In The Hard Copy - 04-08-2009

2009 Dogwood Festival

Jerry E. Halmon, Staff Writer

Downtown Denmark was bustling with excitement Saturday in anticipation of the city’s Annual Dogwood Festival Parade.

This year’s parade featured out-going Mayor Carrie S. Simmons as Grand Marshal. The parade had over 50 entries including: Beauty Queens, fraternal originations, Girl Scout Troops, Motor Cycle Clubs, local fire departments, City Recreation League Teams, and much more. Each organization in the parade seemed to have an endless amount of candy to throw to the kids (who eagerly gathered it up) as they passed by.

Denmark Girl Scout Troop #34 was the winner of a $25 drawing, while the Pure Passion Riders a female motorcycle club from Bamberg was the winner of a $50 drawing.

As the parade ended people on the sidewalks of the town could be heard saying” it was a great parade.”

Sadie Harter Cooner Scholarship

The Sadie Harter Cooner Endowed Scholarship has been awarded each year by Trinity United Methodist Church in Bamberg. This scholarship was begun in December 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson (Anne Harter) and Mrs. Marian B. Harter of Salisbury, NC, nieces of Mrs. Cooner. Mrs. Cooner was organist at Trinity for 55 years and choir director for 36 of those years, as well as a well-known performer in the community and statewide.

The deadline for applying for a scholarship is May 1, 2009. Application blanks may be obtained from the office at Trinity United Methodist Church, 11761 Heritage Highway, PO Box 335, Bamberg, SC 29003, telephone 803/245-4275. Church office hours are 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Child Find

The mission of Denmark- Olar School District No. Two of Bamberg County, a rural Community shaped by the rich traditions of two historical institutions of higher learning, is to ensure a high quality education for each student through innovation instructional methods and dynamic educational experiences facilitated by highly qualified professionals. In an effort to ensure the best education for children with special needs; the school district will conduct CHILD FIND during the week of April 27-May 1.

Parents or individual concerned about a child’s hearing, speech, learning disability, behavior, emotional development, and/or motor coordination are urged to call Programs for Exception Children at 793-3346.

Bamberg County First Steps

Bamberg County First Steps in partnership with Bamberg School District One is pleased to announce its 2008-2009 Annual Meeting Celebration. This major event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Richard Carroll Elementary School – Campus A Gym, 153 McMillan Street – Bamberg.

The theme is: “Bamberg County First Steps; Paving The Way To A Brighter Future.”

The entire community is cordially invited to share in this annual event which will feature children performances, children’ gift bags, rich door prizes, refreshments and drawings for a Beautiful Easter Basket and/or a $50.00 Gas Card.

Our Vision: “Every child in South Carolina will arrive at school ready to succeed.”

Miller’s artwork

Anona Miller, a junior at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM), was chosen to have her artwork displayed at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence.

Miller’s piece, ‘What Do They Call You?,’ was on display through March 30 as part of the Youth Art Celebration Exhibition. She is one of nine students from GSSM whose work was selected.

Miller is the daughter of Gilbert and Minnie Miller of Bamberg. She attended Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School prior to being accepted to GSSM.