VFW Post 10813 to hold wine and cheese affair

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VFW Post 10813 will hold its "Fourth Sunday Wine & Cheese Affair" from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 610 Manning Ave.

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 jtmccain@bellsouth.net.

The Evening Optimist Club's annual Sumter Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, on Main Street. The theme for this year's parade is "It's a Wonderful Life."

The Horatio community's 16th Christmas Lighting and Celebration will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, across from the Lenoir store at 3240 Horatio-Hagood Road in Horatio.

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.

The Sumter County Library will hold a 100th anniversary gala from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in the main meeting room of the main branch of the library, 111 N. Harvin St. Refreshments will be served, and a speaker will hold a brief talk on the history of the library. The event is free and open to the public.

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 www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For more information, contact Denise Owen at owenmom@aol.com.

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 sumterhigh1978@gmail.com.