Community news for Oct. 31

October 29, 2013 

Youth sought for local swine project

The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties is seeking youth to participate in the 4-H and FFA swine project and the 2014 show and sale.

Youth ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for around three months and show the finished hog at the annual livestock show and sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered member in the Clover or York FFA chapter to participate.

The weigh-in will be Monday, Jan. 6 and the show and sale will be Saturday, March 22 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.

This is a United Way of York County-sponsored project. The Bank of York sponsors the Grand and Reserve Champion prizes and the York County Farm Bureau awards special prizes to show participants.

Registration deadline is Dec. 1. For details, call the York County Clemson Extension Service office, 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or the Chester County Extension Service office, 803-385-6181, ext. 113.

Clover Woman’s Club to meet

The Clover Woman’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

Chico’s will demonstrate the use of fashion scarves and jewelry to perk up outfits. Call Rita Dulin, 803-222-5799 or Kay Vrooman, 803-222-7873 for more information.

Mulching is topic of First Friday in the Garden

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will talk about types of mulching and give tips on proper mulching during the next First Friday in the Garden at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

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

Guild plans Evening of Art and Desserts

The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will host a fundraiser, An Evening of Art and Desserts, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Cotton Factory, 300 Chatham Ave.

All art is original, framed and ready for hanging.

A $1 donation give donors a chance to win a painting by Joe Zdenek, Betsy Parke or Jack Bolin.

Call 803-981-3598 or 803-415-2535 for more information.

Genealogical group to meet

The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in Robinson Hall at First A.R.P. Church, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.

Mike Bedenbaugh, executive director of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak.

Self defense class offered in York

Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children is conducting a self-defense class for women and teens at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

The class will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 for ages 13 to 21. Cost is $35 per person.

Strike Back is owned by Alicia Bolin and Carrol Ostendorf, who say they understand the fears that women experience and want to help help women harness their own personal weapons and learn to listen to their intuition about dangers.

Both women are black belt martial artist and are certified instructors from the R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense (Rape Aggression Defense System).

Registration is at the York Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday. The class is limited to 20 students.

For more information about Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children, call the York Parks and Recreation Department at 803-684-3742 or email Alicia and Carrol at

York class of ’73 plans reunion

The York High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year class reunion Nov. 8 to 10. For more information, contact Gary Farris, 803-684-4361; Pam Neil Perkins, 803-818-5304; or Lily Landstreet Duncan, 803-467-0867.

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 offering 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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