The Elgin Catfish Stomp

The Elgin Catfish Stomp Saturday begins with a Christmas parade at 11 a.m. Some 600 gallons of Catfish stew will be served at noon in the Blaney School cafeteria. The Catfish Stomp Run will get under way at 12:30 for the one-mile fun run, at 1 p.m. for the 10,000 meter event. Free musical entertainment will include country and western and gospel music, folk singing, … Continue reading The Elgin Catfish Stomp

Catfish stomp Saturday

The Elgin Catfish Stomp will return Saturday for its fourth year with a Christmas parade. gallons of catfish stew and entertainment. The yearly celebration in the town of about 600 will start at 11 a.m. with a 100-unit Christmas parade which will be followed by the 600gallons of catfish stew to be served at the Blaney Elementary School gym. There will be two road races … Continue reading Catfish stomp Saturday


Catfish Stomp in Elgin The Elgin Catfish Stomp, Christmas Parade at 11 a.m.; catfish stew dinner, starting at noon at the Blaney Elementary gym followed by live entertainment at the gym and at a closed off block nearby. The Army National Guard helicopter unit will perform along with the U. S. Army Band, cloggers and guest singer Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Patrick. For more information concerning … Continue reading Calendar

Catfish Stomp kicks off yule season

Catfish stew and a parade will help kick off the Christmas season in the tiny community of Elgin Saturday. The Elgin Catfish Stomp’s 100 unit Christmas Parade will start at 11 a.m. The parade will be followed by lunch featuring 600 gallons of catfish stew at the Blaney Elementary School gym. Live entertainment will follow at the gym featuring vocals by Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Patrick … Continue reading Catfish Stomp kicks off yule season

Phagie Sanders Vaughan

1914 Phagie Sanders Vaughan was born April 29, 1914 in Blaney, South Carolina, the daughter of Ernest Sanders and Sallie Irene Albert Sanders. 1979 Funeral Services for Mrs. Charles H. Vaughan will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, November 30, 1979 in Souls Harbor Full Gospel Church, conducted by the Rev. Samson Chavis, Burial will be in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony … Continue reading Phagie Sanders Vaughan

Community Art Program Begins In Camden

By WILLIAM W. STARRCultural Affairs Editor CAMDEN – A special program designed to give the public an opportunity to deepen its understanding of the arts begins here today – after a close scrape with cancellation. It’s “CART Week” (Community Artist Residency Training) and it features a series of appearances and performances throughout Kershaw County by a young opera singer. But the participation by the singer … Continue reading Community Art Program Begins In Camden

Singer Theresa Treadway will perform in Elgin

Mezzo-soprano Theresa Treadway will be in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin. The concert is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County through participation in the national demonstration project CART, a program of Affiliate Artists Inc., supported by the Southern Arts Federation. Support funds were received from the South Carolina Arts Commission. From southwestern Oklahoma, Ms. Treadway comes … Continue reading Singer Theresa Treadway will perform in Elgin

Officially Good

Gov. Dick Riley gives his gubernatorial smack of approval to the style catfish stew the Kershaw County town of Elgin has been serving at its annual Catfish Stomp for the last several years. On hand for the official opinion, termed “just great,” according to observers, were, from left Pete James, Stomp co-chairman; Elgin Mayor Jim Suggs; arts and crafts chairman; and Ross Boulware, chief cook. … Continue reading Officially Good