Clarendon briefs: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020


2020 Think Pink event from 4-6 p.m. today

MANNING - The annual Think Pink Celebration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office. Because of COVID-19, the annual banquet has been changed to a drive-through event. Gift bags will be handed out to all OverComers. OverComers must wear masks and remain in their vehicles.

For more information, please contact Sgt. Annett Smith at (803) 460-6679 or (803) 435-4414.

Harvin Clarendon County Library hosts Storytime

MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday on Facebook live.

For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.

The library is also open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. WiFi is also available in the library's parking lot between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Clarendon County E-Waste Recycling Oct. 17

MANNING - Clarendon County will host a Recycle Your E-Waste event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive. This event is for Clarendon County residents only. No business waste will be accepted.

Accepted items include televisions with screens intact, monitors, video display devices, intact computers, CPUs, keyboards, mice, printers, CD/DVD players, game consoles, small handheld electronics, cellphones, stereo tuners, radios, microwaves and vacuum cleaners.

Items not accepted include refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, mercury-containing devices (thermometers, fire alarms), hazardous waste chemicals, light bulbs, florescent tubes and biowaste.

Shred-with-Us will be onsite to shred documents free of charge; however, please do not bring plastic or newspapers for shredding.

Francis Marion Symposium Oct. 23-24

MANNING - The 18th-annual Francis Marion Symposium will be held Oct. 23-24 at the F.E. DuBose Campus of Central Carolina Technical College, 3351 Sumter Highway.

The symposium explores the Revolutionary War in the South and the life, campaigns and battles fought by Gen. Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox.

For more information on the event, please call (803) 478-2645 or log onto

Businesses can join Clarendon County 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.

Get locally grown produce, plants at Manning Farmers Market on Saturdays

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.

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.

Commemorative 2020 Striped Bass Festival merchandise 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.