Women’s History Month Luncheon to be held March 10 in Hartsville

To help kick off Women’s History Month, the Democratic Women’s Council (DWC) of Darlington County will hold their inaugural Women’s History Month Luncheon on March 10.

The event will honor women throughout the county who have made a difference, said DWC member Barbara Carraway.

“What we did is we have women from around Darlington County,” Carraway said. “Like in Darlington, we have Wilhelmina Johnson. We know that there are so many trailblazing women who are deceased. The ones who are alive now, we want to give them recognition while they are alive, we don’t want to wait. That is very important.”

Carraway said that the council is new and this event will also serve as an introduction to the community.

“We are a new organization; we just organized in December,” Carraway said. “We are a Women’s Council on the move. We are about doing things in the community. We are about phenomenal women, caring women. We want people to know that we’re here for anything that they need.”

This event was birthed from the movements that have taken place across the country.

“Women are making a difference in our county,” Carraway said. “We need to have women making a difference in our country but also in our community. That is the push, the drive and the determination we have. We want to teach young girls that dedication and the drive that we have and that the women before us had.”

Marguerite Willis will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Willis is currently a Democractic candidate for Governor of South Carolina. Carraway said that this event is not an endorsement of Willis; she was chosen as the speaker because she is a trailblazing woman.

Tickets for the event are $20. They can be purchased at Burry Bookstore, 130 W. Carolina Avenue in Hartsville. Dress for the event is business casual.

For more information, contact Davita Malloy 843-339-3000, Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241, Elaine Reed 843-307-7086, or Denise Chavis 843-857-7268

Author: mrollins

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