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Posted: April 24, 2012 - 4:53pm  |  Updated: May 9, 2012 - 9:04am

SRR donates to Helping Hands

Savannah River Remediation recently presented Helping Hands, Inc. with a $500 donation.

The donation is a part of SRR’s Zero Injuries campaign. The company donates $500 to a local charity selected by employees when the employees work a month without injuries that result in days away from work.

Since August 2009, $14,500 has been donated to area charities.

Grant seekers to learn guidelines

The Community Foundation will hold an information session Monday for nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for a grant.

The Grant Seeker Sessions are designed to assist the organizations in applying for the Community Foundations Annual Unrestricted Grants Program. Grant seekers can review guidelines and application forms with Community Foundations staff members, who will address questions.

Sessions will be held at the Training Room of Serotta, Maddocks, Evans & Company, 701 Greene St., Suite 200. Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and are expected to last one hour.

For reservations, call (706) 724-1314.

Public can dig for treasures at event

Graves Mountain, a former mine known for its rare minerals, will be open to the public Friday-Sunday for the semiannual “Rock, Swap & Dig” event in which visitors can chisel away at rock outcrops in search of treasure.

The mine will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Although admission is free, donations to offset the cost of the event are accepted, said Clarence “Junior” Norman, the caretaker of the Lincoln County, Ga., site. Vendors will provide food and drinks. Families are welcome.

To get to Graves Mountain from Lincolnton, go west on U.S. Highway 378 toward Washington, Ga. The mine is about 3 miles ahead on the left. For details, call (706) 401-3173.

Votes will help fight hunger

Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking votes to help the Augusta metro area win $1 million to fight hunger.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will give away the grand prize to the metro area that gets the most votes on Facebook. People can vote once every day through Monday at apps.facebook.com/walmartfighthunger.

 

Easters Seals to hold tournament

Easter Seals East Georgia has partnered with the Professional Disc Golf Association to hold the Easter Seals Disc Golf Classic on Saturday at the PDGA International Disc Golf Center at Wildwood Park in Appling, Ga.

Cost is $40 individuals and $150 for teams of four. Register online at pdga.com.

Proceeds will benefit disability services.

For more information, call Jillian Fritz at (706) 667-9695 or e-mail jrumbaugh@esega.org.

 

College provides two workshops

Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. will hold coeducational summer workshops for rising 10th through 12th graders June 17-22.

The Young Writers Workshop focuses on poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction. The CSI: Converse workshop explores forensic science by learning about blood types, DNA and more, according to a news release.

Deadline to register is Monday.

For more information, visit www.converse.edu/summerworkshops.

 

Luminaries will honor loved ones

Luminaries can be purchased in honor of someone for the Edgefield Relay For Life being held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.

Contact the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun St., if interested in purchasing a luminary at (803) 275-0010.

Relay For Life will be held at Strom Thurmond High School.

Aiken racing hall of fame recognized

The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum was voted South Carolina's Best Equestrian Attraction for 2012 by the Official Best Of.

Official Best of is based out of Hollywood, Calif.

To view a video promoting the hall of fame, visit www.officialbestof.com.

 

 

 

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