Clarendon Sun briefs: April 27, 2018


National Day of Prayer will be observed at courthouse

The National Day of Prayer will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Clarendon County Courthouse. Everyone is invited to attend.

2018 Spring Tour of Georgetown is coming up

Clarendon County History Society is hosting a 2018 Spring Tour of Georgetown on Thursday, May 17. The group will leave the parking lot at First Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Because some walking will be required, please wear comfortable shoes. (No high heels, please.) The group will return about 6 p.m.

Georgetown is the third-oldest city in South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County. Georgetown is the second-largest seaport in the state, handling more than 960,000 tons of materials on an annual basis. Georgetown with a population of 9,163 is located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw and Sampit rivers.

Some of the sites that may be visited include Prince George Episcopal Church, Georgetown County Museum, Kaminski House, the Rice Museum and more.

Reservations will be taken in the order received with no exceptions. Tickets are $35 for Historical Society members and $40 for non-members. Call Margaret Robertson at (803) 435-8289 to make your reservation. Checks should be made payable to Clarendon County Historical Society and mailed to 211 N. Brooks St., Manning SC 29102 or dropped off at the museum Thursday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clarendon Pilot Club collects shoes to raise awareness

Clarendon Pilot Club is asking everyone to search through their closets and under the beds for unwanted shoes that they could donate to the club in an effort to raise awareness about brain-related disorders in Clarendon County.

From now until June 4, shoe donations can be made at Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, 19 N. Brooks St.; Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning; Laurence Manning Academy, 1154 Academy Drive; Manning United Methodist Church, 7 E. Rigby St.; and Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 312 Pine St. in Manning.

CCSO sponsoring dinner to honor cancer survivors

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office and TA Travel Centers of America in Manning are teaming up to honor cancer survivors from across Clarendon County with a dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Clarendon County Community Complex in the gymnasium behind Weldon Auditorium.

The event will be free to all cancer survivors and one guest.

For more information, contact DFC Annett Smith at (803) 435-4414 or (803) 460-3976.

Masons host Pancake Supper to raise money for charity

St. Peter's Masonic Lodge at 232 E. Boyce St. in Manning will host a pancake supper at 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, to raise money for various charities. The tickets are $6 per plate, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea.

Clarendon County Adult Ed graduation will be May 17

The students, faculty and staff of Clarendon County Adult Education invite the public to attend its graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium at F.E. DuBose Career Center's campus, 3351 Sumter Highway, Manning.

The Rev. W.J. Frierson, a member of Clarendon County Council, will be guest speaker for the celebration.

Wyboo Plantation Community Yard Sale will be May 5

The Wyboo Plantation Women's Club is sponsoring the Wyboo Plantation Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. until noon on May 5 at Wyboo Community Center parking lot. Benefits from this fundraiser will be used to assist women's causes within their community.