Churches to hold Lenten services
North Augusta churches will have community Lenten services on Wednesdays through April 2.
Each Wednesday, the service will be hosted by a local church. This year’s theme is With Jesus Eyes.
Services begin at 12:30 p.m. and are scheduled to last about 30 minutes. A light lunch will be served at noon and at 1 p.m.
Services will be: today, Grace United Methodist Church; March 19, Second Providence Baptist Church; March 26, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church; and April 2, First Baptist Church North Augusta.
Storm debris drop off sites to close
Aiken County will close three of its storm debris drop-off sites after Saturday.
Locations that will close: Boyd Pond Park, 373 Boyd Pond Road, Aiken; Harrison Carver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Warrenville; and Roy Warner Park, 4287 Festival Trail Road, Wagener.
Azaleas topic for gardening lecture
The Aiken Master Gardeners will have its free monthly lecture Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road in Aiken.
Guest speaker Dean Jolley, a local Master Gardener, will discuss growing native Azaleas.
For more information, call the Master Gardener office at (803) 649-6297 ext. 122 on weekdays between 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Consignors sought for annual event
Fairview Early Child-hoold Center will have its Spring Children’s Consign-ment Sale on March 21-22.
Spring and summer children’s clothing from infant sizes through size 14 are being accepted as well as toys, equipment, books, videos and maternity items.
Consignors get 60 percent of the selling price after paying a $10 participation fee. The remaining 40 percent will benefit the childcare center’s kindergarten and daycare programs.
Consignor packets are available at the Fairview Early Childhood Center and at www.fairviewchurch.com.
Volunteers are also needed to help with the event. Those who volunteer at least three hours will have their consignor fee waived and can shop on March 20 before the sale begins.
For questions or to volunteer contact Stephanie Hudlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 613-9401.
Local companies join Lean Alliance
The South Carolina Lean Alliance has added several new members, including some local companies.
The alliance “is a group of process improvement minded companies that share best practices and help each other in their Lean journeys,” according to a news release.
AGY in Aiken, Graniteville Speciality Fabrics in Graniteville, and Club Car in Augusta are among the latest companies to become members of the alliance.