The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host the Spring Soiree, a fundraiser for the FAC, on April 21 at the home of Beth and Scott Warnock, located at 218 Greene Street, Camden. The cost to attend this event is $125 per person. Ensure you are on the guest list by sending in your payment by check or credit card to the FAC as soon as you can. You may also pay online at www.fineartscenter.org or by calling the FAC at 425-7676.
The Spring Soiree will be catered by Jack Brantley with Aberdeen Catery. The food will be one of the highlights of the evening along with an open bar and music from one of the Midland’s favorite bands, Second Nature. Cricket Newman of Cricket Newman Designs will transform the grounds of the home into a party space decorated in a classic garden party style with an English flair.
The home, also known as the historic Wimberly Hall, is located in one of Camden’s most historic and charming areas. The circa 1850 house is located on land once owned by the DuPont family. The house was once a meeting place for members of Lyttleton Street Methodist Church (LSUMC.) Named for Reverend C.F. Wimberly, pastor of LSUMC from 1932-37, it was deeded to the church in 1851 by two widows, Sarah Ciples (1785-1863) and Amelia Haile (1795-1880) to be used as a parsonage. It remained a parsonage until 1955. After that time, it was used for meetings, weddings and community events until 1992. Due to the historic importance of the home, the decision was made to try to move the home rather than tear it down. The church reached out to the community and Scott and Beth Warnock came to the rescue. Due to their love of historic homes, and appreciation for the significance of the home itself, the couple took on the daunting and expensive task of disassembling and moving the home to their property on Greene Street. The property, once owned by the Marion Dupont family, is also part of the land where the famous Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill took place.
"Don't forget to get your tickets to our Spring Soiree," Scott Warnock said. "This is the spring party that replaces the old Pegasus Ball that the hospital did for many years. This year we are lucky to have access to the stables that were once part of Marion DuPont Scott's estate. The stables are undergoing a restoration and will be available for this rare occasion. The Stables and surrounding property were voted one of the top 10 equestrian properties in the US in 1933. Fewer than 50 people have seen the interior in the last 50 years and it is a true time capsule. It looks almost as it did 80 years ago when many of Camden's finest thoroughbreds filled the stalls."
The Spring Soiree is sponsored by Aberdeen Catery, Cricket Newman Designs, Haile Gold Mine and Roy Fakoury with Wells Fargo Financial Advisors/Camden Financial Partners, LLC. All proceeds benefit the FAC.