Community News for Sept. 12

September 10, 2013 

Yard sale planned for Abby’s Hope

A yard sale for Abby’s Hope will be Sept. 14 in the old Whitesides Cleaners parking lot on South Congress Street in York.

Proceeds will go to buy a handicap van to transport Abby Nivens, a 10-year-old girl from York who suffers from cerebral palsy. She can’t sit or stand on her own, and she makes weekly visits to doctors in Spartanburg.

In addition, a benefit ride is also planned for Abby at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 beginning at Patti-O Grill in Clover. There is a $15 donation requested for one rider, a $20 donation for two rides and $15 for an extra hand. The ride will make three stops and last bike in will be at 5 p.m.

To make donation to the yard sale, or for information on either of the events, call Lori Hoover at 803-448-3098.

Brattonsville to present ‘Sweat of our Brows’

Historic Brattonsville will present “By the Sweat of Our Brows,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the site, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells.

Historian Joseph McGill Jr. a field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has conducted the Slave Dwelling Project. On Friday, he will sleep at one of the original slave cabins at Historic Brattonsville, along with selected interpreters, descendants and students.

At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, McGill will present a program at the Visitor’s Center on the project. Other activities include theatrical performances, craft and food vendors, music, bus tours and more.

Admission: adults, $6; seniors, $5; youth ages 4-17, $3; ages 3 and younger and Culture and Heritage Museum members, free.

NAACP to meet Sept. 19

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP will have their executive board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church in York. It will be followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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

CHS Interact to speak Sept. 17

Clover High School Interact Club officers will speak at the Sept. 17 Lake Wylie Rotary Club’s noon lunch meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

The group will talk about upcoming projects and members who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program will talk about their experience. Interact is a club for children ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with others in their community or school carrying out service projects and learning about the world.

Marge Barnes with Animal Adoption League will speak at the Sept. 24 meeting.

Guests are welcome to attend. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.

For more information about the club, visit

Fall livestock show scheduled

The 2013 York County Fall Livestock Show will be Sept. 13 and 14 at the High Tension Ranch, 930 Sandifer Road, York. 4-H members and National FFA Organization members from South Carolina will show their livestock.

Shows will include a chicken show at 5 p.m. Sept. 13, followed by a goat show at 6 p.m. On Sept. 14, there will be an 8:30 a.m. sheep show, an 11 a.m. beef cattle show and a 2 p.m. dairy cattle show.

At 10 a.m. Sept. 14 there will be a horse show at a separate site, 8024 Park Place Road, York.

The show is free and open to the public. Food will be sold at both locations. For more information, contact Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or by email at

Clover Woman’s Club to hold membership tea

The Clover Woman’s Club will have a membership tea at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the home of Neel Cyphers on Belwood Drive. Clover. Members may invite a friend as a possible new member. Dues are $20. Those who forgot to pay last year are asked to catch up.

For directions, call Neel at 803-222-9398. The group plans several events to raise funds for its scholarship.

Central City hosts golf tourney

The Central City Club 10th annual Golf Tournament will be Sept. 14 at Spring Lake Country Club, 1375 Springlake Road, York.

Entry fees are $60 per person and $240 per team. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:15. Lunch will follow the tournament after. Entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, lunch, and event prizes.

Proceeds raised from this tournament support the club’s youth programs and seniors’ Christmas programs.

Each golfer will receive a certificate for a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, valued at $200. Prizes are awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin winners.

A new car from Dunlap-Johnson Chevrolet will be awarded for a hole-in-one on the 10th hole. To register, contact Lonnie Harvey at 803-325-2020 or Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547.

Fish fry served Sunday

The River Hills Lions Club is holding a fish fry from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Camp Thunderbird.

Food is provided by Catfish Cove. The menu consists of filet of flounder, chicken strips, hushpuppies, french fries, slaw and tea.

Tickets cost $10 for eat-in or dine out, with proceeds going to Lions charities. Tickets are available in advance at Q2U BBQ Pit, Bagel Boat or by calling 704-583-0349, and at the door.

Genealogical group to meet

The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Louis Pettus Archives at Winthrop University. Archivist Gina White will talk about collections in the archives.

The exhibit “Pirates of the Carolinas” from the S.C. State Museum will be on display. This meeting is open to the public.

Photography group forming for 4-H

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a Photography Club for youths ages 9 to 12. Youths must own or have the use of a digital camera. Club members will learn the basics of photography and then apply the skills to take better photos.

The club will be led by volunteer leaders, Jennifer Walker and Cayla Revels.

The club will meet once a month at the Fort Mill Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Some months the club will meet in the field to take photos. Interested youth must register as 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and $10 in dues for the club year.

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

York to offer programs for seniors

The York Parks and Recreation Department is introducing two programs for seniors ages 55 and older that begin in September. Classes will be at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

For more information, call 803-684-3742. The programs are:

•  Pickleball-from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Pickleball is an easy game for any skill level. All materials and equipment will be provided and are free of charge.

•  Seniors in Motion-a low-intensity exercise class that will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will help improve cardiovascular, flexibility, balance and strength through low-intensity exercises. The cost is $10 per month.

Literary competition to be held

The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th annual Literary Competition, highlighting short stories and poetry from the Southeast; and the second Youth Literary Competition, highlighting short stories and poetry from across York County.

The postmark deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 20.

The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently. Authors may enter both the short story and poetry competition. First-place awards are $100. Winners of the youth competition will be awarded certificates of achievement.

Entry fees for the adult competition are: nonmembers: $15 per entry; arts council members: $10 per entry. There are no entry fees for the youth competition. All participants are invited to a free, public reception and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

For more information, call the arts council at 803-328-2787, email or visit the website at

Meal delivery volunteers needed in Clover

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

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

CAAC 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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