Employees of Hengst of North America recently concluded Hengst's Biggest Loser contest. Hengst, which manufactures motor vehicle parts, had 89 participants from their Camden and Warren, Michigan sites lose a total of 367 pounds between April 1 and June 30. Prizes were awarded to the top three biggest losers.
On July 26, a reception was hosted by the Camden Archives following the Larry Doby forever stamp unveiling ceremony. The Camden Fire Department assisted by grilling hot dogs, serving popcorn, Coca-Colas and peanuts.
The 2012 CLASS (Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society) Shag Blast was held June 9 at the Camden Shrine Club. The annual event is the club's major fundraiser, and this year's was a night of "great food, great music and great fellowship," according to CLASS Shag Blast Chairman Ray Amyette. With the support of sponsors, club members and others, CLASS donated $3,400 -- $1,700 each – to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul of Kershaw County. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Deb McAbee, Patsy Bryant, Keith Williamson, Steve Van Horn ...
The Camden High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 at the Camden Shrine Club.
Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.
The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.
Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.
Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.
Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.
As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.
This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.
Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.