Here & There – 2-21-13

Bar-B-Q Fundraiser Benefit: for Sally Nash who is in need of a liver transplant. Fri. Feb. 22 and Sat. Feb. 23 – Edgefield Masonic Lodge 11 am until 2 pm. Orders being taken now.   Plates  consist of:  Pork Bar-B-Q, rice and hash, green beans and rolls, $7.00 per plate.    Hash also sold by the qt. $9.00 and Bar-B-Q by the lb. $7.00.   Call   803-480-5007 or 803-334-1738 to place orders.    Raffle tickets for a 12 gauge pump shotgun are also being sold for $5.00 each.  Drawing for the gun on March  16th .

Black History Series: Lectures will be held at Macedonia Community Center at 10 a.m. each Saturday in February. The program is free to the public.

Soup, Sandwich and Smiles: Edgefield United Methodist Church invites everyone to their church at the corner of Bacon and Norris Streets(across from the Post Office) to enjoy soup, sandwiches and smiles with them every Thursday at noon in February. Dates are February 14, 21 and 28.

Men’s Fellowship  Dinner & Worship Service: Shaws Creek Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship Dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. with Rev. G. L. Brightharp as speaker. Men’s Day Worship Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Ronnie Spry.

Hair and Fashion Show: STHS Cafeteria, Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. ($5 advance, $7 at the door); sponsored by Career Center’s Cosmetology Dpt., Call Mrs. Jackie Kennion at 275-1767 for more info.

Chicken Dinner Sale: Saturday, Feb. 23, 12 noon – 4 p.m., 305 Bland St., Johnston next door to Butler’s Barber Shop.  BBQ or Fried Chicken, rice pilaf, potato salad, green beans or collard greens, dessert.($7.50 white meat or $6.50 dark meat) $1 discount on orders called before 2 p.m. Friday. Proceeds go to Pleasant Lane Missionary Baptist Church. For more info call 637-6519 or 843-991-1050.

Black History Program: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Johnston is having their annual Black History Program Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. Rev. Inez Kemp of Bethlehem Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The public is invited.

Free Workshops: Edgefield SC Works Center, 400 Church St., Room 306, Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make;”  11:00 AM “Job Search Lab” Designed to give individualized help with job search and using the SCWOS system; 1:30 PM “Behavioral Interviewing” Learn the STAR method for answering behavioral interview questions; 3:00 PM “Resume Clinic/WIN Lab” For further information telephone 637-4029.

Yard Sale: Harmony United Methodist Church Mission Committee will hold a giant  yard sale, Sat., Mar 2, beginning at 6  a.m. at the Fellowship hall next to the church. If you have items to contribute call 275-4885 for pickup or delivery or more info. An EZ Go Golf Cart will be sold by sealed bids with minimum bid of $1,000.

Mass Choir Rehearsals: Edgefield County Mass Choir will practice every Monday in February at 7 p.m. at Macedonia Church, Macedonia St., Edgefield. Everyone is welcome. A performance will be held March 2 at 5 p.m. at Strom Thurmond High School to celebrate Black History. For more info call 803-439-0881.

Chorus Anniversary: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Johnston, Male Chorus is having their anniversary March 3, at 4 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is the pastor.

Annual Twelve Tribe Rally: Sunday, March 10, 6 p.m. in addition to the tradition of song there will be oratorical completion by the youth on the topic of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. For more details call 637-6519 or 843-991-1050.

Oyster Roast and Chili Cook Off: The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an oyster roast and chili cook-off on the square in Edgefield on Saturday, March 9.

Shamrock Run/Walk: Edgefield’s Annual Shamrock Run/Walk will be held Saturday March 16, in memory of Dr. Ned Nicholson and Dr. W.G.”Curly” Watson. Race forms are available at the Town of Edgefield, Escape Day Spa and the Town of Edgefield website.

Pastor’s Appreciation: Republication Grove Baptist Church will honor their pastor, Rev. Willie Patten on his 12th Pastoral Appreciation Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m. Rev. Johnny Clark, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, will be the guest minister. Everyone is invited to share in this joyous occasion.

Concord Mills Shopping Trip: Saturday, March 16,leaving Save-A-Lot Parking Lot in Aiken at 6:30 a.m. For more info call Jeanette Cue at 648-0960, Linda Coleman at 649-9817 or Luchelle Abney at 275-2568. Proceeds benefit the S.C. Assoc. of Ministers’ Wives.

Poultry Festival Beauty Pageant: Saturday, March 23 at B&L High School Fine Arts Center. Nine categories newborn to 21 with Miss Division receiving $1500 in scholarships. Entries must be in by March 16. Applications may be obtained at B&L Town Hall, Black’s Tire Service, online at For more info call  Janet Rikard at 803-924-4072, or Lois Black at 803-532-5469, 

Beauty Pageant:  Johnston Miss Peach Blossom Festival beauty pageant will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Johnston Elementary School at 10:00 and 3:00. Young ladies between the ages of birth-20 are invited to compete. The Miss (17-20) will be awarded a scholarship to the college of her choice. The deadline for applications is Wed., March 27. For an application or if you have any questions, please call 803-637-5383 or 803-275-3241.

Head Start: GLEAMNS Head Start is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 with birth certificate and proof of income necessary. For more info call Mrs. Kemberly Merritt and Mrs. Kimberly Martin at 803-275-4060.