Berkeley County Blueways needs volunteers

  • Monday, August 25, 2014

The annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep for 2014 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Berkeley County Blueways needs paddlers to assist with this event in Berkeley County.

The Beach Sweep/River Sweep is organized by SC Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with SC Department of Natural Resources. It is the largest one-day litter clean-up of South Carolina’s beaches and waterways.

Every third Saturday in September annually thousands of South Carolinians volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps.

Beach Sweep/River Sweep is an annual event for South Carolina since 1988 and is held in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which involves several hundred- thousand volunteers in over 75 nations.

If more information is needed, visit www.scseagrant.org or www.dnr.sc.gov

The Berkeley County Blueways would appreciate all paddlers who can assist with the 2014 SC Beach/River Sweep in Berkeley County. Contact Archie at ilike2kayak@juno.com if you want to help.


The Town of St. Stephen annual October festival is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. Vendors are needed for the St. Stephen October Festival.

Mark your calendars for a weekend of fun entertainment, food and amusement rides. There will be crafts, a firefighting competition, Puppets Praising Jesus, plus lots more.

If you are interested in an application for vendor or any questions, contact Cindy Wadford at 567-3565.

Blood Drive

A blood drive was hosted by the Macedonia Fire Department Junior Explorers at the Macedonia Fire Department on Aug. 11.

The Junior Explorers would like to thank everybody who helped by giving blood or came to support the event.

Farmers Market

The Moncks Corner Farmers Market is now open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Location is on the corner of Gulledge and Heatley Street in Moncks Corner. For more information, call 257-2727.

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Karen Biddlecom, Cricket McGriff, Molly Newton, Sylvia Pipkin, Brandy Rogulski, Debbie Saturday, Benny Ward, Kaden Ward, McKenzie Ward and Martha Whitton.

Prayers and Get Well

Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to the Rev. Tom Aldrich, David Ayers and family, Metro Borop, Ruth Brassell, Katie Brown, Frank Conrad, Mary Driggers, Roy Edens, Dale Funk, Wayne Gamble, Claudia Guerry, Faye Harris, Jerry Hood, Shelby Hood, Pat Hughes, Gail Humbert, Joyce Lewis, Earline Brown-May, Louise McMakin, Betty Rich Morris, Joyce Morris, Family of James Pipkin, Samuel Pipkin, Lewin Platt, Brittany Riffe, Peggy Schipmann, Thelma Schurlknight, Wilson Thrower, Ginny Tucker, Patricia “Sissy” Ward, Mae Welch and for any un-spoken prayers needed.

Pray for our troops and their families, for the selfless acts they perform for us. Keep in prayer Gov. Nikki Haley and her family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.

Have a blessed week! If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events. Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479.

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