New staff will welcome visitors to Camden-Kershaw County
Camden resident Catharine deLoach has joined the City tourism office as Welcome Center Specialist at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street. According to Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Director Suzi Sale, deLoach brings a great combination of experience, knowledge and skills to the position. “We are happy to have Catharine come on board as the frontline point of contact at the Welcome Center at Robert Mills Courthouse,” said Sale. “While we interviewed some very qualified candidates, Catharine really impressed us with her unique range of education, sales and hospitality experience.”
A graduate of Converse College in Spartanburg, deLoach moved to Camden in 1991, and taught at Pine Tree Elementary, Grace Church Kindergarten and Bethesda Pre-school. Through the years she has been active in many community activities, and with a variety of local businesses. Most recently she was accounts manager at Whittington Interiors, and events coordinator at Catery on Broad. She and her husband Dwight live in Camden’s historic district, and have two sons.
“I am thrilled to take on this new position with the City of Camden,” said deLoach. “It will be my pleasure to help people learn more about our beautiful and unique city. I was born and raised in Columbia but Camden is where I call home. My love for Camden and Kershaw County is very strong.”
“In this new position, Catharine will greet guests coming into our area, provide helpful visit and trip planning information, and recommend ways for guests to eat, shop, play, and stay overnight,” Sale added. “She will also welcome residents who seek additional area information, and be involved in other tourism activities as well.”
The Welcome Center is staffed daily by city tourism staff, including Tiawana Dinkins who works most Saturdays. A longtime resident of Kershaw County, Dinkins is employed full time as receptionist for the Kershaw County Summary Court. She worked at the Robert Mills Courthouse in similar capacity before the Chamber of Commerce relinquished its visitor center function and moved to 80 Campus Drive at Central Carolina Technical College.
The Welcome Center at Robert Mills Courthouse is open Mon-Fri: 9 to Noon and 1 to 5, and Sat 10 - 4 pm. The courthouse interior is open for guests to see, and it is an events venue. The phone number is 803-432-2557, and email at RobertMills@camdensc.org. Information is also available on Camden-Kershaw County tourism website at www.classicallycarolina.com and on Facebook @discovercamdenkershawcounty.
The new Revolutionary War Visitors Center at Camden, adjacent to Historic Camden, is currently under construction, and is expected to open in late 2020.