United Fairfield holds Legacy Calendar event

WINNSBORO – United Fairfield unveiled its 2020 Fairfield County Legacy Calendar last Saturday evening at Carolina Events Center in Winnsboro.

While the event was planned as a fundraiser for United Fairfield, organizer Shirley Greene said it was also meant to raise community awareness of current and past achievements.

Annie McDaniel, Queen Davis and Shirley Greene were featured in the calendar. | Barbara Ball

The calendar highlights achievement and contributions as well as historical information. It features both individuals as well as institutions and groups who have contributed to the county over the years. Photos of the honorees and the story of their sacrifice, achievements and contributions are included on each page.

Those featured include current residents: community activist Shirley M. Greene, Wofford professor Harris Heath, former Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young, educator Queen Davis and Rep. Annie McDaniel. It honors, posthumously, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, Dr. Kelly Miller, Isaac Woodard, Sheriff A. D. Hood and Jules Smith. The narrative tells the story of how Smith, who was black, was killed, along with Hood, by an angry white mob as Smith was being escorted to the Courthouse by Hood to face assault charges. The calendar also features Camp Welfare and the 1890 Winnsboro Hook and Ladder Fire Brigade.   

Calendars are $10. Call 917-1686 about where to purchase the calendars.