By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County Clemson Club hosted a Clemson University Student Send-Off Parade on Thursday July 30 on Washington Street in front of the waterfall in downtown Walterboro.
“Students were invited to decorate their cars and parade downtown to receive well-wishes and support from club members,” said Sharon Witkin, Colleton County Clemson Club Secretary. “Local Clemson Club members greeted students dressed in orange, cheering, and wishing students a fun and successful school year.”
According to Witkin, approximately 75 students from Colleton County are enrolled to begin this fall at Clemson University, including 17 freshman.
Incoming freshman received a dorm blanket, hand-made by Colleton County Clemson Club member-at-large Debbie Gorrell. Returning students received the infamous Tiger Paw stamped $2 bills from club officers along with tailgate supplies and giveaways provided from the Clemson Alumni Association.
“Especially during time of uncertainty, we are happy to show students our support before returning to Clemson for their fall studies,” said local Clemson Club President Josh White.
The Colleton County Clemson Club provides funding for local student scholarships. Those who would like to join the club, membership dues, $30 per family, may be sent Attention: Steve Sanders, CCCC Membership Chairman, P.O. Box 1422 Walterboro, S.C. 29488.