Political briefs

April 13, 2014 

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Democrats

•  Horry County Executive Committee will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the jury room of the Horry County Justice Center on Second Avenue, in Conway. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will update the newly elected delegates to the S.C. Democratic Party state convention, which will be held in May. All executive committeemen and alternates, precinct officers and others are urged to attend. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Nancy Anderson, HCDP secretary at 347-2306

•  Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County meeting for Thursday is canceled. Regular meetings resume on May 15. For more information, contact Pam Heller pheller1@sc.rr.com.

• • The Democratic Women’s Council of Horry County has extended the deadline for its annual scholarship essay contest. Essays are due no later than April 21.

This year’s essay theme is “Why electing a Democratic governor in 2014 is crucial for South Carolina.”

Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students who are registered to vote in Horry County are eligible to enter to win one of two $1,000 scholarships.

Essays must be received no later than April 14. The contest application and a complete set of rules and criteria are available at the DWCHC website, www.dwchc.com. Information also can be obtained by calling essay committee chair Milly Vaughn at mvaughn3@sc.rr.com.

As in past years, a booklet containing all the winning essays will be published, with ad sales in the booklet and other fundraising activities of the council going to support the scholarships.

For more information about the scholarship contest, booklet, contact Sally P. Howard at 455-1936 or SallyPHoward@aol.com.

•  2014 Galivants Ferry Stump Speaking will happen on May 12, at Pee Dee Farms, the community’s century-old general store on U.S. 501 where it crosses the Little Pee Dee River. The families of Joseph Holliday and John Monroe Holliday, in announcing the date for annual event, said this year’s Stump at Pee Dee Farms in Galivants will feature statewide candidates for governor, lt. governor, U.S. Senate, S.C. constitutional officers and local candidates.

The Galivants Ferry Stump, which has been held biennially for more than 138 years, is considered the oldest and largest “Stump Speaking” in the nation. The Stump will follow the traditional festival format of bluegrass music and clogging starting at 4:30 p.m. The actual “speaking” will begin at 6:00 p.m. featuring all local and state Democratic candidates. A national keynote speaker will be announced when confirmed.

For information contact Sally P. Howard 455-1936

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