Juneteenth celebration to be held in Bishopville


Kidz Klub Summer Camp for ages 6-15 is now enrolling at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. STEM activities, reading and travel. Registration fee is $15 and cost is $30 weekly. Visit www.kidzklub.us.

The South Sumter Resource Center will offer a free five week summer camp for ages 7 to 17 years old. Camp will run four days per week from June 17 through July 19. Lunch and snacks will be served daily. Applications can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Volunteers are welcome. Call Linda Clark at (803) 436-2276.

The Par 4 Pets Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 15, at Crystal Lakes Golf Course. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Format is 4-Man Captain's Choice with entry fee of $160 per team ($40 per player). Entry limited to first 20 teams. Fee includes golf cart, lunch and beverages. During registration, Mulligans will be available for $5, maximum of two per person. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams as well as prizes for closest to pin on all par three's. Call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Teresa Durden at (803) 917-4710 or Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902.

A Juneteenth celebration, sponsored by the Lee County Juneteenth Committee, will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the MM Levy Park aka Garrett's Field, 40 E. Church St., Bishopville. Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas. There will be food, drink, music and more.

The Paxville Community Development Corp. will hold its certificate of completion ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the Center, 10183 Lewis Road, Manning (Paxville community). The public is invited to attend. Address questions to Emily Brown at (803) 452-5141 or email paxvillecdc99@gmail.com.

The Knit and Stitch Sewing Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 18, at the Wesmark Branch of the Sumter County Library, 180 W. Wesmark Blvd. Open to anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch or any other sewing hobby. This is an opportunity to learn new sewing hobbies, exchange patterns or simply enjoy fellow stitchers. The group meets every third Tuesday.

The Carolina Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Parks and Recreation Department building, 155 Haynsworth St. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month and visitors are always welcome. Call (803) 775-8840.

In honor of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, the Sumter James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Office will hold a drop-in from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Those living with the disease, their family, friends and community members are all invited. Refreshments will be served.

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will host an "All White Affair" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Historic Lincoln Center, 22 Council St. There will be dancing, a silent auction, door prizes, refreshments and special presentations. Donation of $15.

In observance of "Homeownership Month," a housing and job fair will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Find out if you qualify for a home. A drawing contest for ages 6-18 with theme of "My Dream House" and an essay contest (100-plus words) for ages 6-18 with the theme of "What Home Ownership Means to Me" will be held. Deadline for entry into contests is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17. Refreshments, door prizes and fun for kids.

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at 26 Council St. Call (803) 775-0444 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday or Wednesday.

Looking for something relaxing to do on a Sunday evening? Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music, fellowship, birthday celebrations and dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the VFW, 610 Manning Ave. For details, call (803) 968-5219.