The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting its eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham counties. The goal of Camp Buddy is to promote retention of information by offering programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year.
Honoring veterans and those who have died in service to U.S. armed forces doesn't require signing up to join the military, said the keynote speaker at Monday's Effingham County Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park on Monday.
Effingham County representatives teamed up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday for a cleanup in the Effingham MS4 urbanized area, with volunteers picking up trash along the ditches and outfalls of Scuffletown Road, Lakewood Drive, Lakewood Circle, Jaguar Drive, Triumph Drive, Robin Road, Kelly Drive and Hodgeville Road.
The Clyo Youth Chapter was presented the chapter of the year award from the Prince Hall Grand Youth Chapter OES, recognized for its documentation of community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, and also networking with other youth chapters and supporting their events.
Members of the Historic Effingham Society and Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham Hussars No. 2285 cleaned the Burgstiner Cemetery to remember the Confederate and Revolutionary soldiers buried there.
Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Easter Egg hunt, with more than 170 children participating. Kids in groups with ages up to 6 years old and from 7-12 and those with special needs found more than 3,800 eggs. The Easter Bunny also was in attendance and there were inflatables, food and goody bags. Each child also had a picture with the Easter Bunny.
STATESBORO-It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is even more devastating. Yet every year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. hear those words, and more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.
April 13, 2016|
By Julie Lavender