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Posted: September 24, 2013 - 6:57pm
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Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina attended the National Commander James E. "Jim" Koutz banquet Aug. 27 during the 95th National Convention of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary in Houston, Texas. Pictured (from left): Brenda Holland, Aiken Unit 212 and Department of S.C. recording secretary; Anne Parker, Little River Unit 186 and Department of S.C. senior vice president; Linda Smiley, North Augusta Unit 71 and Department of S.C. president; Pat Dendy, dual member of Aiken Post 212 and Unit 212 and District 5 commander; and Fannie Mitchell, Aiken Unit 212.   SPECIAL
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Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina attended the National Commander James E. "Jim" Koutz banquet Aug. 27 during the 95th National Convention of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary in Houston, Texas. Pictured (from left): Brenda Holland, Aiken Unit 212 and Department of S.C. recording secretary; Anne Parker, Little River Unit 186 and Department of S.C. senior vice president; Linda Smiley, North Augusta Unit 71 and Department of S.C. president; Pat Dendy, dual member of Aiken Post 212 and Unit 212 and District 5 commander; and Fannie Mitchell, Aiken Unit 212.

Volunteers needed

Adult volunteers are needed to help with the activities of Girl Scouts troops in Aiken and Edgefield counties.

The volunteers will help organize fun, interactive and girl-led leadership activities. Volunteer opportunities vary from spending a day coaching a sports, arts or health workshop to leading a troop for eight to 12 months.

No experience is necessary and free training is provided. The time commitment is up to the volunteer.

Those interested should contact Heather Hall, community development manager for the Girls Scouts of South Carolina–Mountains to Midlands, at (803) 640-9381 or hhall@gssc-mm.org.

Proposals sought

Paine College’s humanities department is accepting proposals for the annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance.

This year’s theme is Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists and Critics of the Renaissance. Presentations will focus on literature, history, philosophy, art, music and the impact of architects, artists and critics of the Harlem Renaissance era.

Proposals can be submitted in three categories: undergraduate students; graduate students; and professors, independent scholars, community organizers, artists and designers.

The deadline to submit proposals and abstracts is Friday.

Visit paine.edu for more information.

Group elects leader

Gwen Fulcher Young has been elected president of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta.

The organization is open to anyone interested in issues involved in the American Civil War.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Macaroni Grill, 275 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta.

Contact Young for more information at gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com or (706) 737-9115.

Employees honored

More than 40 Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees were recognized for excellence in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s defense programs: Jennifer L. Rice, Benjamin T. Snider, Caleb F. Gustafson, Charles F. Miller, J. Colin Ferguson, John C. Rivers, Michael S. Hourihan, Milton L. Rogers Jr, Patrick L. Dorr, Phillip J. French, Tracey L. Franklin, Carol S. Kestin, Brenda B. Bordon, Josie G. Fraley, Pamela L. Morgan, Pamela R. Waller, Sandra B. Stallings, Timothy D. Allen, E. Lynn Bouknight, Gerald D. Levi Jr, Charles R. Bell, Jr., Michael L. Autry, Adam B. Reese, Wendall J. Platt, Joya W. Trottie, William D. Syms, Zanthia B. Green, Wanda E. Tyler, William C. Whittle, Kevin L. Sessions, Mickey W. Craig, Maurice K. Thomas, Robert M. Blanton, Gregory E. Mcgee, Rhonda W. Arnold, John O. Radeck, Chad E. Sweeney and Paul S. Korinko.

Food drive

Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking participants for its 21st annual It’s Spooky to be Hungry food drive.

The food bank’s goal is to collect 150,000 pounds of food and $60,000 for its feeding programs. The food bank can distribute $7.88 worth of groceries to a family in need for every $1 donated, according to a news release.

Opportunities include sorting food donations and being a neighborhood captain.

Businesses and organizations may also participate in the food drive.

The collection date for neighborhoods in Aiken County is Oct. 12.

To get involved, contact Carrie Jones at (706) 736-1199 or cjones@goldenharvest.org.

Benefit walks planned

Beat Feet for ALS will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Augusta Riverwalk to raise money for the Georgia Regents ALS Clinic.

Visit walk.ALSGRU.com or contact Brandy Quarles at (706) 721-2681 or bquarles@gru.edu to register or make a donation.

The 14th annual CSRA Light the Night Walk will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at the Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans.

The event will raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga.

HGTV show host to visit

David Bromstad from HGTV will make an appearance at Weinberger’s Furniture & Mattress Showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bromstad is the season-one winner and current host of HGTV Design Star as well as the host of The White Room Challenge and Color Splash.

The appearance is a part of Weinberger’s celebration of the addition of the HGTV Home Furniture Collection to its offerings.

Attendees will have a chance to meet and talk with Bromstad and register to win a HGTV Home Furniture Collection bedroom.

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