The St Andrews Woman’s Club (SAWC) started the 2023-2024 year with a Summer Social and membership gathering at the General Federation Woman’s Club – South Carolina (GFWC-SC) Headquarters located at 1511 Laurel Street in Columbia on August 20. Many of the club’s members were in attendance to welcome four new
Irmo Town Councilman Eric Sickinger spoke to the St. Andrews Optimist Club on August 11. Sickinger described his primary motivation for seeking the office as a desire to project a positive image of the town to the Midlands. He characterized his approach as being a combination of both delegating and
Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) and their event partners will host the third annual Lakeside Litter Sweep litter cleanup event on Lake Murray on September 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. KMB is seeking volunteers to clean up islands, shorelines, boat ramps, roads, and natural areas around the lake.
Adult literacy council Turning Pages SC is excited to host the annual “Authors for Literacy” as part of its 55th birthday bash, “Dive into a Literary Feast.” Scheduled for Saturday, August 26, from 4 pm to 8 pm, at River’s Edge Retreat, this collaborative fundraiser celebrates both local authors and
The City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media and Marketing Department is hosting two fundraising events for Sistercare, which helps victims and families recover from domestic violence August 19 and August 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. Join in at downtown City Hall Parking Lot, 1737 Main Street in Columbia
On July 21, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo hosted speakers Hugh Caldwell and Barbara Padgett, representing the South Carolina Envirothon. The event they detailed is hosted annually by the SC Department of Natural Resources. Envirothon began nationally in 1979 to raise awareness among high school students who showed an
“If you serve, you deserve” is the motto of Columbia’s Operation Veterans Support, whose founder, Dr. Glen Brown, spoke to St. Andrews Optimists on July 14. Providing clothing, food, job search support, and housing assistance, the organization places volunteers in the lives of military veterans during their times of need.
Town of Irmo Mayor Barry Walker spoke to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo on June 16. Walker also serves as President of the Lexington Municipal Association. Walker’s path to the mayoralty had its beginnings when he transferred from Connecticut to this area while an information technology professional. He sought
Two Irmo High School students made a huge positive difference in the Sensory and Learning Garden used by Special Education students at Irmo High School. Addie McAlister from Troop 616 of the Mountains to Midlands Council received the Girl Scout Gold Award and Van McAlister from Scouts BSA Troop 95