Knights give more than $4K to Clover Area Special Olympics

January 20, 2013 

The All Saints Council No. 14475 of the Knights of Columbus recently presented a check to the Clover Area Special Olympics for more than $4,300.

The money was raised by the Knight’s annual “Operation Hope” collection drive, held for several weeks outside of local area stores including Bi-Lo and Food Lion supermarkets in Lake Wylie and Clover; and Lake Wylie Walmart.

“These funds have allowed us to expand the events of our ‘Unified Program’ in both Clover High School and Clover Middle School, and will help significantly with the high costs of transportation of our athletes to and from events, and to purchase uniforms and equipment,” said Patti Myers, special education teacher in Clover schools and coordinator for the Clover Area Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics Unified Program partners intellectually disabled athletes with non-disabled partners to complete in various sporting events, including bowling and badminton.

Dan Hamilton, grand knight of All Saints Council, said the Operation Hope Program was initiated in 1977 by the South Carolina State Council of the Knights of Columbus, and is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of citizens with intellectual disabilities.

Soup supper Saturday in Clover

Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, 250 Ridge Road, will hold its annual vegetable soup and oyster stew supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Homemade desserts also will be served.

In the event of inclement weather, the supper will be rescheduled for Feb. 2.

Gain financial peace starting Monday

Good Samaritan UMC, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, hosts Financial Peace University beginning Monday, Jan. 28. Classes run nine weeks from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost is $89 for materials, with a discount for the first eight couples. For more information, call 803-517-8037.

Murder mystery dinner Feb. 9-10

River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamiltons Ferry Road, presents its second annual Mystery Dinner Theater, “New York Dreams,” by Nancy Bond 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Guests of Hotel Gem have come to New York City to fulfill their hopes and dreams, but an unexpected event reeks havoc and a crime unfolds. The play is suitable for ages 10 and older. Proceeds will be used for mission trips for Amplify, the church’s youth group.

Tickets cost $20 each for reserved seating, dinner and the show, and are available during the week and following Sunday services through Feb. 6. Tickets will not be sold the day of the show. Child care is included; reservation required.

For more information, visit

Singles groups meeting

New River Community Church is holding two singles groups, both meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

• FUSION is for anyone out of high school to age 24. The group currently meets at a member home in York. Singles can build friendships through studying God’s Word together, serving in the community, having fun, and discussing challenges of life.

Singles Gatherings is for adults ages 25 and older. The group meets at the church, 133 Carroll Cove Road. Connection and Bible study are the primary focuses. Child care is provided for children 10 and younger.

For more information about either group, email

Scherer hosts moms

Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., hosts REST4Moms from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month.

Mothers begin the morning with coffee, tea and goodies, followed by topics of interest, crafts, conversation and discussion. Children are treated to crafts, snacks and playtime. Annual cost is $10.

Register online at or for questions email scherer.rest4moms@

Bible studies held Wednesday

Community Women’s and Grades 1-3 Bible studies are held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at River Hills Community Church to share the books of Amos and Isaiah concerning prophecies of Jesus Christ.

CBS is an international Bible study that is nondenominational and unaffiliated with any church, open to all women of all faiths and knowledge levels. The study includes morning devotional, small group discussion of home-study questions and a large group review.

A nursery and preschool class also are available. Grades 1-3 have their own core group and lecture studying Amos and Isaiah. For information, call 803-366-1940 or visit

Community Cafe serving free meals

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 W. and Gold Hill Road.

Donations are accepted. For information, call 803-548-5489 or 330-289-1243.

A new location will be opening Feb. 5 at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

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