Sumter Chapter AARP to meet today


The Sumter County Chapter of AARP will meet at 2:30 p.m. today at Sumter Senior Services Center, 119 S. Sumter St. All persons 55 years old or older are invited. Call Johnny Jones at (803) 773-9681.

The General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817, Military Order of Purple Heart will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Sumter Combat Veterans Group building, 529 N. Wise Drive. All Purple Heart recipients and those interested in association membership are invited. Life membership is available for only $25. For more information, call (803) 773-0658.

The SAFE Federal Credit Union Easy Street Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. today at Seawell's Banquet Facility, Rosewood Drive, Columbia. This dinner is for members of the Easy Street Club, SAFE members who hold an Easy Street checking account for individuals age 50 and older. Dinner is $15 per person and reservations can be made at any SAFE branch or by calling (803) 469-8600. SAFE will also provide a luxury bus for members who would prefer a ride from Sumter to Columbia for the dinner. A round trip bus ticket costs $5. There will be prize giveaways and Terence Lonon and the Untouchables will provide music.

Clarendon One Community Resource Center Lifting Literacy, a partnership between Clarendon School District One and Save the Children, will launch the Enriching Communities computing project 6-8 p.m. today at 1154 Fourth St., Summerton. This event will feature the distribution of 50 Endless One computers to preselected famlies. There will be vendors and door prizes. Dinner will be served. Call Kathleen L. Gibson at (803) 485-2043 for information.

Rembert Area Community Coalition will host its 2nd Annual Greater Sumter County Region Health Fair from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the first floor main meeting room of the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Call Dr. Juanita Britton at (803) 420-1255.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11078 of Summerton will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the VFW Post on Cantey Street, directly behind First Citizens Bank. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. All members and potential members are invited. Call Post Commander Carl A. Farley at (803) 478-7593 or (803) 460-8910.

The Carolina Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Parks & Recreation Department, 155 Haynsworth St. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month and visitors are always welcome. Call (803) 775-8840.

The Westside Neighborhood Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St. Contact Jim McCain at (678) 429-8150 or

The Neighbors Reunion Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at 217 Pear St. If you are a past or present resident of Frazier Street, Hatfield Street, Harry Street, South Milton Road or Rainey Lane, text Diana Wells-Singleton at (803) 319-6280 for more information.

The Lee County Christmas on Main will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9. Chicken bog plates will be available beginning at noon. At 2 p.m., there will be a car show as well as arts and crafts vendors. The lighted parade will begin at 6 p.m., featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as cookies and hot chocolate.

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 For more information, contact Denise Owen at