Filling shopping bags with books

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students from kindergarten-fifth grade enjoyed filling a shopping bag with free books to read over the summer. The books were provided by RIF and through a Scholastic program supporting summer reading.

Kick Off To Summer Blast Open House

Heartland of Union will hold a Kick Off To Summer Blast Open House Thursday, June 21 from 5-6:30 p.m.

There will be music, cookout, door prizes, activities for the children such as face painting. Different vendors will be here to provide information and refreshments.

STEM Club Graduation

STEM Club of 2018 graduation will be held Thursday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Sims Middle School, 2200 Whitmire Highway, Union.

Giveaway

Lifechanging Ministry, 501 Hart Street, Union, will hold a Giveaway on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m.-noon.

The Giveaway will be held on the lower level of the church and in the church parking lot.

All items in the Giveaway are free. They include men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; shoes; pocketbooks; and household items.

Free Hot Dog Plates

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 644 will be serving hot dog plates Saturday, June 23 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion Post 22.

The hot dog plates are free but donations will be accepted.

SC State Vietnam Veterans of America President Samuel Brick will be at the event to talk to everyone.

Sims Class Of 1968

The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Boulevard.

Business of importance.

Please mark your calendar; and, plan to attend.

For information please call 864-674-6799.

Lockhart School Farewell Reunion

The Lockhart School Farewell Reunion will be held Saturday, June 23, for alumni and other former students of Lockhart Schools as well as current students and their families.

An Open House to be held at the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The reunion will then continue at Lockhart First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 126 Armory Road (behind Lockhart One Stop) from 1-4 p.m.

Those who attend are being asked to bring finger food to share. Water and lemonade will be provided.

Donations will be accepted to offset costs. Anyone interested in making donations may send them to Karen Ashe, 3837 Jonesville/Lockhart Hwy., Union SC 29379.

Pastor Appreciation

Bethel AME Church on Hamlett Street will be celebrating Pastor Appreciation Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Laurence Praloue.

Class Of 1963 Meeting

The Class of 1963 of Sims High School will have a planning meeting for the 55th Class Reunion to be held Aug. 31, 2018-Sept. 2, 2016.

The meeting will be at New Horizon Christian Church Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

All classmates are asked to attend.

For more information contact Leslie Garner or Wade Hampton.

Shred Day

Letha King Insurance and Financial Services Inc. will have their annual free Union County Shred Day and open house on June 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 at their office at 438 N Duncan Bypass, Union.

Senior Citizens To Meet

The Union County Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at Covenant Baptist Church Social Hall.

The club will be having hot dogs.

Members bring a dessert or a drink.

Others bring the items they were asked to bring.

David Lawson will be providing the entertainment.

Music In The Mansion

Enjoy an early evening musical performance in the beautiful ballroom of the Rose Hill Plantation mansion, the former home of Governor William H. Gist and his family. We will be transported to the 1800s as we listen to pieces that for the Gist family and their contemporaries would have been new. Today we consider them classics. Some you will recognize and others may be a surprise. The concert will take place Saturday, June 23, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Brennan Szafron, organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, is returning this summer for this special musical program. Szafron gives intimate and engaging recitals, introducing his audience to musicians and melodies which may be new to the ear or treasured favorites. His concerts, held in the ballroom which resonated with live music in the 19th century, are truly unique. There will be a 15-minute intermission with light refreshments available. At the end of the performance there will be a brief period for questions and discussion.

Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, June 20. Seating is limited to the first 35 registrants. Admission: $10/person. This is a Passport Plus program. Contact: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. Phone: 864-427-5966 or E-mail: [email protected]

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.

Moorman Reunion

The descendants of Peter, Wadus (Waitis), and Samuel Moorman are having a Family Reunion on June 22-24 at Veterans Park Clubhouse in Union.

For more information please call 954 732-7172 or 803 328-5985.

Family And Friends Day

Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Family and Friends Day Program, Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

Rev. Lewis Chuck Duckett, Jr., Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Blacksburg, will be the guest speaker.

Everyone is invited.

Rev. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

Missionary Program

Bethel Baptist Church, 904 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, will hold its Missionary Program on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

The speaker will be Evangelist Jackie Johnson of McBeth Baptist Church, Union,

The theme is Equipping Missionaries to do God’s Work.

The public is invited.

Annie P. Smith, Chairperson.

Viola Rice, Missionary President.

Rev. J.E. Tillotson, Pastor.

Senior Citizens To Meet

The Union County Senior Citizens will meet June 26 at 6 p.m. at Covenant Baptist Church Social Hall. The club will be having hot dogs, members bring a desert or a drink. Others bring the items that they were asked to bring. David Lawson will be providing the entertainment.

Men Of Faith Anniversary

Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 130 Beatty’s Chapel Road, will have Men of Faith Anniversary on June 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School

St. Luke Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29.

Fun Day will be Saturday, June 23 from 12-5 p.m.

Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

DSN Board Meeting

The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 27 at noon.

The meeting will be held at 226 South Gadberry Street.

Lunch will be provided.

Community Event

Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Community Event on Saturday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Foster Park.

All are welcome.

There will be fish, hot dogs, and hamburgers.

The food is free.

Farm & Craft Market

The Union County Farm & Craft Market will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

Come out for fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts and cookbooks.

The Market will accept SNAP/EBT and Healthy Bucks and farmers are accepting Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.

The 2018 Farm & Craft Market Season will run from Saturday, June 30 to Wednesday, November 21 from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Saturday. EBT and Healthy Bucks will be accepted on Thursdays and Saturdays ONLY.

Trip To Harrah’s

Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team for a fun-filled one-day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 21.

1st pick up at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building. 2nd pick up at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking lot.

If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799 or 313-520-6799.

Community Health Fair

Bethany AME Church will host a Community Health Fair at its Family Development Center, 137 Bethany Church Road, Jonesville, on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-noon.

There will be lot of vendors, blood pressure check, refreshments, and prizes.

For the exercise routine please wear comfortable clothing.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Chatiffany Washington, Christian Education Director.

Rena Goode, Health Ministry Coordinator.

June (And July) At The UCAC

This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in June (and July).

Art Camp

Now is the time to register for ART CAMP! All camps are $15 members/$20 nonmembers & include lunch!

Discovering My Hometown — Campers will spend the first day exploring Main Street. After their adventure they will work closely with a Union County Reading Coach and art teacher to write and illustrate their very own book! Students will also have the opportunity to help create a traveling WALL OF ART that will be displayed throughout Union County! Each child will receive a shirt and a copy of the finished book.

Discovering My Hometown will be held Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 2nd-3rd grades.

Inspired By Yesterday — Students will study works of art from some of history’s most famous artists. They will explore the techniques used during the time and then expand on these to recreate the artwork in a new and creative way. Starry Night in 3D? The possibilities are endless!

Inspired By Yesterday will be held Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 4th-6th grades.

Photography Exhibit

Will Barnes Abstract Photography Exhibit — Mr. Barnes was born in Austria and spent most of his childhood in Europe. After college Will worked as a commercial photographer until realizing his passion in photography was Fine Arts. His photography has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions both locally and nationally. They have received numerous awards and are in many public and commercial collections. His newest exhibition is based on colorful abstract visions. I invite you to visit his exhibit and study the detail that is in each photograph.

Opening day for the exhibit was Monday, May 7. The exhibit will run through mid-June.

Other Activities In June

Painting With Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Jam At Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community while enjoying your lunch! Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!

Ag & Art Tour — Remember to stop by UCAC during the 2018 Ag & Art Tour Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, and be a part of our community art project!

For more about the Union County Arts Council and the activities it offers call Director Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817.

Party at the Pond — Buffalo Community’s Annual Party at the Pond on Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark, music and vendors.

Union County School Board Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates.

• June 25, 2018- Union County Career and Technology Center

(Meet if Budget has not been approved)

• July 23, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• August 27, 2018 — Monarch Elementary School

• September 24, 2018 — Buffalo Elementary School

• October 22, 2018 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 26, 2018 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• December 10, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

All board meetings are held at 6 p.m. and additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

• July 10, 2018

• August 14, 2018

• September 11, 2018 at Carlisle Town Hall

• October 9, 2018

• November 13, 2018 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 11, 2018

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students from kindergarten-fifth grade enjoyed filling a shopping bag with free books to read over the summer. The books were provided by RIF and through a Scholastic program supporting summer reading.
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