Kershaw County Library to Host Kitchen Program

Kershaw County Library to Host Kitchen Program on Donated Demonstration Kitchen


Elgin, SC – The Kershaw County Library’s inaugural cooking program has been scheduled for March 26 at 11 AM at the Elgin branch. Inventive Southern Cuisine will be led by local chef Melissa Saveedra of Every Day Gourmet. Melissa will demonstrate new takes on classic Southern cuisine. Prepare to fuse Southern and Italian cuisine with cornbread Panzanella, discover that gluten-free Mac n’ Cheese is delicious, and learn how to whip up an easy angel food cake dessert. Melissa will share tips to build confidence in new cooks, while experienced cooks will get new ideas.

The demonstration kitchen was donated by the Meadows family in memory of Mrs. Betty Poole. The Meadows family have also generously provided funds, in addition to the kitchen, to provide cooking programming for the Elgin community. Mrs. Poole was a long-time library supporter and avid reader.

For more information on this program, please contact Rachael Sommer, Elgin Branch Manager, at or 803-438-7881. For media inquiries, contact Hanna Gustafson, Outreach and Publicity Coordinator,, 803-424-2353.