DECEMBER 2022 | COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
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WHAT IS CALHOUN CONNECTS?
Calhoun Connects is an information resource by the Library. We are committed to building AWARENESS, fostering COLLABORATION, & ensuring ACCESS for all to information and opportunities.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at Calhoun Connects! We are happy to call you our neighbor, and we wish you a merry and bright Christmas and New Year.
2022 Christmas Lights at the Calhoun County Courthouse
We are proud to spotlight Calhoun County's Recreation Department this month.
Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Calhoun County with excellent recreation services in the areas of facilities, athletics, programs, and special events.
Calhoun County Recreation Department
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NEW PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR
Welcome Zachary Tarrant,
Parks and Recreation Director!
Q&A With Zach
What would you like to accomplish in Calhoun County over the next year?
I would like to grow the Calhoun County Recreation Department in as many ways as possible whether that is through athletics, special events and/or programs. We want to see everyone in Calhoun County involved.
What upcoming programs are you most excited about?
We are excited about our upcoming basketball program as we are taking registrations for it at this time. We are also excited about continuing our tumbling program located at John Ford.
How can folks find out more about the recreation department?
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Calhoun County SC Parks and Recreation or reach out to our office 803-655-7514.
We also have a website https://calhouncounty.recdesk.com/Community/Home for our online registration.
Please note information may have changed since time of publication.
Visit https://calhounconnects.com/calendar/ for details.
The Spirit of Cameron Christmas Show
Fri & Sat, 16 & 17 Dec 2022 7:00 - 9:00pm
Sun, 18 Dec, 2022 3:00 - 5:00pm
The Spirit of Cameron Christmas Show with over 40 local cast members.
23rd Annual Sandy Run Christmas Parade
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 10:00 - 11:00am
1635 Old State Rd, Sandy Run
This year’s theme will be “A Christmas Comedy."
Holiday Day in the Park
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 2:00 - 9:00pm
Calhoun County Recreation Presents: Holiday Day in the Park; Free Movie – Elf, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, and More
Royal Dynasty Team Try-Outs
Tues, 20 Dec 2022 5:00 - 7:00pm
This is our Spring 2023 Competition Team Tryouts. If you love to dance, travel and meet new people, then this is definitely for you.
Sandy Run Ruritans Club
Tues, 3 Jan 2023 7:00 - 8:00pm
Monthly meeting of Sandy Run Ruritan Club. We promote fellowship, goodwill, and community through service, and seek like-minded members. Visitors are welcome!
Addams Family Auditions
Mon, 9 Jan & Tues, 10 Jan 2023 6:30pm
The Calhoun Players will hold auditions for the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:00am - 3:00pm
Calhoun County EMS and Beulah United Methodist Church Blood Drive. Register at redcrossblood.org
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Fundraiser for Blyth Lyons
$100 Donation/Ticket. 1st Prize: 2023 Polaris RGR XP 1000 P; 2nd Prize: Blackstone 36" Griddle. Purchase tickets at: Carolina Eastern, Ace Hardware, Helena Chemical, Hair It Is, Blanchard Equipment, Nutrien Ag, or Holly Hill Farm Center. Drawing Held February 8, 2023.
Garden Club Council Christmas Contest
Vote for your favorite holiday decorations. Winners will be chosen in both the residential and business category. Votes can be placed in an envelope labeled “Christmas Decoration Contest" and dropped off in a box located behind Town Hall, sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent online here: https://forms.gle/9LLeCLLqHLJ2cwAS9 - Be sure to include the address of your choice when you vote. All votes must be received by Sunday, December 18, 2022. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 19, 2022.
Youth Basketball/Soccer Registration
WINTER BASKETBALL BACK IN CALHOUN COUNTY!!! REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR FALL SOCCER. Boys ages 4-14 & Girls ages 4-12. Register online at calhouncounty.recdesk.com or stop by JOHN FORD COMMUNITY CENTER, 304 AGNES ST ST MATTHEWS SC 29135 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). Interested in being a coach or sponsor? Call 803-655-7514
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Each month, we will feature a dog that is currently available for adoption at the Calhoun County Animal Shelter.
Monalisa, 6 Months Old
This darling girl was picked up with her 5 siblings in a small remote town after being dumped on the side of the road. She is up to date on all shots and spayed. She is ready for her furever family. Great with kids and other dogs.
Take her home! For more info visit:
CALLING ALL NONPROFITS
Did you know...?
Nonprofits who benefit Calhoun County can DOUBLE THEIR IMPACT by matching cash donations through Calhoun Gives.
Calhoun Gives is a local event that supports Central Carolina Community Foundation's Midlands Gives Day.
Midlands Gives Day is on Tuesday, May 3, 2023.
Registration in Calhoun Gives is free.
UPCOMING EVENTS @ the LIBRARY:
Midlands Gives Registration & Profile Assistance
Wed, Dec 21 - 2:30 PM
Thurs, Jan 5 - 5:30 PM
Library staff can help you through the registration process for Midlands Gives as well as help you write a compelling profile for your organization page on the Midlands Gives site. Participants can have their profiles listed on the Calhoun Connects website, in the newsletters, and on Calhoun Connects social media channels.
Calhoun Gives Campaign Planning & Work Sessions
Wed, Jan 11 & 18 - 2:30 PM
Thurs, Jan 12 & 19 - 5:30 PM
The sessions will focus on identifying donors and creating successful, tailored requests for financial support. Participants will also create visual resources that showcase the work the organization does in serving Calhoun County and create custom thank you cards to send to organizations and individuals that make gifts.
If you work with a charitable organization committed to creating a better Calhoun County, please consider participating in Calhoun Gives!
For more info: