The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Office in Camden will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13. The vigil will take place at the Kershaw County Courthouse grounds, 1121 Broad Street, Camden. All members of the community are invited to attend and asked to wear blue to show support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Members of the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) are participating as Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) ambassadors during a weeklong #SafePlaceSelfie campaign this week with the National Weather Service (NWS).
The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's fourth annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Old McCaskill's Farm on Cantey Lane, just south of I-20. Proceeds go to the West Wateree Rotary Scholarship Fund to benefit Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.
The Food for the Soul annual golf tournament will be held at Camden Country Club on March 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and a meal served after the tournament. Putting contests and closest to hole competition will be held and mulligans will be available. A silent auction will be held and it starts at 10 a.m. Drawings for door prizes will be held after the meal. All proceeds benefit FFTS. For more information call Eddie Schoolfield at 432-8391.
Camden First (formerly known as Trinity) United Methodist Church is celebrating its 19th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Dr. Charles L. Johnson will be the guest speaker. A retired United Methodist Church minister, he is a native of Charleston. He is the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. A.L. Johnson. He attended Charleston County public schools where he graduated from Bonds-Wilson High School. He is a graduate of Claflin University, ITC-Atlanta and Boston University.
The Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society recently moved to a new home, The Venue, located at 1020 Broad St. in downtown Camden. Members Barbara Wilkes and Judy Midgett, hold the ribbon as Suzie Morris, president of CLASS, and Phillip Brown, owner of The Venue, cut the ribbon, as members of the Shag club look on. CLASS meets every Thursday night at The Venue.
The Lake Wateree Association will hold its annual meeting at the Rock Bottom Pond facility at 1530 Buck Hill Rd. Ridgeway on March 25. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. Speakers will include representatives from S.C. DNR, Duke Energy, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office.
The youth of Bethesda Presbyterian Church recently collected $2,464 and 188 food items for Food for the Soul as part of the church's 15th consecutive year of participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring. Since the early 1990s, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food in advance of the NFL's Super Bowl. Teaming up with local partners, groups like Bethesda's youth give 100 percent of donations to local charities, turning the the nation's largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring. Food for the Soul ...