Community news, May22: State superintendent forum planned

May 20, 2014 

S.C. superintendent forum Friday

Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will host candidates for South Carolina Superintendent of Education at the Friday, May 23, luncheon at River Hills Country Club.

Clover School District Superintendent Marc Sosne will serve as moderator. A question-and-answer session will follow.

State superintendent Mick Zais will retire this year.

Republican candidates are Sally Atwater, teacher, ex-Congressional aide and wife of the late GOP political consultant Lee Atwater; Gary Burgess, Anderson County School board member; Meka Childs, ex-state deputy superintendent of education and former teacher; Amy Cofield, attorney and former teacher; Sheri Few, education activist; Don Jordan, college professor and mathematician; Elizabeth Moffly, Charleston County School board member and 2010 candidate; and Molly Spearman, State Association of School Administrators executive director and former state representative.

The meeting begins with 11:30 a.m. social, followed by lunch and speaker forum at noon. Lunch costs $18. To reserve a seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814. Visitors, club members and guests – both women and men – are welcome to attend.

Annual membership dues cost $25; dues for associate members (men) are $10. For information or to join the club, call 803-831-1814.

Hunger relief site planned in Sharon

The Second Harvest Partners sponsored by Providence Presbytery will have a hunger relief site at 9 a.m. Friday, May 23 at St. John Baptist Church, 3726 Woodlawn St., Sharon.

Volunteers will help distribute food participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.

Summer reading program sign-up begins

Online registration begins this week for the York County libraries summer reading program. The free program runs June 9 to Aug. 1 for all ages.

In addition there are weekly performances by puppeteers, theater groups, magicians and others. For information and registration, go to yclibrary.org.

Club president honored with achievement award

Suzanne Krause, president of the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club, received the 2014 Republican Woman of Achievement Award for York County from House Rep. Raye Felder, Dist. 26, and House Rep. Ralph Norman, Dist. 48, during a reception in the Lace House at the governor’s mansion complex in Columbia.

The award recognizes her leadership and commitment to the growth and effectiveness of the CLWRW club in support of political candidates and community outreach. Krause has served as club president four times since joining in 2000.

Catawba Care fundraiser planned

Catawba Care’s 11th annual Dazzle and Denim will be 7 to 11 p.m. May 30 at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek in Rock Hill.

Tickets are $40 until May 22 and $50 after. For tickets, go to catawbacare.org or mail a check to 500 Lakeshore Parkway, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Red Ribbon tables for groups of 10 are $400.

All proceeds go to Catawba Care, a not-for-profit, United Way organization whose mission is to promote optimal health by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV. For information, call 803-909-6363, ext 221.

Coroner’s office plans drop-in

The York County Coroner’s Office is hosting a drop-in meet and greet for anyone interested in becoming a C.A.R.E. Team member from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at 993 Heckle Blvd., Suite 103, Rock Hill.

For details, call the office at 803-909-8400.

Clover walking group meeting

The Clover Daybreak Walkers, a new walking club, will meet at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday through 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.

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