Community News for June 6

June 4, 2013 

Republican Women give two scholarships

Two Clover High School graduates — Brittany La’Shawn Carothers of Lake Wylie and Cassie Black of Clover — were awarded a total of $6,000 in scholarships on May 23 from the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club.

The CLWRW Fay Bergman Scholarship, funded by the annual Home and Garden Tour, is awarded each year to one or more Clover High School college-bound seniors based on merit and need. This year marks the first time a scholarship has been awarded to two students.

Recipient of the $3,500 scholarship, National Honor Society student Carothers graduated with a 4.21 GPA and a class ranking of 88 out of 472. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg where she will major in nursing.

Recipient of the $2,500 scholarship, Black also is a National Honor Society student and Principal’s Scholar. She graduated with a 4.62 GPA and a class ranking of 38 out of 472. She will attend Charleston Southern University and plans to study criminal justice.

Allison Creek Bluegrass is Thursday

Allison Creek Bluegrass will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church on Allison Creek Road and Hwy. 274. Food concessions are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

McCelvey to host seminar on money

A program on the Evolution of Paper Money will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at the McCelvey Center, 212 Jefferson St., York. Vernon Terry will discuss how Confederate cash influenced the government’s role in manufacturing paper money.

This program is free. For information, call 803-684-3948, ext. 2, or email

Meal delivery volunteers needed in Clover

The York County Council on Aging is badly in need of volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about an hour and can be done over a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering should call Tonya Begley at the Clover Mill Senior Center at 803-222-9286 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

MYCO opens Ice Age exhibit Saturday

“Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina” opens Saturday, June 8 at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

The exhibition transports visitors back to a time when massive mastodons browsed our woodlands, giant ground sloths ambled along the forest edge and fierce saber-toothed cats prowled the prairies. The exhibit will be on view through the summer of 2014.

The centerpiece is a full-sized reproduction of a Jefferson’s ground sloth. This woolly giant tipped the scales at 500 pounds and towered more than 6 feet tall when standing. Also featured in the exhibition will be a jaguar, a dire wolf, a carcass of a young mastodon, and a caribou.

A special Way Back When Family Fun Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. opening day. A special viewing of the animated film “Ice Age” will be at 2 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Opening-day activities are free with admission to the Museum of York County. Admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; youth, $3; free for Culture & Heritage Museum members and children 3 and younger. Sundays are free to the public. For information, visit

Genealogical society to meet

The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will have its annual business meeting and summer social at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Love home, 390 Love St. in McConnells.

There will be several historical interpretations of former York residents.

Rotary hosts Tommy Pope June 11

S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope will speak June 11 at the Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting.

Meetings begin at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit

Scotch-Irish event planned

The Culture & Heritage Museums and the Center for Scotch-Irish Studies will host the seventh biannual Scotch-Irish Identity Symposium June 6 and 7 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

The biannual symposium provides a forum for scholars from across the United States and Canada to present the latest research in the fields of Scotch-Irish history, culture and heritage in North America. The theme for this year’s conference, “Scotland, Ulster and America: Ties that Bind,” will explore the cultural exchanges between Scotland, Ulster and America during the past 400 years.

The Scotch-Irish Identity Symposium is being held in conjunction with the 16th annual Clover Scotch-Irish Festival and Scottish Games June 8 in Clover.

Details and conference registration information are available at or contact Michael Scoggins at 803-818-6768,

Henry Nunnery to give garden program

Retired Clemson Extension agent Henry Nunnery will discuss vegetable pests at the Friday in the Garden program, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

First Friday in the Garden is free and a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Master Gardener applications accepted

Clemson Extension Service is taking applications for the Master Gardener Class. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Aug. 6 to Nov. 12 at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St.

The program is open to all adults, regardless of gardening experience. Participants learn about all aspects of gardening from soils, to growing vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns. They also learn about garden pests, beneficial insects and plant physiology.

Class costs $300. In addition to the fee, participants must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in service to the community.

Enrollment is limited, and applications are due by July 6. Applicants will be contacted in July. Call 803-684-9919 for more information.

Seniors can get coupons for produce

The York County Council on Aging, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, will issue free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that can be used at local participating farmers markets.

Those eligible will get $25 in coupons that may be used at participating markets through Oct. 15. The coupons will be distributed on a first-come basis.

The coupons will be issued 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the York Senior Center, 14 N. Congress St.

Applications must be submitted in person. Proof of identity and residence in York County is required. Applicants must also meet household income eligibility requirements.

For information, contact the York County Council on Aging at 803-327-6694.

Arts council offers summer camps

Arts Council of York County’s 2013 Summer Art Camps will run June 10 to July 12 featuring 20 topics for ages 6 and older. The camps will be at the Center for the Arts, the Gettys Art Center and the Community Performance Center.

Camps will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Camps fees are $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. I Heart Art summer camp T-shirts are $10 at registration. The deadline for camp registration is two weeks prior to the start of each camp. View the full schedule of camps at and download the registration form at

For information, call 803-328-2787 or email at

Art grant deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is June 1. Small grants are available to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in York County.

The council allocates between $4,000-$5,000 to small grant awards each quarter. Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year.

Information and applications are available by calling 803-328-2787 or go to

Art guild to offer summer camps

The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will sponsor summer art camps for children June 11 to 14 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

The camps are 9:30 to 11 a.m. for ages 7 to 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 10 to 12; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 15.

Cost is $80 for each camp, which includes all art supplies. There will be at least two teachers for each class and no more than 15 students per class. For details, call Sandy Brindle at 803-981-3598.

York parks and rec offers summer camps

The York Parks and Recreation Department will offer basketball, baseball and art camps this summer.

Art camps will be at the York Recreation Center and include:

• “The Magnificent Me” for ages 10 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28. Students will learn the basics of portraiture and sculpture techniques through chalk pastel and clay.

• “Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture” for ages 11 to 13, 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 to 28. Students will learn sculpture techniques using various materials and design techniques including found objects, clay, paper and paint.

Space is limited to 10 students per class. Cost is $60 and includes all materials. Art camp will be taught by certified art teacher Gina Bruce. Registration deadline is June 17 and registrants must pay half of the fee to reserve a place. Details, email

Sport camps will be:

• Basketball camp, for boys and girls ages 5 to 15, 9 to 11 a.m. July 8 to 11 at the York Recreation Center. Cost is $50 per child and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by York Comprehensive High School varsity basketball coaches and players. Registration deadline is July 3.

• Baseball camp, for ages 7 to 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 to 24 at the York Recreation Complex on Fourth Street. Cost is $35 per child or $60 for two siblings and includes a camp T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by YCHS varsity baseball coaches and players. Registration deadline is July 17.

Registration for all the camps will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. For more information, call 803-684-3742.

Sign up for Lions golf tourney

The River Hills Lions Club’s annual Memorial Celebration Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. June 17 at River Hills Country Club.

Registration and lunch start at 11 a.m. There will be an awards dinner and “skill” contests at 5:30 p.m. Rain date is June 24. To register or for more information, call 803-831-2249 or visit

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 her at

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