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May 6th: The Midland Gospel Singing Center located at 705 Martin Smith Rd. in Gilbert, SC cordially invites everyone to their monthly gospel singing. Guests on May 6, 2017 will be Oasis and the Shine On Trio. 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.

May 12th: Annual Sc Poultry Festival/Batesburg-Leesville Golf Tournament: The annual South Carolina Poultry Festival/Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center Golf Tournament will be held May 12th at the Ponderosa Country Club.  The event begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start.  The play will be a Captain’s Choice.   Sponsors for the event at this time: CORPORATE-SCE&G; PLATINUM-Lexington Medical Center, AgSouth Farm Credit, Prudential Financial, Corder Pest Control; GOLD-Town of Batesburg-Leesville, Michelin, Comporium; HOLE SPONSORS-The Twin City News, AllSouth Federal Credit Union, Batesburg Insurance, Economy Furniture, Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Brittney K. Herlong Allstate Agency, Mid-Carolina electric Cooperative, Inc. For sponsorship and team registration forms please call Mike Taylor at 532-4339 or go to www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org to download a form.

May 20: On May 20th, 2017 the Batesburg-Leesville Middle and High School Bands will host their first annual Movie night under the stars. The purpose is to put on a fun family event and say farewell to the 2017 seniors.The gates to the track field will open at 5 pm. There will be music, games, and lots of fun to be had. Once the sun goes down (approx 8-8:30) a short video will be shown that says farewell to the seniors. The movie has not been determined yet, but it will be a fun family-friendly selection. Admission for everyone ages 5 and up is $5.00. With your paid admission you will receive a bag of popcorn and a canned soda of your choice. On the main concourse, there will be a food truck selling delicious cotton candy, drinks, elephant ears, corn dogs etc. Make plans to come spend an evening under the stars at the Batesburg-Leesville High School track field and enjoy a great community/family fun event. More details to follow.

May 20: Circle Volunteer Fire Department to host Chicken and Ribs and Bake Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, May 20th, 1-3 pm at the Circle Station. Serving BBQ chicken and ribs and a delicious bake sale. $8.00 per pound for ribs, $8 for a whole BBQ chicken.

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