The Camden Poets Society (CPS) will be sponsoring a Poetry Open Mic Event in honor of National Poetry Month. The event will take place on Tuesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library located at 1304 Broad St. in Camden.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) National Honor Society (NHS) completed a fundraiser in February for the Children's Hope Bear Drive. The NHS called the drive "Bears for Bear." The drive ran from January 28 to March 1.
Scout Sunday was recently celebrated at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church of Camden. Boy Scouts of Troop 303 and Cub Scout Pack 303 served by welcoming members, distributing bulletins, reading prayers, ushering and assisting with the collection.
A healthy lifestyle is about consuming a variety of foods that give nutrition the body needs in order to stay as healthy as possible. It means choosing the right amount of foods from all food groups and being aware of what's in the food. It is also about balancing calorie intake with the calories burned through work and exercise.
The Bethune Recreation Department will be holding Senior Fitness Classes at the Bethune Recreation Department building for those 55 years of age and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 2. The classes will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will cost $20 a month.
The deadline for nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award is this Friday by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...