The Kershaw County Literacy Association will hold its third annual 'Can You Spell Better Than A Fifth Grader? Spelling Bee' on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Camden. Fifth graders from Kershaw County schools will compete against local community and business leaders for prizes and bragging rights. Last year's winner, Corey Sweetenburg of Midway Elementary School, is shown with Mz. Buzzbee (a.k.a Hope Robertson, KCLA Executive Director). Corey topped 31 other fifth graders and community and business leaders; Robert Arial, nationally syndicated editorial ...
Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 3 million Americans, and that number is growing rapidly. Every year, 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That's more than 40 children a day with this permanent non-reversible disease that prevents the body from being able to produce insulin. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has a sole purpose of helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes and is the largest funder of type 1 diabetes research. JDRF has annual fundraisers such as the "JDFR Walk to Cure Diabetes," the "JDRF Gala" and the "JDRF Golf Tournament." These events are organized ...
Are you interested in learning more about gardening and the Master Gardener program? The Master Gardeners are hosting an orientation session for Kershaw County applicants Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Homemakers Building on the corner of Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. Amanda McNulty from "Making it Grow" will be the guest speaker.
Ms. Miriam Denton Anderson will celebrate her 98th birthday Thursday. She was born Oct. 13, 1913. She plans to mark the milestone with friends and family. Ms. Anderson is the mother of three sons, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Local resident Neal Clark joins forces with fellow musicians and vocalists for a night of Broadway and classic songs to benefit the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) "A Gala Evening of Song" will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a reception catered by Carolina Café, with a cash bar prior to the performance starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military. The evening is sponsored by Miller Lumber, Sentinel Health Partners Carolina Cafe' and Colony Inn.
Alto saxophone players Ike Nooe, Judie Shiver, Mike Sox and Bob Loryea practice with the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) in preparation for its first concert of the season. The CCCB begins its 33rd season this Sunday with a concert in Rectory Square Park. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Camden Music Association will host its fall general meeting at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Douglas Reed House, on the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The objective of the Camden Music Association is to give the young musicians of the whole county a venue to showcase their talents and provide scholarships to help in their music study.
SAFE Federal Credit Union and the City of Camden present "Sunsets on the Green," kicking off tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. "Sunsets on the Green" is a free Fall Concert series and will be held at the Camden Town Green on Thursday evenings. The artist lineup is as follows: Thursday, Sun-Dried Vibes formerly Zac Fowler and the Essentials (above); Oct. 20, Joal Rush; and Oct. 27, Josh McCaa.
Exterior Dreams and Seamless Gutters, located at 1315 Gordon St., Camden, will host a fall food drive Oct. 22 in the Kmart parking lot at Riverview Crossing.
Organizers for the inaugural Camden Antiques Fair announce that 33 antique dealers are booked for the event and many hail from out of state. They will bring items new to the South Carolina market and shoppers will find an array of offerings which feature furniture, toys, ceramics, sporting artifacts, rugs, silver, crystal, jewelry, books, maps, rustic furnishings and pottery. A list of dealers and ticket information can be found on line at www.steeplechasemuseum.org.
Since 1980, members of Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced an annual calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representation in the calendar. This year, the theme is "memorials and monuments." Tootie Mackey (left) and Eve Montgomery stand in front of the Dinkinson Monument in Monument Square, which is featured on the cover of this year's calendar. Calendars can be purchased for $8 at the church office, Historic Camden and other local businesses. All proceeds from the calendars are donated ...
Over the past few months, two dedicated reading enthusiasts bring reading to children, early and often, provides the key to lifelong success. Through a federal grant provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies, Cindy Bolin and Stephanie Hamrick, have visited numerous churches, mobile home parks and apartment complexes to reach out to parents who may be unfamiliar with the library, unable to get there, or unable to attend during scheduled summer children's programming.
The Lugoff Elgin Varsity Volleyball team is hosting its annual Dig Pink JV Jam Tournament on Oct. 15 at Lugoff Elgin High School (L-EHS). The team chose to use the tournament as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and have already raised more than $1,000 for the cause.
Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (first row, second from right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with students each year since 2005.
Bre'Anna T. Hayes of Camden has been awarded the title of 2011 Miss South Carolina Heart of America, for Miss Heart of America, LLC, producers of the nationally recognized Miss Heart of America Pageant Program. She will be representing her state at the 2011 Miss Heart of America Nationals on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Orlando, Fla. where she will be competing for a $5,000 scholarship along with other titles and prizes.
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...
Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...
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