Here & There – 3-14-13

Bingo Night: Johnston Elementary School PTO is hosting a Hot Dog and Bingo night, Thurs., March 14 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Hot Dogs are $1 and Bingo cards are $3. Come out and enjoy a family night and support the school.

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.

Edgefield County Agriculture Day: The First Annual Ag Day will be held Sat., March 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at Strom Thurmond High School.  There will be food and fun for all ages. For more info contact Darla Steele or Jeremy Brooks at 275-1767 ext. 526 or 519.

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.

Pastor’s Anniversary: Mt Calvary’s Baptist Church of Johnston will be celebrating their pastor’s 17th Anniversary, Sunday, March 17, @ 4:00 P.M.. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Eric Morton. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

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,

Flag Burning: Edgefield American Legion Post 30, Penn Street, will have a flag burning ceremony Thurs., March 21 at 5:30. Anyone is welcome to bring their worn or faded flags for proper disposal. You can also drop your flag off on the porch of the post home or at the Veterans Affairs Office.

Journey to Easter: Edgefield United Methodist Church invites you to attend Journey to Easter, Sunday, March 24, at the Legion Hut on Penn Street in Edgefield; two performances 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This journey will include the Jerusalem marketplace with live animals. Miracles of Jesus, the Last Supper, and Jesus’ death on the cross and the resurrection. There is no charge. Refreshments will be served. No parking at the Legion Hut. Parking will be directed.

Pastor’s Installation: Science Hill Baptist Church will have their pastor’s installation service, Pastor Lorenzo Williams,  on March 24 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker for the event is Rev. Ernest Gordon of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Johnston.

Twelve Tribe Program: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Johnston will have their Twelve Tribe Program, Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

Anniversary: Bethlehem Baptist Church of Edgefield Women’s Mission Ministry will be celebrating their 18th anniversary on Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. The public is invited.  Call 637-1182 or 637-5357 for more info.

Spring Revival: Mount Canaan Baptist Church will have Spring Revival on March 27, 28, 29 at 7 p.m. each evening. The gospel will be preached by Rev. Martris Mims of  Augusta, GA. We, the congregation, and pastor, Rev. George L.Brightharp are inviting all to attend. Please come!

Easter Sunrise Service: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Johnston is having their Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, March 31, at 5:30 a.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

Sunrise Service: Republican Grove Baptist Church at 276 Gary Road will host Sunrise Service on Sun., March 31 at 6 a.m; with breakfast to follow. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Willie Patten is pastor.

Sunrise Service: The Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 Martintown Rd., Edgefield, invites everyone to join us for Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Breakfast will be served after our service. Rev. Rodney Edmond is pastor.

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.

Friends of the Library : (FOL) wants your support to enhance Library services.  Join us for a tax-deductible $25, dropped off at the Library anytime between now and May 31.  We meet at the Library every third Thursday of the month at 5PM.

Golf Tourney: Johnston United Methodist Church 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be played at Persimmon Hill Country Club on April 20, at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds go to the Johnston Food Bank and the JUMC Mission Fund. If interested in sponsoring a hole, green or organizing a 4 person team contact the church at 275-4885