Community news for April 18

April 16, 2013 

Clover Optimists plan April 20 barbecue

The Clover Optimist Club will have a barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 next to Killians Service Center on S.C. 55 in Clover. One dollar from each plate sold will be given to Lee Killian’s medical fund.

Pork plates will be $8, and will include barbecue, slaw, chips, a cookie and bun. A 5-pound bucket of barbecue will be $30. A sandwich with chips will be $4 and drinks will be $1 each. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Clover Rescue Squad will be there to give free blood pressure checks.

For barbecue tickets, call Ashby Skinnell at 803-322-0177.

Clover Jaycees plan May 18 golf tourney

The Clover Jaycees plan a May 18 golf tournament at Green Meadows Golf Club in Mount Holly, N.C. The event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Price is $60, which includes two mulligans and a red tee per person. Lunch and beverage cart will be provided. The format is a two-man captain’s choice, but players will have a four-man total score. All proceeds to benefit local community projects, Jaycee Camp Hope and the Clover Jaycees’ building fund.

Hole sponsors are $25 and sponsors may provide a sign or the Jaycees will make one. For more information, contact Matthew Readett at 803-230-3880 or Scott Moses at 704-913-3781.

Master gardeners plan plant sale

The Master Gardeners of York County’s annual spring plant sale will be Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, at the Glencairn Gardens Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. On sale will be a wide variety of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs and vegetables ranging in price from $1 to $10.

The plants are donated by members of the association and are inspected by a certified plant inspector. Each plant will be labeled with both the scientific and common names. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about soil, plant spacing, etc.

Unsold plants will be available for purchase at the Museum of York County’s Earth Day Birthday event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Proceeds are used to support MGYC education and community service projects. For more information, visit

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 through April 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.

CACC seeking pantry volunteers

The Clover Area Assistance Center is seeking volunteers to help customers shop directly from its food pantry shelves. This a good opportunity for people who are outgoing, caring, enjoy meeting and helping new people and want to have fun while they volunteer.

A weekly or bi-weekly commitment of three and a half hours at a time is needed. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call Jennifer at 803-222-4837 or email her at

Western NAACP to meet

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP will have an 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.

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 theme 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.

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. Space for each training clinic is limited to 20.

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