Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.
The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.
Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.
Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.
Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.
As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.
This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.
Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.
What is Independence Day all about? Youngster ages 6-12, parents and grandparents are invited to Family Fun Hour at Historic Camden from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to find out.
Alison E. Smith, a member of the Class of 2014 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 year.
Salkehatchie Summer Service meets every summer for a week to provide renovations to homes in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. The Wateree camp is sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church to rebuild homes in Camden. Youth from all over the area come together to be a part of a great experience that's beneficial to those in need.
The Camden Shrine Club will be the beneficiary of a pancake breakfast to be hosted by FATZ at its 212 Wall St., Camden, restaurant from 7:30 to 10 a.m. July 21.
Two Kershaw County young ladies will take the stage next week, competing for the crowns in the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants in Columbia.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.
Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.