Once again, the acrid smell of campfire smoke and the trill of the fife will fill the air when the armies of the Revolution pitch their campaign tents on the grounds once occupied by British forces in 1780. In the camps will be some 500 American, British and Hessian troops and civilian interpreters.
Dean Cook first realized his passion for music in 1965 after watching The Beatles perform in Houston, Texas, his hometown.
On Nov. 7, the Camden Music Association (CMA) will present a choral showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Schools and organizations participating are Doby's Mill Choraliers, directed by Helen Walker; LE Elementary Singers directed by Robin Courson; Camden Elementary School Chorus, directed by Regina McDonald; The Kershaw County Show Chior directed by Sandy Pace; Stover Midde School Chorus directed by Brian Heyward; Pine Tree Hill Chorus directed by Angie Lawson; Camden Middle School directed by Sandy Pace; and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County directed by Susan Wyatt.
On Oct. 1, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Truesdale/dell/del families met at Bethany Baptist Church for a reunion. They came, arms full of food, photographs, computers, and memories to share with each other. They began arriving before noon, eager to meet relatives that they had heard of but never met except via e-mail and phone calls. Many had never known they had living relatives other than their immediate kin.
Christian Community Ministries of Kershaw County needs the following items for the food pantry: rice, cereal and macaroni and cheese.
Two fourth-graders from Malvern Hill Baptist Church and Camden Elementary School had a goal: revamp the visitation room at the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make it more child-friendly for foster children who come through. McKenzie Taylor and Madison Williams ran two lemonade stands to raise the money. They also received two gift cards donated by Wal-Mart totaling $125, a can of paint donated by Lowe's and the hard work from the Malvern Hill Baptist Church youth group to complete the project. The group, including the two girls, sanded, painted walls and bookshelves, cleaned, steam cleaned the furniture ...
It's the time of year when Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to a needy child. This year, Alesha Hudson's (right) goal is to donate 100 bicycles. She did not reach her goal last year of 100, but was able to collect a total of 85 bikes and see 85 smiling faces.
On Aug. 2, Jillian Leigh Odom and Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss announced the birth of a baby boy, Mason Allen Furniss. Mason then became the fifth living generation in the family. Great-great-grandmother Sara Douglas Morris, great-grandmother Alice Morris Furness, grandfather Charlie "Allen" Furniss, father Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss, and son Mason Allen Furniss are featured in the photo.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning two family-oriented events this month. A Drive-In Movie Night is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. featuring Stephen Spielberg's popular movie, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." The following weekend marks the return of the popular outdoor music series, Finally Friday, with its Halloween edition from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Admission to both events is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The Camden Music Association will host its fall general meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday 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 young musicians of the whole county a venue to showcase their talents and provide scholarships to help in their music study.
Old McCaskill's Farm is opening its doors to the public Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will include quilters, a spinner and a working saw mill. Kids activites will include a cake walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, making apple cider and more. Admission for adults is $2, for children $3 and covers all activites on the farm. A new attraction will be a combine simulator, designed to give the feeling of driving a combine through a field. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Lunch will also be available for purchase ...
As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.
The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.
The local cast of "Park Lights" was invited to perform at Claflin University in Orangeburg.
The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.
The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.
Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.
Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.
An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
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