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MARCH

March 1: The Ridge Road Community Club will meet Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. We will have a catered meal. Please join us for fun, food, and fellowship. To reserve the Club, please call/email Phyllis Davis at: 803 532 9426 or tpdavis.92@gmail.com.

March 2: The Batesburg-Leesville softball teams will host their annual Meet the Panthers on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at Panther Field. There will be an alumni game and any interested alumni should contact Lauren Stone at 803-528-6380.

March 3: The Midland Gospel Singing Center located at 705 Martin Smith Rd. in Gilbert, SC cordially invites everyone to their monthly gospel singing. Guests on March 3, 2018 will be Full Reliance and the Heritage Quartet. Singing begins at 6:00 p.m. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to provide finger foods. Come prepared to receive a blessing! For more information: Brenda Crosby (803) 719-1289.

March 3: The Southern BBQ Network (SBN) a non-profit organization is holding a certified judges training class on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Dupre’s Restaurant at the State Farmers Market, 322 Little Brook Lane, West Columbia, SC 29172. SBN provides certified BBQ judges to organizations that hold events to raise funds for local charitable causes. The class to become a certified BBQ judge and a member will start at 10 AM to 2 PM with lunch included. The class cost is $ 25.00 and the membership fee is $ 35.00 (you need to be a member to judge). Once you have completed the class you can then start judging at the State BBQ Championship on March 24, 2018 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia. For more information or to register for the class visit our website at http://www.sbbqn.com/ and click on the certification class’s picture or for more information contact Mike Wright at southernbbqnetwork@gmail.com or by phone 843-425-4186.

March 15: ADK Fashion Show: Our annual fashion show will be held at Southern Occasions on March 15, 2018. This year we will be featuring fashions from Mae’s and Boutique 527 of Batesburg-Leesville. Please plan to join us for this fun event! Tickets can be purchased for $ 10 at Mae’s, 527 Boutique, or any ADK member. Proceeds earned from this event will provide scholarships for college-bound students. The Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship winners for 2017-18 will be announced in May. We are working hard this year to provide scholarship winners for the class of 2018.

March 17: W. Wyman King Academy’s 13th Annual Booster Club Auction to be held March 17, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 pm for Silent Auction bidding. Meal to be served at 6:00. Live Auction starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets include admittance to the auction and a full meal provided by Shealy’s BBQ. Tickets can be purchased at the school or by contacting a booster club member. $25.00 for adults. $10.00 for children. Auction will he held at WKA in the gym at 1046 Sardis Road, Batesburg, SC 29006. If you have questions or if you would like to donate an item for the auction, please call 803-532-6682.

March 23: Cruisin’ for a Cure Dance: The Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center and Batesburg-Leesville Relay for Life will host Cruisin’ For A Cure Dance on Friday, March 23rd at T & S Farm beginning at 7:00 PM. Back by popular demand, Heart ‘N’ Soul will provide the music. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’ oeuvres. Sponsors for this event at this time are: Lexington Medical Center, Shealy’s Bar-B-Que, Batesburg Insurance Agency, and Oswald Wholesale Lumber. For sponsorship and ticket information please call the chamber at 532-4339. Proceeds from this event will be shared with the chamber and Relay for Life.

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