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Posted: March 3, 2014 - 7:54pm
Edward Rice, a North Augusta native, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts by the South Carolina Arts Commission.   SPECIAL
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Edward Rice, a North Augusta native, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Camellia Show to be held Saturday

The ninth annual North Augusta Camellia Show will be held Saturday in the North Augusta Municipal Center’s atrium as a part of the North Augusta SpringFest event.

Bloom entries will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. and will be conducted by accredited judges and members of the Aiken Camellia Society. The public may observe the judging process.

The free camellia show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Members of the camellia society will be present to answer questions.

During the event, there will also be a display on the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta’s balcony of camellia coloring contest winners from the North Augusta area and a SpringFest Art Show in the center’s main gallery. The theme for the show is camellias.

The opening reception will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arts and Heritage Center for the camellia-themed art show. The SpringFest Art awards will be presented. The event is free and sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council.

Prom-A-Palooza to prepare girls for formal events

Cher’s Sisters Only Club will have a Prom-A-Palooza event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the May Park Community Center in Augusta.

The event is geared toward girls who are being raised by their grandparents, are in foster care, recommended by the Independent Living Program or their schools, or are in need of a prom dress.

The girls will be able to select from more than 100 formal gowns for their high school prom or ROTC ball as well as browse a selection of shoes and jewelry. A Mary Kay director will also be present to help girls learn how to do their own makeup.

Those interested in participating can contact Roxanne Lee at (706) 589-3983 to make an appointment. Girls must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the appointment. Donations of formal dresses, shoes and accessories are also being accepted. Contact Lee to make a donation.

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