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JULY

**The Ridge Road Community Club will not meet during July. The next meeting will be August 3, 2017.

July 15: 1st Annual Business Expo to be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Avenue, Batesburg. Come out and meet over 15 vendors. $25.00 per table set up. Door prizes. Massage Table, Adult and Infant CPR, Master Barbers, Culinary, Fashions, Jewelry, Wedding Decor, Party Decor and many more. Vendor openings available until Friday, July 7th. Event is free to all.

July 17: Ribbon Cutting at Trey Bruner’s Edward Jones Office: The Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center will conduct a Ribbon Cutting for Trey Bruner Edward Jones, located at 112 East Columbia Avenue, on Monday, July 17th at 5:00 PM. Join us from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to Nancy Whitehurst at 803-332-2224 by July 12th.

July 20: General Membership Meeting Thursday, July 20th: The July General Membership Meeting will be the third Thursday, July 20th instead of the usual fourth Thursday. Our meeting this month will be at Hite’s Bar-B-Que at 12:00 PM.

July 22: Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold their Annual Class Reunion on July 22, 2017, at the Country Club of Lexington beginning at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending or for more information, call or e-mail Dannette Tumblin Bickley – 269-9063, dannette@sc.rr.com; Amelia Bowers Price –794-7073, ameliabp@bellsouth.net.

July 22: Bo Baker Fundraiser to be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.- until at C & C Automotive, 345 E. Church St., Leesville. Food prepared by the Good Time Grillers. All proceeds go to help Bo’s fight with cancer. Yard Sale, Raffle tickets, $5.00; All plates $10.00. BBQ plates, catfish stew, fried fish plates and sausage roll-ups. Tickets at Wiz’s Eatery, Faye’s Place and C & C Automotive. #HOBOSTRONG.

Monthly/Weekly Meetings: 

Community Christian Fellowship’s Emergency Food Pantry is open by appointment. Food is provided free of charge to those who qualify. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Located near the Traffic Circle. For information, call 892-4179.

The Lexington County Veterans’ Affairs officer, Ed Lundeen, meets veterans, surviving spouses dependents and beneficiaries at the Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.- noon.

Town of Gilbert welcomes you to visit our Depot Museum the first Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m. It is located at 333 Hampton Street. Donations are accepted. To schedule appointments, please call 892-2344.

The Christian Ministry Center, 1408 Summerland Ave., Batesburg. The pantry days and hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. for clients; 8 a.m.-noon for donations. Food and clothes are provided free of charge with an application process. The Christian Ministry Center serves those in need.

Operation Reach Out hours: Thrift Store and Emergency Food Pantry, at 519 E. Columbia Ave., open Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. We also deliver meals to home bound and have a Thrift Store open to all, no discrimination.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Saluda County will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Ridge Spring Library at 7:00 PM. Any questions regarding this group contact 803-687-1087.

Support Group for Grandparents raising Grand kids. Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church located at 144 E. Columbia Ave (across from Bojangles’) in Leesville. Receive encouragement, emotional and spiritual support. For more information, contact Jan Cushman at 803-331-2449 or St. Paul’s Church at 803-532-9279