Originally created 10/26/01

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Oct. 26, 1936

The largest army of leaders and workers ever mobilized for a civic undertaking of its kind in Augusta will inaugurate the work of raising $41,100 for the Character Chest at a campaign dinner tonight in the Georgia Power company's old headquarters. Nearly 400 leaders and workers will attend and then will start the most thorough canvass of the city ever attempted.

James M. Hull Jr., general chairman, will deliver the keynote address.

The initial gifts committee under the leadership of Harry R. Creamer and George F. Claussen, is about ready for its final report.


Georgia Avenue in North Augusta will be blocked off between Buena Vista and Spring Grove avenues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the Jack-o'-Lantern Jubilee.

The annual festival organized by the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department includes food, games, crafts, rides, a children's costume contest and music by the band Shiloh. Admission is free, but rides and games involve a fee. For more information,, call 441-4300.

Local politicians, athletic coaches, school administrators and others will take turns in a dunking booth at the event that benefits Habitat for Humanity. The cost is three balls for $1. Here's the schedule of dunking booth volunteers:

10-10:15 a.m. - Rachel Franklin, Sno-Cap Drive In owner

10:15-10:30 a.m. - Bryan Moorhouse, NHC Healthcare director

10:30-10:45 a.m. - Joe Long, North Augusta High School football coach

10:45-11 a.m. - Dr. Jimmy Adams, Grace United Methodist Church pastor

11-11:15 a.m.- Verne Sadler, North Augusta Public Safety

11:15-11:30 a.m. - Angie Sanders, American Cancer Society

11:30-11:45 a.m. - Dakota West, on-air personality for radio station WZNY-FM (105.7)

11:45 a.m. to noon - Cary Johnson, North Augusta Middle School football coach

Noon to 12:15 p.m. - Gene Robbins, Paul Knox Middle School principal

12:15-12:30 p.m. - Kyle Smith, North Augusta High School principal

12:30-12:45 p.m. - Marc Funderburk, North Augusta High School assistant principal

12:45-1 p.m. - Polly Goldston, North Augusta High School assistant principal

1-1:15 p.m. - Ellen Gladden, former Star columnist

1:15-1:30 p.m. - Ernest Duncan, Wachovia

1:30-1:45 p.m. - Briton Williams, Edward Jones rep, chamber of commerce chairman

1:45-2 p.m. - Bruce Whealton, Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta president

2-2:15 p.m. - Dick Miley, attorney, North Augusta Rotary Club treasurer

2:15-2:30 p.m. - Ron Bryant, dentist

2:30-2:45 p.m. - David Buck, Papa John's manager

2:45-3 p.m. - Lark Jones, North Augusta mayor


The following is a list of locations for the Shepeard Community Blood Center through Wednesday in the area.

Today: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aiken Career Center, Highway 1, Langley; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Ellenton community (public works department), 100 S. Main St., New Ellenton

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alleluia School, 2819 Peach Orchard Road

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Westside High School, 102 Patriots Road; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services, 520 Fenwick St.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Butler High School, 2011 Lumpkin Road; noon to 5 p.m., Cold Creek Nursery, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, Aiken; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 4798 Hardy McManus Road, Evans; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Shepeard Community Blood Center (Halloween Drive), 1533 Wrightsboro Road; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Shepeard Community Blood Center West (Halloween Drive), 112 Davis Road


Parent conferences/local in-service day - Oct. 29

Thanksgiving holidays - Nov. 21-23

Interim reports - Nov. 26

Christmas holidays - Dec. 18-Jan. 1

Classes resume - Jan. 2

End of first semester - Jan. 8

Teacher workday - Jan. 11

Reports to parents - Jan. 16

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - Jan. 21

Interim reports - Feb. 12

Presidents Day holiday - Feb. 18

District in-service - March 8

End of third nine weeks - March 18

Teacher workday/in-service day - March 22

Reports to parents - March 27

Spring holidays - April 8-12

Interim reports - April 30

Child development and kindergarten registration - May 9-10

Memorial Day holiday - May 27

Final exams - May 28-30

Last day of school - May 30

Graduation dates - May 30-31

Teacher workday - May 31

Reports to parents - June 7


For more information on Aiken County schools, go to the school district's Web site: aiken.k12.sc.us.


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