If you are reading this after 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, then it is officially summer. Now, I confess, I am not a summer person, as I don’t like the heat, humidity or insects that seem to proliferate during this time of year.
However, I am a huge fan of the delicacies that the summertime brings … peaches, Silver Queen corn, watermelons and butter beans. I love those nights when we just have vegetables for supper. Remember what they say: don’t leave your car unlocked – someone will put squash in it!
Don’t forget the Farmers’ Market each Saturday at the corner of Church and Boyce Streets from 8 a.m. to noon.
Not only can you do the Farmers Market thing on Saturday, but the Clarendon Health System is hosting a Farmers Market on Wednesday mornings (6:30-9:30 a.m.) and Thursday afternoons (4:30- 7:30 p.m.) in the Cypress Center. There is just no excuse for not eating healthy this summer. Call 435-5200 for more details.
Every year Alzheimer’s disease affects our loved ones both in our county and across the nation. The Alzheimer’s Association’s major fundraiser is “the Walk to End Alzheimer’s” held in the fall. Their kickoff for this event will be Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m., at the Council of Aging located on South Church Street in Manning. If your family has been affected by this dreadful disease, go check them out. It’s all about funding and finding a cure.
Clarendon County native Pamela Middleton Canty has become quite the playwright. She will present her latest work, “Spa Confessions,” at 6 p.m., June 23, at Weldon. Pamela is a friend of mine and this woman has some real talent. Go check it out!
Also on June 23, will be the Taste of Liberty – Free Will Baptist Church, that is. There will be lots of good food, yummy deserts, sweet tea and, my personal favorite, boiled peanuts. My friends Vonnie and Jamie Ridgeway (they’re cousins) will be serving up some good ol’ Southern Gospel. Just remember, go out the Bloomville Road, turn left on Liberty Church Road and look for the church that looks like it came off a postcard. Tickets are $15 or $25 for two and are available at Terry’s Exxon, Hill Printing, Clarendon Exterminating and Xpressions Salon.
The good folks at Columbia’s EdVenture Children’s Museum are coming to town.
Mark your calendar for June 27, as EdVenture to Go Camp will be held at the Clarendon Community Center (behind Weldon). There will be session for kids 2-12. Best of all, it’s FREE thanks to sponsors The Bank of Clarendon and FTC. Call the Clarendon County Rec. Dept. at 433-0103 or 473-3543 to register your kid. It sounds like a ton of fun!
I’m getting a little ahead here, but please remember the “world famous” New Zion Fourth of July Parade. It starts at 10 a.m. in beautiful downtown New Zion. Anyone can enter to be in the parade and there is no cost. They have cars, golf carts, four-wheelers, bicycles, you name it. If it can move in a forward direction, it’s eligible. It is also highly entertaining to watch, so if you don’t want to roll, bring your lawn chair and sit a spell. Hint: They’ve been known to go ‘round twice.
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Have a fabulous week!