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Posted: May 15, 2012 - 4:46pm  |  Updated: May 30, 2012 - 5:13pm
Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 14th house on Thursday. The home, which will be built on Austin Street, will become the home of Lilly Gomillion (second from left) and her 13-year-old daughter, Ala'zia. The house will be built by volunteers on the weekends over the course of the next few months. Gomillion will also put in sweat equity to get the house built. Attending the groundbreaking at the home site were (left to right) Kevin Hyman, human resources with PotashCorp; Gomillion; Pat Bosnal, vice president for Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta; Ron Mathews, senior manager at Bridgestone; and Rodney Baker, store manager of the North Augusta Walmart.    NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 14th house on Thursday. The home, which will be built on Austin Street, will become the home of Lilly Gomillion (second from left) and her 13-year-old daughter, Ala'zia. The house will be built by volunteers on the weekends over the course of the next few months. Gomillion will also put in sweat equity to get the house built. Attending the groundbreaking at the home site were (left to right) Kevin Hyman, human resources with PotashCorp; Gomillion; Pat Bosnal, vice president for Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta; Ron Mathews, senior manager at Bridgestone; and Rodney Baker, store manager of the North Augusta Walmart.

Family Y camp begins registration

Registration is open for the Family Y of North Augusta’s annual summer camp.

The camp will be held June 4 through Aug. 10 at Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 W. Five Notch Road. It will feature arts and crafts, games, sports, devotions and character-development activities. Children can also participate in specialty camps such as dance, art, sports, baking and construction camp.

The camp is open to children ages 5 to 12. The summer camp fee is $80 per week for members and $110 per week for nonmembers. The fees for specialty camps are $90 per week for members and $120 per week for nonmembers. Financial assistance is available.

For more information or to register, contact the Family Y at (803) 278-0082.

 

Leadership class takes applications

Leadership North Augusta is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 class.

Leadership North Augusta is a program that was developed from the North Augusta 2000 strategic planning process and its goal is to identify, develop and cultivate leaders in the North Augusta area.

The class will consist of 10 to 12 members who will meet once a month for nine months starting in October. A variety of topics as it relates to North Augusta will be covered including history, arts and culture, health, education, quality of life, government, economic development and community service.

Applications can be found online at www.
leadershipnorthaugusta.com and must be turned in before the close of business on June 15. Applicants will also participate in an interview with the Leadership North Augusta board in July or August.

For more information, contact the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce at (803) 279-2323.

 

Outdoor concerts begin Thursday

The annual outdoor music series, Music in the Park, returns Thursday at Maude Edenfield Park.

Doug and the Henrys will kickoff the series.

Future concerts are as follows: May 24, Savannah River Winds; May 31, Flashback; June 7, North Augusta Idol spotlight with Jim Tau and Jazz Combo; June 14, Sibling String; June 21, Savannah River Brass Works; June 28, Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold; July 12, Split Rail; July 19, Preston and Weston; and July 26, 246th Army Jazz Band and art show.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held at The Verandah at Maude Edenfield Park, located off Brookside Avenue by the North Augusta Community Center. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the community center.

For more information, visit www.naartscouncil.org.

 

Chorus is looking for male singers

Garden City Chorus is recruiting male singers to join them for a 100-man show in September.

Rehearsals are held at 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at Church of Christ, 600 W. Martintown Road. If interested in joining the group, call (803) 279-4198.

 

Speaker to discuss Civil War stories

The Sgt. Berry Benson Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Acacia Masonic Lodge, 501 Brookside Drive.

The speaker will be Joe Long, who has worked in the Confederate relic room and military museum for 10 years. He recently co-wrote Through Fiery Trials: Religion in the Civil War, for the relic room. He will present Artillery Stories of the Carolinas Campaign at the meeting, focusing on South Carolina in 1864.

Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Robert Gordon at (803) 279-9169, Curtis Wright at (803) 279-9258 or Reed Wakeley at (803) 
279-0921.

 

Holy Trinity to hold benefit yard sale

A yard sale will be held in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Carolina Avenue from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Proceeds will be used to build a Christian teacher's college in Tanzania to benefit children with Christian education, according to a news release. The church is also accepting donated items to sell.

For more information, call the church at (803) 
279-0765.

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