Clarendon briefs for Aug. 21, 2020: Free COVID-19 testing, food giveaway and more


MUSC to hold COVID-19 testing on Aug. 24

MANNING - The Medical University of South Carolina will be holding a mobile COVID-19 clinic from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St.

CCSO sponsoring food giveaway

MANNING - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank is holding a drive-through food giveaway from 10 a.m. until on Aug. 27 in front of Weldon Auditorium. Individuals are asked to wear masks and remain inside their vehicles.

For more information, please contact Lawrence Hammett at (803) 435-4414.

Volunteers needed for The Holy Donut Shoppe; interest meeting will be Aug. 25

MANNING - The Holy Donut Shoppe, 13 W. Boyce St., is looking for volunteers to man the shoppe when it opens in late September. If anyone is interested in volunteering, a meeting has been planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the shoppe. Ann Driggers, the executive director of Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest, will be conducting the meeting. Individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers are asked to provide their Social Security number along with their date of birth. Background checks will be conducted on all potential volunteer candidates.

For more information, please contact Driggers at (803) 460-5572.

Manning Farmers Market is open

MANNING - The Manning Farmers Market at the corner of West Boyce and North Church streets is open from 8 a.m. until noon each Saturday. For more information, please call Carrie Trebil at (803) 435-8477.

Locally grown vegetables, fruit and plants are usually available.

Businesses can join Chamber campaign

MANNING - The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce is promoting businesses throughout the county through its "Going Green for Prosperity and Growth" campaign. To be a part of the campaign, contact the Chamber at (803) 435-4405 or email and a Chamber staff or board member will drop off a sign to display in the window of your business and a green bow. A photo will be taken of you with your sign and posted on social media.

Chamber is accepting award nominations

MANNING - The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Ambassador of the Year.

The annual awards are sponsored by Bank of Clarendon, Farmers Telephone Cooperative and George and Carole Summers, respectively.

To make a nomination, contact the Chamber at (803) 435-4405 or email All nominations must be returned to the Chamber by today. The award winners will be announced via email and Facebook in early September.

Duckfest T-shirts are on sale

SUMMERTON - The T-shirts for 2020 Summerton Duckfest are on sale.

Short-sleeve T-shirts in sizes small to extra large are $15 each. Short-sleeve T- shirts in sizes 2X and larger are $18 each. Long-sleeve T-shirts are $25.

The T-shirts can be purchased at Summerton Drugs, Ginger's Flower Shop and Summerton Hardware.

Second-annual OverComers' Drive-Thru Celebration will be held with free meals

MANNING - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Clarendon County Cancer OverComers is hosting the second-annual OverComers' Drive-Thru Celebration.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the annual event from an actual walk to a drive through event with participants remaining in their vehicles. Free take-out meals will be handed out while supplies last.

Walk T-shirts and hats are on sale. Contact Sgt. Annett Smith to purchase your shirt or hat or to donate toward the celebration at (803) 460-9376 or (803) 435-4414.

The proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and hats will go to the Clarendon County Cancer OverComers' organization.

Commemorative 2020 Striped Bass

Festival merchandise is on sale

MANNING - Commemorative 2020 Striped Bass Festival T-shirts and hats are on sale at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. To order your shirt, call (803) 435-4405. Curbside pickup is available.

Choose from charcoal or blue shirts. T-shirts in sizes youth XS-Adult XL are $15 each. T-shirts in sizes 2XL to 5XL are $20 each. Hats are $15 each.