Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Donna Freyer. Normally there is a speaker along with a program for members, but this month will be a special hands-on program on making and designing arrangements.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the group at 1709 Mill St., in Camden. Virginia Isler and Sherry Sweet-Miller will co-host. There will be a social time with refreshments for all to enjoy.
By DEON LEGETTE
The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off Saturday at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.
Relay for Life of Kershaw County will host its 2014 kick-off Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.
The choirs of Bethesda Presbyterian Church of Camden and Bishopville Presbyterian Church are preparing for a program of sacred music to be presented Sunday and Nov. 17.
On Oct. 10, at the Price House, the ladies of the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were enthralled by Jean Sherill, left, as she presented an informative program about the preservation of Mount Vernon. Sherill has been on the board of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association for 11 years. She shared the story of a group of a ladies who banded together in 1853 to save George Washington's home. They said, "If the men of America won't save the home of the father of our country, then the ladies will." Thus began ...
The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar.
By HALEY ATKINSON
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be it known that the 43rd annual Revolutionary War Field Days will be held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on November 2-3. Field Days are a panorama of life during the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras that's entertaining to both families and history buffs.
Swift Creek Church in Boykin will be filled with music and fellowship on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The gospel-style singing will feature various local choirs and all proceeds will also be donated to local choirs.
On November 4 at 7 p.m., the Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to enjoy the vocals of eight music ensembles from Kershaw County Schools, as well as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County under the direction of Dr. Susan Wyatt.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden recently won a hair competition for Headhunterz -- Styling for the Cure 2013. The event was part of Hair Walk: The Movement, a charity that contributes funds to the South Carolina Oncology Associates Cares Foundation and the Palmetto Health Foundation's Walk for Life 2013. LeGrand Institute competed against the Paul Mitchell school and Virginia College of Columbia. Their selected theme was "water" in this Fantasy Competition. Kimberly Gibson of LeGrand Institute met with the event's judges and reported that they said it was a humbling experience when a small school ...
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."
By Austin Jenkins
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