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Here and There – 8-25-12

Food Ministry: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Food Bank Ministry is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive. Please donate canned goods and non-perishable food to the following locations: FairPrice Food Center, Edgefield Senior Citizens Council and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. For more info call 637-1287 or 637- 6473.

Needed: African Americans with sugar diabetes to participate in a research focus group conducted by Dr. Ida Spruill from the Medical University of South Carolina. The focus group will last 90 minutes and be conducted in your local community. You will receive lunch and compensation. If interested, call 1-866-551-3010.

Voting Machine Available:  The voting machine will be available at the Community Center next to Macedonia Baptist Church for the 2012 presidential election from 12 to 3 p.m. for citizens of Edgefield County. For more information call Norman Dorn at 637-3545.

Keep Calm and Carry On: In consultation with SC Voter authorities, we have been advised that the above notice was missing the words “dummy” and “fake.” The voting machine is a demo (dummy) voting machine and the machine is loaded with a demo (“fake”) ballot. We do understand that this is available to Democrats and Republicans. If additional information is needed, contact Tricia G. Butler at 803-637-4072.

Trenton Flyers Candy Drop:  Kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association Saturday October 27th at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, for a special Halloween treat.  Planes will be on display at 11:30 a.m. and candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 Noon for the children (12 and under).  Rain or shine the candy will flow.

Farmers’ and Artists’ Market: Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Market continues every Thursday afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. in front of the Library on Calhoun Street.  You will find many fresh vegetables to enjoy before frost comes to our area along with turnips and sweet potatoes.  Artists offer handmade jewelry, prints of buildings in our area, and note cards.  November 29th is our HOLIDAY MARKET!!!!

Career Center: The Strom Thurmond Cosmetology Salon will be open on October 27 from 8am till 12:00noon. Walk -ins are welcome. We are also open every B-Day from 12:30 till 3:00. For more information please contact Jackie Kennion @ 275-1767 Ext 525.

Harvest Carnival: Wyman King Academy Harvest Carnival will be Thurs., October 25, 6 -9 p.m., (Highway 178 between Saluda and Batesburg) There will be activities for the entire family including Bounce Houses, Adult & Children’s Bingo, Raffle, Football Throw, Children’s Games, Canteen, Sweet Shop and Hayrides. Come and enjoy a fun filled family night out!

Fall Festival: Johnston Elementary School, Friday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Tickets (50 cents each) are required for games and snacks. Come join us for fun games, yummy snacks and family time. Parental supervision required.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE:  Republican Grove Baptist Church (276 Gary Hill Road, Edgefield) will hold their Annual Women Conference Sat., Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.  The public is invited.  Rev. Willie Patten, Jr. pastor.

Trenton Flyers Candy Drop:  Kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association Saturday, October 27, at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, for a special Halloween treat.  Planes will be on display at 11:30 a.m. and candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 Noon for the children (12 and under).  Rain or shine the candy will flow.

Fall Festival: Edgefield United Methodist Fall Festival will be held October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wear costumes for the costume Parade.

Family and Friends Day: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Edgefield, will have Family and Friends Day, Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Willie David Abney of Morrison Grove Baptist Church in Millen ,Ga. Rev. Oscar Brown is pastor. Please come and share in this occasion.

Coffee with the Chairman: The next Coffee with the Chairman will be held at 10 Governors in Edgefield, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 30. Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said he is holding these Coffee meeting times about every other month to listen to citizens and be available for discussion on topics of interest.

Free Workshops: at the Edgefield Works Center, 400 Church St., Rm. 306, Edgefield, SC Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 AM Networkers Group Meeting – topic – “Job References Matter” Learn the importance of choosing the right references for your resume and application; 11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM “Job Search Lab” Come and receive individualized help in making job searches and using SCWOS  system. For more information call 803-637-4029.

Shaws Creek Service: Shaws Creek Baptist Church will have a regular service Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. A Birthday Tea Luncheon will be held at noon.

Trick or Treat on Edgefield Town Square with Mayor Durham on Wed., Oct. 31 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Courtesy of the Town of Edgefield.

Come join the Edgefield County Republican Party at its headquarters, 116 Courthouse Square, on November 1st to welcome Chad Connolly the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.  Social will be between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Chairman Connelly will speak between 7:30pm and 8:00pm.  See you there.

Youth Coon Hunt:  The Red Hill Houndsmen are hosting their annual Youth Day Coon Hunt Nov. 3 at Brunson Community Center.  Activities begin at 4:30. Free food, activities, and door prizes.  All children welcome. For more info. call 637-6219.

Bus Trip: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is sponsoring shopping trip to Concord Mills Mall, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 3.  Departure 7 a.m.  Estimated return 7 p.m.  $40/person.  More info call 637-1287, 637-5289, or 637-6473.

Yard Sale: Willow Spring Baptist Church youth group, The Daughters of Destiny, will  have a yard sale, fish fry, and car wash at the old quick shop across from Piedmont Tech, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to support The Daughters of Destiny of Willow Spring Baptist Church.

Fall Family Fun Day: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Fall Family Fun Day on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. Special guest will be Jim Deal who will present a gospel illusion program This There will be food, prizes, fun and the gospel story in a very unique way. The public is invited.

ECCHO Program: ECCHO Unity Fellowship will be held Sunday, Nov. 11,at 6 p.m., at Edgefield First Baptist Church,with Rev. George L.Brightharp, speaker and special music. Everyone is invited.

Hunting Heritage Banquet:Come show your Team NWTF spirit at NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquet & Tailgate Party! November 15 at Old Kendall Mill. Kick off at 6 p.m.Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at Turkey Shoppe on Main on the Edgefield square.

NWTF Turkey Burn: The NWTF is hosting a turkey cooking contest on the Edgefield town square Friday, November 16. Register to compete for the title and bragging rights of the best turkey frying recipe at the inaugural NWTF Turkey Burn. Registration fee is $100 and includes one turkey plus the use of one table and two chairs. The grand prize winner will receive a trophy and $250. The second place prize is $150, and the third place prize is $75. Email aflowers@nwtf.net for a registration form or call (803) 637-7413 for more details.