Family Trust employees raise $34K for charity

January 21, 2013 

Family Trust employees gave more than $34,000 to area charities in 2012, according to Sula Pettibon, chair of the employee fundraising committee.

The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home and the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County received more than $11,000 each. The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in Rock Hill, the Fort Mill Care Center, People Attempting to Help (PATH) in York and God’s Kitchen in Clover each received $2,500.

Employees also donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of York East and to Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s roof garden project at the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center.

Most of the money was raised during the credit union’s annual Charity Golf Tournament in May. The remainder was raised through the sale of candy and stuffed animals. Eleven employees on the committee research area nonprofits and select the recipients.

Children’s Attention Home, Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home, and Boys & Girls Club of York County will benefit from this year’s golf tournament May 21.

Group dog training class begins Saturday

Perfect Pet Dog Training will begin its group classes Saturday, Jan. 26, at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Classes run for six to seven weeks, and include AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Life and Social Skills, and Novice Tricks class. Classes will be held indoors.

Alison Pennington of Lake Wylie is the owner and trainer at Perfect Pet Dog Training. She is a graduate of Highland Canine Training School for Dog Trainers and is certified in on- and off-leash obedience and canine behavior modification.

Class spaces are limited. Call 803-210-9380 or visit

Queen’s Feast runs through Sunday

The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week returns for its 10th showing through Sunday, Jan. 27, featuring a record 112 participating restaurants in six counties.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion with upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and into Belmont, Gastonia and Fort Mill.

Additionally, some Queen’s Feast restaurants will extend an exclusive offer to AAA members via the AAA Show Your Card & Save program and have the opportunity to purchase a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant for $25.

Reservations during Queen’s Feast are strongly recommended. Visit for the complete listing of restaurants, menus and reservation information.

Reunion Tradeshow Feb. 9

Plans are under way for the second annual Reunion Tradeshow to be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Baxter Hood Center.

The event will feature area attractions, hotels, caterers and other local vendors with products and services that support reunions, club parties and social gatherings. Some vendors will offer food samples, special offers and information that will help coordinators plan. There also will be information presentations by local travel and tourism professionals.

For more information, call 803-329-5200.

Free financial workshops offered

The York County Library and Family Trust Federal Credit Union are offering free finances and money management workshops “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the library on Black Street in Rock Hill.

Up next will be Investing with Confidence, Feb. 12; Identity Theft: Who’s got Your Number?, March 12; Legal Planning for Seniors, April 9.

Participants are asked to register at or call 803-326-2187.

Friends in Business invites new members

Friends in Business of Lake Wylie is a local specialty-business networking group that welcomes visitors.

The group meets at 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Cafe 49, and 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at All Saints Catholic Church. For more information, call 803-631-5161 or visit

Chamber selling charm bracelets

The Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the sale of a charm bracelet to mark the 125th anniversary of Clover.

The bracelet is $25, available from the Clover chamber and at Good Things Consignment & More and Siopa on Main, both in downtown Clover. The packaging for the bracelet has a card attached that tells when each of the 10 charms represents.

The bracelets are silver-plated and each charm has a special meaning for the town. The charms represent Clover’s name, an eagle for the home of the Blue Eagles, a Celtic braid for its Scotch-Irish heritage, a key to represent the key to Clover’s heart, a train to make its railroad history, a Palmetto for the state of South Carolina, a ball of yarn for the town’s textile heritage, the clover that grew under the town’s water tank, love to represent “the town with love in the middle” and a 2012 charm to mark the 125th year.

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