It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!
Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...
Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.
In early November, the Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs came together to provide shoes for Kershaw County students in need. The program, "Happy Feet", gave deserving children vouchers to purchase a new pair of shoes at the Camden K-Mart.
The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County has begun its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2012.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 35th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the county's hungry and homeless, announced that Jimmy B. Farmer has been named Shelter Manager. Farmer will manage the overnight winter shelter program, which opened for the first time last week.
The Lugoff Garden Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in September. To honor the anniversary, members of the club gathered at Sylvia Varn's Lugoff home to commemorate the occasion. Varn is the only active founding member. The club was founded 30 years ago with 10 charter members. Since then, it has grown to 22 members. The club participates in many gardening projects around the Lugoff community, filling, watering and caring for public area flower beds. The club also donated an owl sculpture to the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library in honor of Master Gardener and fellow club member ...
The King Haiglar Garden Club held its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Eve Montgomery hosted the club at 1902 Carriage House Lane. Nancy Fisher and Frances Hendrix co-hosted.
The Alumni of Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated with a "Demonfest" on Oct. 21- 22. The all-class reunion was kicked off with a meet and greet party at Gadget's in Lugoff. Family Day was held at Doby's Mill Elementary School and the closing reception was held at the Shriners Club on Kershaw Highway on Saturday evening. Classmates Rebecca Nienow, Tammy King Yarbrough, and Nadine Kinard enjoyed the evening together. The reunion coordinator was Chrissy Goff.
"The Voices of Camden, The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the boards for the 10th time. This performance will feature some of Tony's favorite monologues from the past and is entitled "My Favorite Monologues." Soon to be a book, this is only a small portion of what will be published in the near future. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Denise L. Greer, an artist from the Boykin area, was awarded $250 for her painting "Hung Out To Dry" during the South Carolina Watermedia Society's award luncheon held Nov. 5 at the Harbor Club in Charleston. Green's work was also chosen to be part of the 2012 Museum traveling show. Each month, for a year, her painting will be exhibited in many South Carolina art museums.
The Family Resource Center is inviting Kershaw County teens in seventh through 12th grades or ages 13-19 years of age to apply for a volunteer position on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).
To celebrate National Hospice Month, Hospice Care Tri County and Liggett Pharmacy are offering a Safe Medication Disposal Day, Monday from 1:30 to 4 p.m, at Liggett Pharmacy, 1053 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff.
The United Way of Kershaw County held its first Chili Cook-off on the Town Green in downtown Camden Saturday. The day was filled with children playing ball, face painting, a wide variety of folks dancing to the music of Second Nature and, of course, lots of chili. There were 17 competing chili teams. SAFE Federal Credit Union sponsored the afternoon event. The chili prepared by The Old Armory won first place in the judges' selection. Standing with the winning team (from left) Lynn Wright with SAFE; Kirk Mays, event chairman; Alex Singleton and Demetrious Voulgarelis with The Old Armory; and ...
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
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