The city of Camden will officially kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony today at 6 p.m. in front of Camden City Hall. The public is invited to gather and enjoy hot chocolate and holiday music featuring a small ensemble of the Camden Community Concert Band and the combined youth choirs from Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
The city of Camden held its annual Arbor Day celebration at the Camden Archives and Museum on Nov. 5. City Urban Forester Liz Gilland organized the event, which featured musical performances from the Camden Elementary School Choir and remarks from Camden Mayor Tony Scully and Archives Director Katherine Richardson. They city planted a holly tree in commemoration of the day and to honor the late Sarah "Sadie" Kennedy Von Treschkow, the driving force behind Camden's acquiring a public library through the Carnegie Foundation. The library, which later became the Camden Archives and Museum, opened in Oct. 1915.
From down Broad Street, those gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum on Tuesday morning could hear the roar of an engine as Bondy Long stepped on the gas of the 1964 No. 11 Bowani Racing Ford Galaxie which Ned Jarrett drove into victory lane on 14 occasions in NASCAR's Grand National (now, Sprint Cup) Series.
Camden City Council will discuss an ongoing signage project and a proposed economic development incentive ordinance during a 4 p.m. work session today. Tonight's regular council meeting has been cancelled. Caitlin Corbett, Assistant to the City Manager and Suzi Sale, Tourism Development Director, will give an update and answer questions regarding the Wayfinding Signage project.
Camden City Council will take some time to mull over proposed economic development incentives for the city. Council got a first look at a draft ordinance outlining possible incentives to help augment economic development in the city of Camden during its Oct. 27 meeting.
Camden City Council will take a closer look at a proposed draft ordinance outlining possible incentives to help attract new businesses and further economic development in the city. Council will discuss, but take no action on the ordinance during its meeting tonight, according to City Manager Mel Pearson.