Students in the Camden First Baptist Kindergarten and Child Care walked in the church's annual Fourth of July Parade in honor of Independence Day on June 30. In total, 80 children, 19 teachers and two parents participated. The group started at the church on Walnut Street, turned rights on Broad Street, turned right on DeKalb Street and doubled back to Walnut Street to complete the parade. Luanne Stallings directed the event.
One Elgin home received a makeover from Blaney Baptist youth and adults during the Elgin Construction Blitz last week.
Joan Reconnu was named Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) Volunteer of the Year.
The Camden High School African American Alumni Association will host a reunion weekend July 22 through 24 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, located at 607 Broad St. Camden.
Food for the Soul has announced the names of regional coordinators for their Pass the Plate fundraising campaign. The campaign is underway and will conclude Aug. 14.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented medals to JROTC students and "Good Citizens" at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park on May 12. The Daughters of the American Revolution's time honored objectives of perpetuating the memory of those who achieved American independence, promoting an enlightened public and fostering patriotic citizenship are certainly realized when we honor these exceptional young Americans.
Camden's Carley Powers, Miss River City, competed in swimsuit during Tuesday night's preliminary competition in The Miss South Carolina Pageant. A new Miss SC will be crowned Saturday night at the Township Auditorium. Miss Camden 2011, Sallie Pierce, competed in the evening gown portion in Tuesday night's preliminary competition at the Miss SC Pageant. Finals are tomorrow evening at the Township Auditorium in Columbia. This is the pageant's 75th Anniversary and the first time ever being held in Columbia.
The Camden Rotary Club made a donation of $2,500 as the first donor to the Pass the Plate FOOD FOR THE SOUL fund raiser. Food for the Soul director, Fred Ogburn (left) and board chair, Carl Robinson (center) accept the donation from Donny Supplee (right), president of Camden Rotary Club. Supplee says, "The Rotary International motto is service above self and what better organization can we give to locally that models this ideal than Food for the Soul! Our community will do well to come along side this ministry and support their Pass the Plate fund drive."
Fourteen bands and solo acts will make history at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's 16th annual Jammin' in July music festival on July 9. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and bands play from 4 to 11:30 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers (no glass bottles), and kids welcome, but no pets. Also food concessions, kids' activities, free parking and collectible Jammin' 2011 T-shirts will be available. The rain location is The Venue on Broad Street in downtown Camden. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors 62 and older and military, $4 for ages 6-12 ...
Miss Lugoff-Elgin Teen Julianna Cobb and Miss Camden Teen Blythe Neal perform their talents during Tuesday morning's practice at the Township in Columbia. Finals of the Miss SC Pageant will be Saturday at 7 p.m.
Students at Grace Church kindergarten and preschool recently explored all kinds of fun sea creatures during a summer camp themed "Under The Sea." During the camp, students made handprint crab T-shirts that the children painted. The camp included 15 children ages 3 to 5 years old. A second summer camp will be held at Grace Church from July 11 through 14 and the theme will be "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"
Carl and Mollye Robinson celebrated 50 years of marriage June 25, 2011 at 3 p.m. which they have called "A Golden Celebration." They reaffirmed their vows at Camden First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ellis White, Jr. officiating. A reception was held at the Kershaw County Health Resource Center. It was a family affair as their children Carl Jr., his wife Valerie, Anthony and Melanie and grandchildren as well as several other family members played major roles in this celebration. Carl, a retired elementary principal, and Mollye, a retired library media specialist, met in Camden August 1959. They ...
This week 63 youth and adult volunteers have worked in Kershaw County repairing homes for four families. The Wateree camp has volunteers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas. Home repairs are free of charge and include roofing, plumbing, painting, flooring, carpentry and other construction projects. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a ministy of the South Carolina United Methodist Church involving more than 3,500 volunteers in more than 50 locations. Salkehatchie is a life changing experience for youth. For more information, contact Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church at 432-3191.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces its 2011 scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to three seniors in Kershaw County that plan to pursue careers in a "helping" profession. These high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college expenses. Recipients included Julia Belton of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Haylee Gause of Camden High School and Anna Rollings of the Governor's School. The Camden League offers scholarships annually and interested seniors should contact their guidance department for more information
Get ready to rock 'n roll with the sounds of Blue Condition at the June performance of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Scheduled for Friday, this concert promises to be the best yet. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...
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