The Good Samaritans Christmas giveaway will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Lee Central High School, Bishopville. Free food, clothing, toys and other items for all persons in need. Call the Rev. Eddie C. Thomas at (803) 459-4989 or the Rev. Raymond Cook at (803) 469-6294 for more information.
A Christmas Shopping EXPO will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the American Legion building, 30 S. Artillery Drive.
Sumter Animal Control will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1240 Winkles Road. The adoption coordinator and volunteers will be on hand to introduce you to the dogs and tell you a bit about each one. Animal Control has many loving dogs who need new homes. What better way to bring joy into your life than to give a homeless dog a forever home this holiday season? The adoption fee is $40 and a spay/neuter agreement is mandatory to adopt any of the animals.
The Sumter Civil Air Patrol's annual Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Sumter Cemetery, 700 W. Oakland Ave., to remember, honor and teach about our fallen heroes, those currently serving and our U.S. military veterans. Retired Brig. Gen. Hugh Cameron will speak. If you would like to sponsor a wreath for this occasion, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For more information, contact Denise Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 24th Annual Boykin Christmas Parade will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, in Boykin.
Sumter High School Class of 1978 will hold a 40th class reunion planning meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Contact Sumter High Class of 1978 on Facebook or email email@example.com.
The Lincoln High School Alumni Association will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the historical Lincoln Center cafeteria, Council Street. Call James L. Green at (803) 968-4173.
The South Sumter Resource Center's Performing Arts for the Holidays will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. The event will feature singers, musicians, praise dancers and more. Call (803) 436-2276 for more details.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11078 of Summerton will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the VFW Post on Cantey Street, directly behind First Citizens Bank. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Call Carl A. Farley at (803) 478-7593 or (803) 460-8910 for more information.
Mayewood High School Class of 1977 will hold a holiday social from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at New Beginnings, 1335 Peach Orchard Roa. Cost is $12 per person. RSVP today. Make checks payable to Mayewood High School Class of 1977 and mail to Joseph Romeo, P.O. Box 2144, Sumter, SC 29151.