Community news for May 2

May 1, 2013 

‘Idol’ contestant to perform at Rotary

Clover High School’s Ja’Bria Barber, 17, who advanced to the Hollywood phase of “American Idol,” will speak and perform at the noon May 7 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

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

York Rotary welcomes new members

The York Rotary Club recently inducted two new members. They are Daniel Harshaw, who practices law in the firm of Charles S. Bradford, P.A., and Heather Lamp, a real estate agent with The Heather Lamp Group, Keller Williams in Fort Mill.

Wine, scotch tasting fundraiser planned

The Arts Council of York County hosts its annual Wine & Scotch Tasting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

The fundraiser, sponsored by O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits, features wine and scotch, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Melanie Rowe Catering, and live music by violinist Casey Mink and guitarist Ryan Scarberry. Dress is business attire.

Admission is $50 for members of the Arts Council of York County and $60 for nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased at or by calling the Arts Council at 803-328-2787.

Sponsors donating at the $250 and $500 levels can attend a private preview party at 7 p.m.

Dazzle and Denim tickets on sale

Catawba Care’s 10th annual Dazzle and Denim: The Diamond Anniversary Party fundraising event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. May 17 at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek in Rock Hill.

Tickets are $40 through May 9 and $50 afterward. Tiffany Tables can also be reserved for groups of 10 for $400.

For tickets, go to or mail a check to 500 Lakeshore Parkway, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

All proceeds support Catawba Care, a not-for-profit, United Way organization that provides medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as education to prevent the spread of HIV.

For information, call 803-909-6363, ext. 221.

New 4-H group 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, 129 W. Border Road. Wendy Lipe will be the club leader. Interested youth can register as a 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and a $1 insurance fee.

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

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.

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 and General Emergency Assistance Program assist 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

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 will benefit local community projects, Jaycee Camp Hope and the Clover Jaycees’ building fund.

Hole sponsors are $25; 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 who want to have fun while they volunteer.

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

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