Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Local POW to be honored
On Sunday, July 7th, Reggie and Anne Salisbury will attend the Carolina Celebration of Liberty at First Baptist Church in Columbia.
Salisbury, an 88-year-old former POW, is the selected representative of World War II and the group of all POWs for this celebration. Reggie is one of only seven World War II POWs in the Lowcountry. The POW group was organized in 1982 with POW's also of Vietnam and Korea.
Salisbury and his wife Anne presented a wreath on Memorial Day at the new marker for new and old Hwy. 52. The marker was supplied by the Town and Village Garden Club of which Anne is a member.
The Salisburys have also recently attended Cane Bay High and Middle Schools where Reggie was the invited guest speaker.
Salisbury was captured during the Normandy Invasion and walked with others in captivity through France to a POW camp in Germany.
The Salisburys are a treasure trove of history. The couple also enjoy gardening; they have 65 camellias which they attribute to the inspiration of J. Russell Cross.
Anne Salisbury, who is now 84, traveled on dirt roads years ago at the age of 22 to teach public school music at Cross High School. At this school Anne says she began her teaching career and also learning about the hobby of growing and raising camellias from Russell Cross.
A Celebration of Life was held in the Spring Hill United Methodist Church’s social hall for Peggy Fick on June 22. She moved to South Carolina in 1992 and joined the Spring Hill Church where she has been an active member of both the church and the ladies society.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ricky Chubb of the Pigeon Bay area.
Nicholas Biering, member of Boy Scout Troup 747, with a group of fellow church members will soon be heading to Jamaica for a humanitarian mission.
As his Eagle Scout Project, Nicholas is currently collecting reading glasses for those in Jamaica with visual needs. In Jamaica the glasses will be fitted and distributed to the poorest citizens. Donations of glasses of a variety of strengths will be greatly appreciated.
Questions about this project may be addressed to Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be placing collection boxes for glasses at local church offices for pickups. Drop offs may be made at St. John's Christian Academy, Delta Pharmacy, Biering Law Firm, Howards Restaurant, Hill's Tires and First Baptist Church.
Don't forget to come out to the Fourth of July Celebration at Spiers Landing Park.
Fireworks will be displayed on Thursday evening at 9 p.m. Music, arts and crafts, games, and lots of food will be available for fun and purchase.
If your organization, church or youth department would like to be a vendor, give Yvonne a call at 753-3150 or just show up and we'll take it from there.
Join us on July 5 for the Cross Tea Party at 5 p.m. on Friday.
One of the family groups gathering for the holidays will be the Bradwell, Cross, and Grooms celebration.
This gathering will be following a long tradition. The group will meet on the Saturday following the Fourth of July. Saturday will allow time for traveling for those who come from a distance.
Bring your picnic baskets and plan to arrive around 11 a.m. with lunch planned for 12 Noon. Bring a friend and your family!
According to Anne and Reggie Salisbury five local POWs gather for monthly meetings at "Four Holes,” which is located across from the old Smith's Meat Market. The group meets around 11 a.m. for lunch.
Call Reggie Salisbury and Anne for additional information in Lebanon.