Community news for Dec. 5

December 5, 2013 

Clover Optimists plan barbecue

The Clover Optimist Club will have a barbecue sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 next to Killians Service Center on S.C. 55, Clover.

One dollar from the sale of each plate will be given to Lee Killian’s medical fund.

Cost is $8 for a pork barbecue plate, which includes barbecue, slaw, chips, a cookie and bun; $30 for a 5 pound bucket of barbecue; $4 for a sandwich with chips; and $1 for drinks.

Walk-ins are welcome. For tickets, call Ashby Skinnell, 803-222-0177.

Libraries collecting food for fines

York County Libraries will be collecting Food for Fines through Dec. 31 to encourage the return of overdue library materials while giving back to the community.

Library users can pay off fines for overdue materials with nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. For each item, $1 will be credited to outstanding fines but will not cover the cost of lost or damaged materials.

Items will be donated to food banks in the community in which they are given.

York County libraries are located in York, Clover, Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Lake Wylie. Donations will also be accepted on the Bookmobile. For information, visit

Clover women plan Christmas dinner

The Clover Woman’s Club Christmas Dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Concord Cove. For information call Windy Bartee at 803-222-7533.

Republican women name officers

At its annual champagne membership tea Nov. 22, the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club held an installation ceremony for its 2014 slate of officers.

Club officers for the coming year are: president, Suzanne Krause; Barbara Haba, first vice president; Carol Waris, second vice president; Marianne Falls, secretary; and Sue Powers, treasurer.

Special guest Rep. Raye Felder of District 26 delivered brief remarks following the ceremony.

The club welcomes members, guests and potential new members to its luncheon meetings and events. Luncheon meetings are held at the River Hills Country Club.

Annual membership dues are $25; associate members’ dues are $10. For more information, contact Carol Waris, membership chairwoman at 330-414-1497.

Choral society presents holiday show

The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers will present “A Celebration of Carols” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University, with the Rock Hill Elementary Honors Choir as special guests.

Tickets are $15, general admission: $10, seniors age 62 and older, $5, students with ID. For information call 803-547-2008 or go to

Club taking tea reservations

The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, which are ChristmasVille events. Teas will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the historic Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.

Cost is $20 per person. The tea includes carolers and servers in Victorian attire and music by harpists, Joan Reid and Nancy Smith. The Sugar Plum Boutique will feature some new vendors showing Christmas-themed gifts, decorations and home-made holiday treats.

The club’s cookbook “Traditional Tea Time Favorites” will be available.

The club also is taking reservations for a Children’s Tea with Mrs. Claus at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is children, $10; adults, $15 and includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other fun activities. Menus differ for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The boutique will include items for children. It will be open one hour before, during and after the teas.

For reservations for either event, call 803-328-8888.

CAAC seeking donations for holiday meals

The Clover Area Assistance Center is beginning distribution of 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 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.

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 helps offload.

Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Being 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 needs 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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