Golf tourney sponsorships available for charity event May 21 at Tega Cay

March 18, 2013 

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Sponsorships are available for the Family Trust Federal Credit Union’s fourth annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Children’s Attention Home, the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home Charter School, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. May 21 at the Tega Cay Golf Club on Molokai Drive.

Sponsor levels range from $1,000 to $5,000 and include registration for four. Hole sponsorships start at $100. The deadline is May 3.

Entry fee is $400 per team and includes carts, green fees, beverages and lunch.

The Children’s Attention Home was established in 1970 and provides emergency residential shelter and support services for abused, neglected, and abandoned children from birth through 21 years. The charter school is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live at the home. The Boys & Girls Clubs provides afterschool programs in Rock Hill and Fort Mill and camps during the summer and spring break.

Register online at familytrust.org or call 803-367-4123 for more information.

PMC named ‘hospital

of the year’

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has named Rock Hill’s Piedmont Medical Center the state’s “Distinguished Hospital of the Year.”

The award, given last weekend by the American Heart/Stroke Association “Get With the Guidelines” program, goes to a hospital each year that has made significant improvements in caring for patients with cardiovascular disease and strokes.

PMC last won the award in 2010.

The hospital is a 288-bed facility on Herlong Avenue in Rock Hill. PMC opened in 1983.

Inman Farms

to open in June

Inman Farms on S.C. 5 west of York plans to open in June as an agri-tourism destination. The farm also will introduce services as a destination for weddings, reunions and special events.

The Market at Inman Farms, a roadside stand, is open and available for local farmers and artisans interested in selling local produce, arts, crafts and other hand-made items. The market will be available through December.

Inman Farms, owned by Roe Inman, and The Market at Inman Farms will make their official debut during the second annual York County Ag + Art Tour June 8-9. The farm also plans to host weddings, family gatherings, civic group meetings and other events.

Once a working farm, Inman Farms is home to a vintage 1951 peach packing shed. Plans are in the works for tours to be offered. For details, email inmanfarmsyorksc@gmail.com.

Duke Energy challenges businesses to give

Catawba Lands Conservancy announces Duke Energy will issue another $50,000 corporate challenge grant to help facilitate donations from other local businesses and companies in the region.

This is the second consecutive year Duke Energy has issued this challenge grant.

The grant announcement was made at CLC’s annual corporate breakfast at which Duke Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rogers said his company remains committed to local land conservation, sustainability efforts, and protecting our region’s natural resources.

The grant is an effort to help inspire other corporations and businesses to also support local conservation efforts.

Duke Energy will match donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000.

Richard “Stick” Williams, president of the Duke Energy Foundation and vice president of corporate community affairs, said the grant further demonstrates Duke Energy’s commitment to CLC and the health and vitality of our Southern Piedmont home.

In 2012, the challenge grant helped attract 17 new corporate partners and increased support from existing supporters, resulting in a 40 percent increase in financial commitments for CLC. Duke Energy also increased its employee volunteer hours in 2012 to support stewardship and trail building efforts.

Discovery Place top third attraction in N.C.

Discovery Place Inc. was ranked as the third most visited museum and historic attraction in North Carolina during 2012 according to an annual survey released by Carolina Publishing Associates.

For the third year in a row, the organization also ranked as the most visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region. Visited by 762,261 guests in 2012, Discovery Place Inc.’s attendance included visitation to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS–Huntersville.

The Top 30 North Carolina museums and historic attractions survey is conducted each year by Carolina Publishing Associates, the Matthews-based publisher of the annual Carolina Heritage Guide, Carolina Field Trips Magazine and the African-American Heritage and Visitor’s Guide.

A 2012 highlight for Discovery Place Inc. was the successful exhibition “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition,” which welcomed 141,160 total visitors between Nov. 11, 2011–April 8, 2012, including 6,708 guests in its final weekend.

Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St. Call 704-372-6261 for more information.

New shop accepting consignment appointments

Echo Consignment Boutique, an upscale consignment and retail store, is accepting consignments by appointment. The store is scheduled to open this month at the Landing Station Shopping Center (Bi-Lo shopping center at S.C. 49 and 274).

Lake Wylie residents Linda Watkins, former owner of Anytime Fitness in Lake Wylie, and Chrissy Pellegrino partnered because they see a “growing desire for more shopping opportunities in Lake Wylie.”

In addition to brand name women’s and children’s apparel, Echo will also carry specialty lines such as maternity clothing and formal wear, as well as home decor and furnishings.

Call 704-299-1075 or 704-607-0229 to make an appointment or for more information.

Dog training classes Saturday

Perfect Pet Dog Training will begin group classes Saturday, March 23, at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Classes will meet once a week for six weeks and include, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Intro to Canine Sports, Reactive Dog Class and Canine Life and Social Skills.

In addition, a “Hounds on the Town” class begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Meeting once a week for five weeks, this class meets at different locations to work on manners in public, socialization and confidence building.

Alison Pennington of Lake Wylie is the owner and trainer at Perfect Pet Dog Training. She is certified in on and off leash obedience and behavior modification, is a current member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Class space is limited. Call 803-210-9380 or visit perfectpetdog.com for more information.

Legal preparations seminar April 8

The York County Library and Family Trust Federal Credit Union are offering free workshop called “Old Age is No Place for Sissies” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 8 at the library on Black Street.

Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne and Black will review documents needed in the event of death or incapacity.

Register at familytrust.org/knowyourdough 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 lakewyliebusinesses.com.

Sponsors needed for charity golf tournament

Sponsorships are available for the Family Trust Federal Credit Union’s Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Tega Cay for the Children’s Attention Home, the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home Charter School, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. May 21 at the Tega Cay Golf Club on Molokai Drive.

Sponsor levels range from $1,000 to $5,000 and include registration for four. Hole sponsorships start at $100. The deadline is May 3.

Entry fee is $400 per team and includes carts, green fees, beverages and lunch.

The Children’s Attention Home was established in 1970 and provides emergency residential shelter and support services for abused, neglected, and abandoned children from birth through 21 years.

The charter school is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live at the home.

The Boys & Girls Clubs provides afterschool programs in Rock Hill and Fort Mill and camps during the summer and spring break.

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