Community news, May 1: Pageant raises money for Relay

May 1, 2014 

York pageant raises $3,385 for Relay

Twenty-seven contestants competed for titles April 19 in the Relay for Life of Western York County fundraising pageant, hosted by Julie’s Fancy Feet Dance Academy.

The first-time pageant raised $3,385 for the American Cancer Society event, which was held April 26 at York Middle School.

Winners in the pageant are:

Baby Miss, Purple Hope Wear and first runner up, Lilee Phillips, and winner, Rylee Jones; Tiny Miss, Purple Hope Wear and first runner up, Katelynne Blythe and winner, Emma Johnson; Little Miss, Purple Hope Wear, Emmy Fuller, first runner up, Teagon Connelly and winner, Emmy Fuller; Junior Miss, Purple Hope Wear, Jaclyn Simmons, first runner up, Lillian Bennett and winner, Jaclyn Simmons; Teen Miss, Purple Hope Wear, Ashley Avore, first runner up, Roxanne Baker and winner, Ashley Avore; Miss Relay, Purple Hope Wear, Haley Williams, first runner up, Ivy Porter and winner, Haley Williams.

Fundraising winners were Sweetheart Miss Relays, Lilee Phillips, who raised $425, and Makayla Lathrop, who rasied $250; and Ambassador Miss Relay Dakota Jordan, who raised $1,850.

Woman’s club end-of-year picnic May 8

The Clover Woman’s Club will end this year with a picnic at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the home of Barbara and Tommy Crates’ Barn, 430 Glenn Road.

Bring a dish to share and drink of choice. Families are welcome. Year end reports may be turned in.

For more information, call 803-222-5799 or 704-588-3266.

Coroner’s office plans vigil

In conjunction with South Carolina’s Victim’s Rights Week, the York County Coroner’s Office is hosting a Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12 for all victims of crime.

The office is inviting families, friends, and community members to remember those who have been lost. The vigil will be at the York County Coroner’s Office, 933 Heckle Blvd., Suite 103, Rock Hill.

Agape Senior plans May 10 drop-in

Agape Senior will host a drop-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Agape Senior of York, 1020 N. Congress St.

Opportunities for volunteering at Agape are numerous. Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there to greet and answer questions about joining our volunteer ministry.

Volunteer training will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the York site.

For details, call Lee at 803-517-2021 or email her at

GOP women holding social event May 15

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women will host a Mix & Mingle social event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Cherry restaurant and bar, 4034 Charlotte Hwy.

Both men and women are invited to this informal political gathering. Special guest is state Rep. Ralph Norman.

Guests will be seated on the restaurant’s covered deck. Snacks will be provided with a cash bar available.

For more information, call 803-831-0689.

Historical society to honor veterans

York County Genealogical & Historical Society meets at 2 p.m. May 18 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road.

Veterans from all wars from the Revolution through the mid-20th century will be honored. Graves of more than 200 veterans are located in the church cemetery.

The annual business meeting follows the program.

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.

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.

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 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.

Western county senior expo May 6

The annual Western York County Senior Expo will be 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 6 at Filbert Presbyterian Church, 2066 Filbert Highway in York.

The event for seniors, caregivers and health care professionals is presented annually by the Greater York and Greater Clover chambers of commerce and ICE, or Individuals Caring for the Elderly.

Admission is free. The event will include food and beverages, door prizes, entertainment and free health services, as well as information and health screenings.

For details, call the York chamber at 803-684-2590 or the Clover chamber at 803-222-3312.

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