Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a ceremony to honor all Confederate soldiers May 14 at the Unknown Soldiers' plot in Camden's Quaker Cemetery. Camp No. 82 Commander Larry Graham and Chapter No. 308 President Susan Baskin led the program "Lest They Be Forgotten. Guerry Felder, Camp No. 82 Historian, who has undertaken extensive research of the lives of Confederate soldiers, served as special guest speaker.
Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's gymnasium and auditorium in her honor. A group of Simon's former students successfully lobbied the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to place a plaque officially making it the Elizabeth McCutcheon Simon Gymnasium and Auditorium Lobby. In addition, the group established a scholarship in Simon's name. Organizers said they took action to honor the "long-time and deeply influential teacher … who has contributed greatly to the school, its students and the district for more ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay Carruth on May 2. The plaque recognizes Scully's support of the Legion, other veterans organizations and veterans issues during his term as mayor. "James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognizes your unwavering support of veterans during your tenure as Mayor of Camden," the plaque reads.
The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it's second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to present the Columbia Choral Society's Jasmine & Jazz -- An Afternoon with Dick Goodwin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. This production is part of a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Columbia Choral Society (CCS.) Tickets are $15 for general admission and are on sale now through the FAC Box Office and website www.fineartscenter.org.
The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff SC. The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the featured presentation starts at 7 p.m.
Does your lawn need some TLC? If you are interested in expanding your lawn care knowledge, register now for Lawn Care for the Homeowner workshop with Clemson Commercial Horticulture Agent Jackie Jordan. The class will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 P.M at the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building at 632 West Dekalb Street in Camden and the cost will be $10. Included topics will be soil health, choosing a grass variety, weeds, grass diseases, watering, and maintenance.
The Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter, in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will commemorate the 225th Anniversary of President Washington's visit to Camden on Wednesday, May 25. The commeration starts at 11 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony and special dramatic reading at the 18th century town square where Washington was welcomed by Intendant Joseph Kershaw. A second wreath-laying will follow at the SAR Revolutionary War Memorial Park near the originalburial site of Baron Johann de Kalb. The South Carolina Color Guard is scheduled to provide military honors and musket volley at both locations.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Dixie Hall Plantation, home of Patsy Topping. This will be a business meeting so there will be no guests, but the speaker will be Joan Danforth who is Chairman of the Flower Guild for the Garden Club of Columbia. Her program will be on Floral Arrangement Initiatives in Columbia.
CamdenART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its spring Honors Show entitled "The Spirit Within" on Tuesday, May 17 in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7p.m. The exhibition will honor the winners of the Fall Members' Show, a juried exhibition, along with 45 pieces of artwork in many different mediums including wood, clay, canvas and cast sculptures from Camden ART members.