Clarendon briefs for April 15, 2021: Master Gardeners Plant Sale, Camp Happy Days and more


Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be on April 30 and May 1

MANNING - The Clarendon County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and 8 a.m. to noon on May 1.

The sale will be held in the area in front of the gazebo on Keitt Street across from the Land, Parker and Welch Law Firm.

Annuals, perennials, pass-along plants, shrubbery, vegetable plants and tomato plants including heirloom varieties will be on sale. Stan McKenzie, the "Citrus Man," will have citrus trees for sale.

COVID-19 precautions are being observed. Individuals are asked to wear face masks and to social distance.

Heroes League Baseball program Registration ends April 30

CLARENDON COUNTY - The Clarendon County Recreation Department is holding registration for its Heroes League Baseball program.

The Heroes League will be for children with disabilities and special needs.

Registration will end on April 30.

The registration fee is $20 for children ages 3 and older.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, visit the CCRD at 3057 Raccoon Road.

To register your child, contact Clarendon County Recreation Director LeBon Joye at (803) 473-3543, Danielle Benenhaley at (803) 847-3969 or Nicole Hodges at (803) 460-1297.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed.

Clarendon County Republicans hold convention on April 24

MANNING - The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its convention at 2 p.m. April 24 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway.

Party officers will be elected for two-year terms, and state delegates and alternates will be elected for the South Carolina GOP state convention in May.

The featured speaker for the county convention will be South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

For more information on the local convention, call CCGOP Chairman Moye Graham at (803) 478-7277.

Chicken Bog Dinner Fundraiser on May 3

SUMMERTON - A chicken bog dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on May 3 at Summerton Baptist Church, 215 Main St., to support Marion Walker's bid for Woman of the Year for the Midlands Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Walker's efforts are in support of her stepdaughter who was diagnosed with leukemia.

Due to COVID-19, the event will feature drive-through pick-up only.

Dinners will include chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread.

Tickets are $8 each. Tickets are available by calling (843) 858-0276.

Camp Happy Days returns to Camp Bob Cooper in July

CLARENDON COUNTY - Camp Happy Days, a weeklong camp for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, returns to Camp Bob Cooper, 8001 M.W. Rickenbaker Road in Summerton in July.

Donations of hats, T-shirts, toiletries, sunscreen and of course cash are needed for this year's camp, which is funded solely through donations.

To make a donation, please contact Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666.