Community news for April 11

April 9, 2013 

Cafe to benefit Relay for Life team

Crossroads Café, at the corner of U.S. 321 and S.C. 49 in York, will donate a portion of each day’s lunch sales to the First Baptist Stars of Hope Western York County Relay for Life team April 4-22.

The Western York County Relay for Life also is selling its second cookbook, “A Taste of Relay Two.” The books are available for $15 from any relay team member or any member of First Baptist Church in York.

The cookbooks, to benefit the American Cancer Society project, include about 515 recipes from the 2012 teams. People who want the books can also email Linda Crisp at or call her at 803-684-3199.

The Western York County Relay for Life will be April 27.

Western NAACP to meet

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP will have the executive board members meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at The United Men’s Club of Clover. The board meeting will be followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For details or information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

New 4-H club forming

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a new 4-H Community Club at Academy Christian School in Rock Hill. Focus areas for the club will be livestock and gardening projects.

The club will meet after school once a month at the school on 129 Border Road. Wendy Lipe will be the club leader. Interested youth must register as 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and a $1 insurance fee.

For more information, visit the office at 120 N. Congress St., York, or call 803-684-9919.

Irish Downs plans community yard sale

The Irish Downs neighborhood in Clover is having a multi-family yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13. Irish Downs is on Kings Mountain Highway, a half-mile west of the Main Street light in Clover.

Lake Wylie home tour April 27

The 28th annual Clover/Lake Wylie Home and Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, sponsored by Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club.

This year’s them is “Living Leisurely in Lake Wylie,” reflecting the homes and gardens featuring spacious designs with room for relaxation, entertainment and recreation.

Proceeds go to a $2,500 scholarship for a qualified Clover High School senior.

There also will be a $15 per person buffet luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River Hills Country Club that will include a fashion show presented by Chico’s and men’s wear from the golf shop.

Tickets cost $20 per person, available in advance at The Cleaners, Lake Wylie Plaza, and at River Hills Plantation front gate the day of the event. Luncheon tickets will be available in the dining room of the club on the day of the tour. Call 803-831-7543 or 803-831-8278 for more information.

Hunger relief site planned

Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 5376 McConnells Highway, York.

Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.

Alzheimer’s focus of Rotary meeting

Speakers for the Lake Wylie Rotary Club this month include Todd Sykes of Lake Wylie Athletic Association talking April 16 about soccer in the community; Georgia Oakes, Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator, speaking April 23; and Laurie Helms and Thad Fisher as guest speakers from the Rock Hill Outdoor Center and Giordana Velodrome.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit

Clover club to meet April 11

The Clover Woman’s Club will meet on at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the home of Neel Cypher, 811 Belwood Drive, Clover. The club will have a program about the Clover Biblical Release Studies, presented by Brenda Boyd and Ginger Bowman. Judy Lark is hostess.

Call Neel at 803-222-9398 for more information.

Trailblazer trip planned by York residents

Denise Mitchell and Jane Gilfillan will host their 2013 “Trailblazer” trip this summer, June 23-30, to see the scenery in Nevada, Colorado and Arizona. Seats are limited, and the tour is open to the community.

The seven-day sightseeing adventure includes overnight in Las Vegas, Sedona’s Red Rock country, Route 66 Hwy., Oak Creek, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon National Parks, Lake Powell’s desert lake and the Colorado River.

For information, call Denise at 803-684-7311 or connect on Facebook, or call Jane at 803-684-3364. Deadline is April 11.

It’s time to sign up for arts camps

Arts Council of York County 2013 Summer Art Camps will be June 10 to July 12 and consist of half-day, one-week workshops featuring 20 various topics for ages 6 and older. The camps will be at the Center for the Arts, the Gettys Center and the Community Performance Center, all located in Old Town Rock Hill.

Camps will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Camps fees are $75 for Arts Council members and $85 for nonmembers. For a schedule of camps and registration form, visit For information, call 803-328-2787 or email

Choral society plans April 14 concert

The York County Choral Society will have it spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill.

The full chorus will present Cantata No. 4 by J. S. Bach and Missa Brevis by Kodaly. Additional selections performed by the chorus or the York County Chamber Singers, include works by Byrd, Brahms, Clausen and Mendelssohn.

Soprano Jennifer Hough, mezzo soprano Kristen Wunderlich, tenor Daniel Stein and bass Justin Rhymer will be featured as soloists, with guest organist Mark Frye and Susan Read as accompanists.

General admission is $20, or $15 for seniors age 65 and older and Winthrop University faculty with an ID. Students are $5 and Winthrop students are free with an ID. For details visit

Lowe’s offering Habitat training

In preparation for Habitat for Humanity of York County’s 2013 Women Build, Lowe’s in York will be offering five training clinics. The clinics are free, open to women who want to volunteer with the Habitat’s Women Build.

Clinics will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Topics are: April 27, installing insulation and interior trim; May 25, how to install exterior siding; and June 22, painting and punch-list items.

Lowe’s in York is located at 1010 E. Liberty St. For information or to sign up, contact the Habitat for Humanity at 803-328-1728 or by email at Space for each training clinic is limited to 20.

CACC needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Clover Area Assistance Center

Volunteers are needed to answer telephones, be pantry shoppers, do computer data entry, handle special projects and do classroom instruction and curriculum development.

Hours of the center are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

CAAC is at 1130 S.C. 55 East, Clover. For more information, call 803-222-4837 or email or

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