Community news, April 24: Benefit planned for Maddie Aldridge

April 25, 2014 

Saturday benefit planned

A benefit for Maddie Aldridge will be Saturday, April 26 at Sanctuary Hill Church of God of Prophecy, 1289 Lincoln Road, York.

The event will include a yard and bake sale at 8 a.m. A hot dog supper and silent auction will be 3 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to medical expenses.

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. Money raised will 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.

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 create a healthy and active Clover community one step at a time. For details, contact Town Hall at 803-222- 9495.

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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