Tuesday, February 21, 2012
General Marion Memorial Service set for Feb. 27
The annual General Francis Marion Memorial Day will be on Monday, Feb. 27. Gen. Marion is historically known as the Swamp Fox.
There will be a memorial service at his tomb in Pineville beginning at 11 a.m.
Guest speakers will be Judge Francis Marion Kirk and Mr. John Wiggins. The Washington Light Infantry will act as color guard. At least three Daughters of the American Revolution chapters will be represented: General Marion's Brigade chapter of Moncks Corner, Margaret Gregg Gordon chapter of Kingstree, and Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning chapter of Manning.
Two memorial wreaths will be placed in the cemetery, one for Gen. Marion and one for his wife, Mary Esther. The public is invited to experience this historical event. Admission is free.
If more information is needed, contact Cathi Lee at 509-6404.
Friends of Berkeley Blueways
Congratulations to the members of Boy Scout Troop 747 from Moncks Corner for a great job collecting over 400 pounds of litter to improve our waterways and the environment. Boy Scout Troop 747 adopted Coon Island during the cleanup on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Appreciation goes out to Troop 747, Ed Deal and all volunteers for a job well done.
SC Historic Church Presentation
The Berkeley North Historical and Cultural Committee will sponsor presentation of historical churches on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12 noon. Admission tickets are $12 and will include a lunch. Tickets are limited. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Keith Gourdin at 509-3408 or Betty Gourdin at 351-4335.
Happy Birthday to Rebecca Barnette, Betty Beach, Jason Echols, Lori Gaskins, Kelly Grosskopf, James Hughes, Sarah Lail, Kenneth Minus, Doug Phillips, Jr., Gaynell Smith, Woody Wadford and Terry Wrenn.
Congratulations to J.K. Gourdin Elementary for being one of eight schools among 25 statewide to win a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. The school won $5,000 and plans are to install a gazebo and an outdoor learning lab in the fall.
Prayers and Get Well
Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to David Ayers and family, Meta Borop, Ruth Brassell, Halayne Day, Ernestine Huxford-Conrad, Frank Conrad, Ruth Dixon, Claudia Guerry, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Ann Hess, Lois Hood, Gail Humbert, Eloise Judy, Joyce Lewis, Marti Love, Earline Brown-May, Guy McGriff and family, Louise McMakin, Janice Mitchum, Betty Rich Morris, Glenn Rhode, Louise Rich, Jesse Schurlknight, Trey Smith, Georgia Thames, Katie Thames, Ginny Tucker, Gabriel Wadford, Lillian Wadford, Aileen Welch, Mae Welch, Oscar Williams and Chris Wrenn and family.
Pray for our troops (land, air and sea) in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and all around the world, for them to be protected as they protect us. Keep in prayer Gov. Nikki Haley and her family, and all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star members, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the families and friends of Vermell Mills Crawford Binnarr, John Croker and Robert Mazyck.
Have a blessed week! If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at email@example.com before noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events. Mail news items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479, or call 567-4370.