'Christmas Festival of the Arts' coming to Weldon Auditorium in Manning

BY SHARRON HALEY
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 11/23/18

MANNING - Dancers, entertainers, a community choir and more will grace the stage at Weldon Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Clarendon County Community Development Corp. is hosting its second annual "Christmas Festival of the Arts" to …

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'Christmas Festival of the Arts' coming to Weldon Auditorium in Manning

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MANNING - Dancers, entertainers, a community choir and more will grace the stage at Weldon Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Clarendon County Community Development Corp. is hosting its second annual "Christmas Festival of the Arts" to raise funds for its community youth outreach program.

"We want to focus on our youth," said Paulette King, the CCCDC's programs director. "We're focusing on the visual and performing arts. This is an opportunity for children who may not get to experience these types of events. Not all children play sports. These programs are for them."

King said this will be the CCCDC's second event.

"Our first year was really good," she said. "We hope this year will surpass last year."

Along with visual arts that will be on display throughout the event, King said dancers from across the midlands will be participating.

"We will have a church community choir," she added. "Various churches have combined their voices and it should be a great event. It's more than just an event. It's fellowship across the county."

Along with planning the festival, King said the CCCDC has been in the process of moving their office from South Church Street in Manning to 625 Spencer St., the old sewing plant behind the Clarendon County Administration Building.

"We're in the front of the building," she said. "It's so much bigger than our former location. We're going to enjoy the new building."

If anyone is interested in participating in the event, King said that they can give her a call at (803) 473-6070. Tickets for the evening are $10 with all proceeds to benefit the CCCDC's community youth programs.

"We expect to have a great time," King said. "I just want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the evening."