Home Donors, Volunteers Organizations Clarendon briefs: Blood drive, farmers market and volunteers needed – Sumter Item

Clarendon briefs: Blood drive, farmers market and volunteers needed – Sumter Item

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McLeod Health Clarendon will

host blood drive on Aug. 17

MANNING – McLeod Health Clarendon, 10 E. Hospital St., is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. All donors will receive a $10 Visa card. To make an appointment, please contact Stacy Mosier at (803) 435-3156.

Face coverings are recommended while donating and are required in Manning. All donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies with every blood donation.

Volunteers needed for The Holy Donut Shoppe; meeting is Aug. 25



MANNING – The Holy Donut Shoppe, 13 W. Boyce St., is looking for volunteers to man the shop when it opens in late September. If anyone is interested in volunteering, a meeting has been planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the shoppe. Ann Driggers, the executive director of Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest, will be conducting the meeting. Individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers are asked to provide their Social Security number along with their date of birth. Background checks will be conducted on all potential volunteer candidates.

For more information, please contact Driggers at (803) 460-5572.

Manning Farmers Market is open

MANNING – The Manning Farmers Market at the corner of West Boyce and North Church streets is open from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, please call Carrie Trebil at (803) 435-8477.

Locally grown vegetables, fruit and plants are usually available.

Businesses can join Clarendon Chamber’s promotion campaign

MANNING – The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce is promoting businesses throughout the county through its “Going Green for Prosperity and Growth” campaign. To be a part of the campaign, contact the Chamber at (803) 435-4405 or email chamber@clarendoncounty.com and a Chamber staff or board member will drop off a sign to display in the window of your business and a green bow. A photo will be taken of you with your sign and posted on social media.

Chamber is accepting nominations for annual awards until Aug. 21



MANNING – The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Ambassador of the Year.

The annual awards are sponsored by Bank of Clarendon, Farmers Telephone Cooperative and George and Carole Summers, respectively.

To make a nomination, contact the Chamber at (803) 435-4405 or email chamber@clarendoncounty.com. All nominations must be returned to the Chamber by Aug. 21. The award winners will be announced via email and Facebook in early September.

Duckfest T-shirts are on sale

SUMMERTON – The T-shirts for 2020 Summerton Duckfest are on sale.

Short-sleeve T-shirts in sizes small to extra large are $15 each. Short-sleeve T-shirts in sizes 2X and larger are $18 each. Long-sleeve T-shirts are $25.

The T-shirts can be purchased at Summerton Drugs, Ginger’s Flower Shop and Summerton Hardware.

Commemorative 2020 Striped Bass Festival merchandise is on sale



MANNING – Commemorative 2020 Striped Bass Festival T-shirts and hats are on sale at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. To order your shirt, call (803) 435-4405. Curbside pickup is available. Choose from charcoal or blue shirts. T-shirts in sizes youth XS-Adult XL are $15 each. T-shirts in sizes 2XL to 5XL are $20 each. Hats are $15 each.

See Sumter Clarendon Heart Walk Virtual Year End Celebration online

MANNING – The Sumter Clarendon Heart Walk Virtual Year End Celebration is available for viewing by logging onto https://bit.ly/3ku6IwO. Christina Darby, director of development of the Sumter Heart Walk American Heart Association, said the virtual tour shows the hard work that the Manning-Sumter teams did to make this year’s event so successful.

Second-annual OverComers’ celebration will be a drive-through

MANNING – The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Clarendon County Cancer OverComers is hosting the second-annual OverComers’ Drive-Thru Celebration.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the annual event from an actual walk to a drive-through event with participants remaining in their vehicles. Free take-out meals will be handed out while supplies last.

Walk T-shirts and hats are on sale. Contact Sgt. Annett Smith to purchase your shirt or hat or to donate toward the celebration at (803) 460-9376 or (803) 435-4414.

The proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and hats will go to the Clarendon County Cancer OverComers’ organization.

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