Kimberly Aiken Golf Tournament
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Kimberly Aiken Golf Tournament

*Fun fact: Kimberly Aiken competed as Miss Columbia 1993 (the year I was born), won Miss South Carolina and then went on to become Miss America 1994! 

Here is a message from our very own Kimberly Aiken:

Almost 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder and had to undergo brain surgery. During my illness and recovery my family and I had the benefit of the generosity of the Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospitals at both Palmetto Health Richland and Duke University Medical Center. As a child, I benefitted from the life saving work of these hospitals. As a mother, I would never want to feel the pain of having a sick child that could not get treatment because we were unable to pay.

I now sit on the board of the Miss South Carolina Organization and I represented SC in the Miss America pageant. This organization is how I got my start in pageants and helped me build confidence, pay for college, and have a platform to serve others. Miss SC and Miss America contestants support the Children's Miracle Networks by volunteering across the state and country in our children's hospitals and raising funds for the cause. 

Please come out and support this worthy cause. You can either join us and register to golf and/or consider a sponsorship package. You can also just give a straight donation that will go directly to support the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss SC Scholarship. We appreciate your support!

Your registration includes 18 holes, a cart with beverages on the course, player gifts, raffle, snacks and lunch.

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Dream With Me Prom
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Dream With Me Prom

Join us for a special evening filled with food, music, dancing, photos, and fun. This memory filled night is designed for people of all ages, regardless of diagnosis or disability. The prom is a free event for participants and two guests. Additional tickets are available for $10 each. Participants are asked to RSVP by May 5th.

Register online at: www.familyconnectionsc.org Or call: 864.508.PROM (7766)
Or email: comedreamwithmeprom@gmail.com 

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Forest Acres Festival
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Forest Acres Festival

Every May, The Rotary Club of Forest Acres helps us celebrate everything we love about Forest Acres with family and friends! The Forest Acres Festival is a day-long, family-friendly, fun-filled event. This year, the festival will be held Saturday, May 20th at A.C. Flora High School. The festival has has something everyone will love – from free magic shows and a petting zoo to live music, arts and crafts, and food and drink from an array of local restaurants and eateries. Admission to the festival is always free!

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Power of the Purse!
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Power of the Purse!

Mark your calendars for one of the most unique and fun events in the Midlands!

Power of the Purse is an annual event held by Women in Philanthropy to raise money for women and children in need in our community. The event proudly features a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction of designer purses, spa and restaurant packages and more! We will have the return of "Bourbon, Bacon & Blues" for all of the great men in your lives plus other great surprises!

We are also excited to announce that we will be collecting new or gently used luggage, backpacks, duffle bags, and purses and donating them to Family Shelter in Columbia for families in need! Bring your items to the event.

It's going to be the best Power of the Purse yet, and we don't want you to miss it!

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Midlands Gives
May
2
12:00 AM00:00

Midlands Gives

During this day of online giving, I hope that you will consider giving both to the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization and Justice 360!

https://www.midlandsgives.org/misssouthcarolina

https://www.midlandsgives.org/justice360sc

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Miss Berry Princess Pageant
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Miss Berry Princess Pageant

Suzi will be returning to the Little Miss Berry Princess pageant as the emcee this year! This is a part of the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation. Girls ages 4-8 can participate! There will be carnival rides and activities all day as well! More details to come!

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MCLEOD HEALTH LORIS FITNESS CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK
Apr
22
7:00 AM07:00

MCLEOD HEALTH LORIS FITNESS CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

This is a part of the McLeod Health 2017 Excellence Beyond Boundaries Race Series. Each race in the series will have a race specific t-shirt and finisher medal for all participants. Individual race medals will join together to make one large finisher medal. McLeod Children's hospital is located in Florence & serves as the local CMNH affiliate for the Peedee Region of South Carolina!

Deadline for Pre-Registration: April 15, 2017

Schedule:

7:00 am-7:45 am-Registration

8:00 am-5K Run/Walk

8:10-1 Mile Fun Walk

9:15 am-Awards

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Miss America Serves
Apr
8
12:00 AM00:00

Miss America Serves

Women who are involved with the Miss America Organization at the local, state and national level use this day as an opportunity to highlight their service work! I encourage those who follow my service work to join in & schedule your own activity that day! Regardless of whether or not you're involved in pageantry I would love to see what you can do to help #KeepSCKidsSafe! Look out for a blog post closer to that date with some cool options, but also feel free to contact me about ideas of fun, easy projects for any age! 

Use the following hashtags when posting about your activity on social media, so that I can find and highlight your efforts on my accounts!

  • #SuziStands4Kids & #(InsertYourName)Stands4Kids
  • #MissAmericaServes, #MissSouthCarolinaServes & #MissColumbiaServes
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Miss South Carolina Day at the Capitol
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Miss South Carolina Day at the Capitol

Local contestants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the area they represent before being introduced to the entire House of Representatives. Immediately following there will be group photos on the State House steps! 

Columbia residents- do not be alarmed by the plethora of young women in crowns walking around the Main Street area!

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SchmoozaPalooza
Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

SchmoozaPalooza

  • South Carolina State Fair Grounds- Moore Building (map)
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Networking Expo

Come visit the Miss Columbia/#SuziStands4Kids table!

Join business professionals from across the region as we gather for an exciting evening of networking at the SchmoozaPalooza Networking Expo. As you promote your company and make new contacts to generate sales leads, your experience at SchmoozaPalooza is all about business in action and building connections.

This year the Columbia Chamber will be hosting the Chamber Chow Awards during the SchmoozaPalooza Networking Expo. The Chamber Chow vendors will showcase menu items from their restaurant through free samples for attendees. Attendees will then vote for their favorite restaurant or sample at the event and the winner will be announced.

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Dairy Queen Free Cone Day
Mar
20
10:30 AM10:30

Dairy Queen Free Cone Day

  • 3008 Charleston Highway West Columbia, SC, 29172 United States (map)
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Dairy Queen is celebrating their annual Free Cone Day by giving a free small vanilla cone to every customer on Monday, March 20! This offer is valid at participating Dairy Queen locations from 10 am - 10 pm. There is a limit of 1 per person.

They will also be accepting optional donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Over the past 11 years our area Dairy Queens have raised more than $120,000 for the local Children's Miracle Network hospital that is dedicated to help save and improve the lives of children.

 

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