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2023-3-12 – SafeSitter Class Registration

Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!
Class Information: Friday June 2, 2023 9am-2pm @ Calhoun County EMS (1736 Old State Road, Gaston, SC)
Class Fee: $50
To Register: Contact BJ Meetze at 803-739-2552 or

2023-3-10 – Employment Opportunity: Calhoun County First Steps Executive Director

Calhoun County First Steps Board Announces Opening for Full-time Executive Director Position. Salary Range: $50,000 to $55,000. The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field, five years of experience in developing and managing nonprofit programs and services with an emphasis on early childhood programs; strong organizational, fiscal management and fundraising skills, supervisory experience and a knowledge of Calhoun County with the ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships in our community. General duties will include planning and managing activities related to the Boards’ strategies to strengthen families, improve children’s health and well-being, improve the quality of early education opportunities, and help transition rising Pre-K and kindergarteners into school. Calhoun County First Steps is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information and the full job description, please visit: or

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to by April 14, 2023.

2023-3-8 – Purple Martin Festival Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers wanted for the Purple Martin Festival. Please email Brandy at for more info.

2023-3-8 – Purple Martin Festival Parade Participants Wanted!

Parade Participants wanted for the Purple Martin Festival. Please call 803-707-0808 or email for more info.

2023-3-2 – Purple Martin Festival Vendors Wanted!

Currently accepting vendor applications for the Purple Martin Festival. Please call Melissa at 803-655-6306 or find application at

2023-2-9 – Become a Red Cross Disaster Responder

Turn Compassion Into Action! Become a Red Cross Disaster Responder Today! To learn more visit

2023-1-21 – Purple Martin Festival Call for Entertainment

Calling all singers, dancers, and performers!!! If your dance company, church choir, praise team, or any groups or individuals are interested in performing at this year’s Purple Martin Festival (Friday April 21 & Saturday April 22), please call us at 803-655-7514 or email Zachary Tarrant at

We have limited space available for Saturday. Be a part of the Purple Martin Festival!

2023-1-21 – Heyward Park (Sandy Run) Rentals Now Available

Plan your next family reunion at Heyward Park!!! We are now accepting rentals for picnic shelters!! Please contact our office at 803-655-7514 for more information!!! The park features 4 smaller picnic shelters and 2 larger picnic shelters. The park also features a playground, swing sets, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, baseball field and a new horseshoe pit!!! Heyward Park is located at 312 Savany Hunt Creek Rd, Gaston, SC 29053

2023-1-20 – Calhoun County Animal Shelter Seeking Volunteers

We are looking for a few people who would like to volunteer two days a month from 11 am-2pm on a Saturday and Sunday. Dates listed below. If you would like to volunteer please call (803) 874-2914. 
No age limit but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times!

2023-1-19 – Boards and Commissions

Calhoun County is actively seeking individuals from the community who are interested in participating in a variety of boards and commissions.
Joining a board or commission is a way that citizens can volunteer and get involved with their local government. Boards and commissions serve mostly in an advisory capacity to various County departments but some also hear appeals, provide expertise, advocate, and advise County Council. Calhoun County seeks diversity and balance in making appointment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
If you are interested, please visit the Boards & Commissions page of our website where you can submit an application.

2023-1-5 – SC State University Community Health Worker Training Program

SC State University has established a Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program to recruit, train, and enable the next generation of minority Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address health disparity and improve health equity in rural SC. Please download the flyer here for more information.