Clarendon briefs for May 19, 2023: Briggs v Elliott Spring Festival, Think Pink Walk, Farmers Market and more


Briggs v. Elliott Spring Festival 2023 will be May 20

SUMMERTON - The Briggs v. Elliott Spring Festival 2023 will be held on Main Street in Summerton on May 20.

Vendors will be open beginning at 10 a.m. Vendor spots are available for $25.

The parade will line up at 11 a.m. and begin its way down Main Street at noon. There is no fee to enter the parade.

There will be no entry fee for those interested in participating in the festival's car show. The car, bike, golf cart, jeep, four-wheeler and truck show will begin at 1 p.m.

Music, games and family fun events will be held throughout the day. For more information or to register as a vendor, call Julius Adger at (803) 983-0302.

Think Pink 'A Salute to Cancer OverComers' will be May 20

MANNING - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office and the Clarendon County Cancer OverComers are hosting the annual Think Pink Walk, Run, Golf Carts in Pink Sneakers from 9-11:30 a.m. May 20 at the rear of Manning High School, 2155 Paxville Highway.

All cancer overcomers are invited to attend. They'll receive a free meal, and if they registered early enough, they'll also receive a free 2023 Cancer OverComers T-shirt.

Caregivers, friends, family and guests can attend. Donations/tickets for meals will be $30 each.

Public meeting on I-95 bridge replacement on June 1

SANTEE - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee.

The meeting will focus on the Interstate 95 bridge replacements over Lake Marion.

For more information regarding the proposed project, visit and click on the Public Involvement Portal, or you can contact SCDOT Project Manager Brad Reynolds at (803) 737-1440 or email him at

Spring on the Green on June 2

TURBEVILLE - Clarendon County Fire Rescue and the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office are presenting Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, on Turbeville's Town Square.

The movie will be "Sing 2."

Bring your chairs and blankets. Drinks and popcorn will be provided.

For more information, call Lt. April Conyers with Clarendon County Fire Rescue at (803) 825-9920.

Manning Farmers Market opens in June, needs vendors

MANNING - The Manning Farmers Market will be opening in June and needs individuals to sell vegetables, fruit, homemade items and more.

At the corner of East Boyce and North Church streets, the market will be open from June until October.

To register for your spot at the market or for more information, contact Carrie Trebil, special projects coordinator for the City of Manning, at (803) 435-8477, extension 5132.

Camp Happy Days returns

to Clarendon County

MANNING - Camp Happy Days will be celebrated the week of July 4 at Camp Bob Cooper.

The weeklong camp hosts children with cancer and their siblings ages 4-16. There is no charge for the campers. All expenses are paid through donations.

Bill Ellis has been volunteering with Camp Happy Days for more than three decades; however, because of his declining health, he's not out and about as much, but he's still willing to talk to groups about Camp Happy Days and how donations from the community help to make the week of activities so successful.

Ellis said donations can be mailed to his address: 1358 Sportsman Drive, Manning, SC 29102. Checks need to be made out to Camp Happy Days.

Anyone wanting more information on how they can donate items to the event can contact Ellis at (803) 460-7666.