Whitehurst given SCSCD Community Service Award

CLEMSON — On Saturday, March 19, Marion Ard Whitehurst of Central received the 2011 Community Service Award from the Colonel John Robins Chapter of the South Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century at a luncheon at the Madren Center.

Outgoing Chapter President Dr. Nora Rooche Field of Seneca and Vice-President JoAnn Childers of Simpsonville presented Whitehurst with a personalized certificate and a beautiful hanging basket.
Whitehurst is the wife of Dr. Clint Whitehurst, a professor for more than 50 years at Clemson University, and the mother of Pickens County Councilman Trey Whitehurst.

She was chosen as a recipient because of the countless hours she has spent volunteering in the Clemson community. Whitehurst has dedicated her life to improving the lives of children through her work with scouting and at the Tamassee DAR School, including being on the Tamassee DAR School Board. Her promotion of local history and historic sites, such as Old Stone Church, has been truly remarkable. She is an active member of many organizations and hereditary societies, serving in various offices.