Here and There – 5/17/12

Genealogy 101: The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will have Genealogy 101 classes one Saturday a month, beginning May 19. The cost per class will be $10. Class begins at 9 a.m., lasting about an hour, with time and assistance for research until 1:30 p.m. Each class will be different. For more info call Tonya at 637-4010 or

STHS Cosmetology Salon: Strom Thurmond High School Cosmetology Salon will be open Sat., May 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Walk-ins are welcome. 275-1767 ext.524.

Pre-Anniversary Revival: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have their pre-143rd Church Anniversary/ Spring Revival Tues. – Thurs., May 15-17 at 7 p.m. nightly with Rev. James Baker as minister for the revival.

Grill Fest: Come meet the 2012 Democratic candidates on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Community Center on Macedonia Street. BBQ Chicken and Pork Dinners, Cakes and Drinks on sale. Sponsored by Edgefield Democratic Club. For orders call Linda at 275-4562.

Church Anniversary: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their 143rd Church Anniversary on Sun., May 20, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and the Anniversary at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Coley and The Old Piney Grove Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.

Homecoming: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Homecoming, Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. The Hi-Cotton singers will be in concert for the service.

Emergency Responder Recognition Service: The 2nd Annual 9-1-1 Emergency Responder Recognition Service will be held at Providence Baptist Church, 1701 Hwy. 191, Johnston on Sun., May 20, at 11 a.m. Please wear your uniform. Dinner will be served after the service. R.S.V.P. to 275-3241.

Auxiliary Meeting: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 meets Monday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at the Legion Post located on Penn Street in Edgefield. All members are urged to attend. Visitors are welcome. Plans will be finalized concerning our Unit Poppy distribution.

Men and Women’s Day: Mt. Calvary Church of Johnston will have their Men and Women’s Day Program on May 27, at 11 a.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Inez Kemp of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Edgefield. For more info call Carrie Johnston at 275-4010.

Strom Thurmond Reunion: Attention first two graduating classes, 1962 and 1963. Hold this date on your calendar for our joint 50th High School Reunion on Saturday night, November 3, 2012 at Pine Ridge Country Club, Edgefield.  Details to follow.  For further information, contact Eleanor (Priest) Crim at (803) 275-4573 or Betsy (Rucker) Martin at (803) 480-2234 or