Lake Wylie woman turns model for cure

April 22, 2013 

Seventeen local cancer survivors, including Christine Appleton-Scott of Lake Wylie, turned fashion model as they took the runway March 23 at the second annual Cure by Design Charlotte at Fillmore. The event is presented by Presbyterian Cancer Center to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The focus of the evening was the fashion show spotlighting designer fashions and local cancer survivors modeling them.

Along with Appleton-Scott, models were Daniel Dyszelski III of York; Jeffrey Palmer of Rock Hill; Catterina Calderon, Harry Jones, Mari Merrill, Thomas Pope, Alethea Ramey, James Rhodes, Lisa McIntire Shaw, Vinita Shaw-Simmons, Krista Willson, all of Charlotte; Torie Costa, Huntersville, N.C.; Susan Falco and Moira Quinn, Matthews, N.C.; Marnie Howiler, Davidson, N.C.; and Tammy Ross, Shelby, N.C.

“Because anyone can develop cancer, there is not one face of the disease,” said Amy Vance, chief operating officer, Presbyterian Hospital, and honorary event chair. “Presbyterian is proud to sponsor such a wonderful night celebrating individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes who have battled cancer in the past or are currently battling it.”

For more information, call 704-553-5350 or visit

Dive team kicks off donation drive

The York County Emergency Response Team is kicking off their annual door-to-door fundraiser.

Donors will receive a coupon for a free portrait.

All team representatives will have identification.

The team is an all volunteer nonprofit organization and is the primary responder for all water-related search, rescue and recovery, including underwater dive operations and swift water rescue in York County.

Visit to learn more about the team or to make a donation online.

Call 803-372-7593 or 803-324-7322 for more information.

Donations needed for lake fireworks

Donations needed for the Lake Wylie Community Fourth of July Fireworks to be held at dusk July 4, launching from YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

The fireworks display is funded solely through community donations.

Contributions may be mailed to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Garden hosts plant sales

The Garden Store at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is expanding its annual Spring Plant Sale this month.

In addition to offering a selection of plants propagated by the staff, the garden will host plant specialty vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this month.

The following are scheduled:

• April 20-21, Oakdale Greenhouses, Japanese Maples, cactus, tropical and exotic plants; World of Salvias, Salvia plants and botanical art.

• April 27-28, Shagreen Nursery, annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and flowering shrubs.

Admission is free with general admission. Call 704-829-4490 or visit

Blood drives scheduled

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives:

• April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., York Preparatory Academy, 1047 Golden Gate Court, Rock Hill.

• April 26, 6-10 p.m., Relay for Life East York County, 320 W. Springdale Road, Rock Hill.

• April 29, 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• April 30, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 for more information.

KOP accepting donations

Kenya Orphanage Project is accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at KOP’s storage area near Rey Azteca in Lake Wylie Plaza.

Donations of gently used children’s and adult clothing, shoes, socks, sports uniforms, games and toys, board games, balls of all kinds, bicycles, stuffed animals, backpacks, books, CDs, family-friendly DVDs, bath and hand towels, tablecloth and linen, bed sheets, blankets, curtains, toiletries, hand and garden tools are needed.

For more information, call 704-301-3652.

CAAC Gala set for April 25

Clover Area Assistance Center announces the annual fundraising gala with this year’s theme, “An Evening in the Orient,” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

There will be food, an open bar, live auction and music.

Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.

Family Trust to provide free shredding

Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Cintas Document Management will provide free document shredding from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 as part of Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County on Mount Gallant Road.

Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents in trucks located at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc., do not need to be removed before shredding.

Destroyed documents will go to a paper recycling plant.

Earth Day Birthday will feature activities, games, a 4-H petting zoo, 30 educational exhibits and an eco-marketplace. Pony rides and food will be available for purchase.


Small grants awarded

The Arts Council of York County announces the allocation of small grants awards for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

• ChristmasVille in Rock Hill received $1,000 to help replace decorations, clean mascot suits, digitize magazine cover images not previously displayed at the Vernon Grant Exhibition at the Center for the Arts, and framing and matting of Vernon Grant images.

• City of Rock Hill African American Cultural Resources Committee received $1,000 to help cover the cost of placing South Carolina Historical Markers at five locations.

• Culture & Heritage Museums received $1,000 to allow the museum to hire artist, Matt Andrews to create three murals for the exhibit “Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina,” opening June 15-May 2014.

• Mike Gentry received $807.87 to cover the cost of equipment repairs, artist fees and marketing for the second annual “Don’t Sweat it FEST!” June 21-22 with 15 bands performing for The Courtroom at the Gettys project, which supports local performers and touring acts.

• Marcia Kort Buike’s 5th Congressional District Art Competition received $500. This grant will help cover the reception and framing expenses for the competition.

The next grant deadline is June 3 for programs occurring in July, August and September. For more information, visit

• May 5 – How to finish interior with paint and trim

• June 2 – How to frame walls and roof (conducted offsite at Habitat for Humanity ReStore)



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