Volunteers Spread Out To Pick Up Trash In Kershaw

The Town of Kershaw and The Heart and Soul Committee brought volunteers out on Saturday to pick up trash across the town of Kershaw. Many areas of town have become littered and unattractive. The efforts of volunteers aimed to reverse some of that.

I found a spot on the road behind IGA and in 10 minutes I was able to gather a half trash bag of trash.

As I traveled through the sites where volunteers were working, I saw more than litter. It was sad to see a stack of old tires being piled on the road side.

I am sure the efforts were appreciated. I am also sure that it will take more than just four hours on one day to get the town clean up. Even more, the attitude of “someone else will get this, Toss” needs to change. If it doesn’t change, in a month, the litter will be back.

Maybe the bigger value of efforts like Saturday’s will be awareness. A moment to realise that it takes us all to keep the town clean. Kershaw brags that we are a family, that means all of us pitch in the keep our home clean. We need everyone to be proactive. If it takes only a minute to pick up something, take the effort. Small efforts build and we will be successful. At least in my humble opinion.

Wind Does Not Deter Relay For Life 2019

By David Kellin, editor@pantagraph.online

The rain held off for the 2019 Relay For Life event held at Buford High School on Friday evening. A field of people and luminaries brought survivors and supporters together to help raise money to fight cancer.

The storm line passed earlier in the day and brought behind it blustery winds. The bright sunshine and clear sky more than made up for gusts. Many of the popup tents stayed cover-less through out the event.

The effort helped raise over $1800 for the American Cancer Society. Food was plentiful. Reunions of people with other survivors made it much more than just a lap around the oval of Luminaries. After the survivor’s lap, purple and white Balloons were released. Relay for Life is a shout of victories over a dread disease. Within these events and moments, we celebrate together and carry on the fight for those who follow.

Relay For Life Facebook page

Rosie’s Easter Bash 19

By David Kellin, editor@pantagraph.online

On Saturday, Rosie held the annual Easter Bash on the Armory grounds. The cool weather did not keep the egg hunts away. There were four age based hunts. Eggs were spread inside a marked off area. Some of the eggs had tickets that allowed the finder to get a donated Easter Basket.

Llama, and goats kept the kids pulling grass to feed them by hand. Crafts were available for the kids to make. The Easter Bunny posed for pictures. Inflatables and rides were set up at the bottom of the hill. Food trucks served up warm treats for the families.

Photos are available at https://sarasdadsphotography.smugmug.com/Rosies-Egg-Hunt-19/

10,000 Eggs Just Needed To Be Found

by David Kellin, Editor@pantagraph.online

With advancing severe storms to the south, The Kershaw Easter Egg Hunt began on time at Stevens Park at 3pm on Sunday. The community collaborative effort saw over 10,000 eggs stuffed and ready to be hid in the pine area near the new playground.

Multiple churches and sponsors offered booths and additional activities in the parking lot. The Easter Bunny met children in the gazebo. A free lunch was provided inside the community center.

The rain held off till about 15 minutes until 5:00 pm. The event ended with no-one getting wet. A raffle gave away 18 Easter Baskets, and two 20 inch bikes.

Below are some pictures from the event.

Buckets Of Easter Eggs

By David Kellin, editor@pantagraph.online

The rain held off, and the sun broke through upon the ballfields of Westville, SC. The Easter Egg hunt brought young people out to search for prizes. Once the countdown reached zero, the crowd of children broke free and covered the fields. Looking for red tickets or gift certificates, the collected eggs were cracked and the contents dumped out. Hot dogs and chips awaited the crowd after the hunt. One thing that was shared by all, was smiles and fun.