Clarendon Sun briefs: Feb. 23, 2018

Posted 2/23/18

Gospel Extravaganza will be held at Weldon

The fifth-annual Gospel Extravaganza will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Weldon Auditorium with proceeds from this year's event benefitting three area charities: Camp Happy Days, the Clarendon …

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Clarendon Sun briefs: Feb. 23, 2018

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Gospel Extravaganza will be held at Weldon

The fifth-annual Gospel Extravaganza will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Weldon Auditorium with proceeds from this year's event benefitting three area charities: Camp Happy Days, the Clarendon County Cancer Support Group and Craig Q. King's Celebration of Life Gala.

T. Jerome Tindal will emcee the event with gospel groups from across the state performing. The Heavenly Angels, Sisters of Faith, Chapel AME Youth Choir, 2nd Chance, St. John in Pinewood, Church on Wheels, The Soul Revivals, Gospelettes, Christina Stout, Christian Brothers, Cindy Ward, Ernest Pearson and The Singing Disciples, General for Christ, Kamon Singleton, Tramine Hopkins, Billy Bradley and Heart of Worship and Craig Varn are on the program.

Praise and worship will be offered by Clarendon County Sheriff's Office Deputy First Class Barney Dozier. Food will be sold during the event. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from CCSO Deputy First Class Annett Smith by calling (803) 435-4414 or at Weldon Auditorium.

Public invited to Sunday Black History program

The Rev. Dr. George P. Windley Sr., pastor of Historic Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, invites everyone to attend Black History 2018 "African American in Times of War" at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning. The program's guest speaker will be United States Marshal Kelvin Washington from the District of South Carolina. There will be no charge to attend.

Family Leadership Conference coming up

Clarendon School District 2 and Clarendon County Adult Education will hold the Family Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at Central Carolina's F.E. DuBose Career Center Campus in Manning. The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, children's author, master storyteller and motivational speaker. The conference will be a learning experience for parents and caregivers of children from pre-K through 12th grade. Admittance is free. Register online at https://goo.gl/LZrRCK, and provide the name of your child's school.

Clyburn will host poetry talk tonight

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn is hosting the United States Poet Laureate National Project Rural Tour with Tracy K. Smith at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Summerton Cultural Arts Center, 12 S. Church St., Summerton. Smith will talk about how poetry connects people to their everyday lives. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the program.