Pearl Nester, a Camden resident, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2014 American Quilter's Society (AQS) QuiltWeek in Charlotte, N.C., July 30 through August 2, at the Charlotte Convention Center. Nester is a member of the Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. She is married to local artist, member and past president of Camden ART (formerly the Camden Art Association) Edward Nester.
Earlier this year, the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Old Mills Courthouse and presented awards to honor outstanding students -- Good Citizen; Good Citizenship: JROTC Scholarship; and American History Essay Contest.
Where's Waldo? In Camden, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Mulberry Market at 536 DeKalb Street to Emmie's Designs at 1041 Broad Street, and from Camden City Market at 645 Rutledge Street to Box, Paper, Scissors at 1011 Broad Street Waldo and newly added for 2014, faithful dog Woof, figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer ...
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to produce the Arts Arising Summer Program again this year. This special arts program which began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District, serves third through sixth grade students identified as gifted or talented in visual arts, music, drama and dance. Auditions are held for rising third graders at Kershaw County Schools in January and February, then the selected students are screened through another audition in March at the FAC. More than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating this year.
You are invited to attend a special event focusing on Longleaf Pine trees. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting a Longleaf Pine Opportunities and Management workshop for private landowners and forestry professionals. Longleaf pine forests once encompassed more than 90 million acres of the North American landscape.
The John D. Kennedy Chapter 308, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph B. Kershaw Camp 82, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) sponsored an observance of Confederate Memorial Day on May 10 at Monument Square in Camden. The guest speaker was Jack Marlar, SCV, Fountain Inn.
On June 1, Cathy Humphries of Sumter and her 29-year-old Arabian horse Mizahrr (Tex) joined a very elite group -- the Century Club. She is the 169th person in the entire US and only the second in South Carolina to become a member, joining Harriet Kiehl of Camden.
Zackary Truesdale, the son of Kristina and Philippe Truesdale, was formerly a student of the Kershaw County School District. He recently graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities (GSAH) in Greenville. Truesdale began percussion lessons at the age of 16 with Nicholas Guiliano at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district's new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.