Community news, April 17: Clover Pop Warner plans 5K

April 17, 2014 

Clover Pop Warner plans 5K run

The Clover Area Pop Warner will host its first 5K/trail run 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Clover High School. Funds raised help local youth football players and cheerleaders.

The Clover Area Pop Warner Eagles was founded in 2010. For more details and online registration for the 5K, visit

Last year, the Clover program grew to more than 175 children and the teams competed in local bowl games, while the cheerleaders qualified for the national competition and traveled to Walt Disney World.

Sixteen student athletes have been named Pop Warner National Scholars and will be recognized for their academic excellence at Disney World in May.

National Scholars are Josh Marr, John Robert Good, Reagan Wood, Ross Lewis, Ali Simon, Harper Love, Aryana Johansen, Jeremy Ogle, Sydnee Taylor, Cole Stevens, Alyssa Grana, Kyle Musae, Hayden Johnson, Austin Clark, Matthew Throughman and Matthew Courtwright.

Western NAACP to meet

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Wesley United Methodist Church, followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. For details, contact Wanda Simril, 803-684-6200.

Irish Downs plans yard sale

The Irish Downs neighborhood in Clover will have its annual community yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. Irish Downs is on Kings Mountain Highway, a half-mile west of U.S. 321.

Clover walking group meeting

The Clover Daybreak Walkers, a new walking club, will meet at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday from May 6 to June 14 in the parking lot of the Blue Eagle Academy.

The walking club is for beginners but everyone is welcome to participate. Registration is not necessary; just show up with walking shoes, comfortable clothing, water and sun protection. A walk leader will plan and lead each day’s walk.

The Daybreak Walkers is a pilot project of Live Well Clover, the town’s active-living committee, organized to ccreate a healthy and active Clover community one step at a time. For details, contact Town Hall, 803-222- 9495.

Lake Wylie tour of homes scheduled

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

Visitors will tour six custom-designed homes and their 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.-3 p.m. the day of the tour.

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

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.

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