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March 16: ADK Fashion Show: Our annual fashion show will be held at Southern Occasions on March 16th, 2017.This year we will be featuring fashions from Boutique 527 and Mae’s of Batesburg. Please make plans to come join us for this fun event! Tickets can be purchased for $ 10 at 527 Boutique, Mae’s or any ADK member. Proceeds earned from this event will provide scholarships for college bound students. The Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship winners for 2016-2017 will be announced in May. We are working hard this year to provide scholarship winners for the class of 2017.

March 16: Anyone interested in joining and active community group working for the betterment of Western Lexington County is encouraged to attend the meeting of Ridge Protection Coalition. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 16, 7 P.M. 1220 Cedar Grove Road, Leesville, SC.

March 18: The Batesburg-Leesville Ministerial Alliance invites the community to join them on Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Leesville United Methodist Church to view the movie “Woodlawn”. This true story, which took place in Birmingham Alabama during 1973, shows how a football team changed the lives in a struggling community.

March 18: Corine Johnson turns 90 years of age March 14,th 2017. Mrs. Corine is owner of Johnson’s Beauty Shop and the MOTHER of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Batesburg S.C. Congratulations! You all are welcome to drop by this Saturday 3/18/17.( the birthday of the late Minnie Hopkins- Corine’s mother) from 1:00 p.m until…….This is in appreciation to her clients and clientele and everyone of you who continue to share friendship and love towards Mrs. Corine. Thank You.

March 18: The March 18th Haynes Bluegrass Show will be a great evening. New Dixie Storm will be coming to the Haynes for their 1st show. Trinity River will be returning to Haynes for their 2nd year. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of bluegrass. Admission for this show is $15. For more info call 803-582-8479 or send a message on Facebook @ William Lewis Rogers and visit the newly updated website @ The Haynes is located at 423 College St Leesville SC 29070.

March 21: The Leesville Batesburg American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary, Post 61, will meet Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Legion Hut on S. Hendrix St., Leesville. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to be served at 7p.m. The evening meeting will begin after the meal with the formal opening by the American Legion. Then the program for the evening will feature Patriotic Music. All Legionnaires and Auxiliary members are urged to attend. Guests are welcome. The meeting will conclude with the business meetings. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Any questions call Charles Nichols at 532-9401.

March 23: Delmar Community Club will meet Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A covered dish meal including dessert and tea. Business meeting only. Preparing for fund raiser in April. Visitors welcome. For information call 532-2314 or 532-9060.

March 24: The Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center and Relay for Life will present “Dancing with the Stars of Hope” on Friday, March 24th at T&S Farm beginning at 7:00 PM. Heart ‘N Soul band will provide the music for the evening. Sponsors for the event so far are: Town of Batesburg-Leesville, Lexington Medical Center, and Oswald Wholesale Lumber. For sponsorship information and tickets please call the chamber office at 532-4339. Please see our website at

March 25: The Annual Goff Reunion will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que at 11:45 am. It will be a dutch treat. This consists of the descendants of Josiah Garrett (Joe) Goff. Come and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.

March 25: The spring M.O.M. Sale will be open to the public Saturday, March 25, from 7 a.m. until noon, in the Health and Wellness Center at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd./Hwy 378 in West Columbia. Large items (i.e. furniture and equipment) sell very quickly. Plan to arrive early. Admission is free.

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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