Community news, April 10: Lake Wylie-area home tour planned

April 8, 2014 

Tour of homes around Lake Wylie planned

The 29th annual Clover-Lake Wylie Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26, sponsored by the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women.

Visitors will tour six custom-designed homes showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and lush flowering gardens.

On the day of the event, a buffet luncheon will be served at the River Hills Country Club from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a strolling fashion show by Chico’s and the Mens’ Pro Shop. Cost is $16, payable in the dining room the day of the tour.

Tour tickets are $20 available at The Cleaners in Lake Wylie Plaza or by calling 803-831-0689. Tickets also will be sold at the River Hills Plantation security gate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the tour.

Tour proceeds benefit the Fay Bergman college scholarship to be awarded one or more qualified Clover High School seniors in May.

Jefferson High Class of ’70 plans reunion

The Jefferson High School Class of 1970 will have its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 110 W. Jefferson St., York.

Plans for this year will be discussed, along with plans for a 45-year reunion in 2015.

For information, call Stan Byers at 803-627-0920, Janet Thomasson at 803-893-8527 or Harry Good at 803-322-2764.

Brattonsville to host sheep shearing

Historic Brattonsville’s annual Sheep-Shearing Day will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the site in McConnells.

Interpreters at the living history museum will be shearing the Gulf Coast Heritage sheep and demonstrating how raw woolen fleece is processed.

Bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, ages 4-17 and free, age 3 and younger and Culture and Heritage Museum members. For information, go to or call 803-684-2327.

Master gardeners plan plant sale

The Master Gardeners of York County annual spring plant sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and 1 to 5 p.m. April 13 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

A variety of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs and vegetables ranging in price from $1 to $10 will be for sale.

Each plant will be labeled. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

The master gardeners also will have a spring garden tour featuring four gardens in the Harlinsdale community in Rock Hill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The gardens are:

• Robert and Charlotte Hogue, 2758 Harlinsdale Drive.

• Ken and Louise Sana, 3036 Harlinsdale Drive:

• Steve Bott, 2976 Kaneland Court.

• Jim and Sheree Welsh, 2981 Ellington Drive.

In case of rain, the tour will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13. For more information, go to

Vendor blender planned in York

A Spring Vendor Blender will be 3 to 5 p.m. April 13 at Byron and Holly’s Salon, 13-A E. Liberty St., York.

Vendors include Arbonne, Origami Owl, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Executive Designs and Brush Up Painting. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Donations, monetary or canned goods will be taken for Tender Hearts.

Scouts holding craft show April 26

Boy Scout Troop 1280 and Girl Scout Troop 2822 will hold an arts and crafts show April 26 at First United Methodist Church, 124 Bethel St.

Barbecue plates will be sold for $7 a plate.

All proceeds go to the troops.

To become a vendor or for more information, call 803-431-0299.

Meal delivery volunteers needed in Clover

The York County Council on Aging needs volunteers to deliver meals to frail, home-bound seniors in Clover. The immediate need is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The route takes about one hour to one hour and 15 minutes to complete.

Those who would like to sign up to deliver meals or have questions should call Patty Teeter at the Clover Senior Center at 803-222-9286.

Volunteers deliver a hot, nutritious lunch and provide a brief period of companionship to seniors, many of whom are isolated. The council provides meal delivery throughout York County to seniors.

Choral society plans concert

The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers, with the Winthrop Chorale and Chamber Singers, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University.

They will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a secular cantata featuring the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman. Soloists are Kristen Wonderlich, soprano, and Jeffrey McEvoy, baritone.

Also featured will be music by Vaughan Williams’ British predecessors, contemporaries and successors. All groups are under Katherine Kinsey, director of choral activities at Winthrop University and artistic director of the choral society. General admission is $15, and $10 for seniors 62 and older; students with ID, $5. For details, visit

Tour of homes planned

The 2014 Clover-Lake Wylie Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26, sponsored by Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women.

Tickets cost $20 per person and are available at The Cleaners at Lake Wylie Plaza or by calling 803-831-0689.

5K race planned for Relay for Life

The Stars of Hope Relay for Life team of First Baptist Church in York will sponsor a 5K Hippity Hoppity Hope Easter run/walk.

The event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12; the route will begin at the church and go through a residential part of York.

Early packet pickup will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the church fellowship hall. Race-day registration and packet pickup will be from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

For details, call 803-684-4297 or go to Online registration is available at

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