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Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Information and Activities

web posted April 7, 2008
All information is provided by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce 

(PSA) Public Service Announcement

**Don’t forget your Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. You can get them for any amount and they are good at any Chamber of Commerce membership.

**April 5 – Johnston Farm & Hardware Supply Grand Opening, ribbon cutting 10:00 AM, live remote with WKSX-FM, 92.7

** J.W. Yonce & Sons, Inc. – Asparagus for Sale, 37 Yonce Pond Road, Johnston 9:00AM until 2:30 PM call for availability 275-3244  $2.00 per bunch; $20.00 per case.

**FFA Greenhouse – Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Ferns, call 803-275-1767.

**Heritage Hardware – time for home improvements and lawn & garden projects.

**Glass Images, LLC – Stained Glass Classes ($135.00)
        Call Jerry 803-480-3121 for more information.
    Basic Glass Fusing & Slumping Class – two day class designed to give you the knowledge to start you on your way in the exciting art of glass fusing.  $150.00. Class times Saturday 10 – 5; Sunday 11 to 3 and Monday 10 to 5; Tuesday 10-2. Next classes start March 29 & 30; April 12 & 13; April 26 & 27; May 10 & 11.

**March 17 until April 4 – Earn your GED at Women in Unity, 323 Glover Street,  Edgefield. Adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing and/or math work with a knowledgeable and supportive classroom teacher to target individual goals which can include job readiness skills and preparation for the general educational development exam. Start date is April 14.  Contact Essie Nicholson or Gussie Washington.

**April 5-6 – Lifeways of the Cherokee Indians & Colonial Settlers, Ninety Six National Historic Site, 1103 Hwy 248, Ninety Six, SC. 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Saturday; 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM Sunday.  All programs FREE to the public.

**April 7 – Edgefield County Alliance meeting – 7:30 AM Pine Ridge Plantation

**April 7th – Edgefield County Hospital $5.00 Jewelry Show

**April 12 – Ridge Peach Beauty Pageant – Trenton GYM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Contact Melissa Boatwright or Carolina Wise @ 803-292-6814, 803-275-4693, or 803-275-5010.

**April 14 – Edgefield County Adult Education will offer Basic Computer Class, 7:00 PM – Call 803-275-1788 ext. 23 to register.  Cost $30.00

**April 15 – Paraprofessional Training Class – Edgefield County Adult Education 275-1788 ext. 23 to register or stop by 119 Cardinal Drive, Johnston

**April 16 – Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the Edgefield County Library, Edgefield County First Steps, & Region 2 Discovery center.  10:00 AM, at the Edgefield Library, puppet show, crafts, books, fun for all. Calhoun the Raccoon will be on hand to entertain the children.  For information contact Candi Lalonde @ 803-275-0800.

**April 18-19 – March for Parks Earth Day Expo – Bettis Academy Campus, Trenton, SC.  Sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association to save endangered parks and historic sites.  Includes a Friday night fish fry(5:30 PM until 8:00 PM) and Saturday activities(9:00AM) including an early morning walk(10:00 AM), rides, concessions, entertainment and a silent auction.  Call Willa Lanham @803-649-7709 for more information.

**April 23 – Upper Savannah Job Fair, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Greenwood Mall, Greenwood, SC.  Set up and registration for employers will be from 9 until 9:30 AM.  Lunch for registered employers (up to three people) is included. For more information regarding the job fair, please contact Upper Savannah Council of Governments Workforce Division Staff at 864-941-8050, or 1-800-922-7729, work@uppersavannah.com, or your local One-Stop Workforce center.

The Upper Savannah Workforce System and Greenwood Mall are sponsoring a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.  The Job Fair will be publicized heavily in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.  This is a semi-annual event that draws more than a thousand job seekers.

Set up and registration for employers will be from 9 until 9:30 am.  Lunch for registered employers (up to three people) is included.  A skirted table and chairs will be provided (electricity to tables is not provided).  Participation in the Job Fair is limited to employers that are hiring or expect to hire employees within the next 4 months.  There is no charge to participate.  However, available space is limited so please return the registration form as soon as possible.

Attached is a registration form to be completed and returned by Wednesday, April 9, 2007.  If you have questions regarding the job fair, please contact Upper Savannah Council of Governments Workforce Development Division Staff at 864-941-8050, 1-800-922-7729, work@uppersavannah.com or your local One-Stop Workforce Center.  Additional information on the Job Fair will be available at http://www.us1stops.com/jobFair.html.

**April 24 – Downtown Shoparound, Edgefield, SC – “Spring Fever in Edgefield” – artists on the sidewalks and in participating shops; 4:00 until 8:00 PM.

**April 26 – Paws in the Park – a fun day in the park at Johnston Elementary School’s Mims Park.  Sponsored by All God’s Creatures Pet Rescue. 11:00 AM Rain or Shine

**April 28 – Better Business Bureau – 1st Annual Integrity Golf Classic – West Lake Country Club, Augusta, Ga. Entry Deadline is April 11 – Registration begins at 11:30 AM – shotgun start 1:00 PM.  We are looking for sponsors, players and raffle items.  For more information contact Kelvin Collins at 706-210-7617.

**May 3 – 25th Annual Peach Blossom Festival, sponsored by the Johnston Development Board. Friday night street dance, all day Saturday activities and a grand finale Saturday night dance featuring The Catalinas.  Saturday activities include rides, games, vendors, arts and crafts, a parade, and live entertainment.  For more information contact John Timmerman crafts 637-6866 or Debra Aston 275-2345.

**May 6 – Fulfill a Dream fundraiser for STHS Athletic Department, Strom Thurmond High School, 6:00 PM. All you can eat seafood catered by Park Lane Seafood, with auctions and raffles to raise monies for the athletic department.  Tickets are limited, so don’t delay.  Contact Mr. Doug Painter or any member of the Strom Thurmond Booster Club for tickets.  803-275-1768 ext. 505.

**May 9 – Luau Banquet – Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Conference Center. Doors open at 6:00 PM, dinner 7:30 PM. Ticket prices: single $50.00; couple $80.00. Sponsor ticket $275.00; sponsor couples $300.00.

**May 9 – All God’s Creatures Pet Rescue Charity Golf Tournament

**May 10 – Jimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo

**May 16-17 – Relay for Life 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM, Strom Thurmond High School

Building a Senior Center...
one brick at a time.

Become a part of Edgefield County Senior Citizens Center forever!
Engraved Brick with Your own Personal Message
Our new senior center needs your help! To help pay for the completion of the new senior center building; we are asking that you buy a brick! These bricks will be used in a special walkway so that, in years to come, you will be able to bring your children and grandchildren to the "Walkway" to see your name and their names as permanent legacy of ECSCC. You will be able to create your own message. These specially engraved bricks will be used not only throughout the "Walkway", but at various other locations around the walkway. Everyone is invited to buy a brick, either for you or someone else, to commemorate special occasions, or to honor or remember a special loved one. What a great way to be remembered by those you love.

Brick Details
The bricks are 4" x 8" x 2¼ or 8" x 8" x 2¼ and are engraved using state of the art laser technology.
Just $50 for a 4" x 8" and $100 for an 8" x 8"

Mini Brick Replica
In addition, we offer you the opportunity to purchase a miniature replica of the original. This mini brick can be used as a paperweight, given to a loved one or a friend as a remembrance, or just an every day reminder.
The mini bricks for the 4" x 8" are 1½" x 3" x 5/8"
The mini bricks for the 8" x 8" are 3" x 3" 5/8"
Just $15 for a 4" x 8" replica and $20 for an 8" x 8" replica

Engraving Information
Your 4" x 8" brick can have up to 3 lines of wording and 12 characters per line. Your 8" x 8" brick can have up to 4 lines of wording and 20 characters per line (spaces and punctuation are counted as characters).

4x8 Brick
8x8 Brick     

For 2 or more bricks, please make another copy of this order form

Your Name_____________________________________    Phone __(_____)________________
Address _______________________________________    Email _________________________
City___________________________________________    State _________________________
#_____4x8 Brick: @ $50   =_______    #_____ Mini Bricks @ $15 = _______
#_____8x8 Brick: @ $100 =_______    #_____ Mini Bricks @ $20 = _______

Sorry, I am not interested in buying a brick at this time but here is my donation for the new senior center.

____$75 ____ $100 ____ $500 ____ Other    Total = ________

Please mail this form along with your check made payable to:

Post Office Box 510
Edgefield, SC  29824

If you have any questions, feel free to call (803) 637-5326.
Thank you!  We appreciate your support!

**The Ridge Heritage Association is seeking donations for a historical marker to be placed at the old Johnston Schools location, Mims Park, Academy Street in Johnston.  Please send contributions to: Johnston School Marker, Ridge Heritage Association, PO Box 117, Johnston, SC 29832.
**Women in Unity are asking for volunteers (retired teachers, etc.) to help teach our children in our after school tutoring program.  Call 637-6295 or 480-2862 for more information.

**ECCHO(Edgefield County Churches Helping Others) is seeking donations to help with renovation efforts on their building on Gray Street, Edgefield, SC.    Any and all donations would be appreciated.  Send donations made out to ECCHO, 300 Gray Street, Edgefield, SC 29824; indicate building renovation on your check.  Thank you in advance for your help with this project.

**All Gods Creatures Pet Rescue accepts and is in need of monetary donations.  Tax deductible contributions may be sent to PO Box 23, Johnston. Also remember the need for donated pet food at the Bi-Lo food bin!!

**United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, @ Oakley Park, 7:00 PM, all visitors are welcome.  637-4027 or 637-6861

**1st Thursday of each month, Sons of Confederate Veterans, @ Oakley Park, 7:00 PM.

**1st Thursday of each month, Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA).  All artists and interested persons are invited to attend. Meetings start at 7:00 PM.  Refreshments are served. Call Pamela 637-6763 or Carrie 637-6200 for locations and information.

**Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors meets the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 PM at 100 Waterworks Road, Edgefield.

Regularly Scheduled Local Gov’t Meetings
•    Edgefield Town Council – 1st Monday of each month 5:30 PM
•    Edgefield County Council – 1st Tuesday of each month 6:00 PM
•    Johnston Town Council – 2nd Monday of each month 6:30 PM
•    Trenton Town Council – 2nd Wednesday of each month 6:00 PM
•    Edgefield County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of each month 6:30 PM
•    Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30 PM

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