Marriage Conference at FBC Wagener

First Baptist Church Wagener is hosting "The Sacred Marriage," a marriage conference, on October 9 - 11.  The conference will be held from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the evenings of Thursday and Friday and will conclude Saturday morning, ending at noon.  The cost is $50 per couple and is open to everyone, not just church members.  Find more information and register online here:  Wagener Marriage Conference.

WSHS Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Things cooled off fast at Wagener Salley High School during the first week of classes as Ms. Steen and Mrs. Aadland accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that the students have been doing all Summer long.  Mr. Williams kicked it up a notch with his FFA interpretation of a "bucket."  While much of the student body gathered to watch, Mr. Williams dropped the "bucket" on the ladies.   The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, via social media channels, has spread faster than the organizers expected.  As of mid-August, ALS had received $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period in 2013.  Contributions further The Association’s mission to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease.

View all the photos in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Album on Wagener Salley High School's Facebook Page.  To view a variety of Ice Bucket Challenges from George Bush to Will Smith, use the hashtag "icebucketchallenge" on your favorite social media channel.  Twitter.  Twitter Stars.  Facebook.  YouTube.  Instagram

Mr. Williams looks quite satisfied with the results.

2014 Families Along the Edisto Reunion

The Families along the Edisto Reunion will be held on September 20, 2014 at Bethcar Baptist Church in Wagener, SC, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  This reunion is for all families who settled near the Edisto Rivers regardless of connections.  The following names are connected to the Rev. Carson Howell and his wife Nancy Dolly Cook:  Cook, Garvin, Goss, Howell, Huckabee, Johnson, Keel, Redd, Scott and Williamson. 

A covered dish luncheon will be served.  Travelers of long distance need not bring food.  Eating utensils, ice and tea will be furnished.

The Aiken/Barnwell Genealogy Society will be present with a display of books for sale.  We encourage attendees to bring anything pertaining to your family -- family Bibles, histories, pictures, etc.

Fall Storytime for Children at Nancy Bonnette Library

Fall Storytime for Children is back!  The dates are all on our site calendar.  

"Storytime is more than just sitting still and listening to books! Preschool children are invited to participate in early literacy activities at Wagener Branch Library’s fall storytime on every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting September 10th at 10:30 a.m. Join the Nancy Bonnette library for stories, songs, rhymes, games, and crafts that target early literacy skills. Contact Jennie Beck at 803-642-7575 Ext. 5041 for more information."  ~ From The Wagener Monthly

It's Football Season!

Photo Credit: Christy Fraser, last season

The WSHS War Eagles are ready for some football.  The games are up on our calendar.  Plan to attend a few home games this year, support the booster club at the concession stand and meet up with some old friends.  Channel 12 has a great article about the team here, see what you think of the upcoming year.