Community news for Nov. 7

November 5, 2013 

Dedication service planned for Revolutionary vet

A grave marker dedication service commemorating the service of Revolutionary War Patriot James Brian Sr. will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Mill Creek Cemetery, 431 Harper Davis Road, Clover.

The event is hosted by the Col. William Bratton chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Those who want to sit during the ceremony should bring a folding chair.

Those who would like to place a wreath at the grave can email

Clover Scout earns Eagle Rank

William “Billy” Loren Gallien of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Clover was honored at an Eagle Scout ceremony Oct. 19 at First United Methodist Church,.

He earned 57 merit badges on his journey toward the Eagle rank, only 21 are required. He completed his Eagle Scout service project at Lewis Family Cemetery in Clover, which involved more than 170 hours of service work. The cemetery was left in disrepair after being abandoned for many years. He completed the project by having a Veterans Memorial Service to recognize the veterans and their families buried there.

He has served in different positions of leadership in Troop 255 and Troop 37, including den chief, quartermaster, senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and instructor. He also is a member of the Skyuka Lodge, Order of the Arrow, an Honor Society of Boy Scouts.

The son of Timothy and Renee Bell Gallien of Clover, he is the grandson of Dorothy MacKenzie Gallien of Rock Hill and the late John Gallien and late Herbert and Voncile Yarborough Bell of Summerville.

Yard sale to benefit Relay for Life

A yard sale to benefit the Western York County Relay for Life will be 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St., York.

The sale is sponsored by the First Baptist Stars of Hope Relay team. Relay for Life is a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Club puts focus on fall fashion

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 fashion scarves and jewelry to perk up fall outfits.

Call 803-222-5799 or 803-222-7873 if you need more information.

CACC seeking donations for holiday meals

The Clover Area Assistance Center is now collecting food items for holiday meals. This includes turkeys and hams of all sizes.

Nonperishable food items needed are: cranberry sauce, potatoes, yams, green beans, corn, gravy, stuffing mix, broth, olives, pie filling, quick bread mixes and biscuit or muffin mix.

Holiday food distribution begins Nov. 13 and will continue through Dec. 19. Food can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 East, Clover, and other times by appointment.

For more information, call 803-222-4837.

Republican women plan membership tea

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will host its annual membership tea for members and prospective members. The champagne tea will be 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Reed home, Rivers Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie.

Special guest state Rep. Raye Felder of District 26 will speak after an installation ceremony of the club’s 2014 officers. They are president, Suzanne Krause; first vice president, Barbara Haba; second vice president, Carol Waris; secretary, Marianne Falls; and treasurer, Sue Powers.

To RSVP, contact Diane Carr at 803-631-1049 or email by Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Club membership includes an automatic membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Men may join as associate members. Annual membership dues are $25; associate dues are $10.

Cabin Creek to perform at Allison Creek

Allison Creek Bluegrass welcomes back Cabin Creek on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church on S.C. 274, York.

Allison Creek Bluegrass is a family-friendly event offering music for all ages. The doors open at 6 p.m., concessions are sold beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.

The event is open to the public and there is no cover charge. For details, visit

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.

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. Thursday, 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. Sunday, 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.

York class of ’73 plans reunion

The York High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year class reunion Friday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, Nov. 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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