The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.
It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.
The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)
Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) crowned sophomore Kayla Jackson as its 2011 Miss SMC.
It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Streets Commission.
Camden is blessed with not only having exceptionally skilled people in its community, but also people interested in and willing to give generously of their time and skills.
J. N. Wilson, Jr. and Elberta N. Wilson of Camden celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, February 18, 2011.
The Camden Junior Welfare League is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (C)(3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at (803) 261-5968 or at CJWLGrants@hotmail.com. The League office is not staffed; therefore, proposals are only accepted via mail.
"A spirit of community unity is the message we continue to convey," said Dionne Hough, chair of the Fine Arts Center's Multi-cultural Committee, as she described a weekend of special events Feb. 19 and 20. Hough is one of many individuals who have worked to put together a celebration of culture with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). The weekend includes a display of student work examining the contributions of great Americans, a Gospel Fest and a showcase of local talent.
Kadee O'Donoghue's eyes danced as she talked about her experience volunteering at Food for the Soul, a local organization providing hot meals to those in need.
Have you ever wondered what your old trinkets and treasures may actually be worth? The West Wateree Rotary Club is offering a unique opportunity to the public on Feb. 26. For $25, anyone can have two items appraised by local experts Andy van Dam and Walter Slocum. Patty and John Ivy from Laurens will also be on site to offer appraisals.
The February meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the meeting at 1709 Mill St., Camden. Carol Meckstroth and Mary Achen will co-host the event. Members are encouraged to invite guests and friends.
The circus is coming to town! Children in the 2-year-old class at Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool had lots of fun learning about the circus last week. They enjoyed making their own clown outfits and circus lions! The clowns include (from left) Aiden Mathieu, Shane Ogburn, Reid McCoy, Alex Sandt, Mia Brockington, Landon Dickey, Aiken Curatola, and Thomas Bishop.
Hello from your Elgin -Lugoff Girl Scout Troop No. 968. We are extremely pleased to share with everyone that another of our girls, Sarah Boykin, has reached her goal of earning the Silver Award. This is the highest girl scout award given to girls in grades 6 - 8. Sarah worked hard making treats and toys for the Walter M.Crowe Animal Shelter. She also spent a number of days this past summer volunteering at the shelter. We are all very proud of her.
Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
By GARY PHILLIPS
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
Books on Broad will be hosting Camden native Kami Kinard as she signs her latest novel, The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The books are also available for pre-order at www.booksonbroad.com.
Grace Episcopal Church is now accepting applications for the Grahame Butler-Nixon Scholarship.
The National Steeplechase Museum at Springdale Racecourse, 200 Knights Hill Road in Camden, will hold an exhibition featuring the best in original contemporary British equestrian art Friday and Saturday. Land Rover of Columbia is proud to sponsor this exhibit, entitled "Horsepower from Across the Pond."
Let's Move Camden and Kershaw County is having the first annual "Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lot next to the Farmer's Market in Camden (corner of Rutledge and Church Streets) for kids aged three to eight. Let's Move is the Michelle Obama federal program working against childhood obesity. Community members are encouraged to come join the fun time with Easter Egg Races and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Saturday, Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church participated in Operation Inasmuch, a day of service celebrated each spring by congregations of Lutheran churches in South Carolina. The effort is inspired by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as we serve the least of these we serve Him."
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