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.
The annual Brevard Music Scholarship Competition was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
The Camden Poets Society is offering an opportunity for poets in the community to have their poetry published. It will print a literary letter each month and print five to 10 poems selected by members of the CPS from the poems submitted. This publication will be distributed to various sites in the community and offered free to the public. This is an effort to encourage the writing of poetry and to have a printed media for those who write poetry. The poems remain the property of the poet. There will be a celebration of the CPS' 20th anniversary in February ...
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Bloomsbury the home of Mrs. Katherine Brown. The old historic home has been converted into a bed and breakfast and the grounds have been documented and are absolutely beautiful. The program this month will be Water Conservation and Water Features. The speaker will be Mr. Tommy Marshall. He is the owner of Marshall Landscaping and he will discuss water harvesting and water features for gardens, patios, and private garden rooms.
We will never know if the outcome of the Battle of Camden would have been different had Francis Marion and his "Ragged Regiment" joined General Horatio Gates's army that fateful August 1780 morning.
On March 26, Lugoff Elementary will host "Shopping For A Cure," a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LES, located at 994 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff. Vendors are still being accepted to participate in their Shopping For A Cure fundraiser. To sign up, or get more information, contact Jenna Atkinson at 438-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 21.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to attend a gallery opening Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery for "The Art of Recycling: A Catherine French Photography Exhibit." Light hors d'ouevres will be served. French is best known for her 26 years of covering steeplechase racing in the United States. This unique exhibit will feature a look at the people involved in recycling. Young and old, and from all walks of life, this work features the many types of people who are involved in recycling either by trade or as ...
Mrs. Alada Carlos celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 22. She sits (top photo) with her grandson Freddie Carlos, III and son Freddie Carlos, Jr. Above, Mrs. Carlos enjoys the company of Ida Christian, her cousin, and Bettye Davis, a friend. Ida and her husband John sponsored the special celebration at their home. Friends and family were invited to come celebrate the occasion with special cake, ice cream, punch and coffee. Born 1911, Mrs. Carlos said she knew she had seen a lot of birthdays but she didn't know she would see 100 and she is thankful to God for ...
John David Black (left), a Richland Northeast School 11th-grader, is the second-place recipient of the 2011 Dream Keeper High School Scholarship. His brother, Richard Black, a Dent Middle School eighth-grader, is the middle school winner. Both boys are the grandchildren of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. The Dream Keeper Scholarship was founded by former City of Colombia Councilman E.W. Cromartie II. The award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily ...
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.
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