Community News for Oct. 3

October 1, 2013 

Allison Creek Bluegrass continues

Jim Garrett and the Popcorn Sippers will appear at Allison Creek Bluegrass for the first time on Oct. 3 , at the Allison Creek Church on highway 274, York.

Garrett has been performing music for more than 50 years. He has a diverse background in country, rock, hard rock, and bluegrass bands, as well as studio work. He is an accomplished musician as he plays lead and acoustic guitar, lead and backup vocals.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. This is a family friendly event with no cover charge. All are welcome. Additional information is available at

CHS class of ’88 plans reunion

The Clover High School Class of 1988 is planning its 25-year anniversary for Oct. 19 the River Hills Country Club.

Cost is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Send money to Karen Funderburk Puryear, 395 Bethel Church Road, Clover, SC 29710.

Clover Woman’s Club plans yard sale

The Clover Woman’s Club will have a huge flea market and yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clover School District Office at 604 Bethel St.

The event will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. Donated items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

Feral hogs to be topic of garden seminar

Cory Heaton, Clemson Extension wildlife and natural resources agent for York, Chester and Lancaster counties, will discuss how homeowners can cope with a growing population of feral hogs and other nuisance wildlife at the next First Friday program.

The free educational program will be in the Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill, at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

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

Volunteer food shoppers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours once or twice a month to help select foods for purchase from Charlotte area food bank Second Harvest.

Volunteers will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.

Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.

Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.

CAAC is at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.

Assistance available

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has funds available to assist low-income families with services including mortgage, rent, water and heating bills. CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, General Emergency Assistance Program and Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000.

In addition, CCA Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

For more information on each program, call Diane Wells, Community Services Liaison, at 803-329-5196 or call 211.

York to offer programs for seniors

The York Parks and Recreation Department is introducing two programs for seniors ages 55 and older. 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.

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.

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