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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Don't miss this incredible night of laughs and fun as Dominion Church holds its Ugly Sweater Party with a white elephant gift exchange at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. It's going to be a night of incredible FOOD, FAMILY, and FELLOWSHIP! A prize to the ugliest sweater and everyone that brings a gift will leave with one!

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Free showing of Dr. Suess' The Grinch at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!


In observance of Christmas Holiday and New Year's Day, City and County Offices will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1. The Landfill and Solid Waste Collection Centers will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24, all day on Dec. 25, at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, and all day on Jan. 1. Residential city trash collection will run on its normal schedule. The Wednesday commercial city trash collection for Dec. 25 will run on Dec. 26 and the collection for Jan. 1 will run on Jan. 2.

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$2500 Matching Fundraiser Challenge to Benefit Bridge Boarding. Home at Last has challenged us to raise $2500 starting Nov 29 and running for 25 days, until Dec 24. We are over HALF WAY to reaching our goal so YOUR HELP is needed now more than ever! IF we raise $2500 BEFORE Home at Last does (they are running a similar campaign to ours), a $2,500 match will kick in, and every dollar you donate towards this special campaign will be doubled. Please, click and give and then share this email and or link on your Facebook page, and together we will cross the finish line first and your donation will be matched! Thank you for your support! Darlington County Humane Society Rescue

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The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the lobby of City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Those hired will assist in the 2020 Census count.

The Board of Directors of the Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority will meet in the Conference Room at 131 Industrial Way, Darlington, at 5 p.m. on Dec. 16.




At 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings, men are invited to join a special devotion time at the Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St. Great coffee and fellowship.

The Darlington Country Club Sundowners meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

Joe's Grill will have 50-Cent Wing Night for supper at 306 Russell St. Dine-In only.

Tenampa Mexican Restaurant will hold Taco Tuesday for lunch and supper at 40 Public Square. $1 crunchy beef or chicken tacos and various drink specials. Dine-In only.

Tuesday night is WINGS and KARAOKE with S&T Karaoke at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., downtown Darlington. The wings are 75-cents each, and the songs are free.

The Darlington Country Club opens for members and their guests for Family Night Buffet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road. This week, enjoy the Club's Christmas Drop-In Dec. 17.



Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Darlington County Council & Darlington County Airport Commission hosting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Reopening Of Darlington County Airport on Wednesday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at the Terminal Building, Darlington County Airport 313 G. Graham Segars Parkway Darlington. Darlington County received a $4.1 million Federal Grant Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for major improvements to the runway to include concrete overlay, upgraded LED lighting in some areas, and significant grading work. The Airport has been closed for these repairs since September 9.

Crab Night every Wednesday night at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.



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The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Safe Haven Insurance at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at the office, 321 N. Main St., Darlington.

The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at noon on Thursdays at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road.

The Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 1 p.m. every other Thursday at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Program: First Baptist Church's Music Minister Jeff Sifford and his wife, Carolyn. Info: www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis

The Darlington Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and the third Thursday on the month at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St.

Join us in downtown Hartsville for Christmas on Carolina on Thursday evening. Camden Carriage Company will pick up riders on East College Avenue and stroll them through our downtown on a 20-25 minute ride. Carriage rides will be $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under); Camden Carriage Company will only be able to accept cash on these evenings. Hartsville's Te'Quan Coe and his violin will fill Carolina Avenue with the sounds of the holidays to top off these perfect holiday nights. For more information, please visit www.HartsvilleForTheHolidays.com or call 843-917-0602.



Columbia City Ballet presents this year's Educational Outreach performance of The Grinch at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Center Theater in Hartsville.

Featuring the Columbia City Ballet, the Nutcracker Ballet, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Center Theater, 212 N 5th St, Hartsville. Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 843-332-5721 for special seating.



Darlington Country Club opens for a members' breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

The Darlington Country Club will play host to the Men's Club Dance on Dec. 21.



The Darlington Country Club opens for members and their guests for Santa's Sunday Member Buffet on Dec. 22 at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Pictures with Santa!

All Hunt Bonz Deli locations inside Fastrack Convenience Stores will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on out and have breakfast and lunch with us on Lamar Highway, South Main Street, or Hoffmeyer Road.

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.


Mark Your Calendars

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Take advantage of one last chance to talk to Santa at Joe's Grill from 4 to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 306 Russell St.

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Take the plunge in the Prestwood Pool at 3 p.m. on January 1, 2020, to benefit the Pee Dee Coalition and Darlington County Dancing with the Starts Team #1 Matt & Tracee at Prestwood Country Club, 534 Prestwood Dr, Hartsville. The $20 entry fee gets you an AWESOME t-shirt and bragging rights! Must register by Dec. 13 to guarantee a T-shirt.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. Give blood; help save lives!


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Join the DDRA and show your support for our community. Download the Membership Application here. Members can share news about your business or organization by giving us a call, 843-992-1561, or sending us an email, info@buildupdarlington.org, and we will feature yours news on our site and distribute it through our News Alert system via text and email to people interested in Darlington as well as TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers. We can come take a photo or use what you already have. This allows you to share employee recognitions, new products, sales, special hours and events, and more - all as a benefit of being a member of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association!

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To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.



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Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course,

Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Hartsville on Wednesday, March 25. Early bird registration of $399 per person ends Jan. 25. Cost is $449 after Jan. 25.

Sponsored by the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how they could begin to identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization's vision and their role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.

This day of Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence gives participants the chance to explore how leadership insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide can provide relevant illustrations and engaging stories to help organizations deliver the type of long-term results they are capable of delivering.