As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1960:
Toy drive success
The 4-H Club of South Columbia Elementary School sponsored a Toys for Tots drive and collected six large boxes of toys.
Edward Mitchum, Penny Cochran, Bobbie Hammett, Kevin Lynch, David Amerson, Cindy Harmon, John Michaels, Tammy Davis and Ricky Allen, all seventh-grade 4-H officers, helped with the drive.
The Harlem Rotary Club celebrated its 30th anniversary Tuesday with a program reminiscing about changes that have taken place in Harlem in the past three decades.
Thomson Mayor-elect William "Sheik" Hawes was the guest speaker.
Hawes reviewed some of the gains of the period, among which were wage increases from 40 cents an hour to $2 an hour, improved education, improved construction, improved roads and improved communication.
Mayor R.L. Clary of Harlem presented the Harlem Rotary Club with a resolution of appreciation of the club's support and assistance to the city of Harlem with its efforts to secure an ambulance for the Harlem area.
The Columbia News wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and wishes to thank them for this past year of readership and, therefore, for their interest in the betterment of this community.
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