Clarendon Briefs: Aug. 9, 2019


Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosts women's conference

ALCOLU - The Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church's Women's Ministry is hosting its Annual Women's Conference at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Manning United Methodist Church, 17 E. Rigby St. The keynote presenter will be Minister NaTasha Mallett Wilson. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon sweet treats will be provided. The conference will culminate during Women's Day Services on Aug. 18 at the church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road, with Pastor Ella Bugsby as the speaker. The cost of the conference is $20. Conference T-shirts are available for $15. Women ages 18 and over are welcome to attend.

F.A.D. Fest on Aug. 31

MANNING - F.A.D. Fest Game Day Community Event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at J.K. House of Ribs, 151 Durant Road. The event will feature games, food, music and prizes. Donations of school supplies are being accepted. Children must be registered and in attendance to receive a free food pass and school supplies.

To register and for more information, please log onto or call Ashley Walker at (803) 566-0993 or email

Community Heart and Soul is Aug. 13

MANNING - The City of Manning and Central Carolina Community Foundation is hosting Community Heart and Soul at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 13 at Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St. Heart and Soul brings people together to build stronger, healthier and more economically vibrant small cities and towns based on what matters most to everyone. Please attend the meeting to learn more about the new project.

McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

McLeod Hospice is offering a new Hospice Volunteering 101 class for persons interested in helping hospice patients and/or assisting the hospice support staff in Clarendon and Sumter counties.

Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. They may make deliveries to patients' homes or provide companionship by visiting patients in their homes. Volunteers may also read a book, sing or provide additional support for the patient's caregiver(s). A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have far-reaching effects.

The volunteer training program will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Volunteer Services Office on McLeod Health Clarendon campus.

Attendees must register in advance.

For more information or to register, call Stacy Mosier, volunteer coordinator for McLeod Hospice, at (803) 435-5287.

Registration for youth sports being held

MANNING - Registration for the Clarendon County Recreation Department's youth football, flag football, soccer and volleyball programs will be held through Aug. 23. Registrations will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Recreation Office, 3057 Raccoon Road. Registrations in Turbeville will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Smith Field, 1380 Gamble St.

For more information, call the Recreation Department in Manning at (803) 473-3543 or its Turbeville office at (843) 659-3030.

Build a Bag Workshop, Giveaway on Saturday

NEW ZION - Marnie Enterprises LLC is presenting Build a Bag Workshop and Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Walker Gamble Park, 2358 Walker Gamble Road. Free food and free supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while items last.

MUMC hosts blood drive on Aug. 9

MANNING - Manning United Methodist Church's youth group will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in the church's fellowship hall, 17 E. Rigby St. To schedule your appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: ManningUMC.

CSD2 to host open house on Aug. 15

MANNING - Clarendon School District 2 will host a district wide open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at each of the district's schools. Drop in at your child's school to meet your child's teachers and visit classrooms.

Back 2 School Bash scheduled for Aug. 17

SUMMERTON - Save the Children and the Summerton Literacy Council are sponsoring the Back 2 School Bash from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Clarendon One Community Resource Center Gym, 1154 Fourth St.

For more information, contact (803) 485-2043. Supplies will be available while they last.

JCMC-Haven of Rest hosts Golf Tourney

MANNING - Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest is hosting its First Golf Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Players Course at Wyboo, 1560 Players Course Drive. The tourney will feature captain's choice four-person teams. The entry fee is $50 with the check in at 9 a.m. Coffee and a sweet bun will be provided at check in along with a meal following the tournament. For an entry form, contact Roberta Tice, 1154 Updike St., Summerton SC 29148 or Players Course at Wyboo.