Sumter High Class of 1978 to hold meeting today

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Sumter High School Class of 1978 will hold a 40th class reunion planning meeting at 3 p.m. today at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Contact Sumter High School of 1978 on Facebook or email sumterhigh1978@gmail.com.

The Sumter Branch NAACP's Veterans Day program will be held at 5 p.m. today at Beulah AME Church, 3175 Florence Highway. Lt. Col. Tammie L. Sledge will serve as keynote speaker.

The General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817, Military Order of Purple Heart will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Sumter Combat Veterans Group building, 529 N. Wise Drive. All Purple Heart recipients and those interested in association membership are invited. Life membership is available for only $25. For more information, call (803) 773-0658.

The SAFE Federal Credit Union Easy Street Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Seawell's Banquet Facility, Rosewood Drive, Columbia. This dinner is for members of the Easy Street Club, SAFE members who hold an Easy Street checking account for individuals age 50 and older. Dinner is $15 per person and reservations can be made at any SAFE branch or by calling (803) 469-8600. SAFE will also provide a luxury bus for members who would prefer a ride from Sumter to Columbia for the dinner. A round trip bus ticket costs $5. There will be prize giveaways and Terence Lonon and the Untouchables will provide music.

Clarendon One Community Resource Center Lifting Literacy, a partnership between Clarendon School District One and Save the Children, will launch the Enriching Communities computing project 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1154 Fourth St., Summerton. This event will feature the distribution of 50 Endless One computers to preselected famlies. There will be vendors and door prizes. Dinner will be served. Call Kathleen L. Gibson at (803) 485-2043 for information.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11078 of Summerton will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the VFW Post on Cantey Street, directly behind First Citizens Bank. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. All members and potential members are invited. Call Post Commander Carl A. Farley at (803) 478-7593 or (803) 460-8910.