Community news for April 25

April 23, 2013 

Backyard tour planned in York

The annual Backyard and Beauty Spots garden tour in historic York will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

The day includes a buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the parish hall of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 108 E. Liberty St. There will be a sale of plants, garden items and work by local artists.

Advance tickets are on sale through May 9. Tour tickets, including the lunch, are $25; lunch-only tickets are $12. For reservations or information, call Jeanne Ferguson at 803-684-6020 or Diane Linkous at 803-684-4889.

Checks can be payable to Good Shepherd ECW may be mailed to Good Shepherd, PO Box 437, York, SC 29745. Tickets can be picked up at the church on the day of the tour.

MYCO to host Earth Day Birthday

The Museum of York County will host its annual Earth Day Birthday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Pony rides, making Earth bracelets, games, and the Scrap Exchange are planned. More than 30 educational exhibits, each with a hands-on environmental message, are included. The event will feature an eco-marketplace where artisans offer items made from recycled materials, and master gardeners plan a plant sale. Document shredding will be provided by Family Trust.

The Settlemyre Planetarium will be celebrating its success since re-opening last April with its newly renovated dome and technological upgrade. Short features showing off the new planetarium will be every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family-friendly foods will be sold. The Museum of York County is at 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Admission is free. For more details, call 803-329-2121 or visit

Money available to help low-income families

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with heating and water bills, mortgage and rent.

CCA also administers a family assessment program to assist individuals with obtaining employment, licenses for certified nursing assistants, supplies, General Education Degree (GED) study and child care.

CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)and General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP), assists eligible households with benefits up to $1,000.

Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

Applications are taken for emergency heating and water bills, rent and mortgage assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

In addition, applications will be taken for non-emergency heating assistance at the following locations:

• Wesley United Methodist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, first and third Tuesdays, 110 W. Jefferson St., York.

• PATH, 9 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Wednesdays. 204 Raille St., York.

• Clover Area Assistance Center, 1 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, 1130 S.C. 55 East.

Carolina Community Actions Inc., 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (seniors and disabled), Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

Entries sought for quilting show

The second annual From Barns to Bedcovers quilt show, featuring the York County Quilters, will be June 8 and 9, in conjunction with the York County Ag + Art Tour.

New this year, the quilting group is accepting at-large entries to be displayed in addition to those from quilt guilds. This year’s quilt show will be held indoors, at the McCelvey Center in York.

Participants in the show may submit full quilts or samplers, blocks, pillows, stuffed toys, clothing and novelty items. The only requirements are that they must be quilted and handmade.

There is no fee for entry or admission to the show. Deadline to enter is May 10.

For more details, email Signa Curry at

CAAC Gala set for April 25

Clover Area Assistance Center’s annual fundraising gala with the theme “An Evening in the Orient” will be from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

There will be food, open bar, live auction and music.

Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.

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.

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

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.

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