Guardsmen celebrate holidays
Members of the S.C. Army National Guard’s Alpha Company, 351st Aviation Support Battalion, held a Christmas party for the soldiers and their families on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Hartsville National Guard Armory.
The fun day consisted of a Christmas meal prepared in part by the company’s non-commissioned officers and served by the company’s officers. The meal included a variety of desserts donated by the Hartville American Legion Post 53 Auxiliary Unit.
The soldiers also enjoyed raffles for many door prizes, numerous indoor and outdoor games and activities, and recognition of the soldiers who reenlisted during the year. Post 53 honored the reenlisting soldiers by presenting them with American Legion “Thank You for Your Service” coins. The soldiers who reenlisted are Staff Sgt. Jarrod Brown, Staff Sgt. Raven Kennedy, and Staff Sgt. James Kinsey; Sgt. Quintarje Carolina, Sgt. Devon Gibbs, Sgt. Alencia Livingston, Sgt. Seneca Rushing, Sgt. Tevyianna Seabrooks, and Sgt. Ashley Thomas; and Specialist Jadasia Dallas, Specialist Cody Daney, Specialist Edward Graham, Specialist Deja McConnell, Specialist Tyrese Tucker, and Specialist Antoine White.
The Post 53 Auxiliary Unit members who donated desserts were Janice Carlton, Linda Eayres, Janel Jackson, Adrienne LaDue, and Marcia Stegner.