Community news, July 10: Lawn mower race planned

July 8, 2014 

Lawn mower race planned

Bounty At The Bottom Race will be July 18 and 19 at Phatbottom Speedway, 2610 Jim McCarter Road, York, presented with the York County Lawn Mower Racing Association.

The event is a fundraiser for the Shriners Club of York County. It will include a children’s area and events, as well as 50/50 drawing, fireworks Friday and vendors Saturday.

Event times are 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 adults each day and free for children ages 10 and younger. For details, call 704-451-3751, 803-242-4671 or visit

Fire department plans yard, bake sale

The Bethel Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary will hold a yard and bake sale from 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at Fire Station 1, 5600 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie.

Along with yard sale items, there will be a bake sale, and water and lemonade for purchase.

Lake benefit planned for leukemia society

The fourth annual Gettin’ Lucky on the Lake benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Red Fez Club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Steele Creek, featuring raffle prizes, games, food and music.

Enter the reverse raffle by pre-purchasing a $50 ticket and get entered for a chance to win $1,000. Limited tickets available. Call 704-634-2800 or go to

Library plans book sale

Friends of the York County Library will hold its summer book sale July 17 to 19 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.

Thousands of books for all ages will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch. DVDs and audio books will also be for sale at bargain prices.

Opening night for Friends members will be 5 to 8 p.m. July 17. Memberships will be sold at the door. Cost is $15 for individuals and $25 for families. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19. All items will be half price on July 19.

Proceeds go to library programs. For information, go to or call 803-981-5837.

Master Gardener program taking applications

The Master Gardener program for York, Chester and Lancaster counties is accepting applications for the next class, starting Aug. 5.

Classes will be 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Nov. 11 at the York County Clemson Extension office, 120 N. Congress St., in York.

Contact Paul Thompson at or 803-684-9919.

For those who cannot attend weekday classes, there is a statewide online Master Gardener class offered through Clemson University.


Garden Friday to be July 11

July’s first Friday in the Garden will be 11 a.m. July 11 because the Glencairn Garden Learning Center was closed July 4.

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead a session on Turfgrass Insects and Diseases at the center, 835 Edgemont Ave.

Friday in the Garden is a free public service of the York County Master Gardeners, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

POP Club welcomes members

The Heart2Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness about heart disease, has joined Market at Inman Farms in York to launch the Power of Produce Club.

The club is open to the public and will give children $2 in tickets to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants and seeds. POP Club will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11 at The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Highway.

The POP Club is a nationally recognized children’s program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011 to empower children to make healthy food choices and introduce them to where their food originates.


Volunteers needed for York food delivery

The York County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in York. For information, call Elaine Kershaw at the York Senior Center, 803-684-6115

Summer reading program sign-ups underway

Online registration is underway for the York County libraries summer reading program. The free program runs through Aug. 1 for all ages.

In addition, there are weekly performances by puppeteers, theater groups, magicians and others. For information and registration, visit www.

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