CRC 42nd Anniversary Celebration
The Darlington County Cultural Realism Complex welcomed friends old and new to a celebration on New Year’s Day marking 42 years of community service. The CRC Vision Center on Pearl Street in Darlington hosted the gathering, which featured singing, a prepared lunch, and discussion of projects and goals for the coming year.
Wilhelmina Johnson, CRC founder and executive director, said that in addition to the regular roster of classes and presentations promoting education, life skills, and cultural awareness, she wants to focus on artistic programs to cultivate talent and expression among the county’s children. To that end, Johnson says the CRC is seeking volunteers with background in art, dance, music, and similar fields to help build a curriculum for kids of all ages and capabilities.
The CRC’s highlighted achievements over the past four decades include promoting ethnic participation in the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, conducting USDA summer food programs for 18 years that fed more than 12,000 children and provided over 500 jobs, sponsoring the Hal Jackson Miss SC Talented Teen pageant for 33 years, and sponsoring the annual MLK, Jr. Memorial Celebra-tion for the past 26 years.
To learn more about the CRC, or to inquire about volunteering opportunities, visit the Vision Center at 304 Pearl Street in Darlington or call (843) 393-9762.