LAKE WYLIE Cindy Costa, Republican National Committeewoman for South Carolina, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, Sept. 28, monthly meeting of the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women at River Hills Country Club. Several members of the state Legislature will attend.
Involved in the Republican Party since the 1976 Ronald Reagan-Gerald Ford Republican primary race, Costa has served the Republican party in various capacities for 25 years.
She credits Reagan for igniting her political involvement: “Ronald Reagan spoke to the core of who I was. He embodied the conservative, ‘can-do’ spirit that I embrace today.”
A resident of Charleston, Costa has served the GOP at local, state and national levels. In Charleston County, she has served as precinct chair/committeewoman since 1983; party secretary; party state executive committeewoman; 2nd vice chair; CCRWC current chaplain founding member; and fundraiser/contributor to local candidates.
For the state party, she has served as secretary; first vice chairman; Charleston County state executive committeewoman; fundraiser/contributor to statewide candidates; and as founder of the SCWW Excellence in Public Service Series.
Before becoming a S.C. Republican National Committeewoman in 1996 and the current vice chair RNC Rules Committee, Costa served as alternate delegate to the 1992 and 1996 Republican National Convention; delegate to the 2000 and 2004 National Convention; a 2002/2003 presidential appointee to the United Nations; and fundraiser/contributor to national candidates.
As Republican National committeewoman, Costa’s goals include “working continually to recruit, equip and elect qualified candidates who adhere to the core principles of the Republican Party; serve as a unifying member of the state GOP; and interact more directly with each SC GOP member.”
York County Councilman Bruce Henderson and John Rinehart, candidates for County Council District 2, and Sen. Wes Hayes also will attend as part of the program.
Guests, both women and men, are invited, but reservations are required. An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will conclude the program.
Cost of the luncheon is $17 per person. To reserve a seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 by Sept. 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women, call 803-831-1814.
Coupon class Saturday
ROCK HILL Agape Senior Assisted Living, 1785 Lexington Commons Drive, hosts Coupon Mama class from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Tickets cost $10, with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Association. Call 803-517-2021 or email email@example.com.
Historical group meets Sunday
CLOVER York County Genealogical & Historical Society will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Hwy. 557.
Cary Grant, elder and church historian, will share the story of the church – organized in 1764 – and the adjacent cemetery.
Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County, N.C., Historical Association and Historic Preservation Consultant at Harpe Consulting, will talk about the nature of old tombstones and the funerary art used on the old markers.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Woman’s Club meets, readies for celebration
CLOVER The Clover Woman’s Club met at the home of Judy Lark for the membership tea.
The new officers were introduced and the year’s programs were presented by Barbara Parrish, vice president of programs. Angela Clinton presented costume ideas for the 125th Year Celebration tour “ The Ghost of Clover’s Past” from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21. Volunteers signed up to help with the historic display at the Larne Building and to dress in the style clothes of 1887. Call 803-222-3397 for more information.
Rob Pursley from Washington, D.C., will guide the tour through the oldest historic part of Clover on the Little Blue Choo train. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at the Clover Town Hall, 112 Bethel St., or Good Things, 104 S. Main St. Tickets will be sold at the Larne Building,103 N. Main St., at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the tour.
Call 803-222-7533 for more information.
to meet Oct. 9
ROCK HILL The York County Marine Corp League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St.
The league is made up of Marine veterans, retired Marines and associates. For information, call 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.
Lions announce benefit dinner auction plans
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Lions Club announces plans for its annual River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS Benefit Dinner set for 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at River Hills Country Club.
The theme is “Putting on the Glitz” and includes a silent auction, including a 17-foot Hunter sailboat, numbered paintings, furniture, jewelry and more. For the first time, items may be viewed and bid on in advance online at riverhillslionsyellowpages.org. Email bids to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View items in person on Oct. 12 and until 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the club in the Promenade Room.
To donate items for the auction, call 803-371-8083.
Friends of Park announce events
KINGS MOUNTAIN Friends of Kings Mountain State Park announce the following upcoming events:
• Trail Ride and Camp Out, Oct. 12-14. Family oriented event. Register by Oct. 5. Call 704-517-9688 or email email@example.com.
• Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Camp York, Kings Mountain State Park. Nominations for 2013 officers.
Haunted Farm, Oct. 27. Halloween activities at the Living History Farm in Kings Mountain State Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• NATRC Ride, Nov. 2-4. Call 704-937-3300 or email email@example.com.
Event volunteers needed and new members welcome. Visit friendsofkingsmountainstatepark.org/.
Lions get ready for Candy Days
TEGA CAY The Tega Cay Lions Club will hold its annual Candy Days donation drive, along with more than 5,000 Lions Club members across South Carolina, giving away free candy mints in exchange for donations Oct. 26-27 at Walmart and Harris Teeter in Tega Cay.
Local merchants and others interested in supporting the club’s effort are encouraged to purchase a case (240 rolls) of candy mints from a Lions Club member for $85. Call 803-396-0516.
Girls on the Run registering
YORK COUNTY Girls on the Run of the Tri County, presented by Piedmont Medical Center, is gearing up for its fall season. Registration is open for the season, and finishes with the Reindeer Romp on Dec. 1.
To find locations, days and times and registration information, please check the website at gotrtricountysc.org.
To volunteer, call 803-802-7210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
; visit Meetup.com, search for “MOMS Club of Lake Wylie, SC” or call 803-619-9228.
. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.