Here and There – 5/9/12

Bake Sale:  The American Legion Auxiliary will have a bake sale Fri., May 11, at the American Legion Hut on Penn Street from 8:30 – 12 noon for good food in time for Mother’s Day.There will be baked goods and some crafts.

Women’s Conference: Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Edgefield invite ladies ages 12 & older to the 1st Women’s Conference – “Connection & Empowering Women – Bridging the Gap for Times Such as This”, Friday, May 11, with Dr. Alice Ridgill of New Faith Presbyterian   speaker.   Registration/Meet & Greet will begin at 5pm; service begins at 7pm. Saturday, May 12, classes start at 9 am.

Food Drive: Leave your canned/non-perishables by your mailbox Sat., May 12, and your postman will pick them up to help Stamp Out Hunger.

Fishing Rodeo: The Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held Sat., May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lick Fork Lake for ages 12 and under sponsored by the Edgefield County Law Officer’s Association. There will be free fishing bait and tackle, free refreshments, and free prizes.

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

Alliance: The Edgefield County Alliance will meet Mon., May 14, 7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Tech with Rusty Denning, Assoc. VP of Con. Ed for Piedmont Tech presenting.

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 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.

Church Anniversary: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their 143 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.

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