Alternate. Last year's Homecoming Queen,Shadow Ostas, returned to participate in the crowning.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will feature sculptor, Jeremy Butler in the Bassett Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 23 through Friday Nov. 13. The opening reception will be held in the Gallery from 5 -7 p.m. on Sunday immediately following the Dick Goodwin Big Band Concert. Meet with the artist and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres provided by Ashley's of Old McCaskill's Farm.
For those who love to be spooked, have a passion for history or just need something to do on a Saturday, the people from Proctor Hall will have their second Haunted Legends Tour of Camden on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
The Midlands Women's Center Color Fun Run and Walk is Saturday. This family friendly fundraising event is held at Historic Camden, 222 Broad Street, Camden. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and start time is 9 a.m. The cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit Midlands Women's Center, a not for profit organization that assists women in Kershaw County who are facing unplanned pregnancies. For more information call 432-7000 or go to the website at www.midlandswomenscenter.com.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin at Camden High School with a tour of the CHS Greenhouses and a program by Joey Hendrix, earth science instructor. Refreshments and the business meeting will follow at the home of Marietta Gordon. The theme for artistic arrangements is "Our Treasures Unfold" from a quote by Alfred Billings Street: "Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence."