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"Dairy in the 'Berry"
in June

Sue Summer with judges
Sonny Ringer, Dr. John
Thompson and Beth Hipp at a
previous June Dairy Month
Ice Cream Churn-Off.


Second Friday
Book Club

See our Book Listing

WKDK Road Trips

Coffee Hour Hostess Sue Summer
talks with a couple of residents
at Springfield Place.




WKDK's Coffee Hour
Weekday mornings 9:15-10:00 AM

Summer Activities Ideas
(as heard on WKDK's Coffee Hour with Andy Hawkins on 05/12/17)

Camp Horseshoe

  • Wilton Dennis,  803-924-3573  
  • 2139 Pierce Boozer Look, Prosperity, SC
  • 5-day camps
  • Cost: $275 for horse camps; general/watersportl camps are $175
  • Start June 12, multiple camp options in June and July

Newberry College

  • Baseball Camp: Russell Triplett Phone: 803-480-2598; E-mail : Russell.triplett@newberry.edu
  • Soccer Camps; www.newberrywolvessoccercamps.com  
  • Tennis Camps; see City of Newberry

City of Newberry
Newberry Art Center, 1107 College St.

  • Newberry Rec Dept. Marquerite Palmer   321-1015
  • Camps begin June 5 through August (excluding July 4 week)
  • Ages: elementary through high school
  • Cost: Varies by class

City of Newberry
Sports, 1107 College St.

  • Newberry Rec Dept. Collin Shealy, 321-1015
  • Tennis*, baseball, football* and cheer* (*in collaboration with Newberry College)
  • Ages: various ages
  • Cost: Varies by sport
    • Summer Mobile Recreation Program, FREE
    • Monday-Thursday; June 12-July 21 (except July 4th week)
    • Mon, Wise St. Park; Tues. Mollohon Park; Wednesday, Gallman Park; Thursday, Marion Davis Park

8220 Jollystreet Road

  • Contact: 276-9936
  • Swim Lessons; Ask about the one free session through Third Grade Learn to Swim program
  • Summer Camp
  • Member and non-member fees
  • Scholarships available

Newberry County Recreation Department

  • Gerdie Lake, 803-924-8328

Prosperity: The Action Center

  • Town office: 364-2622
  • Located at Prosperity Depot on Town Square
  • Starts June 5-August (week of July 4th off)
  • Monday through Thursday, 11am until 1 pm
  • Free, includes activities (craft and educational) & meal
  • Must preregister at Town Hall. Limited to 30 students.

Prosperity Boys and Girls Club

  • Karen Livingston 364-2622
  • @Town Center

Mid-Carolina Cheerleader Camps

  • Sherrie Bedenbaugh, 364-2321
  • Held at Mid-Carolina High School
  • June 27-29; 9-12am
  • Cost: $55, includes instruction, t-shirt (deadline, June 16), snacks
  • Contact Sherrie for form

Munson’s Music

  • Munson Summer, 803-405-0507
  • School of Rock at 1109 Caldwell Munson’s Music
  • Cost $100 (pre-pay); $150 walk-ins
  • June 12-16; July 10-14; August 7-11  
  • 9 am until 12pm

Camp Lutheridge at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (Prosperity)

  • Contact: 364-4093 for applications or information
  • Dates: June 19-23
  • Ages: completed Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Cost: $75 for members; $100 for non-members

Vacation Bible School

  • Contact your local congregation for details.

"Geneology Guys" Info:

After Sue Summer's interview on Thursday (07/21/16) with the "genealogy guys," some listeners may be interested in how to find the books or the free podcasts. Here's that info:

Aha! Seminars, Inc., is at http://ahaseminars.com 

The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the new one, Genealogy Connection, are at http://genealogyguuys.com

Most recent books are:
Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for All Researchers
 by Drew Smith
How to Do Everything: Genealogy
 (4th edition)
by George G. Morgan
Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith

The books are all available at Amazon.com in softcover and in Kindle format.

Show Ideas? We want to hear them!

Please e-mail us at contactus@wkdk.com for any Coffee Hour Show ideas that you may have!

Regular Programming Schedule:
1st Monday Newberry County Public Library
All other Mondays On the Move with Margaret 9:30 AM
1st Wednesday Newberry College
2nd Friday 2nd Friday Book Club
2nd Thursday Live from Springfield Place
3rd Wednesday Newberry County School District
Wednesday following 2nd Tuesday Mayor Ed Kyzer*
* (sometimes same day as School Board)
4th Thursday WKDK Road Trip


Coffee Hour Hostesses

Margaret Brackett


Margaret is hostess for "On the Move With Margaret" on the Monday morning "Coffee Hour" each week. Margaret is retired from 25 years of business administration and public relations. She's a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, and also attended Kings Business University in Charlotte, NC. Overall, she has about 15 years of broadcasting experience. Margaret's a parent with one daughter and two grandchildren, who live in Texas. She is the guardian caretaker of three canines and one feline companions, which make up a family in their Newberry home. Her favorite song is "To God Be the Glory," and The Lettermen are her favorite singing group. She's proud to say that the Bible is her favorite book, and her hobbies include mental and physical fitness.

Congratulations to Margaret...
Curtis Loftis, Director of State of SC Office on Aging, visited Newberry during Older Americans Month as guest for WKDK to kick off Older Americans Month for the month of May. He presented Margaret Brackett with a recogition certificate honoring her as Senior of the Day during the Senate and House of Representatives session. Lt. Governor Andre Bauer presented Mrs. Brackett to the legislators.

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Deborah Smith

Deborah is our Tuesday morning hostess for the "Coffee Hour," and she is the Executive Director of the Newberry Opera House. In fact, she began hosting the "Coffee Hour" about five years ago when "Mr. C interviewed me about the Opera House, and I never left!" Deborah has been to many places around the world, but she says that her "most memorable moment" was actually coming to Newberry. "Of all the places in the world that I have lived, I am proud and grateful to truly call Newberry home," she says. And we're all certainly glad she's here! Tune in to Deborah and the Tuesday morning "Coffee Hour" on WKDK!

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Sue Summer

Susan Davis Summer is Newberry born, Newberry bred--and when she dies, she'll be Newberry dead (ie, buried in Rosemont)! She attended Newberry County public schools (NHS, '70) and had the great, good fortune to be in English classes taught by Mrs. Marty Mathis and Mrs. Dot Epting. From them, she learned much about grammar and good humor, and from NHS band director, Miss Lorraine Paris, she learned much about diligence and the importance of being prompt.

Sue and her husband, Henry ("a lawyer/financial planner/and all-around nice guy!") have three "grown-up and wonderfully entertaining children": Walter Munson, Janie, and Buffy. She also is now a grandmother to Elle, who was born at 12:40 on December 6, 2010!

In addition to her success as a writer (selected by "The State" newspaper as one of its first community columnists and two-time winner of the SC Fiction Project), Sue has co-hosted the Thursday morning "Coffee Hour" on WKDK for several years. During June Dairy Month, Sue and Andy Hawkins pulled off the first-ever cheese carve-off of Newberry landmarks and "hysterical sites!" She once actually made an Easter basket "on-the-air" and on the 80th birthday of legendary fiddler, Pappy Sherrill, Sue helped host a birthday party for him at the station with "Aunt Polly's Cold Oven Pound Cake." Tune in to Sue Summer and the "Coffee Hour"--Thursdays on WKDK!

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Andy Hawkins

Andy is our Friday morning "Coffee Hour" hostess, and a monthly reporter of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital (NCMH) board meetings (incidentally, Andy is Public Relations Representative of NCMH). She and her husband, Mike, have two children--Heather and Quentin; and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, gardening, and traveling. In addition to her trip to Italy with her mother to visit her daughter, Heather, one of her most "memorable moments" has been the opportunity to interview Stella Stellini for WKDK.

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