9/11 event Tuesday in Kershaw

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KCPC, AmeriCorps, YouthBuild to volunteer at park

By Jesef Williams

Jesef Williams
KERSHAW – The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated in the town of Kershaw with some community service.
AmeriCorps and the YouthBuild local service groups will volunteer their time and energy Tuesday at Stevens Park’s Haile Gold Mine Playground.
They are joining forces with Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) on the effort to perform beautification and maintenance work such as repainting and garden clean-up.
The work session is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., said Beverly Timmons of the KCPC.
“The public is invited to get their gloves on and join us... to do upgrade maintenance at the playground, including yard and garden work,” Timmons said.
A 9/11 commemorative program will occur in between, at 11:30 a.m. It will feature the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and the display of American flags.
A hot dog lunch will be provided around that time, as well.
“The KCPC will also be available to showcase their master plan for the improvements of the park, and donations will be accepted,” Timmons said. “See how you can get involved in the park project.”
Stevens Park is located at 200 Close Circle in Kershaw.
Remembering 9/11
Tuesday will mark 11 years since terrorists hijacked airplanes, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and another one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field, killing everyone aboard.
In all, more nearly 3,000 people died and more than 6,000 were injured on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Osama bin Laden, the man pegged as the mastermind behind the attacks, was killed during a U.S. Navy SEALs raid in May 2011.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152