Veterans Day parade and program to be held Saturday

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The Friends of the Sumter County Library Big Book Sale will be held as follows: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, "Bag O' Books Day," fill up a bag for $5 (bags issued at the door). Sale is located at The Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. www.sumtercountylibrary.org

All former Reeves employees and their spouses are invited to attend a Reeves Reunion at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at Mr. B's restaurant in Lydia. Call Curtis Kelley at (803) 428-6406. If no answer, please leave a message.

The Marine Corps birthday dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Restaurant at Second Mill at the Elk's Lodge. Call Fay at (803) 775-5768 for information or reservations.

A book launch for Sumter native Marlo Prioleau will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road.

The Sumter County Veterans Association's Veterans Day program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the old Sumter County Courthouse on North Main Street. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with Gen. Garrett of the Third Army serving as keynote speaker. Prior to the program, there will be a Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street. The program will honor all veterans, living or deceased, for the service they have given and continue to give to keep our country free. Call Larry E. Huff, chairman of the Sumter County Veterans Association, at (803) 236-1203 or (803) 494-2894 for information.

Sumter Animal Control will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1240 Winkles Road. Come out and meet the adoptable pets. There are many great dogs looking for their happily ever after. Can't adopt? There are volunteer opportunities available and we would love to discuss those with you. Unable to adopt or volunteer? We are also accepting donations of Purina Dog Chow, treats, Pill Pockets, Clorox wipes, newspapers and paper towels.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will meet to discuss the harvest ball at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 310 Palmetto St. Call (803) 469-7133.

Sumter High School Class of 1978 will hold a 40th class reunion planning meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St., Sumter. For details, 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. on Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.