Museum Gala Benefits Special Needs Board

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Museum will host a Holiday Evening on Nov. 22, from 1 – 3 p.m., to benefit Fairfield’s Disabilities and Special Needs Program.

The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres (donated and catered by Norma and Eddie Branham), beautiful music provided by pianist Laurens Livings and both live and silent auctions that will feature such great items as beach get-aways, Dollywood tickets, a free golf resort outing, autographed sports memorabilia, cleaning and yard maintenance services, some rather elaborate home-baked goods and a $200 ad in The Independent Voice.

Proceeds will go toward the payoff of the 48-residential facility’s $300,000 mortgage.

“Approximately $32,000 of the Program’s $4 million budget comes from the County,” Board Chairman Shirley Greene told The Voice, “but much of our operating funds are provided through the State Department of Special Needs, grants and the several fundraisers we hold each year. We really need these funds to meet the needs of our residents.”

Greene said the museum will be decked out in its finest holiday greenery and decorations for the occasion, and tours will be available for guests. Ticket donations: $25 each or $40 for two. RSVP’s are requested. For more information call 803-635-2154 or go to

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