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The Hog Jam Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors who contributed to make the Hog Jam possible.
The sponsors were Founders Federal Credit Union, Haile Gold Mine, the town of Kershaw, the Stevens Foundation, Baker Funeral Home, Robert Davis, First Palmetto, IGA, Kershaw Health, Kershaw News Era, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital, Southern Properties, Thomas Drug Store, Harry K. Truesdale, Wachovia and Windstream.
These businesses always donate to our projects and events and we appreciate their support in Kershaw.
We would also like to thank all of the many volunteers who helped out: April Amos, April Barrett, Carrie Braswell, Josh Carter, Veronica Carter, Stephen Cringer, Haley Eubanks, Michelle Humphrey, Pam Johnson, Madeline Pate, Brandon Pierce, Brittany Reeves, Tyler Reeves, Sara Sims and Kyle Taylor.
We would also like to thank Joe Tirado and the Civil Air Patrol cadets. The cadets were available all day Saturday and did whatever was asked of them. Gary Sowell was our announcer throughout both days, as well as helping with putting out signs and posters. Keith Cargill and Gerry Bowers worked the Hog Jam booth and wristband sales.
I would like to add my personal thanks to the committee members who made everything work. Al Noeller did the street layout and coordinated all the vendors. Bruce Adams was in charge of the cook teams. Rocky Sharpe helped with the cook area and made sure the Windstream site was up and running. Shiela Hinson, our Chamber of Commerce president, and Tommy Baker took care of all the stage entertainment. Tony Starnes, our town administrator, kept the records and the bank account. Tony is always accessible and is always willing to be involved when it comes to downtown.
I want to especially thank Sara Sims for finding and coordinating all the volunteers. Where we were short, she filled in herself. She worked from Friday morning until Saturday night, only taking time off to sleep. Anyone who thought that the Hog Jam was put together by a few people can see that it takes a large group to successfully put together a quality festival. Each year, we meet afterward to review and take notes on ways to improve. We always appreciate comments from those who attend. If anyone has any suggestions or comments or would like to be part of next year’s organizing committee, feel free to contact a board member.
Linda Adams is chairperson of the Kershaw Hog Jam Committee.