Community news for Dec. 12

December 12, 2013 

New 4-H clubs for horses, air rifles

Two new York County 4-H groups are forming for youths who want to learn about horses but don’t own a horse and for air-rifle enthusiasts.

The horseless horse club is for youths 9 years or older. Sandy Hyrowski, who has a history of working with 4-H in York County, will lead the club, which will be limited to eight members and meet at Hyrowski’s farm.

An informational meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., York.

The York County 4-H air-rifle club will meet in the Kings Mountain area of York County. The club is for youths age 9 to 13 interested in shooting sports. The club will be limited to 10 members, and a parent or an adult guardian must attend.

Dennis Creel and Jeff Morrison are certified 4-H shooting-sports rifle instructors and will coach the club. An informational meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Extension Office in York.

You must register to attend either of the meetings by contacting Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or email msippel@clemson.edu.

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board members meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at theUnited Men’s Club of Clover. It will be followed by a regular meeting 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Wanda Simril, 803-684-6200.

Relay for Life plans York kickoff

The Relay for Life of Western York County will have its annual kickoff celebration 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 North Shiloh Road, York.

The Western York County Relay for Life will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at York Middle School.

Participants are welcome to join in different ways. The organization is looking for new teams, committee members and survivors.

Anyone interested or who would like more information can contact the event co-chairmen, Kristine Sims at knsims_2000@yahoo.com or Chris Corley at ccorley3771@gmail.com.

Clover High student earns Eagle rank

Ross Daniel Lenard, a senior at Clover High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 28, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Lenard’s Eagle Scout project was carried out at Bethany Elementary School, where he designed and supervised the building of a teacher board in the outdoor classroom.

Ross was presented the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor ceremony Nov.17 at First Baptist Church in Clover. Ross is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lenard.

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 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 in York, Clover, Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Lake Wylie. Donations also will be accepted on the Bookmobile. For information, visit www.yclibrary.org.

CAAC seeks holiday meal donations

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

Funds available for low-income families

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, child care 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 offers two senior programs

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

•  Pickleball – 9-11 a.m. Mondays. Pickleball is an easy game for any skill level. Materials and equipment will be provided free of charge.

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

Meal-delivery volunteers needed

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.

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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