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LAKE WYLIE A reception for incumbent S.C. Sen. Wes Hayes (R-District 15) and special guest S.C. State Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harvey Peeler Jr. (R-District 14) will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at River Hills Marina Tech Center.
The event is sponsored by the York County Republican Party and Clover/Lake Wylie residents Katzy and C.J. Nager, Diane Carr and Windy Bartee to provide an opportunity for residents living within the redrawn geographic boundaries of District 15 to meet with Sen. Hayes. According to the 2010 US Census, District 15 population growth soared, necessitating the redrawing and condensing of district boundary lines. The redrawn boundaries encompass areas formerly part of District 14, currently represented by Sen. Peeler. The geographic reach of District 15 now includes areas south of Highway 49, including River Hills Plantation community, and areas east of Highway 274. Visit yorkcountygov.com for voting information.
Hayes, who has served in the state senate since 1991 and previously for six years in the state house, is seeking re-election in November. Independent Joe Thompson of York also has filed to run for the District 15 senate seat.
The event includes complimentary wine and light hors doeuvres. Reservations requested by Sept. 27 by calling 803-831-0689 or 803-831-2533, or emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drives set
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives in York County:
• Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Westminster Catawba Christian School, 2650 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt for donors.
• Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: First Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
More public drives can be found at cbcc.us.
Conservation group meets
on Sept. 25
YORK The next commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York.
Members of the public or other agencies interested in conservation issues are welcome to attend. For additional information, call 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
Dementia care seminar set
YORK Agape Senior will be hosting a free informational seminar for anyone affected by Alzheimers and dementia call Welcome to My World from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St.
This seminar will discuss how to cope with a loved one who may have these diseases, and what steps you and your family can take to create a loving environment for them.
Dr. Kerry Wheeler brings his years of knowledge and experience with Alzheimers and dementia to help you better understand the disease and how to be prepared before catastrophic issues arise.
For more information, call 803-509-0862 or email NTaylor@AgapeSenior.com.
Gowdy, GOP candidates to meet and greet
ROCK HILL Congressman Trey Gowdy, representing South Carolinas 4th Congressional District, will be the featured speaker at a Candidate Meet and Greet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the home of Debbie and Dennis Getter, 512 Cooleewee Court, Fort Mill.
Raye Felder, petition candidate for new House District 26 in Fort Mill, will speak about her campaign. All Republican candidates in York County are invited to mix and mingle. The meeting is open to the public.
There is no cost to attend, but campaign contributions are appreciated.
Confederate youth day Sept. 29
LAKE WYLIE The eighth annual York County Confederate Heritage Youth Day will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at 6198 Lake Wylie Road.
This years event will feature cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations conducted by re-enactors.
Call 704-806-2941 or email email@example.com.
Help to stay cool available
YORK COUNTY Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with cooling bills, air-conditioners and fans through Sept. 30. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days. To qualify for a fan the applicant must be aged 60 or older and has not received a fan from CCA in the past year. A limited supply is available.
Applications are taken 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Emergency applications or bills with a cut-off notice are taken on Mondays and Thursdays.
Non-emergency applications are taken on Tuesday and Wednesday at CCA and Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 Hwy. 55 E.
for cleaner Riversweep Oct. 6
LAKE WYLIE Volunteers are needed for Lake Wylies Riversweep on Oct. 6.
Volunteers will fan out from 13 locations around the lake to collect trash and clean up the shoreline.
Riversweep organizers are seeking community help locating the trashiest sites on the lake, or coves, creeks and streams that feed into the lake. Residents and boaters who find trash can post information on the Lake Wylie Riversweep Facebook page or via Contact Us on lakewylieriversweep.com. Describe the location using local landmarks, location names or GPS coordinates. Photos are great, too.
Volunteers can pre-register for Riversweep online at lakewylieriversweep.com. Volunteers with boats also are needed at the 13 locations to transport volunteers as they clean the shoreline and collect trash.
Land helps Conservancy
CHARLOTTE Catawba Corps, a new affiliate group of Catawba Lands Conservancy, will host its first annual fundraising event to increase support for local land conservation.
The event, Taste for the Land, will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Dresslers Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave. Entertainment will be provided by The Bad Daddies.
The price for individual or couples event tickets is $75 or $130, respectively. Tickets and memberships can be purchased online at catawbalands.org.
CAAC needs canned fruits
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is accepting donations of canned fruits.
Donations may be dropped off at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Please use the side door for donations.
For more information, call 803-222-4837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.