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Posted: November 8, 2017 - 2:10am

North Augusta Christmas Parade registration is now open

Registration for participants in North Augusta's Christmas Parade is open until Dec. 1.

The parade is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10 on Georgia Avenue.

Heidi Gray Coughenour, a well-known local actress who starred in a Broadway touring show of Annie, will be Grand Marshal.

The theme for this year's parade, sponsored by the North Augusta Lions Club, is "The Sweetest Christmas Ever."

Commercial parade entries will cost $50. The fee for individuals, non-profits, schools, churches, bands, ROTC units and dance teams is $10.

For more information, contact Lions President Terra Carroll at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce by email at terra@northaugustachamber.org or by phone at (803) 279-2323.

Master potter to speak at event

Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Lynch Building Annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield.

Justin E. Guy will be the guest speaker and he will discuss the 200-year-old history of Edgefield Pottery and the tradition he continues to carry on.

Guy was born and reared in Edgefield County in the Trenton area and has worked with clay for over 20 years. He grew up living only a short distance from where Dave and other potters made their wares for over a century. He became fascinated with pottery at a young age and apprenticed under Stephen Ferrell at Old Edgefield Pottery.

Guy graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina, with a bachelor's degree in fine arts with a focus in ceramics. He worked at USC-Aiken as the adjunct professor of ceramics and was professor of ceramics at Columbia College.

He then served as instructor of ceramics at Piedmont Technical College in Edgefield. Guy since has returned to his position at USC-Aiken as adjunct professor of ceramics. He also is master potter of the Phoenix Factory's Old Edgefield Pottery.

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