The 20th Annual Camden/Kershaw County FireFest will be held at Camden's City (Rhame) Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street (starting at Rutledge Street) to the City Arena. With food, competitions, and demonstrations, the festivities should provide a day of family fun, Camden Fire Chief John Bowers said.
The United Way of Kershaw County will be hosting the 5th Annual Chili Cookoff to benefit the citizens of Kershaw County at the Town Green in Camden. This event will feature all-you-can-taste chili and live music provided by Whiskey Tango Revue. Amateur and professional teams are welcome with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Chefs will also have the opportunity to compete for the coveted "People's Choice Award" by having attendees vote through cash donations.
William Ogburn of Lugoff, recently received a special gift, a Quilt of Valor. The Quilts of Valor foundation is a non-profit organization providing beautiful, lap-sized quilts for military service men and women returning from deployments or who has served in war. Ogburn, 95, is a World War II veteran who served with the 10th Armored Division, known as the "Tiger Division." Ogburn served in the battles of Trier, Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. He and his unit were cited by Gen. George S. Patton for their major contributions in stopping the Germans in the battle of Bastogne. Ogburn ...
Peter and Fran Rowland, owners of Mulberry Bake Shop in downtown Camden, were surprised recently by the presentation of a miniature Mulberry Bake Shop in appreciation of three years of providing fresh pastries for the Camden Business Alliance's "Breakfast Before Hours" quarterly meetings free of charge.
Doby's Mill Elementary school 4th grade students in Amanda Cook's class engaged in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project during the first days of school. Using a precise number of materials and a specific set of instructions, students had to work together, using the scientific method to build a structure the save Fred the gummy worm.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at the home of Virginia Isler, 194 Tombfield Road. This will be the first meeting of the new year and many interesting and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year.
Students in Doby's Mill Elementary school teacher Tajia Bussert's 3rd grade class started the first week of school by learning about the state in which they live. Students worked in groups to create maps of South Carolina.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of 2015-2016 Monday, Sept. 14 at the home of long- time member Kate Denton. She has a lovely home with ample parking and breathtaking views of Colonial Lake. Randy Ouzts, a CGC favorite, will be the speaker. His program will be on "Climbing the Walls" with an emphasis on festive décor using plants and flowers.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you for an evening of dance and entertainment at its third annual presentation of Dancing With the Stars! A fundraiser for the FAC, the event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, with a cocktail hour beginning at 7 p.m. and the performance starting at 8 p.m.