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Chamber of Commerce applauds response of "Key Ingredients" display
posted April 10, 2009
The Edgefield County Peach Museum reports that its seven week showing
of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Key Ingredients:
America by Food was a resounding success.
The Edgefield County Peach Museum was expressly chosen by the South
Carolina Humanities Council to host the exhibition as part of the
Museum on Main Street project – a national/state/local partnership to
bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
Key Ingredients is now on view at the Edisto Island Museum in Edisto
Island, SC the exhibition will end with Edisto Island – May 10th, 2009.
Through a selection of artifacts, photographs and illustrations, Key
Ingredients delighted record-breaking audiences with its exploration of
how culture, ethnicity, landscape and tradition influence the foods and
flavors we enjoy across the nation. And local residents are still
submitting recipes for our Edgefield County Peach Museum cookbook, to
debut this fall.
“We’re thrilled with the community’s reaction to Key Ingredients,” said
Donna Livingston. “By hosting a Smithsonian exhibition at our
institution, we were able to increase our attendance numbers and garner
more exposure for the Edgefield County Peach Museum.” By working
with the South Carolina Humanities Council, local cultural
organizations and businesses we were able to offer a wide variety of
educational programs for the entire community. Partnering with
the Edgefield County School District and local library we were able to
showcase the school children the diversity of food beginning with Land
of Plenty; Local Flavors; Dynamic Delivery; Festival of Feasts; and
ending with Home Cooking.
The Edgefield County Peach Museum and the Edgefield County Chamber of
Commerce would like to extend special thanks to the following persons
Mrs., Jackie Boatwright and her list of wonderful volunteers who helped
keep the doors open in my absence, Anne Dukes, Eddie Boatwright, Linda
Clancy, Betty Rhoden, Margaret Edwards, Lillian Hughes, Jewel Edwards,
Boots Bandy, Robin Hagaman, Betty Dowd, Mary Ann Hair, Nancy Dixon, Ida
Herlong, Candi Lalonde, and Janet Burgess.
The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for all
their support along with their delicious variety of sweets provided
during “Sweets for the Sweet” event. Pat Altman, Sandra Friar, Crystal
Arnold, Keva Jackson, John Culbertson, Evergrace Jackson, Greg
Anderson, Christopher Douse, Debbie Courtney, Mary Rice Crenshaw, and
Sheriff Adell Dobey.
Silent Auction Donators: Brad Covar (Carolinas/Georgia Golf
Association), STCC Welding Department, Ike Carpenter, Sawyer Alley
Restaurant, Petal Pushers Floral & Gifts, Rabbit Patch, Anne Rauton
Smith, Maxwell & Halford Drugs, Tidwell Jewelers, STCC FFA
Greenhouses, Laurel Blossom, SCNHC Freshwater Coast Discovery Center,
Jari’s Bakery, Leonard Todd, National Wild Turkey Federation, Heritage
Council of North Augusta, Brenda & Larry Baratto, Aiken County
Historical Museum, and Greg & Patti Anderson.
WKSX-FM radio disc jockey’s Frank Davis and Tony Baughman, we want to
thank you and the station for promoting the exhibition and hosting the
live remote at the Chamber office for our “Sweets for the Sweet”
event. We appreciate all the support you give the Chamber of
Commerce and the Edgefield County Peach Museum.
Thanks for all your support – People who donated food for the Johnston
Food Bank and those who purchased auction items. Moneys received
from the silent auction benefited: Edgefield County Relay for Life,
Edgefield County School District – school supplies, and Johnston Food
The opening reception for Key Ingredients – hosted by food from local
restaurants was greatly welcomed and very delicious – Thanks to:
Ten Governor’s Café, Park Row Market No. 1, Riley’s On Main,
Gary’s Hamburgers, Subway of Edgefield, Papa’s Pizza To Go, Jari’s
Bakery, Sawyer Alley Restaurant, and No. 1 China.
To Bobby and Jenny Lyn Seawright, Watson and Doris Rhodes, Joe Horace
and Sandra Friar, Crystal Arnold, Pat Altman, Roger Lamb, Melanie
Gibson, Ed, Jenny and Tucker Mims and Andy Livingston for helping to
set up and take down exhibition. You’re expertise at
understanding directions was very much appreciated. Also, Jacob
Courtney for helping to unload and load the crates (from the trucking
company) which held the exhibition.
Sandra Friar and Dr. Mary Rice-Crenshaw for getting some of the school
children to the exhibit and Janet Burgess at the Johnston Library for
helping to entertain 100 students: at one time!!
To Ike Carpenter and Whitney Ellis for entertaining the tour group from
Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews – who could not express enough – how
much they enjoyed their visit.
And lastly to Candi Lalonde for her support, helping with all the
activities we had, covering the phone, entertaining – from children
(4th & 5th grades to high schoolers) to senior citizens; working
(volunteer) to keep the door open; vacuuming to just about anything –
THANKS A BUNCH !!!!
Key Ingredients is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique
collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local
host institutions. To learn more visit
www.museumonmainstreet.org, www.sites.si.edu, www.schumanities.org.
Once again the Edgefield County Peach Museum and the Edgefield County
Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who came to visit the
Key Ingredients: America by Food exhibition. We appreciate your support
and hope you will continue to support us in all future endeavors we
pursue in the county. Without your support we would be none
Donna C. Livingston, Administrator
Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce
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